March 25th, 2011 by Clay Williams
We would like to begin by saying that the CUNY Libraries are looking into solutions regarding the paywall that will go into effect next week. The CUNY Chief Librarians are investigating solutions to this problem as a group, as are the individual campuses.
• Unfortunately, the New York Times has not yet developed a site license for institutions.
• Currently, we have access to the New York Times via Lexis-Nexis, but that is a text only product. It runs from 1980 to the present.
• This is also true of our subscriptions via Academic OneFile, Custom Newspapers, Gale Opposing Viewpoints, and General OneFile. All of these databases can be reached and searched from the Library’s webpage:
• None of these subscriptions has the interactivity the New York Times website can provide.
Hopefully, an affordable site license will soon be forthcoming from the publisher.