Monday, March 28, 2005

One Book Many Formats: The Magic of Multimedia

The Alliance Library System, the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, and the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service are pleased to announce this year’s annual Audio Ebook Expo. The theme for the day is “One Book, Many Formats: The Magic of Multimedia.” The Expo will be held at Alliance Library System in East Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 P.M. central standard time.

The event website is located at http://www.mitbc.org/audiobookexpo/index.html.
Keynote speakers include Geoff Freed, Project Manager of WGBH NCAM’s Beyond the Text project; Tom Peters of TAP Information Services; William Harroff from McKendree College; and Charlotte Johnson from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The day will also include demonstrations of the latest digital audiobook technology from OverDrive, OCLC netLibrary/Recorded Books; Tumblebooks; and Audible.com.

Registration for librarians is only $10.00 to cover the costs of lunch. Talking book readers can attend for no charge. To register for this event, you can use the online registration form at the site; register via the CLEO system on the Alliance; or contact Lori Bell at MITBC at lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com or (309)694-9200 ext. 2128.

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