Libraries sign on to audiobook service, declare Audiobook Week
AUSTIN, Texas (March 5, 2010) – The University of Texas Libraries is pronouncing March 8-14 AudioBook Week with the launch of a new subscription to MyiLibrary Audio.
The Libraries initial MyiLibrary Audio collection features more than 450 titles including popular general fiction, literary fiction, classic fiction, mystery, biography and creative non-fiction. The collection includes books read by award-winning audiobook performers, and allows users to browse for titles and hear a sample before virtual checkout.
With the addition of this new and more versatile database to Libraries resources, users can download these audiobooks to a personal computer or laptop, as well as to media players and smartphones, including the iPod and iPhone, for listening on the go.
The service goes into effect just in time for users to take advantage of over Spring Break, and can be accessed with a UT EID to download audiobooks on or off campus.
"As digital audiobook use has increased in recent years, the Libraries are working to remain on the leading edge of library digital audiobook services," says Graduate Research Assistant Kristen Hogan. "The Libraries MyiLibrary Audio collection focuses on acclaimed recent and classic titles in order to support campus reading and to build connections between the Libraries and users."