Tuesday, 6/5/2018 – Wednesday, 6/6/2018

At institutions where knowledge and ideas are shared, libraries should strive to make content accessible for all their users. Libraries need to be prepared and understand the requirements that are needed to meet the accessibility needs of patrons. This two-day virtual preconference will offer attendees a holistic view on how the many parts of an organization can work together to meet both the legal requirements and the students’ requirements for success. Perspectives, challenges, and recommendations will be shared to assist libraries in providing equal opportunities for all their users.

Session 1

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT
  • Presentation 1: University EIT Accessibility Compliance: Southern New Hampshire University’s Action Plan for Electronic Information Technology Accessibility
  • Presentation 2: Compliance or Bust: Accessibility, the Office of Civil Rights, and Seton Hall University Libraries

Session 2

  • Presentation 1: What’s in a Name? The Online Accessibility Center
  • Presentation 2: Enabling Campus Student Success: Bridging the gap between IT and Disability Services
  • Presentation 3: Striving for Accessible Content: It Takes a Village

This virtual preconference is generously sponsored by Emerald Publishing Limited…”


Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDTIn an industry where both large and smaller subscription agents enter bankruptcy, librarians and publishers are rightly concerned with the financial stability of their partners and vendors. Learn about one library’s experience with a vendor bankruptcy and tactics they use to avoid future issues. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the financial stability of vendors… and why it matters
  • Review formal (and informal) ways to check the financial stability of vendors
  • Understand how prepayments to your vendors are linked to financial stability

Sponsored by EBSCO


Webinar sponsored by OpenAthens

Date: Monday – 9 July

Time: 4pm BST (British Summer Time)

Since the rise of the web we’ve relied on IP recognition for on-campus access to institutional holdings, with a patchwork of other technologies to facilitate off-campus access. Federated access technologies such as SAML are a targeted, secure off-campus access route, but they entail a multi-step process for authentication.   

In this webinar, our panel of guest speakers will consider the scholarly community’s recent discussions of IP versus federated access, and the debate around user experience, personalisation, and user data and privacy.  

This free webinar will be of interest to librarians, publishers and end users of federated single sign-on solutions.    

Register to join the webinar or to receive a copy of the webinar recording.

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