Earlier this year we were told by our vendor Newspaper Direct that PressDisplay would be changing. Due to its popularity and the number of complaints we receive if there is even a small upset with this eResource we were all a bit terrified! The main market for PressDisplay though is not libraries but individual subscribers and business people who all require it to have a more mobile friendly interface which now sees the introduction of PressReader. Which thankfully has introduced a series of improvements.
PressReader still contains same day access to more than 2,000 newspapers and 500 magazines including The Press, The Listener and the New Zealand Women’s Weekly. The way these are displayed though is different and I encourage everyone to have a play with the new look. To fully enjoy all the benefits of PressReader – including the ability to customise what you see – it is recommended that you set up your own account using your email address and a password.
You can also get 10 newspapers or magazines a day on your phone or tablet by downloading the PressReader app to read online or offline so you will never be short of reading material.
More information about what PressReader and its app can offer can be found on the PressReader about page