Producing talking books in Arabic – a Nordic cooperation

PASSAD, Kristina (2016) Producing talking books in Arabic – a Nordic cooperation. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 200 - Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities.

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Producing talking books in Arabic – a Nordic cooperation

In Sweden, and the other Nordic countries, the need for talking books in other languages than European languages has increased during the last few years. Due to the amount of refugees coming to the Nordic countries, a cooperation concerning production of talking books in Arabic started in 2015. The libraries involved are: Celia in Finland, Nota in Denmark, NLB (Norsk lyd- og blindeskriftbibliotek) in Norway, Hljodbokasafn in Iceland and MTM in Sweden. 25 talking books in Arabic will be produced in this project by spring 2017. The great advantage of this project, besides to satisfy the users´ needs of these titles, is that each library bears the cost of production for 5 titles but gains 25.

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