Wednesday, September 19, 2007

NYT online free once again

The New York Times has announced that it will stop charging for access to parts of its web site. Previously, the Times charged a subscription fee for online access to the work of its columnists and to the newspaper’s archives.

There are still large portions of the archives that are not available for free, however. The library's online subscriptions provide online access to the complete backfile.

[Excerpt of a letter from the Times]

We are ending TimesSelect, effective today.

The Times's Op-Ed and news columns are now available to everyone free of charge, along with Times File and News Tracker. In addition, The New York Times online Archive is now free back to 1987 for all of our readers.