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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