Is it possible to access a magazine's back issue either via online library archives, microfilm or coming into a branch? Thanks!
Thank you for asking! Unfortunately, Omaha Public Library does not have access to Ski Magazine for October 1967 in any format. The EBSCO MasterFile Complete database offers full-text access to Ski back to 2001; you should be able to follow this link to the publication's page inside the database, but of course that's not a solution for your search. We also don't happen to have Ski on microfilm.
Google Books, arcane as it can be, came tantalizingly close but the earliest issue of Ski digitized there is September 1969. (For one brief second I was crowing over success, but nope, I found the Oct 1967 *Skiing* magazine, instead.)
Interlibrary loan will be our best bet to find a copy of the magazine for you. If you can narrow down your search to a specific article, it will improve our odds of finding an institution that might be willing to fulfill the ILL request via photocopy even if they'd be unwilling to send a print issue or microfilm reel. To that end, this index from the International Skiing History Association might help.
Please see our interlibrary loan page for a full run-down of the procedures and potential costs associated with that service. If you're interested in seeking a copy of the issue through that channel, you can place the request directly through the WorldCat database or pick up a paper request form at your neighborhood library. Feel free to give our inter-library loan desk a call at 402-444-4857 if you have questions about the process or need guidance on how best to place the request.