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Chronicle of Higher Education now free online to U. of I. campus

Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Released 1/11/2007

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Lapsed or pricey subscriptions and lost passwords are problems of the past. Now students and faculty and staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have free access to the online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Most campus computers will be able to directly access the Chronicle of Higher Education at Off-campus users and some on-campus users will need to provide their network ID and password for authentication.

“The Chronicle is one of the most highly read education dailies in the country,” said Karen Schmidt, acting university librarian.

“I would imagine that our campus community has hundreds of subscriptions at a current individual cost of $82.50. This new campuswide subscription brings the Chronicle to everyone’s desktop. The benefits in cost savings and ease of access are obvious.”

According to Schmidt, the arrangement was brokered through the U. of I. Library’s participation in CARLI, a consortium of academic and research libraries in Illinois

“The Chronicle was high on our wish list for CARLI to acquire and we are very pleased to see the great deal they were able to broker.”

In addition to reading the online editions of the Chronicle and accessing its archives, campus users can set up their computers to receive Chronicle RSS news feeds.