NLS Operations Alert


No. 14-87


DATE          :  December 10, 2014

TO                :  Network Libraries

FROM         :  John Brown, Head, Engineering Section

Subject   Machine Repairs Survey 2014



NLS requests that machine-lending agencies (MLAs) and network libraries provide information about the number of machines repaired during fiscal year 2014. Please complete the Machine Repair Survey at by December 30, 2014.


The survey has two sections: Cassette Book Machines and Digital Talking-Book Machines. Report repair totals for C-1s, DS1s, and DA1s in the appropriate sections. The survey should take less than thirty minutes to complete. Be sure to share the link with all groups that repair machines for you.

Libraries that are not involved with equipment repair should enter the information requested in the first three survey questions and then select “Done.”  MLAs may report information for libraries in their service area with the libraries’ permission. Please coordinate to avoid duplication.

Should you have questions, contact Kevin Watson, equipment repair officer, at (202) 707-9298 or [log in to unmask].


For more information contact:

John Brown

Head, Engineering Section

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