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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-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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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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