Given that each University spends a great deal of money for subscriptions
and the like, is it a reasonable to think that they should instead pool
that money into the National Library so that everyone can have access, and
the universities can save money?
On 06/11/2014 7:37 PM, "Liam Wyatt" <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hanks for posting that nick - I was just about to write an email to say
> the same thing :-)
> Getting a National Library of Australia card is free and online, and
> they'll post it to you anywhere in the country. From there you've got
> access to LOTS of open and closed-access databases which you can access
> from home. The off-site access part is the really special bit since this is
> often better than even university-library subscriptions to the same
> databases.
> Note also that State Libraries also run their own eResources systems
> associated with their own library cards.
>
> On Thursday, 6 November 2014, Nick Dowling <nick_dowl...@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I'd add that anyone with an Australian postal address can access a pretty
>> wide range of resources (including JSTOR and various Oxford databases)
>> through the National Library of Australia's website:
>> http://www.nla.gov.au/app/eresources/
>>
>> That said, I gained a Questia account through the Wikipedia Library, and
>> it's an excellent resource.
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> > Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:58:20 +1100
>> > From: rich...@ames.id.au
>> > To: wikimediaau-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>> > Subject: Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikipedia Library
>> Signups: Free Research Accounts!
>> >
>> > And if you are a NSW resident see:
>> >
>> > http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/eresources/
>> >
>> > for lots of 'no charge resources' (supported by your taxes) with lots of
>> > the big overseas databases and Australian ones.
>> >
>> > Regards, Richard.
>> >
>> > On 06/11/14 13:48, Charles Gregory wrote:
>> > > Hi all,
>> > >
>> > > If there is anyone who thinks they would be eligible for (and benefit
>> > > from) access to the research accounts as mentioned below, please get
>> in
>> > > touch with User:Ocaasi as suggested in the email. Note that although
>> > > there aren't any accounts for Australian specific services available,
>> a
>> > > reminder that one of the better local resources - NLA's Trove
>> > > (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) - is free!
>> > >
>> > > Regards,
>> > >
>> > > Charles
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> > > From: *Jake Orlowitz* <jorlow...@gmail.com <mailto:
>> jorlow...@gmail.com>>
>> > > Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM
>> > > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikipedia Library Signups: Free Research
>> > > Accounts!
>> > > To: wikipedia-libr...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> > > <mailto:wikipedia-libr...@lists.wikimedia.org>,
>> > > wikipedi...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> > > <mailto:wikipedi...@lists.wikimedia.org>,
>> > > wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> > > <mailto:wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org>, "Wikimedia & GLAM
>> > > collaboration [Public]" <g...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> > > <mailto:g...@lists.wikimedia.org>>, Wikimedia & Libraries
>> > > <librar...@lists.wikimedia.org <mailto:librar...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> >>,
>> > > Open Access discussions <openacc...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> > > <mailto:openacc...@lists.wikimedia.org>>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Hi!
>> > > The Wikipedia Library has new, free research donations available:
>> > >
>> > > NEW
>> > > *DeGruyter: 1000 accounts for English and German-language research,
>> sign up
>> > > on one of two language Wikipedias:
>> > > English signup <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:De_Gruyter>
>> > > German signup <https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:De_Gruyter>
>> > > *Fold3: 100 accounts for American history and military archives
>> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Fold3>
>> > > *Scotland's People: 100 accounts for Scottish Genealogy database
>> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ScotlandsPeople>
>> > >
>> > > EXPANDED
>> > > *British Newspaper Archive: 100+ new accounts for British Newspapers
>> > > archives
>> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:BNA>
>> > >
>> > > OPEN
>> > > *Highbeam: 100+ accounts for newspapers and magazines
>> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:HighBeam>
>> > > *Questia: 100+ accounts for various aggregated journals and social
>> science
>> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Questia>
>> > > *JSTOR: 100+ accounts for journal archives
>> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR>
>> > >
>> > > Accounts are available to ALL global editors with a 1 year old
>> account and
>> > > 1000 edits. Please notify your local community about the signups.
>> Signups
>> > > for now are mostly on English Wikipedia, UNLESS you have started a
>> local
>> > > Wikipedia Library branch like we've done on Arabic, Chinese, and
>> German.
>> > > To get started, please contact Ocaasi at [[m:User:Ocaasi (WMF)]] or
>> > > oca...@wikimedia.org <mailto:oca...@wikimedia.org>
>> > >
>> > > Thanks!
>> > >
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