Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Audio Ebook Expo Webcast and Audiocast scheduled

Greetings! The Alliance Library System and the
Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center are pleased to
announce an exciting event scheduled for Friday,
October 29 - "Audiobook and E-Book Expo: Exploring
Digital Books and Content." Join us as we explore
where the library field has been and where it is going
in the area of audiobooks and ebooks 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. The event website is at
http://www.mitbc.org/audioebook/index.html

Selected programs from the day will be available live
via webcast and also via audiocast. The schedule for
the day for attending in-person is available at
http://www.mitbc.org/audioebook/program.htm
Information on the webcast and the programs for the
webcast are available at
http://www.mitbc.org/audioebook/webcast.htm
The webcast will include a live video feed and audio for
selected programs. Information on the audio webcast
which will include an audio broadcast only is
available at
http://www.mitbc.org/audioebook/audiocast.htm
For the audiocast, Talking Communities technology will be
used. Although there is no charge for attending the
webcast or audio events, please email Lori Bell at
lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com if you plan to attend
so we know how many to expect and so updated
information can be sent to you.
Key-note speakers include: Tom Peters of TAP
Information Systems, Steve Potash, CEO of Overdrive,
Inc., Jenny Levine, "the Shifted Librarian",
Metropolitan Library System, and Judy Dixon from NLS.
Other speakers include Jane Chamberlain, Adult
Services Manager at Bloomington Public Library, 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!


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