Digital distribution of talking books in Sweden The Human by wvd19763

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									Digital distribution of
talking books in Sweden
The Human Side of IT

Torbjörn Dahlander
Talboks- och punktskriftbiblioteket
www.tpb.se
torbjorn.dahlander@tpb.se
Outline

   TPB – The Swedish library of talking books
    and braille
   Decentralization - the Swedish model
   DAISY – a better way to read
   TPB:s digital library
   Direct distribution : streaming and
    downloading
TPB – The Swedish Library of
Talking Books and Braille

    Government funded national library for
     persons with reading disabilities.
    45 000 DAISY-talking books
    38 000 talking books on cassette
    Acquisition 3000 talking books per year
    Founding member of The DAISY
     Consortium
         Decentralization :
    The Swedish model for talking
           book service
   The talking book service is an integral part
    of the public library system
   Talking books and competent staff at all
    local libraries.
   From 2003 decentralized service at
    university libraries.
   TPB – leading producer
   TPB – largest collection of books
DAISY – a better way to read


   Digital Accessible Information System
   International standard for talking books -
    ANSI/NISO Z39.86
   Search page, move heading to heading,
   Bookmarks, adjustable play-speed
   Multi-media capability,
TPB:s digital library

   All books are available and accessible 24-
    hours a day
   Book in your hand in 15 minutes
   Quality guarantee
   Economy
   The environment
TPB:s Digital Library
   45 000 Titles

   Interface: Web Catalogue

   Format: image-files created
    on the fly

   At the Libraries the
    downloaded image-files are
    copied on CD
Digital distribution 1999 - 2007


   1999 – 2001. 2 county libraries, 140 books, 2
    Mbit/s.
    Is it working? Do they want it?
   2002 – 2004. 4 university libraries. 20 000
    books, 10 – 100 Mbit/s
    Building a service for the future.
   2006 The public libraries
Downloads
2003 – May 2007

30000
                                                     25667         25323
25000                                                25667
                                                                   5658
                                                                   20958
20000                                                9956

15000
10000                               7594
                                    8716                           19665
                                                     15711
5000       792         3123
                      3123              7594
          792
          792         3123              1122
   0
        Year 2003   Year 2004     Year 2005        Year 2006     Year 2007 -
                                                                    May

                     Public Libraries     University Libraries
Direct distribution to patrons


   Direct download to patrons – still unresolved
    copyright issues. Ongoing talks with the author´s
    union
   Streaming to computer and mobile devices – trial
    projects 2006 - 2007
Digital distribution and the
Swedish model


   New role for the libraries when the distribution
    model changes
   Service to persons with print-impairment will
    continue to be an important task for all libraries

								
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