[Athen] library e-resources inquiry

Hall, Enjie Enjie.Hall at utoledo.edu
Mon Feb 22 07:45:04 PST 2016


I just reviewed a batch of library subscriptions. The good news is that venders are aware of accessibility and working toward accessible materials. Most of the search interfaces are accessible. The most accessible subscriptions offer an HTML of the text of articles and/or a searchable PDF. The difficulty I have run into are the subscriptions to old content with images that are not clear to begin with because of age. One vender did offer to OCR the articles upon request.

Enjie Hall
ADA Compliance Officer
Internal Audit & Compliance
enjie.hall at utoledo.edu<mailto:enjie.hall at utoledo.edu>
Office Phone: 419-530-5792
Office Fax: 419-530-3035
ADA/504 Hotline: 419-530-1232
The University of Toledo
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Toledo, OH 43606-3390

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Schroeder, Heidi
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:22 PM
To: 'athen-list at u.washington.edu'
Subject: [Athen] library e-resources inquiry

Hi all. I'm wondering if there are any librarians/library staff (or others) on this list who are examining the accessibility of library e-resources (databases, e-journals, e-books, streaming videos, etc.)? The Michigan State University Libraries have increased our efforts in this area and would love to hear what others are doing. Academic libraries subscribe to and purchase so many of the same things - it would be great to share our experiences and findings. I am fairly new to this list - so my apologies if this has been asked before...

Heidi Schroeder
Heidi M. Schroeder, MLIS
Science Collections Coordinator &
Accessibility Coordinator
Michigan State University Libraries
(517) 884-0899
hschroed at msu.edu<mailto:hschroed at msu.edu>

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