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Institutional Use of GALILEO Express Links Policy 3.1

Express Links

GALILEO provides users and institutions the ability to use “Express Links” (persistent URLs) to access GALILEO databases and database menus without going through the GALILEO homepage. Express Links can be created through the blue map pins that appear on database menu entries and database menus. GALILEO authentication is built into the Express Links so that on-site access is seamless and off-site users receive a password prompt. Links open with a GALILEO Banner. Based on the database vendor, some links may open with a primary window for the search screen and secondary window with a GALILEO Banner and database menu.

Requirements for Use of Express Links on Institutional Websites

Institutions who participate in GALILEO may provide direct links from their websites to any GALILEO resource, but are required by the GALILEO Steering Committee to provide attribution in one of two ways:

  1. Links on library websites must be legibly annotated with the text:

    Part of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library

  2. Links on library websites must be branded with the small GALILEO logo provided for this purpose: GALILEO Express Links logo

Libraries may also want to participate in the GALILEO Local Resources Integration Project, which provides libraries a mechanism to integrate their local resources into the GALILEO menu for seamless integration. Interested libraries can request more information about participation through the Contact Us form.