Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 81 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Petition   

Philadelphia Free Library: Subscribe to OED Online

Author 506833
Message Domp Filanowski
Petition

Philadelphia Free Library: Subscribe to OED Online

Do you like etymology? "The study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history"

- oxforddictionaries.com/definition/etymology


If so, please help me to persuade the Philadelphia Free Library to:

1.) Subscribe to OED ONLINE (Oxford English Dictionary), and

2.) Offer REMOTE ACCESS for all library members.


"The Oxford English Dictionary is the most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. It traces the development of English from the earliest records , and formally from 1150 AD, up to the present day...Many public, university, and institutional libraries across the world subscribe to the OED Online...Most libraries also offer 'remote access'. This means that, if you are a member of your local library, you can access the OED Online for free anywhere you have internet access."

- lic.oed.com/help/


As its name would suggest, membership to the Free Library of Philadelphia is free to ALL PA RESIDENTS and anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or goes to school in Philly. They also have numerous branches although it is worth going out of your way to visit the one on Vine Street. Northeast Regional Library (2228 Cottman Ave) is open on weekends.


I made both an online and a snail-mail request (see links below), and this was their most recent reply (all caps is my edited emphasis), "No apologies necessary. The REDUNDANCY IS A GOOD THING! We love to hear from our patrons and we work as hard as we can to provide the resources you need. That being said, the OED is a very expensive database and I cannot promise that we'll purchase it. But HAVING REQUESTS LIKE YOURS ON FILE HELPS JUSTIFY A BIG PURCHASE LIKE THAT. Thanks again for reaching out. I hope you find some gems in Gale Virtual Reference Library and Oxford Music Online."


If you would like to make a similar request, the links below are beneficial. Feel free to copy/paste the request (repeated below for convenience). It also can't hurt to make a verbal request by calling their Literature Department (215-686-5402).

click here


Please subscribe to OED ONLINE (Oxford English Dictionary), and offer REMOTE ACCESS for all library members.


Ask a Question form (online)

click here


Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form (snail-mail)

click here


0 people have signed this petition.

Sign the Petition

A compiled petition will be presented to the petition recipients after the petition ending date - December 12, 2019.

You must be logged in (if signed up) to sign this petition.

It's free to signup! And we have made it as quick and easy as possible for you. Sign Me Up Quick!

Invite Your Friend(s) to Sign. This campaign relies on word of mouth. It is important that you tell others. To transmit a brief letter to your e-mail friends, just press: Tell A Friend

Share This Petition

You can publish this petition on your blog or website. To embed a petition, just copy the code from this "Embed" box. Once you've copied the code, just paste it into your website or blog to embed it.

Embed: See What It Will Look Like
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.opednews.com/populum/petition_api.php?ptid=34&layout=default"></script>

 

 

- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Domp Filanowski Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I am a patriot of humanity but nobody's hero, a portal of information bent on driving the vehicles of change, a proponent of Enlightenment (both mine and yours), and I'm a socialist...in that order

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)