[aserl_coll_assess] Seeking input on e-resources for Accessibility Testing
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 09:08:51 -0800 (PST)
ASERL Friends:

As you know, ASERL is partnering with colleagues at the Big Ten Academic 
Alliance to support ongoing evaluations of e-resources to ensure they meet 
accessibility requirement for patrons with visual disabilities.  

Newly dubbed the "Library Accessibility Alliance," the Steering Committee 
members are:
.  Beth Ashmore, Associate Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, North Carolina 
State University
.  Sara Belmont, Web Developer, College of William & Mary Libraries
.  Jon Ezell, Coordinator for Creative Media & Instructional Design, University 
of Alabama
.  Anita Foster, Electronic Resources Officer & Assistant Professor, Ohio State 
.  Jessica Harris, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of 
.  Amy Kimura, Web Services Librarian, Rutgers University
.  JJ Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois
.  Heidi Schroeder, Accessibility Coordinator, Michigan State University 
The program is supported by BTAA and ASERL staff, Robert Van Rennes (BTAA) and 
Elaina Norlin (ASERL).

The list of products tested by BTAA to date (and the results of those tests) is 
available at 

BTAA has the following products in mind for testing in the coming months.  They 
have asked ASERL for input/prioritization of this list, or suggestions for 
other products to be evaluated.

E-Resource Testing Priorities: Nov. 2019 - Spring 2020
.  Sage Research Methods
.  Reveal Digital Independent Voices 
.  IBISWorld 
.  OCLC First Search (in process of submitting)
.  DocuSeek2 via Docuseek (in process of submitting)
.  DocuSeek2 via ProQuest ASP (Jan 2020)
.  De Gruyter - new platform/in beta (hopefully January 2020)

Summer-Fall 2020
.  BioOne (declined last year due to new interface coming)
.  Swank
.  ACS Publications interface
.  SciFinder-n
.  New Gale interface
.  IGI Global
.  World Scientific
.  BMJ
.  Scopus
.  Project Muse
.  Naxos Music Library
.  Cochrane
. Safari ebooks
. Mango Languages
. Newspapers.com / Newsbank products
. New PubMed - later in 2020.  It just launched.
. Academic Search Premier (AMD)

PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS -- drop a line to me or Elaina Norlin with any 
suggestions / comments / reactions.

We welcome your input as this programming develops.  Thanks in advance for your 


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


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