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Archive for March, 2010

Fri, March 26th, 2010
Looking for Great Listening?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Try ALA’s “Recommended Listening” web page for helpful articles and web links. You’ll find the American Library Association’s selection lists highlighting terrific music & audiobooks for children, teens and adults; links to the ALA Store’s listening-specific items (such as the poster at the top of this post; helpful articles on selecting and evaluating music & […]


Fri, March 19th, 2010
The Power of Voice
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Father reads to daughter more than one thousand nights. What a lovely story from the NYT by Michael Winerip: A Father-Daughter Bond, Page by Page. Winerip knows about great books for kids – he’s the author of the Adam Canfield series – ably translated into audio, read byPatrick Lawlor. Thanks for this heart-warming story, Michael!


Wed, March 17th, 2010
EBSCO buys NetLibrary
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The eBook & audiobook content of OCLC’s NetLibrary has been aquired by EBSCO Publishing. What does this mean to public libraries that subscribe to the download services provided by NetLibrary? Learn more in this press release. An interesting announcement from OCLC in Dublin, Ohio on St. Patty’s Day


Tue, March 16th, 2010
Today’s Video Break: Reversable verse
Posted by: Mary Burkey

DK Publishing”s reflection on reading & publishing in this changing world. Enjoy!


Sat, March 13th, 2010
OverDrive BlackBerry audiobook app
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Download titles for free using your public library’s OverDrive audiobook subscription. Don’t know if your library offers OverDrive? Type your zip code in the search box on OverDrive’s web site to find out. Find out more & download OverDrive’s free app for BlackBerry, Android, and Window Mobile smartphones here. After the not-so-hot web comic commentary […]


Tue, March 9th, 2010
Free audiobook: Alice in Wonderland
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great family listening for Spring Break! Were you intrigued by Blackstone Audio’s innovative audiobook app of Alice, but don’t have an iPhone or iTouch? Never fear! You can download the same production of Alice in Wonderland through March 16th via AudioFile Magazine’s celebration of all things Alice. Besides the free full-length book, you can listen […]


Fri, March 5th, 2010
Alice? There’s an App for that!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook apps are a reality – check out Blackstone’s awesome iTunes collection of titles created using the Folium enhancedAudio engine, developed by Folium Partners. The first batch of titles includes Alice in Wonderland, read by Michael York – a perfect tie-in to the movie release! Try out the look & feel of the incredible app […]


Thu, March 4th, 2010
Today’s Video Break
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Unbelievable Rube Goldberg starring OK Go – here are the details: Directed by James Frost, OK Go and Syyn Labs. Produced by Shirley Moyers. The official video for the recorded version of “This Too Shall Pass” off of the album “Of the Blue Colour of the Sky”. The video was filmed in a two story […]


Wed, March 3rd, 2010
Why DRM doesn’t work – web comic style
Posted by: Mary Burkey

When multiple forwards appeared in my email inbox, it was clear that Brad Colbow had hit a common sore spot with his web comic detailing the step-by-step “How to Download an Audiobook From the Cleveland Public Library.” Take a look and see what you think here: http://www.bradcolbow.com/archive.php/?p=205 Does this represent your library patrons’ experience? Or […]





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