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Thursday, June 10 • 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Accessibility in Collection Development Policies in Academic Libraries in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Manitoba: A Content Analysis

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Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Manitoba are the only three provinces that have enacted accessibility laws. Accordingly, this legislation may have impacted collection development policies. A content analysis of publicly available collection development policies of academic libraries in these three provinces was done to determine if accessibility was explicitly mentioned. Wording supporting accessibility in policies could have an effect on collection development practice, and thereby serve as a means for increasing the accessibility of a library’s collection.


Agnieszka Hayes

Information Literacy Group Convener, Atlantic Provinces Library Association
Agnieszka Hayes has worked in both academic and public libraries in four provinces. She is passionate about accessibility in general, but especially in libraries.

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Terri Winchcombe

Treasurer, Atlantic Provinces Library Association
Serials, Electronic Resources, Acquisitions

Thursday June 10, 2021 2:35pm - 3:05pm ADT
Stream: Cortland