I was invited to present at the final HERON User Group on the 14th December. The HUG consisted of librarians and copyright officers, in conjunction with the CLA, who worked in the field of digitisation and making course packs for students. Both HERON and PackTracker (the digitsation software) were retired in 2016, replaced by the CLA’s new Digital Content Store. The final meeting was a great way to wrap up, covering current themes such as lecture capture, accessibility, CLA and British Library developments. We also saw the presentation of the George Pitcher Memorial Award: the PackTracker service was pioneered by George. Sadly George passed away in 2014 and the Award was been set up in his memory to recognise technical innovations in the industry. The worthy winners were Megan Benson and Esther McLaughlin from the University of Central Lancashire for their work in making better accessible copies for students with visual impairment. The CLA’s Meghan Mazella has written a great summary of the day.
My presentation covered the landscape around making reading accessible for students with print impairments. You can see my Prezi here: http://bit.ly/HUGwinter2016MacMullen (if you require an alternative format or PDF copy then please email me).