CDL Technical Requirements for Licensed Resources – 2015 Update
An updated version of the Technical Requirements for Licensed Resources document has been posted to http://www.cdlib.org/gateways/vendors/guidelines_technical.html.
The Technical Requirements document is primarily intended for new and continuing vendors of the University of California’s systemwide licensed electronic resources, but it’s worth a read by those interested in how we set expectations for these vendors. This document summarizes the major technical issues considered during our decision-making process, and offers vendors insight into our preferred solutions, why they’re important to the University of California, and what their implications are for prospective vendors.
The CDL sets a high standard for vendors that ultimately benefits all academic customers and leads to more competitive products for the publisher or vendor.
Major changes in the 2015 revision:
- Updates to many linked standards
- Substantial changes and additions to several sections, including:
- Authentication – Vendor Managed Authentication
- Accessibility / ADA Compliance
- User Interface / Usability
- Presentation of Access Entitlements
- Mobile Device Computing
- Text and Data Mining
- Usage Statistics
For questions and comments about the Technical Requirements document, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.