Tuesday, 24 November 2009

LAC retreats on databases

For many months LAC has enforced an embargo on new publications purchases and renewals of subscriptions. While this should not have impacted the many publications received on legal deposit it does mean that some of the database subscription resources once available at the public access workstations are no longer accessible.

What's being lost? Some no longer available are: America: History & Life; American National Biography Online; Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (academic edition); Grove Music Online; MLA International Bibliography; Oxford English Dictionary online; Paper of record; The Toronto Star - Pages of the Past.

Information from the LAC 2nd floor consultation desk is that there may be a decision on the embargo in January. In the meantime why does LAC continue to misinform users on the database resources available?

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