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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

Archive for November, 2009

Mon, November 30th, 2009
Neil Gaiman Asks: Heard Any Good Books Lately?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks were featured on NPR’s Morning Edition as part of the Open Mic series today – an awesome program  featuring two of the best author / narrators, Neil Gaiman and David Serdaris, both winners of the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Award.  Also part of the program are host Renee Montagne; professional narrator Martin Jarvis, who […]

Fri, November 27th, 2009
Today’s video break: LibriVox
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Thousands of free audiobooks, multiple languages, a vibrant volunteer community. If you haven’t explored LibriVox, take  time to watch this wonderful three-minute introductory tutorial by Dan Capistan. There will be an entire series of videos posted on YouTube, walking interested listeners and readers through downloading and creating recordings of public domain titles. You can find […]

Wed, November 25th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Ed White
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Life-long learner? Try Recorded Book’s The Modern Scholar for over 120 in-depth presentations by top professors, on a wide array of topics including Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Waking Dragon: The Emerging Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the World and Masterpieces of Western Music. It’s just like carrying a college lecture on your […]

Tue, November 24th, 2009
Short attention span audiobooks: 8 minute quickies from iMinds
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Got a minute? Give a listen! The six-month-old Australian digital publisher iMinds enters the US via partnerships with Audible, iTunes, LearnOutLoud and OverDrive, with the goal of making your wait time more productive. Offering eight minute overviews of informational topics ranging from Flash Mobs to Behavioral Economics, the company is carving out a niche in […]

Mon, November 23rd, 2009
Today’s video break: The decade in seven minutes
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Newsweek takes you down memory lane. Of note to audiobook listeners – the iPod, introduced in 2001.

Fri, November 20th, 2009
Today’s video break: Close encounters of the banjo kind
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I can hear Truffaut laughing in his grave…. Close Encounters of the Redneck Kind from Marc Bullard on Vimeo. Thanks to Neatorama for the link!

Tue, November 17th, 2009
Intel Reader: Audio Assistive Technology
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Point. Shoot. Capture text. Listen or read enlarged text on screen. Intel Reader assistive technology is amazing.  Watch the unit in action in this video and learn more: There has never been a mobile device quite like the Intel® Reader. Such convenient access to the printed word can be life changing for people with vision […]

Sat, November 14th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: Where the Wild Things Are
Posted by: Mary Burkey

In time-elapse chalk drawing, artist Jamin creates an amazing mural honoring Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are for a Washington advertising agency: Thanks to Neatorama for the link!

Wed, November 11th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Anthony Goff
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Publisher and Director of Hachette Audiobooks, Anthony Goff has had his finger on the play button of many titles nominated for recognition at the Audies Award ceremony. But Goff doesn’t keep his enthusiasm for the audiobook publishing field contained at the office. He’s the immediate past President of the Audio Publishers Association, and currently serves […]

Wed, November 4th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Michele Cobb
Posted by: Mary Burkey

BBC Audiobooks America‘s Twitter collaboration with Neil Gaiman generated plenty of audiobook buzz recently – if you haven’t heard about the project, here’s an intro from the BBCA blog (read the rest on the blog) : Our crowd-sourced saga has concluded! The Twitterverse (with the assistance of New York Times Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman) has […]

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