Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Audio Ebook Expo: In person, webcast, or audiocast

Audio E-Book Expo: Exploring Digital Books and Content
http://www.mitbc.org/audioebook/index.html

Are you interested in the following:
Delivering digital audio and video to your patrons via
the Internet?
Where to get digital audiobooks?
Different handheld players available for ebooks and
audiobooks?
Where NLS is going with their digital audiobook
program?
Various ebook management software packages?
If you answered yes to one of these, you need to put
Friday, October 29 on your calendar! Join us at the
Alliance Library System at 600 High Point Lane in East
Peoria for a fun, exciting, and informative day! You
can also join us via webcast or audiocast - look at
the website for these options.

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." 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., 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!
Cost: $25.00 which covers lunch. Registration deadline
is October 1, 2004. Send payment to Ann Schaller,
Alliance Library System, 515 York Street, Quincy, IL
62301. Make checks payable to Alliance Library System
or Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center. If the $25.00 is
a hardship, scholarships are available. Contact Lori
Bell, 1-800-426-0709, ext. 2128 for more information.




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