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Re: [NY] Databases & Indexes @ Public Librar

KAthleen: It seems as though cuts and libraries are at risk nationwide.
This may be the tip of the iceberg. The question is do we wait until it rams the Titanic or what? Citizens are helpless to impact these decisions being made, who knows where.

Maybe they will update the pages.

THANX for the 411 on this, Kathleen.

: Hi Valencia: The NY Public Library has been going through a series
: of cuts. All ot the data bases mentioned on this page except for
: about 4 are not accessible for a computer outside their systems.

: So the message about free data bases is a bit misleading. Most of
: the data bases CAN be accessed if you go to the Schomburg or to
: the Main Library on 5th Avenue.

: I envy some of the Afrigeneas family members whose smaller city
: libraries offer more data bases on line than New York does. For
: those who live outside of Manhattan, it is a drag to schlepp,
: wait for a computer (up to one hour or more) and are limited to
: how long they can use the data base.

: This is not a reflection on the Library staff. One of the
: librarians (I don't know her name) on the first floor of the
: genealogy room (Fifth Avenue) is dedicated to helping
: everyone...she is a pearl.

: K Wyer Lane

: There are some 36 sources available. It is noted that one must be a

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