[Libs-Or] Ancestry.com

nathan pedersen nathanp at dpls.lib.or.us
Thu Nov 8 15:36:30 PST 2012

Do any of you subscribe to the library edition of Ancestry.com?  What are your thoughts on it?  Is it well-used / well-liked by your patrons?  Do you simultaneously subscribe to Heritage Quest?

We are considering adding Ancestry.com to our online resources here at Deschutes Public.  (We currently have Heritage Quest).  We are concerned by the lack of remote access to the database, but feel that the inclusion of global records would be a benefit to our customers - perhaps enough of a benefit to overcome the access issue and draw customers into the library.

Your thoughts would be appreciated. Please respond to me off-list.  I'd be happy to compile an anonymous summary of responses and share with anyone interested.

Thanks much.

(By the way, I'm quite new to this list, so I'll also take a second to introduce myself:  I'm the new Community Librarian with Deschutes Public - I'm based at the downtown Bend branch.  Prior to this position, I worked for a year part-time as a reference librarian at Central Oregon Community College).

Nate Pedersen
Community Librarian
Deschutes Public Library
(541) 617-7092
nathanp at dpls.lib.or.us<mailto:nathanp at dpls.lib.or.us>

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