[bksvol-discuss] Re: bksvol-discuss Digest V7 #20

  • From: Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:31:47 -0900

Besides which, there are brick and mortar libraries that charge also.
As well as special purpose non-lending libraries.

On 1/15/10, robert tweedy <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> The only time it is free is if the customer is in school or going to college
> but if they want to read for enjoyment, they will have to buy a membership.
> Someone correct me if I gave out any information that was misleading.
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Valerie Maples
>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; Nan Hawthorne
>   Cc: Robin Seaman
>   Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 7:17 PM
>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bksvol-discuss Digest V7 #20
>
>
>   Hi, Nan!
>
>
>   BookShare is an online library for people with print disabilities.
> Students of all ages can receive an annual free membership with
> certification by a qualifying individual and student status.
>
>
>   Volunteers earn credits for scanning or proofreading books.  Often
> volunteers like myself and my husband, among  many others, will sponsor
> individuals who cannot afford membership by donating credits to needy
> individuals.  We all want people to have the means to read books.
>
>
>   I hope anyone will correct me if I have mis-spoken on any of these points.
>
>
>   Valerie
>
>
>
>
>   On Jan 15, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Nan Hawthorne wrote:
>
>
>     Can someone clear up a puzzle for me?
>
>     I keep hearing BookShare described as being a free library for people
> who are print impaired. Is it free?  I had to pay.  I feel weird telling
> people one thing, then hearing another.  No disrespect, I just want to
> clarify.
>
>     AccessibleWorld.org book discussions have no cast in bronze policy about
> this, but one thing I have been told is that "many people can't afford to
> join BookShare" and this has limited what books I can schedule.. I am too
> find other ways for people to access the books.  Since BookShare is one of
> the only places producing accessible versions of independently published
> books.. and I say bravo for that!  I am hard pressed to find a solution.
>
>     By the way, I am delirious about the news that Smashwords and BookShare
> will partner!! These days I read more books not on NLS than on.
>
>


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