Building a Digital Braille Music Repository: A Call for Collaboration

Author: dperrotta

David Perrotta works for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress. From 2012 to 2016, he managed production of braille and audio materials for the NLS Materials Development Division. Following a 16-month stint as Network Librarian for FEDLINK (the Library of Congress’ consortium for federal libraries), he returned to NLS in October of 2017 and now serves as Programs Specialist for the NLS Network Division, which coordinates the activities of cooperating libraries in all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Previous positions include: Senior Content Strategist for the manufacturer of the Playaway portable audiobook player; Director of Operations and New Media for The Nation magazine; and Director of The Nation’s Digital Archive project. He has worked closely with braille and audio producers and is experienced in making presentations to publishers, librarians, and disability advocates. David graduated with honors from Brown University and holds an MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a native of New York’s Hudson River Valley.