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Digital Talking Books: Progress to Date

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"Audio Advisory Committee Reviews Digital Projects." News, v. 29, April-June 1998: 3-5.

"Audio Committee Considers Current, Future Equipment." News, v. 24, January-March 1993: 4.

"Committee Tests Data Reduction in Audio Recording." News, v. 26, January-March 1995: 2-4.

Cookson, John P. "An Audio Technology Assessment and Research Program." In International Yearbook of Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals. Compiled by Friends of Libraries for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in North America. Munich, Germany: K.G. Saur, 1993. pp. 76-84.

Cookson, John P., and Judith Dixon. "Transition from Analog to Digital Technology." Proceedings of the Third International Meeting to Discuss Audio Technology as Applied to Library Service for Blind Individuals, Toronto, April 1995.

Cookson, John P., and Lloyd Rasmussen. "Interfacing for Persons Who Are Blind and Physically Handicapped." Enabling Technologies for High-Bandwidth Applications: Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineering, Boston, September 1992. SPIE proceedings series, v. 1785: 133-142. Abstract available at http://www.spie.org/web/abstracts/1700/1785.html

Cookson, John P., and Lloyd Rasmussen. "National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Digital Plans and Progress." Library Hi Tech, v. 19, no. 1, 2001: 15-18. Also in Information Technology and Disabilities, v. 7, no.1, August 2000. http://www.rit.edu/~easi/itd/itdv07n1/article2.htm

Cookson, John P., Lloyd Rasmussen, and Tom McLaughlin. "Digital Talking Books: Developing a User Interface." Presentation at Technology and Persons with Disabilities sponsored by the Center on Disabilities, California State University, Northridge; March 2001. http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf2001/proceedings/0030cookson.html

Cookson, John P., Tom McLaughlin, and Lloyd Rasmussen. "A Test of MPEG 1 Layer III Using Spoken Audio." Technical Report. Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, February 1995.

Cookson, John P., Lloyd Rasmussen, and George Stockton. "Talking Books: Toward a Digital Model." Proceedings of the Conference Where Technology Meets the Information Age, Center on Disabilities, California State University, Northridge, Calif., March 1997. http://www-cod.csun.edu/conf/1997/proceedings/csun97_032.htm

Cookson, John P., Lloyd Rasmussen, and Billy West. "Digital Collection-Access System Proposal." Proceedings of the Third International Meeting to Discuss Audio Technology as Applied to Library Service for Blind Individuals, Toronto, April 1995.

Cookson, John P., Michael Moodie, and Lloyd Rasmussen. "Digital Talking-Book Standards Developed by NLS and Partners under NISO Auspices." Library Hi Tech, v. 19, no. 1, 2001: 19-24. Also in Information Technology and Disabilities, v. 7, no. 1, August 2000. http://www.rit.edu/~easi/itd/itdv07n1/article3.htm

Crowley, Steven J. "A Review of Talking Book Technology: A Report Prepared for the Library of Congress by du Treil, Lundin, and Rackley." Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, v. 84, December 1990: 518-520.

Cylke, Frank Kurt. "Building a Solid Base for the Future: A Review of Current Activity." Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind, New Orleans, July 1997.

Cylke, Frank Kurt, and others. Digital Talking Books: Planning for the Future; Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1998.

Cylke, Frank Kurt. Our Digital World: An address to 2000 conventions of the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind, July 2000. Posted October 12, 2001. http://www.loc.gov/nls/other/acbnfb2000.html

Cylke, Frank Kurt. "Talking Book Technology." Illinois Libraries, v. 72, April 1990: 337-339.

Cylke, Frank Kurt. We Are Nearly There, a Digital Odyssey: An address to 2001 conventions of the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind, July 2001. Posted October 12, 2001. http://www.loc.gov/nls/other/acbnfb2001.html

"Development of NISO Standard for Digital Talking Book Continues." News, v. 31, January-March 2000: 6.

"Digital Equipment Installed for Recording, Duplicating." News, v. 31, January-March 2000: 6-7.

"Digital Future for the Blind and Disabled: NLS Establishes Long-Term Digital Planning Group." Library of Congress Information Bulletin, v. 60, October 2001: 237.

"Digital Planning Takes Shape." News, v. 31, July-September 2000: 1-2.

