[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

  • From: "maithe007" <maithe007@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:36:11 -0400

Hi Lissi!

Yes, those are the new ones being offered at our library system.  We have Books 
On Tape *which are directly delivered to your house without any charge*; we 
have downlodable audio and Ebooks *Not thrilled with the downloadable books-no 
rewind*; and the ones you are talking about.  However, our library system 
states that the batteries and ear plugs are your responsibility.  Makes 
sense...saves them money which they can use for other things.  We have many 
options here and I am pretty sure I am missing something...I usually do. *L*


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Estelnalissi 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:29 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

  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 
        they aren't in great supply so they ask us to list genre preferences 
        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 
        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 
        NLS and our local libraries, County libraries tend to concentrate on 
        stocking best sellers which they don't replace when the book wears out 
        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 
        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 
        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 
        by Spencer Johnson. It's a wonderful book, a perfect read for people 

        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 
        which allows
        users to listen to their favorite title anywhere.


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