Braille Book Review

may-June 2001

In Brief

Braille Books 1999-2000 A new large-print catalog, Braille Books 1999-2000, has been sent to patrons who requested it on their annual survey. Other readers who wish to obtain a copy should contact their cooperating library. The catalog is also available online through the NLS web site www.loc.gov/nls and will be available in braille in the future.

Another new catalog, Books in Spanish 1994-2000, supplementing NLS's 1993 Foreign Language Books, was published in large print in March and is available online through the NLS web site. In addition to more than three hundred recorded books, the catalog lists a small number of braille books in Spanish.

Newsstand

The following announcement may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. Items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Documents in American history. National Braille Press has announced the availability, free of charge, of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, together, as either a 79-page braille booklet or a downloadable braille file. To download, go to ftp://www.nbp.org/Newbury/nbp/nmcondc.brf. To order, call 1-800-548-7323 or e-mail orders@nbp.org.

The following additional information is reprinted from Talking Book Topics, May-June 2001.

Recent NLS catalogs Cassette Books 2000 NLS's large-print catalog of books recorded in 2000, Cassette Books 2000, is being sent to patrons who ordered it. It describes recorded books for adults produced by NLS during the past year, with titles listed by subject category. Cassette Books 2000 will be available online at the NLS web site www.loc.gov/nls> and, at a later date, in recorded format as part of the NLS collection. For Younger Readers 1998-1999 For Younger Readers 1998-1999, cassette edition, has been sent to readers who ordered it. It is also available through your cooperating library. The catalog lists recorded works of nonfiction and fiction written especially for children and young adults, with suggested grade levels indicated. For Younger Readers 1998-1999 is available online through the NLS web site www.loc.gov/nls. The electronic edition lists titles produced in both recorded and braille formats.

Newsstand

The following announcement may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. Items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Magazines on tape. Recorded Periodicals, a division of Associated Services for the Blind, has added the Family Handyman, O--the Oprah Magazine, and monthly selections from the New Yorker magazine to its list of recordings available to subscribers. Each magazine is available for $36 a year from Recorded Periodicals, Associated Services for the Blind, 919 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; or by phone (215) 627-0600, ext. 3206.


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