The Maine State Library has reached out to us about how we share information about accessing subscription databases, including the Digital Maine Library collection. They asked us to share the message below with school library staff in Maine. Essentially, Digital Maine Library users should be using the geolocation access whenever possible. When geolocation is not possible, users should create their own accounts.You should not create a user account for your school that you share with all students.
From the Maine State Library:
We have discovered that several schools and libraries have publicly posted login information to the Digital Maine Library's licensed resources.
Due to the license agreements for the statewide subscription to the databases, usernames and passwords for accessing the databases are to be created only for Maine residents or students attending a school in Maine. Since login credentials posted on web pages can be compromised and shared on the internet, we need to request that all schools and libraries refrain from this practice.
If a patron or student needs to create their own username and password for the Digital Maine Library, they may be directed to:
https://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/marvelauth/users/register.asp where they can create their own account.
If you or someone from your school or library would like technical support in the use of these resources, including questions about authentication, logins, etc., please use the 'need assistance' form at: https://library.digitalmaine.org/about/need-assistance/
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!