31 May 2011

New program for Listen Up! Vermont

Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know that there is new service through Overdrive that we are offering called LEAP. This program is designed to give e-book access to folks with print disabilities. OverDrive is funding LEAP to qualifying patrons at no cost to us and at no cost to patrons for one year. Qualified patrons can download up to 20 accessible e-books each month for the next year. How does it work? From Overdrive's FAQ sheet, the following is stated:

Patrons with LEAP memberships receive a user
account at Bookshare. Bookshare hosts more than
70,000 digital books, textbooks, newspapers, and
magazines — available in DAISY and BRF formats. These
can be used with a variety of accessible devices and
free desktop software. The Bookshare catalog is growing
each month, accumulating thousands of new titles.
Please note that it is not the identical collection of eBooks
that OverDrive supplies to your library.

I will be including some more information direct from Overdrive on this soon, all of which will be found on the widget. 


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