Glad to see more vendors making accommodations for visually-impaired users. From a Baker & Taylor press release:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 22, 2012 – Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books, today announced an important new release of its Axis 360 digital media platform that allows visually-impaired ebook users to have full access and use of their library’s digital collections. Continue reading
From and Baker and Taylor Press Release:
Cleveland, OH, and Charlotte, NC—April 10, 2012— Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment product, and Findaway World, LLC (Findaway), the creators of Playaway®, Playaway View®, and Catalist Digital™, today announce their plans to launch a robust digital audiobook platform for public libraries and retailers later this year.
The partnership leverages Findaway’s extensive digital audiobook catalog and existing Catalist Digital platform with Baker & Taylor’s innovative Axis 360 digital media platform to create the most seamless mobile listening experience available for libraries, patrons, and consumers—from audiobook selection to download. Continue reading
It seems as though OverDrive and 3M garner all of the attention when it comes to ebooks for the public library market. So, it’s nice to see Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in the news this week. Library Journal’s Mike Kelley wrote a fabulously detailed article about the service titled, “With Axis 360, Baker & Taylor Establishes a Foothold in the Ebook Distribution Market.” He provides an overview of the digital media platform, Axis 360 and a glimpse of their reader, blio. It’s definitely worth a look, particularly for small libraries with limited funds for ebooks.
I had the chance to speak with Michael Bills, Director of Sales for Digital Products at Baker & Taylor about Axis 360 and Blio a few months ago. Our audio interview is available as part of the NSR interviews series. Have a listen.