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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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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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Behaving like a startup

During the BookExpo meeting, the President of Bloomsbury publishing said (paraphrasing), "Any company that isn't behaving like a start-up is doomed". What does this mean? How can a large institution be more nimble, act more quickly, adopt new tech more easily? What can be learned from startups and what can be avoided?

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E-Science Librarianship

Perhaps a good companion to our data set presetnations: what is e-science librarianship? What roles to e-science librarians play? What skills does an e-science librarian need to have? ARL/DLF have been doing e-science programming since 2011, but is an overview for a larger audience worth considering?

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3-D Printing

I believe 3-D printing and its implications on intellectual property is an interesting topic. Clive Thompson recently wrote a brief article on this in Wired: http://www.wired.com/design/2012/05/3-d-printing-patent-law/
For a more detailed look, please see Michael Weinberg's white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing: http://www.publicknowledge.org/it-will-be-awesome-if-they-dont-screw-it-up... more »

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Build interactivity: capture new awarenesses

To support knowledge creation, we need to support interactive interfaces that enable users to share their thoughts about the content and relationships they discover. We need to support the scaffolding of new knowledge as users interact with our content and with each other about our content. We need to think in 3D about engagement in the digital space.

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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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