Network Bulletin No. 04-65
Date: November 19, 2004
Subject Braille-Mailing Containers
Index Term: Mailing Supplies
Thanks to all braille-lending libraries for their timely responses regarding their estimated needs for
braille-mailing containers in the new fiscal year. On the basis of these estimates, we have been able to
project production schedules and to ensure that everyone will receive the requested number of
All braille-mailing containers will be shipped to the Multistate Centers instead of to individual braille-
lending libraries. This will eliminate the need for libraries to warehouse the containers.
Starting immediately, please order the braille-mailing containers through the Network Library Services
web site, www.loc.gov/pics. Click on "Selected Forms to Send to NLS and Multistate Center
Shipment Requests." Order stock number SH124. We believe that this method of ordering will
adequately meet current demand. Production is ongoing so please order the necessary quantities
monthly so that large back orders do not develop.
We are also centralizing the inventory of excess older braille containers in order to redistribute them to
libraries when requested. We are asking any library that has more new- or old-style braille-mailing
containers than it can currently use to please contact its Multistate Center for shipping instructions. As
soon as enough of the new containers are available, we will cease to use the old ones.
For further information contact:
Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division