CDL Technical Requirements for Licensed Resources – 2015 Update

Description: 

tech_reqAn 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:

  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

For questions and comments about the Technical Requirements document, please contact cdl-eresource-l@ucop.edu.

Last updated: January 17, 2017