Free Downloadable Audiobooks from the NJSL TBBC April 28, 2010 3:30 – 4:20 NJLA Conference
<ul><li>Maria Baratta </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><...
 
New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center http://www.njsltbbc.org/
National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS) www.loc.gov/nls
www.flickr.com/photos/27652011@N04/3528585084 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Commercial Audiobooks <ul><li>Books on tape / CD </li></ul><ul><li>Preloaded Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable Books ...
Downloading www.listennj.com
Non Commercial <ul><li>National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped </li></ul><ul><li>Created outside c...
Who Qualifies for NJSL TBBC? <ul><li>Blind </li></ul><ul><li>Low Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf/Blind </li></ul><ul><li>Phy...
Competent Authority <ul><ul><li>doctors of medicine or osteopathy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ophthalmologists or optometri...
Competent Authority <ul><ul><li>In the absence of any of these </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>professional librarians </li...
Competent Authority <ul><li>Reading disability from organic dysfunction  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>competent authority is defi...
Braille
Large Print
Large Print <ul><li>Newspapers: 8 point </li></ul><ul><li>Adult books: 10 to 12 point </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum size large...
Cassettes http://mrg.bz/AOMapN
 
 
 
 
Commercial Players <ul><li>http://www.humanware.com </li></ul>
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 https://nlsbard.loc.gov
 
How Not To Be Popular
www.worldcat.org
Amazon
 
The Catcher in the Rye
At Amazon.com
 
Magazines
 
Text To Speech www.amazon.com
Text to Speech <ul><li>Turns any book into an audiobook </li></ul><ul><li>Need eReader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Device </li><...
Story Hour http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/CARAVAN.html
Outreach
Online Newsletter http://www.njlbh.org/ysnewsletter/
Library Partnerships
Questions?
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  • Introduce myself and the library
  • New name, whyNew Jersey State Library’s Talking Book &amp; Braille Center Soon we will be
  • CHANGE TO TBBC WEBSITE
  • 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&apos;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&apos;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&apos;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 &amp; RFB &amp; D books.
  • CHECK AVAILABILITY
  • CHECK AVAILABLE
  • CHECK WEBSITE
  • CHECK NOT AVAILABLE Not commercially, BTW… popular (Twilight, HP) but we provide mid list
  • Pointing out..worldcat “no”
  • CHECK TO SEE IF AVAILABLE books
  • School &amp; Library Visits
  • Downloadable books

    1. 1. Free Downloadable Audiobooks from the NJSL TBBC April 28, 2010 3:30 – 4:20 NJLA Conference
    2. 2. <ul><li>Maria Baratta </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Burns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Services Consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center http://www.njsltbbc.org/
    4. 5. National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS) www.loc.gov/nls
    5. 6. www.flickr.com/photos/27652011@N04/3528585084 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
    6. 7. Commercial Audiobooks <ul><li>Books on tape / CD </li></ul><ul><li>Preloaded Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable Books </li></ul>
    7. 8. Downloading www.listennj.com
    8. 9. Non Commercial <ul><li>National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped </li></ul><ul><li>Created outside copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Not found in public libraries or bookstores </li></ul>
    9. 10. Who Qualifies for NJSL TBBC? <ul><li>Blind </li></ul><ul><li>Low Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf/Blind </li></ul><ul><li>Physically Handicapped </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Disabilities </li></ul>
    10. 11. Competent Authority <ul><ul><li>doctors of medicine or osteopathy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ophthalmologists or optometrists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>registered nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>therapists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or private welfare agencies (e.g., social workers, case workers, counselors, rehabilitation teachers, and superintendents). </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Competent Authority <ul><ul><li>In the absence of any of these </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>professional librarians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Competent Authority <ul><li>Reading disability from organic dysfunction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>competent authority is defined as doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Braille
    14. 15. Large Print
    15. 16. Large Print <ul><li>Newspapers: 8 point </li></ul><ul><li>Adult books: 10 to 12 point </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum size large print: 14 point </li></ul><ul><li>Typical large print: 16 to 18 point </li></ul>
    16. 17. Cassettes http://mrg.bz/AOMapN
    17. 22. Commercial Players <ul><li>http://www.humanware.com </li></ul>
    18. 23. There’s more to audiobooks than what you can buy!
    19. 24. Goose and Duck
    20. 25. A Friendship for Today
    21. 26. What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms & Pajamas
    22. 27. Who Discovered America?
    23. 28. The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry
    24. 29. Barbie and Ruth
    25. 30. Talk of the Town
    26. 31. The Best American Sports Writing 2007
    27. 32. The Rules of the Game
    28. 33. Finnegans Wake
    29. 34. BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download https://nlsbard.loc.gov
    30. 36. How Not To Be Popular
    31. 37. www.worldcat.org
    32. 38. Amazon
    33. 40. The Catcher in the Rye
    34. 41. At Amazon.com
    35. 43. Magazines
    36. 45. Text To Speech www.amazon.com
    37. 46. Text to Speech <ul><li>Turns any book into an audiobook </li></ul><ul><li>Need eReader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software to computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need copy of book </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic voice </li></ul><ul><li>Mispronunciations </li></ul>
    38. 47. Story Hour http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/CARAVAN.html
    39. 48. Outreach
    40. 49. Online Newsletter http://www.njlbh.org/ysnewsletter/
    41. 50. Library Partnerships
    42. 51. Questions?

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