ERIC Number: ED117932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Telebook Center for the Blind: Phase 1. Final Report.
Stetten, Kenneth J.
Reported is the experimantal implementation of a new approach, called Telebook, for delivering Talking Book materials via telephone to blind readers. It is explained that the system involves immediate, low cost, electronic delivery of recorded materials in response to individual telephone requests. Evaluation of the system, implemented in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is reported to have been positive, resulting in thejudgment that wider implementation is technically, operationally, and economically feasible. Appended are details on technical design and performance, the Telebook operators' instructions, the reader's catalog, a reader's monthly mailing example, an analysis of operators' records, and results of the readers' survey. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.