NLS Operations Alert No. 18-25


DATE                     :   March 7, 2018

TO                          :   Network Libraries

FROM                   :   Ed O’Reilly, Head, Collection Development Section

SUBJECT               :   BARD-only books


The following link provides access to a list of commercial audiobook titles that are available only on BARD:


Users will not be able to edit the information, but they will be able to download the spreadsheet for personal and library staff use.


Starting in April and continuing monthly, a new tab will appear displaying the newest BARD-only acquisitions. This information will also be added to the full list of titles, sorted with the newest additions on top. We recognized that additional information would be useful for regional libraries and have enhanced the original format.


CDS will only list titles that have been assigned book numbers. We have included series information, age level, and genre or Dewey Decimal number.


Please recall that these titles will be cataloged in Voyager and added to the Bibliographic Data (MARC Record) Download, but will not appear on Copy Allotment or announced in Talking Book Topics. They will be available only for download through BARD or via future duplication-on-demand efforts.


For more information contact:

Ed O’Reilly

Head, Collection Development Section

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