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Libraries, digitisation and disability

Joint, N. (2006) Libraries, digitisation and disability. Library Review, 55 (3). pp. 168-172. ISSN 0024-2535

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    Abstract

    Points out the limitations of recent legislation designed to enhance digital library service provision to the disabled and, in general, to point out the impact of observing moral rights on the feasibility of larger-scale digitisation services in libraries. The law needs to be extended in important respects to help larger sections of the disabled community in Higher Education, and that quality control issues, as enforced by consideration of our legal obligations under moral rights legislation, will always restrict the level of digital service libraries can offer to readers who need either accessible or digitised texts.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 2368
    Keywords: blind people, digitisation, disabled people, libraries, inclusion, higher education, Communities. Classes. Races
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Communities. Classes. Races
    Department: Professional Services > Information Services
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      Depositing user: Mr N Joint
      Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2006
      Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:37
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2368

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