[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

  • From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:22:41 -0400

Dear Barbara,

Snow is the best part, and Oberlin is a charming, beautiful, academically 
challenging college with a wonderful music school and stately old buildings and 
glorious old trees. . Why only one semester there? Catch me up off list if you 
like. It's in the low fifties now, bracing, invigorating and raining. I like 
rain any time, but we're two inches short for the year so it's a special treat 
for me and the flora today. 

Always with love, 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:11 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

  I would love to come to Ohio but I imagine that is cold out there (smile). I 
went to Oberlin for a semester and was covered with snow.

  Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
    Dear Monica, and Booksharian Friends, 

    You could move to Ohio, too. NLS is making Play Away Audio available to all 
Ohio patrons and audio described videos, too.  You may want to do one of the 
many things you do well before you start packing and track down more details 
about the program. In Ohio there are only 250 titles available so far and they 
aren't in great supply so they ask us to list genre preferences and take what 
we get. I'm not a fan of James Patterson but the first book I got was fifth in 
the Women's murder series, a series I don't like. I'm reading it anyway because 
of the novelty of the cute little thin rectangular books they send which have 6 
easy to navigate buttons on back to adjust volume, start and stop and hop from 
chapter to chapter. Though I wouldn't have chosen this book, I don't mind it 
enough not to let myself enjoy it. 

    I'm a little concerned that though we have more sources for books through 
NLS and our local libraries, County libraries tend to concentrate on stocking 
best sellers which they don't replace when the book wears out or circulation 
for it drops off. 

    I'm hugely grateful to NLS and usually have a talking book and hard braille 
book going along with whatever I'm reading from Bookshare. I'm very anxious for 
NLS to thrive. They provide reading services to anyone who qualifies whether 
they can afford adaptive equipment or not. When my Braille Note wears out, it 
may be years before I can afford a replacement. It comforts me to know I'll 
still be able to receive paper braille books in the mail no matter what. 

    I'll never choose Bookshare over Nls or NLS over Bookshare. They complement 
each other and serve more people combined than either would alone. 

    So, Monica, come ahead and move to Ohio, or feel free to come and visit me 
and the Play Always and take in the beauty, fun and culture of Ohio if you need 
a little vacation. 

    Always with love,

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Monica Willyard 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 4:06 AM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

      Hmm. I need to move to Florida. Anyone want to guess why? 

      Speaking of scanning books from NLS, I'm working on scanning The Present, 
by Spencer Johnson. It's a wonderful book, a perfect read for people who 

      Monica Willyard

      maithe007 wrote: 
        It could also be because of things such as this: 

        Miami-Dade Public Library System adds Playaway Self-playing digital 
audio books to its collection 

        The Miami-Dade Public Library System has added a new component to its 
audio books collection with Playaway, a self-playing digital audio book, which 
        users to listen to their favorite title anywhere. 


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