Re: FW: BTAA invitation to support e-resource evaluations
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 05:40:19 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the additional feedback, Anne.

In talking with my counterpart at BTAA, they have found significant side 
benefits to this work – particularly in growing expertise and fostering a new 
community of practice within their membership.


--jeb

John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322

404-727-0137

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From: Anne Moore <Anne.Moore [at] uncc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:23 PM
To: John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org>
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Subject: Re: [aserl-diversity-inclusion] FW: BTAA invitation to support 
e-resource evaluations

Hi,
I canvased the Library's Accessibility Committee as well as the campus' 
Disability Services staff and all were extremely interested in BTAA. We think 
it would be extremely helpful in getting resource vendors to get their products 
where they need to be for students and researchers.

Anne

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On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM John Burger <jburger [at] 
aserl.org<mailto:jburger [at] aserl.org>> wrote:
Dear ASERL DEI Committee:

FYI -- Here's some initial feedback from East Carolina University on the 
proposal we received from BTAA to join their e-resource accessibility 
assessment process.  I welcome any other feedback you may have received from 
your subject matter experts.

Thanks.


--jeb

John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322

404-727-0137

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6925-8566


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From: Lewis, Janice S <LEWISJA [at] ecu.edu<mailto:LEWISJA [at] ecu.edu>>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:34 AM
To: John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org<mailto:jburger [at] aserl.org>>
Cc: Dresselhaus, Angela <DRESSELHAUSA15 [at] ECU.EDU<mailto:DRESSELHAUSA15 [at] 
ECU.EDU>>
Subject: FW: BTAA invitation to support e-resource evaluations

John,
Please see below for feedback from Angela Dresselhaus. "Phillip W." is Phillip 
White, IT Accessibility Consultant, Information Technology & Computing 
Services, ECU.

Best,

Jan

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From: Dresselhaus, Angela <DRESSELHAUSA15 [at] ECU.EDU<mailto:DRESSELHAUSA15 
[at] ECU.EDU>>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:29 AM
To: Lewis, Janice S <LEWISJA [at] ecu.edu<mailto:LEWISJA [at] ecu.edu>>
Subject: RE: BTAA invitation to support e-resource evaluations

Hi Jan,

The type of reports generated by the third partying testing outfit is exactly 
what is needed to get movement from vendors.  I have experience with one vendor 
who claimed a resource was ADA compliant (it was not) at conferences.  I would 
challenge it every time, but they continued to claim otherwise. This changed 
when Phillip W. ran a complete assessment (similar to what this program does) 
and presented the findings to the vendor.  The resource is still not compliant, 
but they don't say it is at conferences.

This project could increase the pressure on vendors to make improvements.  The 
vendors have not cared when individual libraries are faced with OCR complaints 
and they have not really responded in a large-scale meaningful way to 
individual librarian efforts.  Vendors have responded when the business case 
makes sense, such as with the DRM free ebooks.

The details of the program are a bit light on the financial side.  Also, it 
doesn't look like they have explored using university staff resources to 
conduct testing.  I would be surprised if there was a lack of University talent 
in the Big Ten to conduct testing.  I wonder if they have even considered 
working with university IT staff to identify employees who could run the 
testing as a way to supplement the outsourcing.  I have not shared this with 
Phillip W., but I suspect he would love to join in as a tester.

On a final compliance note.  ECU is generally interested in taking preventative 
action to support accessible resource/services/environment.  This program could 
support that goal and perhaps there would be funding for it outside of the 
library.

Angela Dresselhaus
Head of Electronic Resources
Copyright Consultant
Joyner Library
1000 E 5th Street | Mail Stop 516
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Office Location: Joyner 1203 |Office: 252-328-2266 | Email: dresselhausa15 [at] 
ecu.edu<mailto:dresselhausa15 [at] ecu.edu> 
ecu.edu/website<http://ecu.edu/website>


-----Original Message-----
From: Lewis, Janice S
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:14 PM
To: Dresselhaus, Angela <DRESSELHAUSA15 [at] ECU.EDU<mailto:DRESSELHAUSA15 [at] 
ECU.EDU>>
Subject: FW: BTAA invitation to support e-resource evaluations

Hi Angela,

Can you review this proposal and provide feedback regarding both our 
involvement and potential ASERL involvement, which would probably have to be 
funded by a dues increase if ASERL decided to participate as a consortium. 
Also, I mentioned to John that you're president of NASIG, so if you want to 
provide any comments in that capacity, it could also be helpful. As you can see 
below, I need the input by April 3 at the latest.

Thanks,

Jan

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Thanks to everyone for their participation in our conference all today.

As discussed in our call, here's the info I have from BTAA on e-resource 
evaluations.  I welcome any/all feedback you might offer after discussion with 
your Accessibility subject matter experts.  I will poll the group on April 4 to 
get a tally on whether this will be forwarded to the ASERL Board as a 
recommendation from the Deans' DEI Committee

ALSO:  I'm talking with Kim Armstrong on March 27.  I will share any new news I 
get from her about this.

Thanks much!


--jeb

John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W. Woodruff 
Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322

404-727-0137

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6925-8566


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