Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I getting an error message about my IP address when I go to GALILEO
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What has happened to the guest access to GALILEO? Why are publicly available resources such as Georgia Historic Newspapers and Southeastern Native American Documents password-protected?
The GALILEO login now identifies unknown IP addresses in a special message. This is not an error, but an attempt to confirm for the user that IP-checking is taking place. Users may still supply a password, or click Guest Access to see publicly available resources. Currently, the primary link on GALILEO Guest page is the Digital Library of Georgia, which contains all of the publicly available resources in GALILEO. In addition, users may click the link that says “Log in by IP as [Public Library Name],” which is a service that will verify if a particular IP has been solely associated with an Internet Service Provider in Georgia. If such verification can be made, the user will be logged in as being affiliated with their closest regional public library system.
Keywords: guest, publicly available databases, IP error, geolocation
Last Updated: Fri, January 15, 2010 - 4:16:12