NLS Operations Alert
no. 08-45
DATE  : October 20, 2008

TO    : Network Libraries

Subject :      End of 2008 copy allotment selections (RC books) 

The NLS plan for selection of recorded cassette (RC) books required that two thousand
titles be selected in 2008. NLS will reach or exceed this total by the close of the
November 2008 allotment. There will not be a December 2008 copy allotment.
RC quotas for 2009 will be significantly lower than 2008, because of the transition to
digital media. In consideration of this, NLS will allow all unused 2008 RC copies to be
rolled forward into the 2009 quota. 

Please note again that__ there will be no December 2008 copy allotment:__
therefore libraries may apply their unused RC quotas from that month as they wish in

Information on the digital talking-book (DB) allotment was provided in Operations Alert
08-40, which may be viewed at

For more information contact:
Joel Phillips                                                    
Assistant Head, Production Control
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(202) 707-9706