NLS Operations Alert


No. 21-04


DATE         :   January 11, 2021

TO             :   Network Libraries

FROM        :   Paula Bahmani, Education and Training Specialist

SUBJECT  :   New requirements for network-produced audiobooks



As announced at last month’s national conference, NLS has revised the requirements for circulating network-produced audiobooks on BARD. The revised Network Specifications that outline the new requirements, NS01 and NS02, are available from the Network Library Services website, under the training tab. NLS will be hosting four two-hour virtual training sessions covering the new requirements in NS01 during the month of February. (Training in the NS02 requirements will be held later this year.) Library staff are encouraged to sign up for one of the training sessions and begin producing audiobooks that meet the new requirements as soon as possible.


To sign up for a training session, send an email to [log in to unmask] with your name, four-character library code, and the session number you would like to attend.


Session 1

Thursday, February 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (EST)


Session 2

Tuesday, February 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST)


Session 3

Thursday, February 18, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST)


Session 4

Wednesday, February 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (EST)



For more information, contact:

Paula Bahmani

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