RE: [IUG] discontinue character-based OPAC?
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- Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 19:56:20 -0400
- From: "Helwig, Ruth M." <helwi1rm at cmich dot edu>
- Subject: RE: [IUG] discontinue character-based OPAC?
We gave up telnet about a year ago and no one has complained. We talked
to the staff in the Student Disability Office and asked them to let us
know whether this would pose a problem for their clientele precisely for
the reason mentioned below. Their response was that it was okay to
remove the telnet option.
Systems Librarian and Education Bibliographer
Park Library 305
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant MI 48859
Email: helwi1rm at cmich dot edu
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[mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Susan Jurist
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 7:20 PM
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Subject: Re: [IUG] discontinue character-based OPAC?
We've kept the telnet version and made the link to it more prominent
- it is now the first link on the screen. Given that the catalog
really isn't ADA compliant, we want to keep the link for users with
Has any one ever sat down with a screen reader to see what happens in
the web opac?
On Jul 5, 2006, at 11:08 AM, Bonnie Buzzell wrote:
> I'd like to hear from any libraries, especially academics, that have
> discontinued offering the character-based OPAC. Did you get any
> from users? Any advice or warnings? In the past I heard that some
> researchers--especially those travelling and accessing the internet
> slow connections--like the telnet catalog for its speed. I'm
> embarrassed to
> admit I don't really understand how to interpret the gateway access
> statistics, so I don't know how much it is used, or by whom. So I'd
> appreciate help on that too.
> Part of the impetus is from our IT department that wants us to
> all telnet access to the server. And I'd like to stop feeling bad
> about not
> doing much to improve it!
> Many thanks,
> Bonnie Buzzell
> Knowledge Management Librarian, Web Services Department
> Brown University Library, 10 Prospect St., Box A, Providence, RI 02912
> 401-863-3599 Bonnie_Buzzell at brown dot edu
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