NLS Operations Alert


No. 16-67


DATE         :  July 13, 2016

TO              :  Network Libraries

FROM        :  Michael Martys

SUBJECT :  Systems Outage starting 5 p.m., 7/29/2016, through 8 a.m., 8/1/2016, EDT



All data systems and websites at the Library of Congress will be unavailable starting 5 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2016, through 8 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2016, EDT, to perform equipment maintenance. The services affected include:


·         The main NLS web page at

·         The NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site (

·         Acquiring new books or magazines via the BARD Mobile app (This does not affect items already downloaded onto your personal mobile device.)

·         The BARD rsync server

·         The NLS upload server


For more information contact:

Michael Martys

Automation Officer

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