Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Database accessibility issues

A couple of resources to note

CLAUD: "Librarians in Higher Education networking to improve library access for disabled users in the South and South-West of England"

Open University Library
This page provides suggestions for overcoming known accessibility issues with some of the databases ... The instructions mainly relate to screen readers with some information for keyboard only users. Resources were tested using JAWS and Internet Explorer 6 ...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

JIBS User Group Workshop on Management Data in HE Libraries

The JIBS User Group are pleased to announce the details of their next event:

JIBS Workshop on Management Data in Higher Education Libraries

Date & Venue: June 1 2009, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

This one day workshop will consider the issues surrounding the management of usage data in HE with particular reference to electronic resources. Presenting a number of views from different stakeholders in the use data business, the workshop will highlight both the challenges and benefits of data provision, collection and interpretation from the point of view of each of these stakeholders. Discussion groups throughout the workshop will give delegates the opportunity to share experiences, reflect on the views of the stakeholders, and together suggest some ways in which we can move forward.

To view the programme and book a place, please see here: