May 29, 2022

Updated Version of California Digital Library’s “Technical Requirements for Licensed Resources” Now Available Online

The document mentioned below might be of interest many of you.

From California Digital Library News:

The Technical Requirements document is primarily intended for new and continuing vendors of the University of California’s systemwide licensed electronic resources, [our emphasis] but it’s worth a read by those interested in how we set expectations for these vendors.


Major changes in the 2015 revision:

  1. Updates to many linked standards
  2. Substantial changes and additions to several sections, including:
    1. Authentication – Vendor Managed Authentication
    2. Discoverability
    3. Accessibility / ADA Compliance
    4. User Interface / Usability
    5. Presentation of Access Entitlements
    6. Mobile Device Computing
    7. Text and Data Mining
    8. Usage Statistics

Direct to Full Text Document: Technical Requirements For Licensed Resources (Revised 5/08/2015)
30 pages; PDF.

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