“Imagine that every book about South Dakota was available to everyone except you,” Colleen Kirby said. “Stop and think about what if you couldn’t go to Barnes & Noble, what if you couldn’t go to your library. Everyone else is talking about the latest book about South Dakota, but you can’t read it.”
Well, fuck that. I need my South Dakota updates and if anyone tries to take them from me I'll rip their ears off and add them to my ear collection.
Wait... Wait... Okay, I get it now. Colleen Kirby is the assistant state librarian for South Dakota. She is talking about the large number of South Dakotian literature that is not available to the visually special population. See, blind people need to hear books or touch them with their mutant hands, and the items are on cassettes that can not be easily played by the sightless. As we all found out during the great "steam train disaster" of 1952, the blind can only use current gen technology. Kirby and the state library are looking to re-record much of the archived collection using local talent rather than just buy a converter on ebay for thirty bucks.
We at the Banned Library hope the state's project succeeds and the visually special can soon get all that great South Dakota knowledge they have been missing. Also, we hope we did not offend any blind people with our little jokes because, as we all know, the blind have special ninja powers and could defeat all of us given enough time without rearranging the furniture.
Library seeks voices for audio books - Sioux Falls Argus Leader:
Library seeks voices for audio books
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
More than 1,500 books now on cassette tapes need to be recorded in a digital format, said Colleen Kirby, assistant state librarian. “This is actually a very cool project,” said Mary Johnson, Siouxland Libraries director. “We were pretty thrilled when ...