From Elsevier, July 25, 2011:
“Elsevier, a … provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of an audio reader application from iSpeech, provider of cloud-based speech technology and mobile apps, on SciVerse Applications beta. The iSpeech Audio Reader text-to-speech application converts any full-text article within SciVerse ScienceDirect into a natural sounding voice file. It enables researchers to convert articles into MP3 audio files and listen to them on any MP3-friendly device.”
Read press release online: iSpeech® Develops Audio Reader for Elsevier’s SciVerse Applications
Against the Grain will have an exclusive interview with Max Berenstein, Product Manager, SciVerse Applications to discuss the “community competitions” that gave rise to this new app as well as others. In fact, the interview will specifically focus on the new “Apps for Library Idea Challenge” Check for it in an upcoming e-blast!