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Free Access to Frontier Life for Public Libraries

SOLS has been a long-time member of Consortia Canada, and we are pleased to announce that through negotiations led by Carol Stephenson at the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), all libraries in Canada now have no-cost access to Frontier Life from Adam Matthew Digital.

Frontier Life is a digital collection of primary sources including material from the Hudson Bay Archives and the Glenbow Archives. It is designed to enrich teaching and research, examining settlement, existence and interactions at the edge of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920.

How to Access: Please complete the form at http://www.amdigital.co.uk/frontier-life-canada/ to receive the Canadian-specific URL. There is no charge for access to this product.

Because of the licensing restrictions with the content providers for this collection, the link to Frontier Life should be placed behind the proxy server for off-site users.

SOLS would like to thank COPPUL for making this possible, and we appreciate our membership in Consortia Canada as it is a valuable partnership that improves access to resources for all Canadian libraries.

About Consortia Canada (http://www.concan.ca/): Consortia Canada is an informal group of library consortia representing all library types (public, post-secondary, health, special, and K-12 schools) working together to license electronic resources that are useful and relevant to members across the country. With a “made in Canada” approach, Consortia Canada’s primary goal is to contribute to the collection and organization of information and knowledge in digital form for the benefit of all Canadians.