[APG Public List] Anyone bought a "Direct Text" PDF from SUNYPress?

Michael Hait michael.hait at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 22 11:34:29 MST 2010

When you purchase individual articles from sites like JSTOR, it also states something like “30 day access.” But if you download the PDF, you have unlimited access to your remote copy.

Can PDF files “expire”? I have not experienced this, but I wouldn’t put anything past modern technology.

Michael Hait
michael.hait at hotmail.com

From: Stephen Danko 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:19 PM
To: Debbie Parker Wayne ; APG Public list 
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Anyone bought a "Direct Text" PDF from SUNYPress?

Hi Debbie,

I have not purchased a Direct Text Edition from SUNY Press, but the website says:
180 day E-Access.
Online (open,print) OR Download (open,print)
PDF Acrobat Reader Required.

It sounds like the 180 days electronic access applies to both online and downloaded copies.

Best regards,
Stephen J. Danko

From: Debbie Parker Wayne <debbie at debbiewayne.com>
To: APG Public list <apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
Sent: Wed, December 22, 2010 7:50:01 AM
Subject: [APG Public List] Anyone bought a "Direct Text" PDF from SUNY Press?

Has anyone on the list ever purchased a "Direct Text" PDF from SUNY Press such as the one listed here for Lisi Krall's new book /Proving Up: Domesticating Land in U.S. History/:


The "Direct Text" link on the page indicates you get online access for 180 days. The site states a PDF can be downloaded during that time and that you can print the PDF. It doesn't specifically state whether access to the downloaded PDF file is limited to 180 days or if the limit only applies to the online access. Before paying to download the PDF I want to learn whether the file can still be read after 180 days has passed or if I must print it to be able to read it later.

I thought I'd ask if anyone has experience with this service before contacting the publisher directly to ask them.

I blogged about this book after reading the review on History Net at:


The books sounds very interesting and seems to be another example of family history intersecting with "big picture" history.

-- Regards, Debbie

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG^(sm)
-- Wayne Research <http://debbiewayne.com/>

CG, Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists^(®) , used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation. The board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

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