Vancouver Public Library To Offer NewspaperDirect Service

Dec 06, 2002

Vancouver Public Library, in partnership with NewspaperDirect, now offers a service that provides patrons with the possibility of same-day access to over 150 international newspapers. Newspapers are laser printed within the library on 11x17 paper from PDF files from NewspaperDirect. The response of our patrons has been enthusiastic. With the time difference between Vancouver and many of the newspapers offered, VPL will actually be able to offer tomorrow's news today. Vancouver Public Library will be providing access to a selection of these papers at the Central Library's Newspaper & Magazines Division, and at a number of Branches. The Central Library will begin this service by offering El Pais (Spain), Korea Daily News (South Korea), the LA Times (USA), Le Monde (France), the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines), the UK Times (England), and the Washington Post (USA). Patrons will be encouraged to suggest future titles in order to expand the choice of the core group of papers. Established in 1999 to open new distribution channels for international newspaper publishers and to provide global business travelers with their favorite newspaper, NewspaperDirect is a local electronic newspaper delivery company. NewspaperDirect joins a range of newspaper and magazine resources available to Vancouver Public Library's patrons. Other recent additions to Vancouver Public Library include the Community Newspaper Index, a web gateway to articles from past issues of The Georgia Straight, The Vancouver Courier, and The Westender, and Globe and Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844, an electronic full-image version of the complete works of The Globe and Mail newspapers from its inception in 1844 to December 1999.

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