[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Duplicating NLS Titles

  • From: "Lori Castner" <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:45:46 -0700

Hi, We have downloadable books from libraries here in Oakland.  I downloaded 
several; I needed one for a book group it was not available elsewhere.  But I 
have not figured out how to download them to my bookport, so I don't use them 
much.  The service is called "Net Library.

Cat Lover Lori

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 3:30 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 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 
    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 
    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 allows
    users to listen to their favorite title anywhere.


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