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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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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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Identify pain points in moving forward

identify pain points in moving forward (ex. lack of mapping, services) A strategy emphasized in order to improve interoperability between existing systems and standards, enable better visibility of library data (bibliographic data) for end users on the web, enable use by a broader variety of users and systems with no boundaries, enhance collaborative and shared infrastructures for data management, minimize the cost ...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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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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Altmetrics

As scholars are increasing using Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters.These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networlking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation ...more »

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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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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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