Frequently Asked Questions – Miscellaneous

How do I submit an article for inclusion in an upcoming Trends in Law Library Management & Technology volume?

Hein continues to publish Trends in Law Library Management & Technology through HeinOnline. We encourage you to submit articles to Trends editor, Phil Berwick, former Associate Dean for Information Resources at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law at These articles should discuss how various technological changes have changed/not changed how law libraries operate. Articles should be between 1200-1500 words in length.

What is section 508?

Section 508 requires Federal departments and agencies that develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic or information technology to ensure that Federal employees and members of the public with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that of the employees and members of the public without disabilities – unless it is an undue burden to do so. 

What are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and is HeinOnline compliant?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. HeinOnline is compliant with these guidelines. Click here for more details about these guidelines, and here to learn specifically about HeinOnline's WCAG compliance.

How do I obtain permission to use HeinOnline Images?

If you wish to use a PDF copy of any document(s) from HeinOnline for any purpose that exceeds the parameters of the HeinOnline License agreement, please contact HeinOnline Support at (800) 277-6995 for permission. HeinOnline can only grant permission to use the images available in the database; copyright permission cannot be granted by HeinOnline and should be obtained from the copyright holder when applicable. Generally, there is not a problem using HeinOnline images if both the quantity of material and and the audience with which the material is used is limited. For example, one or two law review articles posted on a password-protected website for conference attendees would not be a problem, provided copyright permission was obtained from the copyright holder.

What is Hein's Current Content Model?

Hein's Current Content Model enables subscribers of certain journals to receive access to the most current issues or volumes of that title. These titles are available in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library with a one-year embargo, so non-subscribers will have access to the archives of each title, just not the most current issues or volume.

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