Audiobook Collections & Services (Highsmith Press Handbook by Susan Baird

By Susan Baird

This entire consultant to the making plans, improvement, advertising and marketing and management of audiobook collections in libraries is choked with functional recommendation. The publication presents a short heritage of audiobooks by way of transparent, easy-to-follow steps in making plans, budgeting and comparing your assortment; tips on how to pick out titles acceptable for grownup and juvenile clients, instructed choice rules, acquisition and processing strategies, recommendation on narrators and abridgments, dealing with censorship threats, upkeep and service, shelving and flow, advertising and potent demonstrate. Appendices comprise reviewing and assortment improvement resources, providers, audiobook publishers and vendors (including their specialties, similar to audiotapes in Spanish), an annotated bibliography of vintage audiobooks for adults and early life, significant audiobook awards and up to date award winners.

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1). The person is encouraged to review this and to complete the form if he or she still desires to request reconsideration of the material. 2 After the library director receives the reconsideration form, the Board of Trustees is informed and the director forms an ad hoc committee of three staff librarians to review the material in question. When the committee reaches a decision, the board and the complainant receive letters informing them of the committee’s decision. If the patron is dissatisfied with the findings of the staff committee, he or she may bring the objection before the Library Board.

The person is encouraged to review this and to complete the form if he or she still desires to request reconsideration of the material. 2 After the library director receives the reconsideration form, the Board of Trustees is informed and the director forms an ad hoc committee of three staff librarians to review the material in question. When the committee reaches a decision, the board and the complainant receive letters informing them of the committee’s decision. If the patron is dissatisfied with the findings of the staff committee, he or she may bring the objection before the Library Board.

British narrators often seem to have more radio experience in their backgrounds, which makes them especially suited for audiobooks. It is also common for the British to work in both adult and children’s books. For example, Christian Rodska has read Waugh’s Officers and Gentlemen, Delderfield’s To Serve Them All of My Days, Brough Girling’s hilarious School Secretary on the Warpath, and the outrageous Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl. Some narrators use several different names to record. David Case is also Frederick Davidson and Edward Raleigh.

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