Saturday, October 01, 2005

Audio archives and podcasts available from the Audio Book Expo

On Wednesday of this week a one-day conference was held in East Peoria, Illinois and online on the topics of digital audio books and multimedia ebooks.

Speakers included Steve Potash from OverDrive, Paul Cappezzello from OCLC/NetLibrary, Judy Dixon from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Geoff Freed from the National Center for Accessible Media, Charlotte Johnson from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, William Harroff from McKendree College, Tom Peters from TAP Information Services, and others.

The conference was sponsored by the Alliance Library System, the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, and the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service.

The archive of the conference, including the PowerPoint slides and audio recordings of each session, is now available online at the following URL:

http://www.opal-online.org/archivespecial.htm

The MP3 audio recordings also are available as podcasts at the following URL:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/OpalPodcast