Friday, April 8, 2022
Media Contact: Bonnie Cain-Wood | Manager, University Libraries Communication Services | 405-744-7331 | [email protected]
One of the most prestigious journals in the world is now available free to Oklahoma State University students, faculty, and staff.
The OSU Library funded a campus-wide subscription to The New York Times with unlimited access via OSU email.
The subscription does not include a daily limit to the number of articles that can be downloaded, archives dating back to 1851, augmented reality and virtual reality in the NYT app, podcasts, multimedia and more.
It also includes access to two great teaching and learning tools: The New York Times in Education (must create a separate account using @okstate.edu email) and The Learning Network.
Matt Upson, associate dean of research and learning services at the OSU library, said the project was the result of student advocacy and the Student Government Association.
“We really want to acknowledge the role of SGA, especially President Jack Edwards, who worked with the library to explore access options and provided input from the student body,” Upson said. “Student advocacy and their desire for easy-to-access topical content has really driven this process, and it’s great to see their enthusiasm for something that will benefit everyone.”
Upson said the subscription will be a game-changer for anyone on the OSU campus and provide media that most could never have accessed before due to financial limitations.
“The Library is thrilled to provide our students, faculty, and staff with access to news from around the world through The New York Times,” Upson said. “While we have always been interested in providing access to historical newspaper content to our researchers and have provided current content through many of our databases, we believe this subscription allows our community to engage more easily in the news in order to be better informed about our world and to improve information and media literacy opportunities on campus.
To activate the subscription, OSU students, faculty, and staff can go to bit.ly/okstate-nyt, select their role, and follow the prompts to create their account. Note: You must first sign out of any pre-existing account to activate the subscription through OSU.