Network Bulletin No. 97-18

Date:  March 21, 1997

Subject:  Excess and redistribution program (XESS)

Index term:  Reminder about XESS procedures

Libraries are reminded that only complete books in
usable condition should be offered through the
semiannual XESS program.  Damaged or incomplete
cassette books (RC) and rigid-disc books (RD and
TB) should be disposed of by contacting the
Inventory Management Section for instructions.
Please inspect the materials and assure
completeness before shipping.  Refer to _Network
Manual_ entries 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, and 6.11 for more
information on XESS procedures.  Braille titles
with missing volumes should be offered through the
annual partial-braille XESS cycle.

For further information contact:

Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division