Accessibility and scholarly communications: how can we ensure access for all?
Readers and researchers with disabilities encounter a vast range of accessibility issues. The Charleston conference panel featured speakers who are seeking to understand and proactively address these challenges in a range of scholarly communications and publishing contexts including reading, authoring, and discovery.
From VPATs to WCAG: ensuring digital accessibility in libraries
Digital resources for libraries, such as digital databases and e-books, have gained significantly in popularity over the past decade. But how can librarians ensure the accessibility of these vital materials?
Federated access, RA21, Seamless Access, GetFTR… A brief explainer
February 2020 | The way that researchers have traditionally authenticated to publisher websites to access institutional subscriptions is via IP address. The device (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone…) that the researcher uses is connected to their institutional network, the publisher’s websites sees the researcher coming from the institution's network based on their IP, and grants them access.
Diving into (meta)data with our Institutional Data Development Team
In our ‘Behind the scenes’ series we take a look at internal Springer Nature teams, explore their work and how they support the librarian community. For this article, we talked to the Springer Nature Institutional Data Development team.
Advancing Discovery at Libraries
As the industry sees a shift in the way users search for content, librarians are in a unique position to influence the discovery process. The challenge is to make the content procured, searchable and accessible, so librarians are looking to content providers for help with discovery.
KBART Automated Holdings Feeds: Next Generation Content Management for Libraries
February 2019 | Springer Nature is delighted to offer its customers KBART Automation for their knowledge bases and discovery services. This means that for the first time, libraries and research institutions can make their content discoverable and accessible with minimal manual work, and in a fraction of the time it has previously taken.
MARC Records Enhancements
August 2018 | To improve the quality of our records and to be more RDA compliant we will release enriched MARC records on August 31. This concerns MARC21 and MARCxml books and journal records available through the MARC downloader tool and article MARC which can be received through FTP. We will re-create our MARC records so that all available records for content from Springer Nature will contain the enrichments.