New Technology in the AV Center

LOOK, up on the shelf, it’s an audio book on tape. No, it’s an audio book on CD. NO, NO, it is a portable digital AUDIO BOOK!

Indeed, the current flavor of audio book recently acquired by the Library’s AV Center is the portable digital audio book. The portable digital much resembles an iPod. Each unit comes complete with the narration of a book on an iPod-like playback device. Similar to the “books on tape” concept started over twenty years ago, portable digital books will usually contain an unabridged reading of an original piece of text. Also, similar to the tape, this audio version may contain a dramatization of the book with a complete cast or it may be a more simple narration, sometimes performed by the author.

Units can be checked out to Kutztown University students for a period of one week and longer periods to faculty. Community patrons are welcome to enjoy the digital audio books within the AV Center.

Titles include:
The Greatest Speeches of All Time – SMP 3
The Outsiders – SMP 8
Phantom of the Opera – SMP 9
Othello – SMP 12
Edgar Allan Poe, Collected Stories and Poems – SMP 13

For a complete listing, click on the Sound Media Players link on our New Acquisition page at: http://www.kutztown.edu/library/avcenter/new_acquisitions.htm.

For more information, please contact Professor Ted Hickman.

3 Responses to “New Technology in the AV Center”


  1. 1 Anonymous May 8, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    A shelf!? I must be blind. I don’t see any shelves. They must be behind closed doors.

  2. 2 Rohrbach Library May 9, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Ah—you must have missed the humor in that opening — I believe it was meant to mirror the line in Superman (“Look, up in the sky…”) Sorry for any confusion. Professor Hickman can give you more details on how to use this new technology if you need information. Thanks for reading our blog.

  3. 3 Anonymous May 11, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    I think that we can use this new technology and also be able to browse the shelves at the same time. Why can’t KU have open stacks like Shippensburg University and many other colleges?


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