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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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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.