NLS  Operations Alert
No. 11-38

DATE          :  April 29, 2011

TO                :  Network Libraries, Multistate Centers, Producers, and Braille Servicers

FROM         :  Michael Martys, Automation Officer
SUBJECT   :  System outage
All data systems and websites at the Library of Congress will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, through 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2011, because of equip­ment maintenance. All times are EST.

The services affected include:

·      The main Library of Congress web page at

·      The main NLS web page at or

·      Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD, practice BARD)

·      Web-Braille

·      Copy allotment

·      Bibliographic records download

·      Book‑delivery verification

·      MSC supply orders

·      NLS WebNet

·      Selected NLS forms

·      Selected reports and documents

·      Interlibrary loan

·      Network database

·      Digital transition information

·      Braille certification

·      Parts‑ordering system

·      The Library of Congress main catalog (Voyager)

Access to these services should be available after 6:00 a.m. on Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

For more information contact:
Michael Martys
Automation Officer
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