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Re: Passwords for online subscriptions, access to remote resources Crystal Graham 21 Jan 1997 22:41 UTC


UCSD is experimenting with putting the password information on a local
web page that is restricted to UCSD IP addresses.  In the catalog record
we include the note:

              Password available to users with UCSD IP addresses:

UCSD users can call up that page to get the password information.
(This particular one is for the title "Reforma", hence the file name).
You can see the full bibliographic record in our online catalog at (search the title Reforma).

We don't have feedback on this approach yet since we just did it a few
weeks ago, but it seemed like a good idea, especially on our campus
where we have a lot of users logging in from faculty offices, dorm
rooms, etc.

Crystal Graham
Head, Digital Information and Serials Cataloging
University of California, San Diego

Patricia Thompson wrote:
> We would like to include in the online catalog all the instructions our
> users would need to access a remote resource.  In several cases, the
> library has paid for a subscription to a restricted site and the user needs
> to know our username and password in order to get in.  An example is Wall
> Street Journal, interactive ed.  Our OPAC is not yet accessible to outside
> users through the web or telnet, but it may be in the near future.
> What have others done about this situation?  If we determine that we can't
> put the information in the OPAC, how else can we make it available without
> them having to go and ask a reference librarian?
> Pat Thompson
> <pthompso@SERAPH1.SEWANEE.EDU>