Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Books on MP3

David Rothman, who writes the Teleread blog
is promoting MP3 books. "Check out two items at or near the top of the TeleRead Web log on the idea of an MP3 for e-books. I've included a handheld/WiFi angle.
I really hope that the library community can get behind the idea, which comes from Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive and does have some TeleReaderish components. "
If you haven't read the Teleread blog, I urge you to do so! Lot of great links
and ideas for electronic books and integrating them into the school
and library communities.

Regarding MP3 books, several of us in Illinois are trying to get the infamous
Saul Amdursky from the Kalamazoo Public Library,
the first public library in the U.S. to circulate MP3 books from audible, to Illinois,
to share his experiences with us! I do think audio books in this format will
take off in the next year or so, and Saul has said he will come! We just need
to find a date and location! Is anyone else out there circulating audio ebooks?
There is also a program in Ohio called Listen Ohio with Nolanet regional Library
system where they are working as a group of libraries to do this.

Thanks, David!

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