"Digital Recorded Research Links Past to Future." Library of Congress Information Bulletin, v. 46, no. 15, April 13, 1987: 149-151.

Digital Talking-Book Technical Activity Planning. Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1997.

Dixon, Judy. Web-Braille: a library of braille books on the Internet. Available on the Internet at http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf2001/proceedings/0141dixon.html

Dixon, Judy. Web-Braille: a new distribution system for braille books. Braille monitor, v. 43, January 2000: 75-79. Also available on the Internet at http://www.nfb.org/bm/bm00/bm0001/bm000113.htm

"Facts: Books for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals." Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2002. 4p.

"Facts: Web-Braille." Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2001. 2p. Also available on the Internet at http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/webbraille.html

File Specifications for the Digital Talking Book: http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/Z39-86-200X.html

and http://www.niso.org/committees/committee_aq.html

"Four Agencies Plan Technical Cooperation." News, v. 21, April-June 1990:16.

"International Delegates Consider Audio Technology." News, v. 26, July-September 1995: 1.

"International Meeting Confirms Cooperation." News, v. 23, July-September 1992: 1.

Majeska, Marilyn L. Talking Books: Pioneering and Beyond. Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1988.

McLaughlin, Tom, John P. Cookson, and Lloyd Rasmussen. "A Test of MPEG Using Time-Inverted Spoken Audio." Proceedings of the IEEE 1996 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, May 1996.

Moodie, Michael M. "Digital Talking Books: Planning for the Future." Presentation at the Francophone Forum of the World Blind Union, Montreal, November 1997.

Nieland, Ruth A., and George F. Thuronyi. Answering the Call: Telephone Pioneer Talking-Book Machine-Repair Program, 1960-1993. Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1994.

"NISO Approves Standards Project for Digital Talking Book." Library Hi Tech News, no. 142, May 1997: 27.

"NISO Committee Concludes Work, Posts Standard for Public Comment." News, v. 32, January-March 2001:12.

"NISO Committee Moves ahead with Digital Standards." News, v. 30, January-March 1999: 3-4.

"NISO Group Advances." News, v. 30, April-June 1999: 3-5.

"NISO Group Moves Ahead." News, v. 28, October-December 1997: 1-3.

"NISO Process Begins for Digital Audio Book." News, v. 28, July-September 1997: 1-2.

"NISO Standards Committee Considers Special Features of Digital Talking Books." News, v. 30, October-December 1999: 3.

NISO Working Papers:

National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Digital Talking Book Standard. Updated December 7, 2001. http://www.loc.gov/nls/niso/index.html

National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Document Navigation Features List. [Report of the] Digital Talking Book Standards Committee. Posted April 4, 2001. http://www.loc.gov/nls/z3986/background/navigation.htm

National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Playback Device Guidelines: Prioritized List of Features for Digital Talking Book Playback Devices. [Report of the] Digital Talking Book Standards Committee. December 30,1999. http://www.loc.gov/nls/z3986/background/features.htm

National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Supporting documentation for ANSI/NISO z39.86, File Specifications for the Digital Talking Book. January 22, 2002. http://www.loc.gov/nls/z3986/

"NLS Names Committee for Digital Audio Project." News, v. 29, October-December 1998: 5.

Paris, Henry B., Lloyd Rasmussen, and Judith Dixon. "The U.S. Talking Book System: Current and Future Requirements." Resource Sharing and Information Networks, v. 9, no. 1, 1993: 55-78.

Rasmussen, Lloyd, and John P. Cookson. "Designing Future Access for Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)." Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, Technology and Persons with Disabilities, California State University, Northridge, California, March 1994.

"Report Focuses on Digital Talking Books." News, v. 29, July-September 1998: 5-6.

"Significant Reduction Possible for Digital Storage." News, v. 27, July-September 1996: 3.

"Students to Design Talking-Book Machine." News, v. 32, July-September 2001: 1-2.

"Technology Team Works toward Future." News, v. 24, April- June 1993: 2.

That All May Read: Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped People. Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1983.

"Work Continues toward Digital Standards." News, v. 29, April-June 1998: 1-2.

Linda Redmond
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Prologue --- Twenty Steps to Next-Generation NLS Technology --- Work Accomplished to Date --- Nine Tasks to Implement the Use of Digital Talking Books --- Digital Braille: Web-Braille Puts Braille Books on the Internet --- Bibliography

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