My browser (Firefox) has a feature that is usually very useful. When I search for a journal article on the web (i.e., not through a library subscription search engine), it bumps me over to my library’s login page, so that I can view the article through their subscription. I don’t know how this works, but it is really convenient, so I never questioned it until now. The problem is that when I look up the redesigned ASA website, my browser bumps me to my library login page, as if this is a subscription-only service. Same story when ASA twitters a link to its page; I can’t get to it without logging in.
You might be thinking, “Tina, why don’t you contact the ASA to see what is up with that?” Great idea, and one that led me to the Contact link on the ASA Website:
There is a form to fill out, with no box for a note. I thought the Submit button might take me to a page where I might make an inquiry, but no–just a message thanking me for contacting them. I suppose they will get back to me? And their directory doesn’t list any email addresses, and I couldn’t find a link for web support, so what is a lazy blogger to do? Ask you, of course! Does anyone know why this is happening and how I might stop it?