Sample Content

The following list of sample DAISY book files is maintained by the DAISY Consortium for DAISY content creators, developers and end users who need sample content for testing purposes.


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A Light Man

DAISY Production: DAISY Consortium (June 2009)
Author: Henry James
Submitted by Olaf Mittelstaedt
DAISY 2.02 TOC Only
A very simple DAISY 2.02 book with 26 pages and heading level 1 navigation.

Copyright: public domain

Purpose: Example of a simple DAISY 2.02 book
Download     Format: zip     Size: 34.4 MB

Are You Ready?

DAISY Production: DAISY Consortium (April 2009)
Author: wikiHow
Submitted by Prashant Ranjan Verma
DAISY 3 Full Text Full Audio
A book on Disaster Risk Reduction, compiled from public domain articles. The audio has been produced using synthesized voice.

Copyright: public domain

Purpose: Example of image, text and audio synchronization along with navigation based on pages, headings and sentences.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 13 MB

Climbing the Highest Mountain

DAISY Production: DAISY Consortium (May 2003)
Author: Per Sennels
Submitted by Sean Brooks
DAISY 2.02 TOC Only
Contains sections and pages along with skippable elements such as sidebars, footnotes and producer notes.

Copyright: public domain

Purpose: Example of skippability and structure elements such as multi-level headings, pages, footnotes, producer notes and sidebars.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 1.85 MB

DAISY Brochure

DAISY Production: DAISY Consortium (October 2009)
Author: DAISY Consortium
Submitted by Dipendra Manocha
DAISY 2.02 Full Text Full Audio
An overview of the DAISY Standard, DAISY Tools, and the DAISY Consortium.

Copyright: sample-copyright

Purpose: Example of image, text and audio synchronization along with navigation based on pages, headings and sentences. Synthesized voice produced using the DAISY Pipeline.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 7 MB

Fire Safety

DAISY Production: National Information Library Service (December 2003)
Author: Wendy Blaxland - Macmillan Education Aust Pty. Ltd.
Submitted by George Kerscher
DAISY 2.02 Full Text Full Audio
sample illustrationThis book contains full text, images and recorded audio in human voice. It has page numbers and two levels of headings.

Copyright: sample-copyright

Purpose: Example of a Full Text Full Audio Book with many images.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 9.67 MB

Gongitsune

DAISY Production: ATDO (June 2009)
Author: Iwanami Shoten
Submitted by Mayu Hamada
DAISY 2.02 Full Text Full Audio
sample illustrationJapanese book with Ruby annotations, vertical text and audio. This book has page, heading and sentence level navigation.

Copyright: public domain

Purpose: Ruby (phonetic information of the Chinese characters) and vertical text (top to down, right to left) sample. Includes a story from an elementary school textbook.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 9.11 MB

Microsoft FrontPage 2003

DAISY Production: CNIB (September 2005)
Author: Jim Byens - Microsoft Press
Submitted by George Kerscher
DAISY 2.02 Full Text Full Audio
Front CoverA large book with 835 TOC items and more than 1200 pages. Duration: Approximately 40 hours.

Copyright: sample-copyright

Purpose: A good book to test how well your system can handle large digital publications.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 575 MB

Selections from Great Pictures, As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

DAISY Production: DAISY Consortium (February 2009)
Author: Esther Singleton
Submitted by Marisa DeMeglio
DAISY XML Document (DTBook)
sample illustrationA sample that follows the DAISY Structure Guidelines. DAISY XML is an excellent master for creating any distribution format.

Copyright: public domain

Purpose: DTBook-XML with image, image descriptions, text, headings, etc.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 584 KB

Valentin Haüy

DAISY Production: Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille (TPB) (April 2003)
Author: Beatrice Christensen Sköld
Submitted by TPB
DAISY 2.02 Full Text Full Audio
Picture of Valentin HaüyOne of the most widely used samples as it is a complete book and a small download. Its rich navigation with page markup for the front matter, consecutive page numbers in the body, and headings at level 1, 2 and 3 make it ideal for demonstrating DAISY navigation.

Copyright: sample-copyright

Purpose: Example of a book with images, text and audio. This book has page, h1, h2 and h3 level navigation.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 118 MB

Valentin Haüy

DAISY Production: IDPF (February 2004)
Author: Beatrice Christensen Sköld
Submitted by Daniel Weck
DTBook + NCX ePub
Picture of Valentin HaüyOne of the most widely used samples as it is a complete book and a small download. Its rich navigation with page markup for the front matter, consecutive page numbers in the body, and headings at level 1, 2 and 3 make it ideal for demonstrating DAISY navigation.

Copyright: sample-copyright

Purpose: Example of a book with images, text and audio. This book has page, h1, h2 and h3 level navigation.
Download     Format: ePub     Size: 68.9 Kb

WBU WIPO Copyright Treaty (draft)

DAISY Production: WBU (October 2008)
Author: WBU
Submitted by Dipendra Manocha
DAISY 2.02 Text Only
WBU logoPublication with sentence, heading level 1 and page navigation.

Copyright: public domain

Purpose: This is a text only sample, useful for testing playback systems capable of reading books using text-to-speech software.
Download     Format: zip     Size: 28 KB