December 1, 2021

DPLA in Talks With Audible to Make Audiobooks Available to Libraries

From a DPLA Post by Micah May:

I wanted to take a moment to update you on a promising new piece of DPLA’s ebook work. As part of our efforts to expand access to ebooks and audiobooks, we are currently in talks with Audible about making audiobooks available to libraries through Palace Marketplace (formerly the DPLA Exchange).

We are in the process of working through details about exactly which titles will be available and when, but we can share that we are working toward titles being available in Palace Marketplace in the first quarter of next year, with titles added on a rolling basis. We expect that titles will be available via a variety of licensing models, similar to the deal we announced with Amazon Publishing earlier this year.

Learn More, Read the Complete DPLA Post

Note: Audible is an Amazon.com company.

See Also: Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Announces Agreement to Make Amazon Publishing Ebooks and Audiobooks Available to Libraries (May 18, 2021)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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