Columbia: Bogota’s Public Library System Licenses PressReader Database
I’m often asked about public access to databases at library’s outside of the U.S. and Canada. We do our best to cover some examples and today we have a new one.
Richmond, British Columbia-based PressReader, a product we’re seeing in more and more public libraries around the U.S. and Canada (and a resource we use quite often ourselves) announced on Friday that they’ve licensed their database of more than 2500 newspapers and magazines (full text, full image, often available the same day as published) to BibloRed, the Public Library System of Bogota.
From the Announcement:
PressReader offers publications from more than 100 countries and in 60 languages. Popular titles include El Colombiano, The Washington Post, The Guardian, O – The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Health and more. Patrons can easily access the PressReader service at any of the network’s libraries. Patrons just connect to the library’s Wi-Fi and visit PressReader.com or download the free PressReader app to their device. With unlimited access and the convenience of downloading titles for later reading, patrons never have to worry about the availability of content.
So, if we’re reading the announcement correctly PressReader can be accessed (only) from inside any BibloRed library using their wi-fi hotspot product. Articles can be viewed online in the library and/or downloaded and read anywhere at anytime using the PressReader app.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.