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Digital Deluge: Bang for Audiobook Buck

New features & changing offerings from library audiobook vendors. The deluge of new download patrons checking out local library online offerings has caused budget managers to shift funds from physical to digital offerings, while economic woes demand the biggest bang for the library buck. Although eBooks are catching the current spotlight, audiobooks have long been the mainstay of the digital collection. But the major players in the audio library digital download marketplace have made some major changes through company acquisitions, in platform look & feel, content offerings, publisher availability, and more. If you haven’t compared vendors recently, it’s time to take a look at what’s new. Check out my most recent “Voice in My Head” column “Digital Deluge” from the Sept. 15 Booklist for audiobook news you can use.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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