Visiting scholars have to have a sponsored letter from the Dean’s level; then departments will help them get VUNet ID and card; their sponsoring department fills out this form, https://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/ld.php?content_id=35028284, and signs to accept responsibility for non-returned material and fines by including their budget number; and then the user brings their card to the library with this form and their letter and we create a user record for them in Alma. These users are being put to “system-wide sponsored borrower” user group.
Visiting Scholars who have departmental authorization are granted the following authorizations (per email 11/28/2018 from MAT/Bill Hook via Tao You):
- 28-day loan period
- 15 max number of items checkout at once
- 112 days maximum renewal
- ILL access allowed
- on-campus access to electronic content allowed
- off-campus access to electronic content allowed
An exception would also need to be added to the EZProxy server in the shibuser.txt file to grant off-campus access to electronic content. This has to be done by LTDS personnel.
For specific user exceptions, please go here (Library staff only).