Dear MLS Members,

The MLS Executive Board decided at its May meeting not to renew two online newspapers.  Access to these titles will end on June 30th.

  •  Springfield Republican
  • Cape Cod Times

This decision was the result of accepting the recommendation of the MLS Online Advisory Committee, which provided two main reasons:

Because access to local news content is so important to libraries, the Executive Board also moved to ask the Advisory Committee to seek alternative solutions to allow access to these and other online newspapers.  MLS will be working with the Committee and vendors to seek such access, perhaps via a collaborative purchase arrangement.

We will keep you posted on our progress.