[RNLD] Fwd: How to make any book you own, into a talking book. Special Offer finishes end of March. (esl)

Daryn McKenny daryn at ACRA.ORG.AU
Tue Mar 19 00:33:20 UTC 2013

Agree Aidan,

It seems it has at least now happened with the new subject title/post from Colleen.

We have been familiar with and using the PrintingAsia product aptly named Jackal (after two people, Jack and Alex) for quite a few years now. We have two books ourself and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has supported other languages as well through Binibar Projects, of course VACL I think were the first to have an actual publication produced. Not sure if the Mirima mob are using this one or something different, KJ it does not mention on that link at all with any clues of what you are using your way.

I would not suggest using these Reader devices for actual archival purposes as stated in the other thread "links between publication and sound corpus", only for dissemination of that material in other ways like the reader and children's books or text books.



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From: Aidan Wilson <aidan.wilson at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:aidan.wilson at unimelb.edu.au>>
Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:19 AM
To: Christina VACL <ceira at vaclang.org.au<mailto:ceira at vaclang.org.au>>
Cc: colleen hattersley <colhatts at gmail.com<mailto:colhatts at gmail.com>>, RNLD <r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au>>
Subject: RE: [RNLD] Fwd: How to make any book you own, into a talking book. Special Offer finishes end of March. (esl)
Location: Unimelb

This is great stuff, but it seems to me to be a completely different type of
thing from the original thread about pointing example sentences to archival
versions of recordings and playing back segments based on their timecode.

Perhaps we need two different threads here.

Aidan Wilson

School of Languages and Linguistics
The University of Melbourne

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On Tue, 19 Mar 2013, Dr Christina Eira - VACL wrote:

vacl has been doing this for a while(with a different company) (1) as a demo or post-print, with the stickers, and (2) set
up pre printing, so that the coded strips appear invisibly in the book or whatever (no extra printing costs). pretty good,
limited only by the quality of recording and speaker in the little tool. you can also bring in the recording from
elsewhere, which helps the first bit of that (not sure if the comapny advertised below gives you that option). The amount
of storage is very large, so you can record quite a lot.

Dr Christina Eira
Community Linguist
Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
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Melbourne 3000

From: Colleen Hattersley [mailto:colhatts at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 9:57 AM
To: rnlist
Subject: [RNLD] Fwd: How to make any book you own, into a talking book. Special Offer finishes end of March. (esl)

This notice just came through from the Language Centre in Perth. Perhaps a chance to try the technology.  For information.
Colleen Hattersley
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Subject: How to make any book you own, into a talking book. Special Offer finishes end of March. (esl)
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