Sunday, May 09, 2004

May ebookworm

Ebookworm - Join us for ebookworm on May 20, 2004 from
3:00 to 4:00 Central Time. Program moderator Tom
Peters will discuss ebooks with Jon Noring, an ebook
publisher, technologist, advocate, and standards
developer. He is the founder and moderator of The
eBook Community, the Internet's oldest, largest, and
most respected general ebook forum. To attend, go to
http://www.talkingcommunities.com/entrance.pl?LIB-Auditorium&nopass_field=1,
type your name and click enter. A small software
applet will download to your computer and then you
will enter the room. You need a pc microphone to
participate via audio, but you can also participate
via text chat. All you need are an Internet connection
and sound card.

Audio Ebook Expo - Talking Book Readers Invited!
Sign up at http://www.mitbc.org/audioebookexpo.htm
The Alliance Library System and the Mid-Illinois
Talking Book Center are pleased to announce an
exciting event – “Audio E-Book Expo: Exploring Digital
Books and Content” on Friday, October 29 at Alliance
Library System East Peoria. Put this date on your
calendar to join us as we explore where the library
field has been and where it is going in the area of
audiobooks for everyone – adults, children, the
visually impaired, the learning disabled, and more.
Experts will share the latest in web-based ebook
management systems, handheld players, and
collaborative projects. Key-note speakers include: Tom
Peters of TAP Information Systems, Steve Potash, CEO
of Overdrive, Inc., and Jenny Levine, “the Shifted
Librarian”,Suburban Library System. Other speakers
include Jane Chamberlain, Adult Services Manager at
Bloomington Public Library, Lori Bell, Mid-Illinois
Talking Book Center, Sharon Ruda, Illinois State
Library Talking Book and Braille Service, and Diana
Sussman of Southern Illinois Talking Book Center.
There will also be time for exhibits and ideas! Cost
for the day is only $25.00 which includes lunch. For
more information, contact Lori Bell at the
Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, at (309)694-9200,
ext. 2128 or lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com.

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