[guispeak] Fwd: N.Y. Public Library Starts Digital Library

  • From: Andy Baracco <wq6r@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 21:09:14 -0700

N.Y. Public Library Starts Digital Library Updated: Monday, Jun. 13, 2005 - 5:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A little Melville for your MP3 player? Tom Clancy for your

The New York Public Library announced Monday that it is making 700 books _
from classics to current best sellers _ available to members in digital
form for downloading onto PCs, CD players and portable listening devices.

"We are delighted to announce the availability of downloadable audio books
as part of our circulating collection," said Susan Kent, director and chief
of the branch libraries. "Library users today are much more technologically
sophisticated than ever; our aim is to continue to provide our users with
access to materials in whichever format they prefer."

The service started Monday. Users can listen to digital audio books through
a computer, burn them to CDs or transfer them to many portable devices,
officials said.

Digital audio books are available for free to members through the library's
Web site. Users can borrow up to 10 digital books at a time, and after 21
the materials will be automatically checked in and made available to others.


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