Date of Original Version
Slides from a presentation, "Hot Off the Presses: Results of a Statewide Survey on Online Access to Newspapers in Rhode Island," presented at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference 2019, Get Informed!, on May 23, 2019 in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
An openly-shared Google Slides version of this presentation is also available at https://bit.ly/RILA-HOT.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES: RESULTS OF A STATEWIDE SURVEY ON ONLINE ACCESS TO NEWSPAPERS IN RHODE ISLAND | ROOM 2B
Libraries’ ability to provide our users with access to quality news sources is more important than ever, yet options for online access to newspapers are complicated and expensive. What is the situation in RI? What newspaper sources are we making available to our users, and at what cost? How can we work together to provide more news options at a lower price? The Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) convened an ad hoc E-Resources Interest Group to survey libraries in the state, inquiring about electronic access to the Providence Journal and three national newspapers. In this session, you will hear the results of this survey as well as next steps and possible opportunities for collaboration. Attendees will share their own experiences and suggest future directions for the Interest Group.
Chaichin Chen, Resource Sharing Coordinator, RI Office of Library & Information Services
Andrée Rathemacher, Head of Acquisitions, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island
Julie Kliever, Collections Services Librarian, Providence College
Julie Holden, Assistant Director, Cranston Public Library
Additional files include a version of the slides with speaker's notes and the conference program.