The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2252 Friday, 28 November 2003
Date: Thursday, 27 Nov 2003 13:39:08 +0000
Subject: 14.2240 LION
Comment: Re: SHK 14.2240 LION
>I would ask anybody who does have an answer to this question to reply
>onlist. Bill Lloyd is not alone in wishing that he had access to LION.
>I *am* a student at a University, but frustratingly - after salivating
>for months over the prospect of finally getting my hands on LION - I
>found that University of Kent had cancelled its subscription just before
>I arrived, due to a hefty hike in the prices by LION.
I agree with Thomas Larque that this is a matter worth discussing. I
also could not get access to this database through my university last
year and the huge subscription cost was cited as a reason.
Unfortunately, going to the British Library seems to sort of defeat the
object of an online database, as a lot of the documents are probably
held at the BL and could be seen there in paper form anyway.
(Someone very, very generously downloaded a specific text and emailed it
to me at the time when I needed it, but I would not like to suggest that
this is the solution.)
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