External Web Links


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!

Big Deal Knowledge Base (SPARC) 

A database containing pricing data from around the world and the full text of a number of Big Deal licences. The pricing database has filters by institution, publisher, Carnegie classification (US-based system) and collection.

Licensing & Copyright

Guidelines for e-Resource License Agreeents (CDygert Solutions)

Guidelines for reviewing and negoting of license agreements. Details usual clauses and terms in the main body of a contract; what schedules and attachments are used for, and current issues of note in the licensing environment. 

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, discussion forums, and more.