Guest Stations in Branches: Databases “…don’t look right”*UPDATE*

Turns out some adjustments are possible. Health Reference Center and the Alexander Street Press sites should be displaying correctly on the Guest Machines now.

A patron on a “Guest” work station in a branch complains that something is wrong with the Gale database they are looking at. You look and see boxes and red “X”s where images should be. And where’s the “Send” button to email an article? But everything seems OK on a log-in machine. What’s going on? Guest stations are only allowed limited access to resources and the internet. Some Gale databases are self-contained, and display fine. Others (Health Reference Center, British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries, Canadian Periodical Index, etc.) have links to images and other elements of their display. These links are blocked on Guest machines. Patrons wishing to have full access to resources as well as all the components of a resource to which UBC subscribes, must work from a log-in machine.

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