[access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue from RNIB

hi, now i've had a good look at the site, i've a couple of observations on it, 
primarily related to the braille book part of it. firstly, it would be useful 
to have the number of volumes of a particular book listed! secondly, i think 
some work is needed on the categorisation of some books. for example, if you 
want to browse "science" i was rather disappointed to find the category listed 
1660 books, with no way of narrowing them down further. also, some of the books 
i came across in that category seem a little odd, i mean, instructions fo 
dishwashers and such categorised as "science"? also, maps? surely travel is 
more appropriate? i hope this is still a work in progress and such things will 
be worked on at some point. my final observation realtes to the prices listed. 
i'll relate it to maps again as this is the one area i went into depth on. my 
observation is that the price listed on the item page is the full price, it's 
not until your going through the checkout process that the price changes to the 
discount price us blindies pay. i'd suggest this is a little odd, why can't 
both prices be listed on the item page?
apart form all that, smile, it's a great resource and it's good to finally have 
it available online.
kevin - (lord l)
"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without 
notice"-Will Durant
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email/msn: kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Godber 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 4:45 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue from 
RNIB


  hello brian,
  you can't download books right now. we're in negotiation with the software 
manufacturers to obtain the necessary permissions. so downloads will come 
before too long.
  john
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: brian_dalton 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 4:00 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue 
from RNIB


    Hi John,

      Can I download books to listen too on the move, or should I keep me 
talking book subscription open for this purpose.?

      Brian.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: John Godber 
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:57 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] new bookstreaming service and online catalogue from 
RNIB


      hello listers,
      I thought you'd be interested to know about a new web catalogue and book 
streaming service from RNIB. If you go to www.rnib.org.uk/booksite you will 
find our new, very user friendly catalogue containing all our audio books, 
Braille books, music and maps. You can also register and buy items  that are 
for sale. The audio books are not just our conventional talking books but also 
daisy versions of many of the most popular titles that we have recorded for 
individuals. So as well as fiction and biographies you can find cookery, 
gardening, the whole range of academic subjects and even books on the Archers 
and old steam railways.

      You can also join our bookstream bookclub and for £50 a year you can 
stream audio books direct to your PC. So, just like a sighted person, you can 
browse around, find something you're in the mood for and begin reading it 
straight away.

      But take a look for yourself and tell us what you think. 

      If you've got any queries that aren't answered on the site itself you can 
contact our technology support team on 08459 000015. 

       

      Or talk to customer services on 0845 702 5153 You are also most welcome 
to contact me directly by email:   john.Godber@xxxxxxxxxxxx

      Happy reading.

      John

       

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