‘The New York Times’ Adjusts Free-Content Offer to Appease Academic Librarians

The story in the Chronicle of Higher Education starts:

In mid-March, “The New York Times” announced that it would make its premium online content available free to college students. The content, called TimesSelect, includes columnists and archives going back to the 1800s.

The offer was part of a continuing effort to attract young readers to the newspaper.

It seems that there has been a slight adjustment in the deal, however, after college librarians complained that they already pay tens of thousands of dollars for access to premium New York Times content through database companies like ProQuest and LexisNexis.

Subscribers to the Chronicle can read the story here.