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Advisory Committee to the Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service

Nebraska Library Commission
1200 N Street, Suite 120 Crane Room
Lincoln, Nebraska
Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Main agenda items for the June 11, 2009 meeting include the following but may be modified at such meeting: 

  • Welcome; Introductions; Minutes of the last meeting.

  • Try out the Library of Congress demonstration models of digital players.

  • Distribution:  Our transition to digital books and players is scheduled to begin late fall.  The transition could take up to six years. During this transition, we will need to balance the needs of established borrowers with those of new borrowers.  When it comes to allocating limited numbers of digital books and digital players, what considerations should we keep in mind?

  • Marketing:  One of our ongoing challenges is to attract a steady influx of new borrowers.  The transition to digital books and players represents an opportunity for us to draw attention to our service.  What marketing approaches could we take to present our program in a good light without overextending our resources of digital players and books?

  • Service to schools: Talking book service to schools has been a special challenge the last few years, since we have been cassette-based while cassette use overall has declined in the classroom.  What steps can we take now to reintroduce our service to Nebraska schools?

  • Other items

  • Date for fall meeting

  •  Adjournment

For more information contact Scott Scholz, Director, Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service.
Scott Scholz

For more information, contact Scott Scholz.