Wednesday, June 04, 2008


LibriVox is becoming a valuable resource for free audio books. They just reached 1500 titles in the collection.
We’ve had a pretty extraordinary May. We cataloged our 1,500th book, James Baldwin’s children’s history book, Four Great Americans, which was a great accomplishment. (Considering seven months ago we were at 1,000).

But we also had an impressively productive month: we released 115 (!) audiobooks into the public domain, almost four per day. Our previous record for monthly production was 77, reached in July 2007.
Is anyone cataloging these and adding them to their collection? Burning them to CDs and adding those to the collection? A few months back the Nebraska Library Commission made news by adding a few books licensed under Creative Commons to their catalog. Anyone doing the same for the LibriVox materials? Adding the records to OCLC for sharing or making them available via OAI-PMH?

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