LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for NLS-REPORTS Archives


NLS-REPORTS Archives

NLS-REPORTS Archives


NLS-REPORTS@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

NLS-REPORTS Home

NLS-REPORTS Home

NLS-REPORTS  April 2009

NLS-REPORTS April 2009

Subject:

Operations Alert no. 09-19 (Changes to NLS download service)

From:

NLSBPH <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

NLS Documents for Network Librarians <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:57:49 -0400

Content-Type:

TEXT/PLAIN

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

TEXT/PLAIN (106 lines)

				NLS Operations Alert


No. 09-19

DATE  : April 17, 2009

TO    : Network Libraries
FROM  : Neil Bernstein, Research and Development Officer

Subject :      Changes to NLS download service

The current phase of the NLS downloadable audiobooks and magazines service will end
April 28, 2009.  It will be replaced by the permanent web site for Braille and Audio Reading
Download (BARD), which you will be able to access at a new web site,
https://nlsbard.loc.gov, beginning Thursday, April 30, 2009.

The official opening of BARD to all eligible readers will be announced by NLS before the
end of the year. For network libraries, this web site change does not affect the current
pattern of BARD registration and patron service.

Users who know their passwords will be able to log on to the new site; users who rely on
their browsers to remember their passwords will need new ones (follow instructions in
Section II).  All user accounts will be migrated to the new system, so patrons do not need to
reapply.  All materials previously downloaded will remain usable, so patrons will not need to
redownload their reading material.

This message describes what's new about BARD and explains what steps must be taken
to access the new site.  Please read the entire message carefully.

Section I.  What's new about BARD:

 	1.  Unlimited downloading.  The BARD service will no longer limit the number of books and
      magazines that you may download.  Any account holder may download any item at
      any time.  During heavy demand, however, NLS may limit the number of simulta
      neous downloads for each account.
      
      2.  New logon page.  The site logon will now use a form rather than a dialog box.  It is
      the same type of logon found on most Internet pages and should be immediately
      familiar to users of other sites.  This is an important note for screen-reader users.
      
      3.  New search functionality.  BARD searches will yield more effective results.  The
      use of multiple search terms will return only results containing all of the terms.
      
      4.  New "Most Popular Books" list.  By selecting the "Most Popular Books" link from
      the home page, users may access a list of the top twenty most downloaded books
      on the BARD service in the last ninety days.  Fiction and nonfiction titles will be
      listed separately.
      
      5.  Redesigned magazine section.  The "Recently Added Magazines" page will now
      display links to only the most recent issue of each magazine.  Magazines older
      than one year may be accessed from each title's magazine archive.  Links to the
      archive are at the bottom of each magazine's page.
  
Section II.  Take the following steps to ensure access to the new site:

     1.   Patrons must know their logon IDs and passwords to log on to the new site.   The
     logon ID is the patron's e-mail address.  
  
     2.   Patrons who know their logon IDs and passwords will not need to do anything.  They
     may simply access the new site, https://nlsbard.loc.gov, starting Thursday, April 30. 
                              
     3.   Patrons who have forgotten their passwords must obtain a new one to be able to log
     on to the new site.      
  
     4.   Patrons who do not know their passwords but are able to automatically log on to the
     pilot site because their browsers know their passwords must choose a new pass
     word.  Since the new site has a different address from the pilot site, patrons cannot
     rely on their web browsers to automatically log on to BARD.
  
      To request a new password, patrons should follow these steps:
          a. Select the link "Update My Settings" from the site home page.
          b. From the settings page, select the first link, "Change Your Password." 
          c. Enter the new password twice, and then select the "Change Password" button.  
          d. Remember this new password to access BARD.
                         
     5.   Patrons who cannot log on to the site because they do not know their passwords may
     have a new one sent to them.  They should follow these steps:
        a.   Access the password recovery page at https://www.nlstalkingbooks.org/cgi-
             bin/public/dtbscripts_v2/recoverpw.cgi.
        b.   Enter the e-mail address and then select the "Send Me a New Password" button.  A
             new temporary password will be generated and sent to the patron's e-mail address.  
        c.   Retrieve the password, log on to the site, and choose a new password.  
        d.   Remember this new password to access BARD.

     6.   If for some reason patrons are not able to use any of these options, they may send a
     request for a new password to [log in to unmask]  Because of the anticipated
     large number of requests, they should expect the new password within two business
     days.

The last day of availability of the pilot site will be Tuesday, April 28.  The service will not be available
at all on Wednesday, April 29, to allow user accounts to be migrated to the new site, which will
be available on Thursday, April 30.
          
NLS appreciates the efforts of all who have participated in the pilot test.  Your feedback has allowed
us to continuously improve the site and to plan future expansions, such as the inclusion of
braille books.  Though the pilot phase is ending, we remain open to your feedback about the
BARD service.  Please send your comments to [log in to unmask]  Send questions or
requests about the book and magazine collection to your library. 
                              
For more information contact:      
        
Neil Bernstein
Research and Development Officer
[log in to unmask]

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000
January 2000
December 1999
November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
August 1999
July 1999
June 1999
May 1999
April 1999
March 1999
February 1999
January 1999
December 1998
November 1998
October 1998
September 1998
August 1998
July 1998
June 1998
May 1998
April 1998
March 1998
February 1998
January 1998
December 1997
November 1997
October 1997
September 1997
August 1997
July 1997
June 1997
May 1997
April 1997
March 1997
February 1997
January 1997

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.LOC.GOV

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager