Indiana Insights - Spring 2021

Indiana Insights Talking Book and Braille Library

Vison Expo returns

The Talking Book and Braille Library is planning for an in-person Indiana Vision Expo on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Indiana State Library. Vision Expo provides an opportunity for those with vision loss, their friends, families and service providers to learn about the resources available that help promote independent living. It is also a great opportunity to meet the Talking Book staff as well as fellow Talking Book patrons. More details will be available in the summer newsletter.

Duplication on Demand returns

All recently active patrons who receive digital audio books have been switched over to Duplication on Demand. A few reminders about DoD: the new service involves the same player and cartridges; and each cartridge will be customized for you with multiple books on each one. You may have up to four cartridges at a time, with up to ten books per cartridge. Please return your cartridges as you finish them so that you will always have something to read.

Your cartridges continue to come in the same type of container, but the mail card will be foldable and will contain a list of books on the cartridge. When you are ready to return a cartridge, throw away the mail card and book list; there is an address sticker on each container that will get your book back to us. Please do not return your mail card inside the container. If you need to write us a note, we encourage you to call us instead. Notes placed inside the containers may not be seen by staff.

To access the titles on your DoD cartridges you can either use the player’s bookshelf mode or the sequential play feature. There are instructions for both options on the next page.

If you have any questions about DoD, please contact us at 1-800-622-4970. We are happy to walk you through the instructions step-by-step.

New books from Indiana Voices

"Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod" by Ray E. Boomhower (DBC 17782)
In this intimate account, the author details the life of a war correspondent as he reports the war efforts of the Marines in the Pacific Theater. Some strong language and violence.

"Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500" by Art Garner (DBC 13604)
Before noon on May 30, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history.

"Sweet Forever" by Ramona K. Cecil (DBC 17776)
Can Rosaleen escape her sordid past involving a riverboat gambler and find the love and acceptance she longs for with Pastor Jacob? That is the focus of this story of romance, forgiveness, and faith set in pre-Civil War southern Indiana.

Spring 2021

Volume XLIV No. 1

Sequential play and bookshelf

When you have a cartridge with multiple books on it, there are two ways to access the books: sequential play and bookshelf mode. Sequential play will play your books in the order they have been loaded on the cartridge; bookshelf mode lets you pick what book you want to listen to.

To use the sequential play feature, you put your cartridge in and listen to the first book or the instructions. At the end, let the closing announcements play; when they are finished a voice will say “end of book, press play/stop to go to the next book”. Press the play/stop button and the next book on the cartridge will begin playing. Be careful not to hold down the play/stop button. Repeat this step until you have listened to all of the books.

To use bookshelf, turn your player on and put the cartridge in. Next, hold down the green “play/stop” button until your player beeps and says “bookshelf mode”. Once in bookshelf mode, you can use the “fast forward” and “rewind” buttons to scroll through the books or magazines recorded on the cartridge. When you have located the item you wish to read, press the green “play/stop” button again and it will start to play. Repeat the process for each item on the cartridge. Be careful not to press the “fast forward” or “rewind” buttons for too long. If you hear the user guide, you have jumped to the end of the cartridge and will need to use bookshelf mode to navigate back to the book you want.

Talking Books will be closed on the following days:

Friday, April 2, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021
Monday, July 5, 2021
Monday, Sept. 6, 2021
Monday, Oct. 11, 2021
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
Friday, Nov. 26, 2021
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021
Friday, Dec. 25, 2021
Friday, Dec. 31, 2021

Indiana Talking Book & Braille Library Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Laura Williams, Editor
317-232-3684 or 1-800-622-4970