On March 12th (online) and March 13th (printed edition), we were delighted to see our friend John Greenman figure in an article in the New York Times “Older adults start new chapters in their work lives”. It is great to see a picture of him with his recording set-up. However, the article failed to state [...]
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This weekend the Public Domain lost one of its most gifted and passionate advocates when Aaron Swartz committed suicide, at age 26. Aaron was a programmer, a campaigner for social justice, and a believer that the public domain truly belongs to the public. He helped create Reddit, was a chief architect of the Open Library [...]
Tomorrow, LibriVox.org will go dark (though the forums will remain up). Instead of our regular pages and catalog, you’ll see the following: Today, many websites around the Internet have “gone dark” to protest against, and raise awareness about some very important proposed legislation in the United States, which could fundamentally alter how the Internet operates: [...]
LibriVox itself doesn’t produce any apps for the iphone, but we have an open catalog platform and all our books are free, so many others have built iPhone and Android apps for LibriVox. Below you’ll find a collection of some of the iphone apps running off the LibriVox catalog (if you know of other good [...]
From 08:40 GMT July 5th: Regrettably, it appears that the secure server where the forum lives is currently down again. We will get it functioning again as soon as possible, and apologise for the inconvenience. The catalogue server and downloads are unaffected. EDITED TO ADD: Apologies for the latest outage, which was caused by a [...]
Here’s an hour-long discussion, with interaction from the audience, about LibriVox, with me & Steve Hargadon, for his Future of Education series. Audio: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/hughmcguire.mp3
David Wilk invited me to his Publishing Talks Podcast, to about LibriVox, iambik, libraries, PressBooks, and general future of publishing stuff. Here is the link. And here is the audio [mp3].
There’s an interview with me up at the Open Knowledge Foundation blog about LibriVox and the Public Domain.
Says Chapterme.com: This site is meant to help you discover books and authors by listening to random chapters. Then, your tastes will be compared with those of other listeners in order to choose other chapters. The recordings are created by the fabulous LibriVox.org site. At any time you can go to the book page on [...]
Hot off the press: Jesse and Scott of SFF Audio invited me onto their podcast for a chat. We talk about audiobooks, LibriVox, open collaborative projects, the web and various other things. Here is the link: http://www.sffaudio.com/?p=23539