NLS Operations Alert

No. 10-17

DATE  : March 2, 2010

TO    : Network libraries
FROM  : Robert Axtell

Subject :      MARC record sets

To meet the needs of libraries that wish to have catalog records for all books on the
Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site, NLS will issue MARC record sets for
digital talking books that will not be issued on cartridge.  The record distribution will
begin with a large set containing all retrospective titles that have been added to BARD
since the last retrospective copy allotment.  Update sets for retrospective titles added to
BARD each month will be issued thereafter.  The sets will be available in full and brief
formats.  NLS will make an announcement when the first set becomes available.

For more information contact:

Robert Axtell
Head, Bibliographic Control Section
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