NLS Operations Alert
DATE : April 3, 2009
TO : Network libraries, multistate centers, and audio
and braille producers
FROM : Michael Martys, Automation Officer
SUBJECT : Address changes for NLS web sites
On April 9, 2009, NLS will change four web site addresses that are used by
its network libraries, multistate centers, and audio and braille
producers. The web sites will be given new URLs that use secure socket
layer (SSL) for improved security. The table below identifies these
Web site/Used for Old URL New URL
NLS Library Services http://www.loc.gov/pics https://wwws.loc.gov/pics
Bibliographic records download
MSC supply orders
NLS Web Net
Selected NLS forms
Selected reports and documents
Digital Transition information
NLS IMS http://www.loc.gov/nlsparts https://wwws.loc.gov/nlsparts
NLS BDS http://www.loc.gov/bds https://wwws.loc.gov/bds
Users will be affected in several ways:
1) Access to the web sites will be available only through the new URLs.
Beginning April 9, 2009, anyone using the old URLs will be automatically
redirected to the new URLs. This redirection will be in effect until
August 31, 2009, after which the old URLs will no longer work.
2) Bookmarks for these web sites made prior to this change will no longer
Any bookmarks created for internal web pages on these sites before
April 9, 2009, will not work after that date. You must create new bookmarks.
3) Firewall settings will need to be adjusted.
If you access these web sites through networks that have firewalls, the
firewall settings will need to be adjusted prior to April 9, 2009. The
following is a description of the changes that you will need to make.
Please provide this information to your information technology support
The original NLS web site addresses:
make use of action pages at http://rs9.loc.gov:7778
The new NLS web site addresses:
make use of action pages at https://oraserve.loc.gov:4446
For more information contact:
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