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NLS Operations Alert

No. 13-56

DATE          :  September 20, 2013
TO                :  Network Libraries
FROM         :  Michael Katzmann, Chief, Materials Development Division
SUBJECT   :  BARD Mobile app for iOS devices


The BARD Mobile application for iOS devices, version 1.0, is now available at Apple's online app store: itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586<https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586?ls=1&mt=8>.

Network libraries that previewed the application should delete the preview version from their device before downloading and installing BARD Mobile 1.0 from the app store.

Patrons who experience difficulty finding the app should be instructed to search online in the app store using the term "bardmobile" or "nls."

The BARD Mobile app enables NLS patrons to download audio and braille books, magazines, and music scores directly to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, provided they have a BARD account. The app is free of charge.

The user guide is available in the Help section of the app and online in HTML format at nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/BARDMobile.userguide.iOS.current.html<https://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/BARDMobile.userguide.iOS.current.html>.

A video introduction to the BARD Mobile application is available at www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5955<http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5955>

If you have any questions or concerns about the application or wish to report any technical problems, please send an e-mail to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

For more information contact:
Michael Katzmann
Chief, Materials Development Division
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