Steve Marks, Nick Ruest, Graham Stewart & Amaz Taufique Everyone has many of the same needs when looking at digital collections: digitization of collections, mixed types of content, preservation, etc.
We frequently get this question or a variant of it. I’m honestly surprised how many people work in the field of accessibility, but don’t know the basics about PDF and how to check for accessibility.
What is DAISY? DAISY, or Digital Accessible Information System), is basically a format for audio books. More than just mp3, there is also XML that adds features, such as allowing users to search, bookmark, and make notes. More information on Wikipedia.
UPDATED: June 14, 2013 Okay, so I’ve updated this post to something that actually works and with a real example
Lightning talk followed by workshop and breakout discussion.
I’ve done a write up of the 5-minute version of this talk when I presented it at Code4lib 2013 National. This version at TRY 2013 is the full overview that I did with two coworkers.
Instead of a standard presentation/demo, we got to sit down with a couple people and simply discuss what the library is looking for and what the vendor is selling. Hopefully my notes make sense.
Ryerson is going through a public consultation for a new LMS. I mostly went to the sessions where an instructor came in to talk about their experience with a product. When that wasn’t available, I went to the vendor presentations. Full schedule and links to the session recordings: http://lms.blog.ryerson.ca/2013/03/20/announcing-lms-demo-week/
Terry Brady – File Analyzer and Metadata Harvester purpose: assemble collection of tasks into a simple user interface modular code: hopefully easy to add/modify File Analyzer: scans file system and performs actions on files, can also import file to edit records Want to know if looks interesting/useful Misty De Meo – Human Rights Thesaurus: Transitioning …
The morning event was held at MaRS and focused on women in technology (but also including sciences), particularly as entrepreneurs and startup founders.