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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy

The Becker Archives Digital Content Organization Plan (BADCOP) outlines the file-naming convention used for all digital content maintained by the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives at the Washington University School of Medicine.  The primary purpose of implementing BADCOP is to provide a unique identifying filename for digital reproductions and files consistent with the arrangement and description of the file’s parent collection.  BADCOP ensures a systematic arrangement of digital content in such a way that archivists can easily locate specific files when they need them.   

The premise of BADCOP is that the organization of digital content should follow the same principle of archival arrangement (the organization and sequence of items within a collection) that archivists are already familiar with to assign filenames to digital content.  BADCOP guidelines should be followed when providing a filename to any audio, image, video, text, or other digital file to be stored for permanent retention.  All filenames will use a series of symbolic letters and numbers that represent the file’s arrangement within a collection.  Following BADCOP guidelines, all digital content will be arranged in the same order in which the collection itself is arranged.  A methodical file-naming convention is necessary to ensure that digital files can be stored in an organized manner, and easily located when needed.

Click here to read more about BADCOP rules and guidelines.

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