Access modes are used to define what access options and restrictions a patron has when using a database. For example, you can create access modes for On Campus Only, Open Access, Staff Login Required, etc., to alert your users to their options and any special requirements for accessing a database.
After creating the access mode options that make sense for your institution, you apply the applicable access modes when creating or editing a database.
Once a database has an access mode applied,
- On the AZ Database List management page, staff can filter by access mode under Advanced Filters.
- On the public AZ Database page, patrons can view the access modes on the database landing page.
Add access modes
- From the Content dropdown, select AZ List Management (Beta).
- In the sidebar under A-Z Databases, click on Settings to expand the menu.
- Select Metadata.
- Click the Access Modes tab.
- Click on the Add Access Mode button.
- Add a Name for the access mode.
- Click Add.
Manage access modes
- To sort access modes: click on the column headings.
- To search by access mode ID: enter the exact ID in the ID field.
- To search by access mode name: enter a term to capture the access mode name in the Name field. Partial matches are supported.
- To see the databases with the access mode assigned: click on its link in the # Databases column.
- To edit an access mode name: click on its Edit () icon.
- To delete an access mode: click on its Delete () icon.
- Deleting an access mode will also remove it from all databases where it is assigned—so be careful!
- To export a list of your access modes: click Export Records and choose a format, HTML or CSV, to instantly download the list of access modes that meet your current search filters. Clear the column fields if you want to export all access modes.