NCU alumni get full online library access

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by me again, Aug 21, 2014.

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  1. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    NCU is now granting alumni access to its online library database, to include Proquest!

    Remarkable!
     
  2. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    That is cool!

    On the Harvard Alumni linkedin forum, there has been discussion about wanting Harvard to do the very same thing. As it now stands, a few months after graduation, you are locked out of the system. Personally, I would love that feature. Access to the academic journals and subscriptions was a great thing.
     
  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    See I KNEW NCU was better then Harvard - admit it! ...(written by an NCU graduate)
     
  4. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    That how it was when I graduated from NCU back in 2008. And now six years later, I suddenly have library access as an alumni. That's actually a good idea on NCU's part because it could help to develop scholarship after graduation. Publish, perish or poop out.
     
  5. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    A number of traditional B&M schools provide alumni access to ProQuest and other electronic library resources. do this. It's under consideration at Harvard; they list Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Johns Hopkins as "peer institutions" that already have this policy. At least some schools in California, like UCLA, do too.
     
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  6. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Here is a complete listing of the NCU library databases that are currently being offered to alumni:

     
  7. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

  8. suelaine

    suelaine Member

    Cool! (from another NCU graduate)
     
  9. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Southern Methodist University allows alumni to access Library and Resources, but for a small fees. However, they don't ask you to pay alumni membership. I think NCU gives this free service to alumni is to expanding the community as well as part of marketing. I am wondering how the universities/colleges pay for electronic database access? Is it per license or in bulk?
     
  10. Graves

    Graves Member

    I have access to proquest and a few other libraries through AMU. I'm not sure it's as extensive as NCU though.
     
  11. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Or it could be a way to encourage doctoral graduates to publish by providing a library. Producing a doctoral graduate is one thing, but publishing after graduation is a different issue.

    The fact that it cannot be used for business or commercial purposes indicates that it may be part of the licensing agreement by default.
     
  12. BlackBird

    BlackBird Member

    Capella grads have been getting access for years.
     

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