NLS Operations Alert


No. 21-01


DATE         :  January 7, 2021

TO             :  Network Libraries

FROM        :  Michael Martys, NLS Senior Advisor

SUBJECT  :  BARD maintenance for Wednesday, January 13, 2021



NLS is planning routine maintenance that will begin 11:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Tuesday, January 12, lasting 17 hours or less, with the expectation that BARD will resume normal operation by 4:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 13. The NLS main public and Network Library Services websites, Voyager catalog, Text-Only catalog searches, and ThatAllMayRead website will remain available.


This maintenance work includes our long-expected move of BARD to a cloud environment. Once operation resumes, patrons will experience no functional change to BARD, but these users accessing the system via a high-speed Internet connections may notice faster download speeds.


For more information, please contact:

Michael Martys

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