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How much time do I spend singing the praises of interlibrary loan? Because of ILL, my coworkers and I are currently passing around the marvelous Protected by the Prince, an absolutely terrible Harlequin about the Prince of Lusitanalpsvillia (or something) and a mousy, bespectacled archivist.

This LOLcats version of the book (irritatingly lacking alt text; come on, people, get with the program) is actually a pretty accurate rendition of the plot, and possibly better written. ArchivesNext is running a hilarious quiz/contest about the book and its premise.


Edited to add: Rebecca at Derangement and Description, creator of the LOLcats comic, is going to be adding transcript or some kind of alt. Given that I rather gracelessly snarked in public instead of privately asking her to add alternative text, this is my public apology and recognition of her coolness.

Date: 2011-03-22 06:53 pm (UTC)
libskrat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] libskrat
I'll bug D&D about the alt text.

alt text

Date: 2011-03-23 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fair complaint about the alt-text. What's the best way to get it in for such a long comic?


Re: alt text

Date: 2011-03-23 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm. What if I put a link to a txt file after the comic? Would that make the screen readers happy? (I am thinking about alt text more broadly--HTML pages will not work so well for transcripts of EAD comics.)
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