Answered By: David Hughes Last Updated: Aug 29, 2022 Views: 7
There is a famous cartoon, which can't be shown here because it's under copyright (but you can easily find it on the web) showing a black dog sitting at a desk in front of a computer and saying to a smaller white dog beside it, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog”.
The Library has access to some resources through licencing agreements. The licences restrict access to these resources to students and staff in the Irish further education and training sector. So a password is needed to access those resources. We're happy to share the password with learners and staff members. If you contact us using, for example, your college email address, then we know you're a learner or member of staff. If you contact us using Gmail or other webmail address, then we don't know who you are; you could be anybody (a dog sitting in front of a computer, perhaps).
If the resource provider discovers the Library is letting non-learners/staff access the resource, they will terminate the library's access to the resource.