May 24, 2022

Coming Soon: Bibliocommons Will Expand Use of SSL To Include Entire Search Process

In a Bibliocommons newsletter story today the Toronto-based company announced they will soon encrypt the entire search process. Kudos Biblicommons!

Here’s the full text of what was announced today:

Coming soon to BiblioCore is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) across all pages of the service. Previously SSL was employed on pages containing sensitive information, such as the log in and account settings pages. After this change all pages will be secured by SSL, which provides an additional level of privacy and security for your patrons.

SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and unmodified. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.

We’ve also asked Bibliocommons about if they plan to make any changes about sending data to third-parties. After checking several Bibliocommons installations data is being sent to Google Analytics and another analytics provided named Crazy Egg. Moreover, the script that shares the data with Crazy Egg is sent via an unencrypted (http) url/connection.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.