Browse Library Trends 55 (4) Spring 2007: Library and Information Services for Visually Impaired People by Issue Date

  • Kelsch, Susan (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007)

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  • Burrington, Gillian A. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    This article is a personal account of the challenges faced by a library school lecturer who loses sight later in life. It illustrates the difficulties faced by visually impaired people in the United Kingdom in obtaining access ...

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  • Tucker, Richard N. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    The notion of developing countries needs definition, as do the concepts of visual and print impairment. The article looks at the situation of print impaired people in various countries and proposes possible activities ...

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  • Carey, Kevin (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    Library services for blind and visually impaired people (VIPs) have been inextricably tied up with alternative format production, which has never risen above 4 percent of standard-text publishing. The impact of digital ...

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  • Cylke, Frank Kurt; Moodie, Michael M.; Fistick, Robert E. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    Since the early 1930s federal legislation has enabled the Library of Congress to offer free library service to blind and physically handicapped individuals resident in the United States as well as to U.S. citizens ...

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  • Chapman, Ann (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    This article considers resource discovery from the viewpoint of visually impaired people. Starting with the tasks of find, identify, select, and obtain, it examines how catalogs can be enhanced to assist visually impaired ...

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  • Davies, J.E. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    The background to general user needs assessment, including its value in service design and development, and the range of applicable methodologies is discussed. The diverse nature of users is recognized and the ...

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  • McGrory, Margaret; Williams, Margaret; Taylor, Karen; Freeze, Barbara (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    Technological change has been the norm for libraries serving people who are blind or otherwise print disabled. Technology is required to produce and disseminate books in various formats, and technical devices are often ...

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  • Owen, David (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    The United Kingdom has an unplanned, mixed library economy of services for visually impaired people compared with other developed countries. This article sets out the historical context within which this has come about; ...

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  • Brazier, Helen (editor); Owen, David (editor) (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    Our intention in devising this issue was to demonstrate the variety of national models for the governance and organization of services for visually impaired people. We wished to provide a broad as possible international ...

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  • Atinmo, Morayo Ibironke (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    The purpose of the project discussed in this article was to set up a computerized catalog and distribution database of alternative materials for visually impaired people in Nigeria. The project was based on the need to ...

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  • Brazier, Helen (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    The purpose of this article is to introduce some of the issues that blind and other print disabled people face in connection with reading and to explain how this situation influences the role of libraries for the blind. ...

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  • Brophy, Peter; Craven, Jenny (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    The increasing provision of Web-based information resources has moved from a simple text interface to dynamic and interactive designs. While this move has provided people with a more creative and flexible experience, ...

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  • Roos, J.W. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    Libraries for the blind developed as charities, circulating and producing, for the most part, Braille. Their seeking of copyright licenses to permit them to produce such books did not pose any particular threat to ...

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  • Brazier, Helen; Owen, David (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)

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  • Tank, Elsebeth; Frederiksen, Carsten (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007)
    The emergence of the modern information society and the rapid development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has spurred libraries serving visually impaired people to cooperate globally in order to manage ...

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