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Accessibility & EPUB3

Now that EPUB3 is published and the DAISY Consortium endorses EPUB3 where accessibility and mainstream standards can converge, how can EPUB3 be best used to support accessibility?

 

Can NISO play a role in helping to draft best practice documents and instructions for accessible use of EPUB3?

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E-Books: Chapter-level identifier

Chapter-level products are now emerging in the marketplace. Can NISO sponsor creation of a chapter-level identifier for the sales channel? Can NISO sponsor creation of best practices for chapter distribution - for example, what additional material (such as front matter, etc.) should be included in the distribution?

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E-book Annotation Sharing Alternatives

For the group developing standards for e-book annotations, sharing of these needs to be more discriminatory than the current "all or nothing" that Amazon does with Kindle. I would like to be able to: 1) Share some annotations but not others (both within the same title or across different titles). 2) Share specific annotations with specific groups. For example, if I'm reading a book that my book club is doing, I may only ...more »

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Georeferenced Maps, best practices

Develop best practices for creating, organizing, providing discovery of and access to geo-referenced images (for example digitized historic maps or aerial photographs). This could include suggestions for: Access points: coordinates, scale, resolution, date(s), format, title, publisher Access point standards: WKT, LCSH, TGM Workflows and networked data: Geonames, LC coordinate-enhanced subjects, OCLC coordinate-enhanced ...more »

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Accessibility in E-books

Followup from March 2012 EPUB webinar: Where can you see ONIX data for accessibility? How can institutions with programs for special needs check this in advance? Practical information for implementation and use

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Overview of current discovery service landscape

Recent talks by Oren Beit-Arie have reminded me that the current discovery service landscape (specifically that of information providers in centrally-indexed search products) is very similar to the first years of participation in OpenURL. Maybe a webinar that could look at the current state of discovery services and remind people that, according to previous examples, it WILL change.

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New developments in journal article access

With the article rental service DeepDyve in business since 2009 and more options coming online for libraries to provide quick access to journal articles without subscribing to them, is there a need for an overview webinar about current developments in journal article access and their implications for libraries?

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Augmented Reality

There is a lot of new app development of augmented reality functionality. There is a markup for cultural heritage content. This was discussed during WebWise, I've written about it in Against the Grain. Also, there is a series of AR meetings

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Streaming video

Issues: • Copyright (UCLA made BBC Shakespeare series available online to students without paying additional fees over original purchase. Sued/judge decided in favor of UCLA but is being appealed) • Cataloging -- ALCTS did webinar on cataloging streaming media already, so don’t need to cover this in any depth • ILL • Media/equipment services (streaming from own server or provider’s server) • Access: through catalog, by ...more »

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