Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Boston Public Library remote access to historical newspapers?!
Tagged: Boston, Boston Daily Globe, BPL, Heritage Quest, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, Pollard Memorial Library
Where the heck have I been? It seems that there is no more remote access to the BPL's historical Boston Globe or NY Times database. I have been able to search these databases but I am unable to retrive and read the search results. I also noticed that Heritage Quest isn't listed as an electronic resource anymore. What the heck?! I did a little research on the matter and I think that the BPL restricted these databases due to a contractual conflict with EBSCO. Something about letting MA residents that live outside of Boston obtain e-cards. Well, that just stinks. Why didn't anyone tell me about this?! Lol..what do I do now? As far as I know the Pollard Memorial Library and the MVLC do not have remote access to these databases'!! Any ideas?