A message from OPL Content Services on FamilySearch Affiliate Library Status

The following information received by email from the Ottawa Public Library is encouraging.

“Before the pandemic, a customer suggested that the OPL become an affiliate library of this organization. We followed up by email with FamilySearch.org, during the pandemic, while our branches were closed, I received an affiliate agreement from the organization

Since customers have to come into the library physically to access this resource because remote access is not available, we suspended this project simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic isn’t over, but our branches are now open. I will discuss this with my managers and will let you know our decision as soon as possible.

OPL strives to provide the best Genealogy resource to our community, I just want to let you know that we just added MyHeritage Library Edition on July 1, 2022. By adding the MyHeritage Library Edition, OPL can provide convenient remote access genealogy services for our customers.”

One Reply to “A message from OPL Content Services on FamilySearch Affiliate Library Status”

  1. Do they understand that the point of the Affiliate Status is that the patrons have to be IN the library to access those images? It doesn’t sound like it. Can’t believe no-one on staff there understands the significance…

    Hopefully, though, they’ll figure it out.

    I really don’t know how many people here use our Affiliate Status images (other than me), but whenever I introduce someone to genealogy at the library in a session, I let them know about it.

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