iPads for Staff Use
The popularity of Apple products for mobile access has increased staff demand. Cost and incompatibility issues with the ILS and Active Directory make it challenging to support Macs and loaner iPads don’t allow staff to fully realize the tablet’s potential. Duke Libraries have begun to deploy iPads for individual use paired with PC desktops to address compatibility issues and offset cost. This presentation will discuss implementation, budgeting, and staff experience of the program.
Current Issues in Accessibility: How Blind and Learning Disabled Patrons Use Audio to Access the Internet
This series of presentations will focus on how patrons with disabilities access the internet. We’ll demo how a blind user utilizes his/her screen reader to access the Internet. Speakers will also discuss accessibility issues in higher education based on the EDUCAUSE report, talk about differences between accessibility for people with visual disabilities and accessibility for people with learning disabilities, and present research findings regarding web accessibility at North American University Libraries.
Subjects: Technology, Accessibility (ADA-compliance)
Current Technology in Libraries: Flash Presentations
Join us for a series of 20 minute presentations on how technology is being used in libraries right now! Presenters will be announced online in May.
Data Management: What is the library’s role?
The panel will examine the variety of roles that libraries have taken in developing data management services and programs, the effectiveness of collaborative teams inside and outside of the library as initiatives are developed, and outreach efforts to bring the tools to the researchers. Speakers will provide examples of how the work has been deployed and discuss the roles that metadata librarians, libraries, and other collaborative departments have played in implementation.
Subjects: Technology, Metadata
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