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NLS Operations Alert

 

No. 20-19

 

DATE        :  March 9, 2020

TO            :  Network Libraries

FROM       :  Production Control Section

SUBJECT  :  Books produced in both contracted and uncontracted braille

 

 

NLS anticipates increasing its production of some braille books in both contracted and uncontracted versions.

 

When possible, short youth books will be produced as contracted and uncontracted braille in one binding, with one BR number.

 

Longer youth books and adult books that are produced in both contracted and uncontracted braille will not be consolidated into a single binding. NLS will assign two unique BR numbers to these books, one for the contracted version and another for the uncontracted version. Thus, libraries may see a single title with two unique BR numbers. Please be advised that these are not duplicates.

 

Libraries may refer to the Voyager record to determine if a book was produced in both contracted and uncontracted braille. This information will be included at the end of the annotation.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Zaneta Watson

Acting Head, Production Control Section

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