New York Times – digital subscription worries?

Are you concerned about the New York Times' landmark decision to put the majority of its content behind a paywall, forcing users to pay for access to articles that they used to be able to read for free?

Not to worry.  You can still read up to 20 articles a month for free, and if you access articles from more than one single computer like I do, the Times doesn't appear to keep track of that tally.

Of course, if you really need access to an article from the NYTimes, and aren't able to get it, don't forget that all FAO staff members have access to the full content of the New York Times right from their desktops.  The library has a subscription to it through the Proquest database from 1980 – the present.  (We also have a subscription to the NYTimes Magazine from 1988 – present)

Read a letter from the editor of the NYTimes regarding the digital subscription decision here.

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