The administrative module helps you:
The authorization bar, a gray bar located below the main menu on each administrative module screen, contains the authorization number and OCLC symbol for your FirstSearch account. Changes made in the administrative module affect the use of that account.
If you have multiple FirstSearch accounts, the authorization number in the bar reminds you of the account for which you are viewing or changing settings. To view or change the settings for another account, you must log on to the administrative module using the authorization number and administrative password for that account.
Help for the administrative module enables you to use the module more efficiently and effectively. Help has the following characteristics:
Administrative module changes take effect in the FirstSearch service as soon as you save changes for a module screen. The saved changes do not affect users who are currently logged on, but do affect users who log on after you save the changes.
To ensure that your administrative module settings are saved and applied correctly:
You may want to print each screen when you start using the administrative module. A printed record of your administrative module settings will help you answer questions and plan changes. Whenever you change the settings on a screen, you can print it to keep your records up-to-date.
You can also click the Print Your Settings link at the top of every screen to print the settings for one or more screens at the same time.
To comment about the administrative module, click the Comments link or button located above the main menu on each screen. OCLC welcomes your comments about any aspect of the administrative module. Your comments will help improve the module for all users.
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We recommend the use of a Japanese or Chinese (simplified or traditional) operating system to correctly display administrative module error messages and features.
A Unicode (UTF-8 encoding) font is required for workstation display of CJK vernacular data.
If you do not select an option on the main menu or save a change for 30 minutes while using the administrative module, your session ends automatically. If your session ends automatically, any changes saved during the session are preserved and any unsaved changes are lost. You must log on again to begin a new session.
This automatic timeout feature helps prevent unauthorized changes if you stop using the module without exiting and someone else uses the computer.