This is the companion site to the presentation New Book Formats for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Conference April 29, 2011 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee Vermont.
U32 Library Media Specialist....and audio geek
What a difference a year makes! There are many new devices that will play audio-books, or let you read them on a tablet. There is even a new iPad. It used to be fairly simple, books came in one format, bound, on paper. Sometimes the covers were hard, sometimes soft. Maybe they were available in different print sizes, but that's pretty much it. Not anymore. Books are available in a wide variety of formats. They can be read, listened to and even watched. If this isn't enough, there are many ways to do each of these.
Kindles in your library.
PlayAways in your library
Sources for downloadable audiobooks, tablet comparisons and more.
Vermont Dept of Libraries:
The Special Services Unit includes:
It provides a service of advice and consultation to libraries in state institutions; provides and maintains reading materials for individuals with visual impairments and other qualifying disabilties as well as selected state institutions. The Unit targets library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library.