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Last updated on October 12, 2005 | Nederlandse versie

How to access the ITG Library ERL Database Server

The ITG library database server features SilverPlatter's Electronic Reference Library (ERL) technology, offering a choice between either World Wide Web access through the WebSPIRS interface or local Windows-based access with the WinSPIRS interface.


A. Accessing the ITG library databases from within the ITG library:

  1. Windows-based access to the databases on the ERL server of the ITG library with the WinSPIRS interface on all library PCs (1-6).

  2. Internet-based access to all databases on the ERL server of the ITG library with the WebSPIRS interface at "http://lib.itg.be/version.htm" on library PC1-PC6. Don't forget to specify the username "opac" and password "opac" (both are identical) to get access to all the databases.


B. Accessing the ITM library databases from ITG-related PCs.

  1. Internet-based access to all the databases on the ERL server of the ITM library with the WebSPIRS interface at "http://lib.itg.be".

    • Select WebSpirs 5 software.
    • Don't forget to use the departmental usernames to get access to all databases (contact the ITG library).

  2. Windows-based access to the databases on the ERL server of the ITM library with the WinSPIRS interface. WinSPIRS offers a number of advantages over WebSPIRS (e.g. fast start with automatic login, continuous display of all records within a set, individual management of local parameters for display, print and download options, French and Spanish interface versions, etc.), but needs installation of the necessary program files on your PC. If you intend to use WinSPIRS regularly, and wish this software to be installed on your PC, contact ITG network services. If you only access the databases occasionally, you can just as well continue using WebSPIRS, which accesses exactly the same databases (but in a somewhat different fashion).


C. Accessing the ITG library databases from outside ITG:


D. Who to contact


ITG library home page Books Journals Electronic journals Databases WebSPIRS Internet links ITG home page