'ALA Conference 2009: Budget Crisis, Privacy, Electronic Participation' PDF Print E-mail
Reported by: Norman Horrocks -- Library Journal, 7/21/2009 -- "Budget issues facing libraries and the American Library Association (ALA) itself were an inevitable part of the annual conference that ended in Chicago last Wednesday."... 

Electronic participation and accessibility

Following up on the resolution regarding expanded Council transparency passed at the 2008 Annual Conference, Council agreed to begin providing increased electronic access to its Midwinter 2010 proceedings, via recordings rather than more expensive streaming media.

Easily passed was a resolution in which ALA strongly recommends that all libraries purchasing electronic resources require vendors to guarantee that products comply with Section 508 regulation, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 or other appropriate standards, and that funding authorities provide adequate funding to comply with standards for people with disabilities."

Read the entire article at: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6672170.html

Published by: LibraryJournal.com

Date: July 21, 2009

 

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