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Re: electronic access question Andree Rathemacher (28 Apr 2009 00:01 UTC)

Re: electronic access question Andree Rathemacher 28 Apr 2009 00:01 UTC

Yes, you need to be careful. Some passwords (e.g. for print + online titles)
allow for the subscriber info to be changed, so an unscrupulous patron could
"hijack" the library's subscription. For those titles, a staff member really
needs to sign the patron on, or you just should rely on the print and ignore
the "free online."

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Andree Rathemacher
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On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Susan Zappen <szappen@skidmore.edu> wrote:

> We avoid them like the swine flu. We actually had a situation where
> someone changed the password (maybe innocently or not) so no one else
> could get in until I contacted the publisher....the publisher now allows
> IP address authentication.
>
>
> Susan Zappen
> Associate College Librarian for Collections
> Lucy Scribner Library
> Skidmore College
> 815 North Broadway
> Saratoga Springs NY 12866-1632
> szappen@skidmore.edu
> Phone: 518-580-5521
> Fax:     518-580-5541
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Koontz, Sylvia
> Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 10:02 AM
> To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: [SERIALST] electronic access question
>
> Good morning Collective Serials Wisdom,
>
> I'm curious as to what other libraries are doing about access to
> electronic serials that will not authenticate except through their own
> username/password screens even if they are part of a larger database
> such as EJS or NCLive (October and Film score monthly are two examples).
> We'd rather not hand out usernames and passwords, nor does our Ref.
> librarian want to have to type them in herself each time someone wants
> to search these titles (as the publishers seem to think should happen).
>
> Please copy any replies to me, as I'm on digest. Thank you in advance
> for your insight!
>
> Sylvia Koontz
> Cataloguer
> Semans Library
> University of North Carolina School of the Arts koontzs@uncsa.edu
>
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