[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

  • From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:29:14 -0400

Dear Maithe, Barbara Shelley and Booksharian Friends, 

The books we're getting from the public library through NLS aren't 
downloadable. They come in padded envelopes. Each book is a little rectangle 
with the picture of the cover of the book on the smooth front and six little 
buttons in two rows of 3 on the upper half of the back with a little hole in 
the side for ear buds. They come with a double or triple A battery already 
inserted in the back and an extra battery in case you need it. Not very 
efficient, maybe, but human readers and great sound. 

Always with love,

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: maithe007 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:34 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

  Our public library also has audio books and ebooks which can be downloaded.  
What I did not like about the downloadable audio was that I could not hit 
rewind or go back a sentence or two so if I missed a word...I was out of luck.  
I got frustrated and gave that one up. *L*

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Barbara 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:30 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

    My public library in San Jose also has some audio books that you can 
download. However, I have enough to read as it is. One time, I downloaded one 
of these audio books but did not have time to read it (smile). 

    "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
      Massachusetts also has the downloadable audio books.

      Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI
      and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide
      Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
      Graduate Alumni Association Board

      More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my 
      limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.
      - Helen Keller

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: "Estelnalissi" 
      Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 5:19 AM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

      Dear Monica, and Booksharian Friends,

      You could move to Ohio, too. NLS is making Play Away Audio available to 
      Ohio patrons and audio described videos, too. You may want to do one of 
      many things you do well before you start packing and track down more 
      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 
      was fifth in the Women's murder series, a series I don't like. I'm 
      it anyway because of the novelty of the cute little thin rectangular 
      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 
      book going along with whatever I'm reading from Bookshare. I'm very 
      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 
      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 
      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 
      and the Play Always and take in the beauty, fun and culture of Ohio if 
      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 allows
      users to listen to their favorite title anywhere.


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