External Web Links

User SERVICES

Institutional Mobilization Toolkit (CRKN)

The IM Toolkit clarifies the issues involved in scholarly communication "to help librarians communicate with researchers, faculty members and administrators about how their publishing choices, and promotions and tenure decisions, impact the larger academic enterprise." CRKN welcomes feedback at imtg@crkn.ca and Twitter #LetsMobilize.

AODA & Accessibility

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (Government of Ontario: e-Laws)

Full text of the legislation.

Introductory Resources for Web Accessibility (ALA Connect)

Links compiled by the Universal Accessibility Interest Group of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Databases with accessibility issues (The Open University)

Suggestions for overcoming known accessibility issues with select databases.

WebAIM: Color Contrast Checker

A tool that tests colours (e.g. those used on your library web pages) for WCAG compliance.

Collection Development & USAGE STATS

eResource Access Checker (Kristina M. Spurgin, UNC-Chapel Hill)

"A simple JRuby script to check for full-text access to e-resource titles." For the history of this tool, read Spurgin's article "Getting What We Paid for: a Script to Verify Full Access to E-Resources" (Code4Lib iss. 25). Developments on this tool were presented by Daniel Sifton in his Access 2015 talk “Contest of Champions: Headless Battle!

Usus: A Community Website on Usage

Usus is a "community-run website for those interested in the usage of online content." This website includes information about how to measure usage, known usage report issues, news about usage stats, and more.

Licensing & Copyright

LIBLICENSE: Licensing Digital Content - Resources (Center for Research Libraries)

LIBLICENSE is a US-based project developed "for professionals seeking to understand the [...] world of licensed scholarly resources for libraries." Their website includes a licensing lexicon, model licence, dicussion forums, and more.