By Holly Eggleston, Electronic Resource Analyst

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 CDL’s 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 by the CDL 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:

  1. Combines the previous two format-specific versions for ejournals and databases into a single document
  2. Collocation of similar, related issues for ease of review and distribution
  3. Substantial updates and additions to several sections, including:
    1. Shibboleth
    2. Remote Access
    3. Accessibility / ADA Compliance
    4. Mobile Computing

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