NLS Operations Alert


No. 17-07


DATE          :    January 11, 2017

TO                :    Network Libraries

FROM         :    Michael Martys, Automation Officer

SUBJECT   :    Purging of PII from closed BARD accounts



To remain compliant with Library of Congress policies on privacy, NLS is planning to purge any personal identifying information (PII) from BARD accounts that have been in closed status for six months or more. PII includes names and mailing addresses. CMLS/PIMMS IDs and patron email addresses will remain in the system in case a closed account needs to be reactivated.


The removal of PII from closed BARD accounts will take place during the first week of February.


For more information contact:

Michael Martys

Automation Officer

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