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Introducing the Spoken Alexandria Project + Podcast

“The Spoken Alexandria Project launches today at http://www.spokenalex.org/ with free MP3, AAC, and Ogg Vorbis audiobooks, all without DRM constraints and all licensed with Creative Commons Licenses, so users, libraries, and projects may share them without permission. For interested parties, uncompressed audio files and an MP3 podcast are also available….

From the beginning, Telltale Weekly was designed to be the fundraising wing of a larger audiobook project: an online library of spoken word recordings which anyone else--including parallel (‘competing?’) libraries and projects--could share freely, just as sites like Project Gutenberg distributes its texts. The majority of Telltale Weekly recordings sold (all the ‘Funding a Free Audiobook Library’ pieces) would, after five years, be made available for free at this library, thus continuously stocking (and, more importantly) funding its growth.

Today, sixteen months and 100 spoken word releases after Telltale Weekly first hit the internet, The Spoken Alexandria Project launches. Perhaps a
suitable tagline would be ‘The Free Audiobook Library which Telltale Weekly is funding,’ but we'll go with ‘Creative Commons Audiobooks’ for now.

Read more at: http://www.awstudios.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=48

Emphasis above is mine in order to point out that even if your library can’t afford the subscription fees for the big, commercial audio ebook vendors, you can still circulate audio ebooks….

And how easy is it now to just subscribe to the podcast to get new releases?!  

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