ERIC Number: ED330335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteer Recording Program Manual.
Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library, Phoenix.
This manual for volunteers begins with a brief introduction to Arizona's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, which is one of 56 libraries appointed by the Librarian of Congress to provide public library service to persons with visual or physical impairments. Introductory materials include explanations of the general policies and procedures of the volunteer program and the types of volunteer service opportunities available at the Talking Book Library. One of these opportunities is the production of recorded books and magazines, and the manual provides job descriptions for all three members of the production team, i.e., the studio narrator, who reads from a print copy of pre-selected material during a recording session; the monitor, who operates the recording equipment; and the reviewer, who provides an additional element of objective quality control in the production of audio book master recordings. The remainder--and greater part--of the manual is devoted to guidelines and advice for these volunteers, beginning with a general guide to audio book production and going on to describe more specific areas, i.e., narrating, some common reading faults, narration criteria, studio text (a form for noting pronunciation), the functions of a monitor, monitoring using the Telex 230, operating the intercom, instructions for self-monitored recordings, items that monitor/reviewers need to pay special attention to, and guidelines and suggestions for reviewers. A review sheet and list of do's and don'ts for home recording conclude the manual. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library, Phoenix.