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Interchange is the bimonthly newsletter of the Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service that keeps library patrons abreast of service changes and of new titles added to the Nebraska Books Collection and the Nebraska Descriptive Video Collection. Interchange is available on digital cartridge, in large print and Braille, and online.

Digital, Large Print, and Braille

All Talking Book and Braille Service patrons have the option to receive Interchange in one of these formats: large print, digital cartridge, and Braille. If you already receive our newsletter and wish to change formats, or you would like to subscribe, please contact a Readers Advisor.

Online Access

Print        Audio

Additionally, all of our past and current print and audio issues of Interchange are available for download at the Interchange Archives. A podcast* of Interchange is also accessible.

*Podcast: The podcast of Interchange differs from the audio edition in two important ways. When you click on the link for the Audio edition, the most recent Interchange audio plays through your media player in real time. You can pause the playback but cannot fast forward or rewind. Also, the same edition will be replayed every time you click the Audio button until a new edition is available.

Podcasts are subscription based. Once subscribed to a podcast, your podcast client (browser, media player, or other client) automatically notifies you when new editions are available. The podcast file is downloaded and saved to your computer. You can forward the file on to a portable player or play the file direct from your computer. You have full control of the playback including pause, fast forward, and rewind.

To receive Interchange as a podcast, paste this link into your podcast-ready browser or media player, or a specialized podcast client

Podcast-ready browsers include Firefox 2.0-4.0.1 and Internet Explorer 7-9.

Podcast-ready media players include iTunes.

Additional podcast clients include:

  • @Podder  @Podder's design aims to assist partially sighted users benefiting from "large print software". @Podder's simple interface provides the core functionality of podcatchers in tabbed panels with few buttons. While not (yet) supporting screen readers, @Podder uses off-the-shelf low-cost desktop text-to-speech tools to provide voice feedback and read aloud useful description of feeds and podcasts. @Podder also mirrors its database of feeds and podcasts in HTML that can be browsed, searched, and shared. Tags (keywords) are also supported for annotating and classifying podcast collections. @Podder is integrated currently with Windows XP platforms.
  • Doppler Doppler is a podcast aggregator. It s a tool to subscribe to RSS feeds which supply downloadable files. Doppler will go out and fetch the files enclosed in the RSS feed and will automatically add them to your preferred media player. And it does this in a very smooth unattended manner. It s simple! Really.
  • Juice Receiver (formerly iPodder) If you want to listen to Internet audio programs (podcasts) but can't when they are scheduled, this program is for you. Juice Receiver is the premier Podcasting application, allowing users to capture and listen to Internet audio programs anytime, anywhere. It allows users to select and download shows and music, and to play whenever they want on their portable digital media players, or computers automatically, after specifying which music or shows they want to listen to.

Note: All software mentioned on this page is free.

For more information, contact Scott Scholz.