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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.
  • Simple…basic…why
  • CHECK NOT AVAILABLE Not commercially, BTW… popular (Twilight, HP) but we provide mid list
  • Pointing out..worldcat “no”
  • American Sign Language Story Hour The Library hosts an Educational Story Hour each month from October until June. Audience: 2 nd – 5 th grade Deaf/HH students from Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf, Multiply Disabled teens from ESC -Hunterdon County, Open to Public Certified therapy dogs courtesy of Kindred Souls Canine Center Are on site at each story hour
  • School & Library Visits
  • Rutgers

    1. 1. New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center December 2, 2009
    2. 2. <ul><li>Elizabeth Burns </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    3. 4. New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center
    4. 5. National Library Services for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS)
    5. 6.
    6. 7. Commercial Audiobooks <ul><li>Books on tape/CD </li></ul><ul><li>Playaways </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Preloaded Devices
    8. 9. Downloading
    9. 10. Non Commercial <ul><li>National Library Services for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, </li></ul><ul><li>Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, </li></ul><ul><li>Created outside copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Not found in public libraries or bookstores </li></ul>
    10. 11. Who Uses 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>
    11. 12. Braille
    12. 13. Large Print
    13. 14. 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>
    14. 15. Children’s Books <ul><li>Novels: 10 to 12 point </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Grade: 14 point </li></ul><ul><li>Early Readers: 16 point </li></ul><ul><li>Picture Books: 16 to 24 point </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum size large print: 14 point </li></ul><ul><li>Typical large print: 16 to 18 point </li></ul>
    15. 16.
    16. 17. Cassettes
    17. 22. Commercial Players <ul><li> </li></ul>
    18. 23. But… 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. BARD
    25. 31. Magazines
    26. 32. Magazines
    27. 33. Newsline
    28. 35. How Not To Be Popular
    29. 36.
    30. 37. The Catcher in the Rye
    31. 38. At
    32. 40. What about Textbooks?
    33. 41. Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
    34. 42. RFB&D <ul><li>CDs or Downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks and school materials </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction books and nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Free individual membership </li></ul><ul><li>Must be eligible </li></ul><ul><li>Buy machine to listen to books </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog of books only at RFB&D </li></ul>
    35. 43. Text To Speech
    36. 44. Text to Speech <ul><li>Turns any book into an audiobook </li></ul><ul><li>Need software or device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kindle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need copy of book on device </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic voice </li></ul><ul><li>Mispronunciations </li></ul>
    37. 45. ASL Story Hour
    38. 47. School Visits
    39. 48. Online Newsletter
    40. 49. Audiobooker: Booklist Blog by Mary Burkey
    41. 50. Questions? <ul><li>Elizabeth Burns </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>