NLS Operations Alert


No. 18-79


DATE          :    October 23, 2018

TO                :    Network Libraries

FROM         :    Richard Smith, Chief, Network Division

SUBJECT   :    DTBC Write Protection Software



The Materials Development Division has updated the Digital Talking-Book Cartridge (DTBC) Write Protection Software. This software, when installed and operating on a Windows computer, allows you to change the contents of write-protected digital talking-book peach cartridges and to add, change, or maintain write protection of network-procured mint green cartridges.


To obtain the DTBC Write Protection Software:


1.    Log in to the PICS website,

2.    Under the main menu, select the Selected Reports and Documents link.

3.    Under the heading Software Distribution, select the Digital Talking-Book Cartridge (DTBC) Write Protection Software link.

4.    Read the introductory material and then select the link Download NLS DTBC Write Protection Software Version 1.6.4.

5.    Access the installation and use instructions from the DTBC Write Protection Software, Version 1.6.4, Installation and Use Instructions link.


The BARD training web page provides step-by-step instructions for installing and using the software.


For more information, contact:

Richard Smith

Chief, Network Division

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