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ERIC Number: ED494538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 67
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-0778-9705-4
ISSN: ISSN-0168-1931
Designing and Building Integrated Digital Library Systems: Guidelines. IFLA Professional Reports, No. 90
Rathje, Bente Dahl; McGrory, Margaret; Pollitt, Carol; Voutilainen, Paivi
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1)
The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide libraries for the blind and those who work in them with a broad overview of matters to be considered in planning and implementing an integrated digital library system. The Guidelines are not intended to provide technical solutions. Given the pace of technological change, solutions can only be developed with intensive review of marketplace developments specific to each situation. Those who would benefit from these guidelines include libraries and other organizations providing a service to populations experiencing vision loss, and those who because of a disability cannot read conventional print or experience a perceptual difficulty in comprehending print. These libraries may include public libraries, national libraries or other libraries serving those who are print disabled. However, it is worth noting that apart from content dealing with "accessibility" and "copyright and related legal matters" which are particularly relevant to libraries serving print-disabled populations, the Guidelines can be used by any library seeking information about what to consider when implementing an integrated digital library system. [This publication was commissioned by IFLA Libraries for the Blind Section.]
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).