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  • Introduce myself and the library
  • New name, whyNew Jersey State Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center Soon we will be
  • History      1.  Dates back to 1931 in America       2.  Help visually impaired have access to books       3. Oral histories by J Harrington       4.   Blind received in mail free of charge       5.  Most books were educational       6.  Later became self help and literature            Once agreed on how to record books due to copyright issues        7.   Read by average citizens and early company employees History Continued:      4.   1970 audio moves to vinyl records are become used in schools and libraries       5.   Later with technology, cassette tapes are used for audio books        6.  Becoming popular with drivers and travellers.        7.  By 1980's started to become big business         8.   Books now being read by professional actors and sometime using more than one person Current History:    1.  CD's and Internet now open up the Audio book industry to the world and more and more people can have access to audio books     2.  People find it convenient, portable, easy and inexpensive (many can be downloaded free off the internet)     3.   Next generation from CD's are MP3 players, Playaways and Kindle         9.   Narrators have AUDIE AWARDS for best reading.  
  • What you have already
  • Who uses…not just blind, what each is, definitions, applications
  • Braille…books, size, contracted, uncontracted, private, library, volumes, what is available
  • Large print…difference in font size
  • What is what, types of books we have, what grades, what is available
  • Books on cassette .. May look familiar
  • Digital books. Point out side, keys, functions, size, etc
  • National Library Services has contracted with 3 companies to provide commercial readers for NLS downloadable books, ranging in price point from $349 to $1400. Shown here is the $349 VictorStream. You can download your favorite books and MP3s on your Stream and leave home with your library in the palm of your hand. This versatile, powerful DAISY-MP3 and NISO player lets you read and navigate through music and complex books, such as reference manuals and school books, as well as novels and magazines. You can also use its built in text to speech to read books in text format such as Bookshare. It includes features such as an integrated microphone to record voice notes. You can buy an inexpensive encryption device to give access to NLS & RFB & D books.
  • CHECK NOT AVAILABLE Not commercially, BTW… popular (Twilight, HP) but we provide mid list
  • Pointing out..worldcat “no”
  • School & Library Visits

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  • Free Downloadable Audiobooks from the NJSL TBBC April 28, 2010 3:30 – 4:20 NJLA Conference
    • Maria Baratta
      • Assistant Director
      • [email_address]
    • Elizabeth Burns
      • Youth Services Consultant
      • [email_address]
  • New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center
  • National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS)
  • Commercial Audiobooks
    • Books on tape / CD
    • Preloaded Devices
    • Downloadable Books
  • Downloading
  • Non Commercial
    • National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
    • Created outside copyright
    • Not found in public libraries or bookstores
  • Who Qualifies for NJSL TBBC?
    • Blind
    • Low Vision
    • Deaf/Blind
    • Physically Handicapped
    • Reading Disabilities
  • Competent Authority
      • doctors of medicine or osteopathy
      • ophthalmologists or optometrists
      • registered nurses
      • therapists
      • professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or private welfare agencies (e.g., social workers, case workers, counselors, rehabilitation teachers, and superintendents).
  • Competent Authority
      • In the absence of any of these
        • professional librarians
        • any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress
  • Competent Authority
    • Reading disability from organic dysfunction
      • competent authority is defined as doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines
  • Braille
  • Large Print
  • Large Print
    • Newspapers: 8 point
    • Adult books: 10 to 12 point
    • Minimum size large print: 14 point
    • Typical large print: 16 to 18 point
  • Cassettes
  • Commercial Players
  • There’s more to audiobooks than what you can buy!
  • Goose and Duck
  • A Friendship for Today
  • What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms & Pajamas
  • Who Discovered America?
  • The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry
  • Barbie and Ruth
  • Talk of the Town
  • The Best American Sports Writing 2007
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Finnegans Wake
  • BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
  • How Not To Be Popular
  • Amazon
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • At
  • Magazines
  • Text To Speech
  • Text to Speech
    • Turns any book into an audiobook
    • Need eReader
      • Device
      • Software to computer
    • Need copy of book
    • Synthetic voice
    • Mispronunciations
  • Story Hour
  • Outreach
  • Online Newsletter
  • Library Partnerships
  • Questions?