Massachusetts also has the downloadable audio books. Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com 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" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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 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, Lissi ----- 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 commute. 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.14.6/1060 - Release Date: 10/9/2007 4:43 PM To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.