Some very useful resources for readers. This page is dedicated to the reader and their needs. From staff picks, best seller lists, Talking Book Topics, Marrakesh Treaty Books and all other kinds of reader interests.
Talking Book Topics - lists of recent audio books, (new issues every two months)
Foreign Language Quarterly (FLQ) - posted every three months on the NLS website. It features a selection of the most popular foreign language titles recently added to the NLS collection, including those from other countries via the Marrakesh Treaty, listed a DBG number. NLS produced books are listed with DB numbers and those converted from cassette tape are listed as with DBF numbers.
Heard Any Good Books Lately? is a regular podcast produced by North Carolina Reading Service and brought to you by The Friends of NCLBPH. It features information about new and the most popular books checked out of the library and other interesting stories about older books. Reviews are drawn from the Raleigh News & Observer book section, The Week Magazine, and other popular sources. It is also available from North Carolina Reading Service's website.
Here are some links to resources that offer ideas and inspiration to enhance your reading experience.
Humanware has created some useful MP3 audio guides about the Brailliant 14 that can help the braille display pilot patrons learn to use their assigned device.
- Brailliant 14 Introduction
- What's in the Box - Orientation
- First Power Up and Application and Terminal Modes
- Navigation Strategies
- The Menu
- A Tour of Settings
- Local Notes
- Using The Stop Watch
- One Hand Mode
- Connecting to PC or Mac in Terminal Mode
- Connecting with an IOS Device in Terminal Mode
- Synchronizing Notes
- Care and Feeding, aintenance, Charging and Troubleshooting
On mobile devices that run iOS, you can use BARD Mobile to read braille books and magazines using a Bluetooth braille display. BARD Mobile for Android does not support braille. As with audiobooks, BARD Mobile unzips your braille files automatically, so you don't need to worry about doing this. Even though you may be reading 6-dot braille from BARD, you should set your braille display to 8-dot braille. Also, single-letter QuickNav should be turned off so you can use the BARD Mobile navigation commands. If it isn’t, you can turn it off by typing dot 7 with the Q-chord command. For more information about reading braille on BARD Mobile, please see Chapter 7 of the BARD Mobile User’s Guide, located on your BARD Mobile bookshelf under the Help category.
If you’d like to read it in braille, but don’t have any prior experience with reading braille in BARD Mobile, you might want to start out accessing the guide on the web: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/BARDMobile.userguide.iOS.1.0.html