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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

Fixing Broken Books

Books are functional objects, and as such are meant to be opened and paged through.  While well-constructed books can and do endure centuries’ worth of careful use, old books will inevitably show signs of aging, and can often benefit from careful conservation.  A few months ago we decided to send our massive 1830 elephant folio edition of Joseph Swan’s A Demonstration of the Nerves of the Human Body to a local conservator.  This particular work has beautiful engravings of the nervous system, but the sewing structure was broken down the middle and the boards were completely detached.  In that condition, we couldn’t use it for class visits or as part of exhibits, which was a real shame because the illustrations are so striking.  So off it went to the lab. 

We didn’t want the entire atlas to be rebound because most of the original material was still in very good shape.  We asked our conservator to repair the broken sewing structure and to stabilize the spine, which is exactly what she did.  The repaired book looks almost exactly like it did before treatment (which is what we wanted!) except you can see new leather along the spine, and new end bands on the repaired sewing structure.

Much better. We're looking forward to being able to display this beautiful work!

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