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 NLS is creating an advisory group for NLS of the Future: dup on demand, wireless download. Representatives will include a COSLA rep, reps from the various consumer groups, chairs elect – telephone call in March, possible one face-to-face,​ like the old digital transition group that met during the planning for digital service.\\ NLS is creating an advisory group for NLS of the Future: dup on demand, wireless download. Representatives will include a COSLA rep, reps from the various consumer groups, chairs elect – telephone call in March, possible one face-to-face,​ like the old digital transition group that met during the planning for digital service.\\
  
-**Conference ​chairs question ​and issues:**\\+**Conference ​Chair Question ​and Issues:**\\
  
-**West Question:** Any more news on Android App and beta testing?\\+**Western:** Any more news on Android App and beta testing?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** NLS is close to having a beta test for Android. It’s in alpha testing with groups at NLS. Main issue is with accessibility and different devices. Testing has taken longer than anticipated. They would like to clean up some things before it goes to beta. Within a couple of weeks beta testing will probably happen. We’d like to have something up by May and push it out to users.\\+**NLS Response:** NLS is close to having a beta test for Android. It’s in alpha testing with groups at NLS. Main issue is with accessibility and different devices. Testing has taken longer than anticipated. They would like to clean up some things before it goes to beta. Within a couple of weeks beta testing will probably happen. We’d like to have something up by May and push it out to users.\\
  
-**West Question:** Yellow XESS mail cards - when will the next batch be available?​\\+**Western:** Yellow XESS mail cards - when will the next batch be available?​\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** NLS is waiting on confirmation from GPO. Should have answer at the national conference call next week.\\+**NLS Response:** NLS is waiting on confirmation from GPO. Should have answer at the national conference call next week.\\
  
-**West Question:** Are we set to start getting the blank peach cartridges in April?\\+**Western:** Are we set to start getting the blank peach cartridges in April?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** Look for this in May. Prices are dropping so should have more available. Because of the production of peach ones, there won’t be any green ones to purchase during this process. In the last quarter of this calendar year, green ones may not be available. Place orders before September 2015.\\+**NLS Response:** Look for this in May. Prices are dropping so should have more available. Because of the production of peach ones, there won’t be any green ones to purchase during this process. In the last quarter of this calendar year, green ones may not be available. Place orders before September 2015.\\
  
-**Midlands ​Question:** NLS Op alert 15-02 for the currency reader – does NLS send currency readers to all who applied or just our patrons?\\+**Midlands:​** NLS Op alert 15-02 for the currency reader – does NLS send currency readers to all who applied or just our patrons?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** Up until the end of the year all recipients were only NLS patrons. Now the application goes to BEP they vet it. If it’s an NLS patron they are identified in Webnet. If it’s from a non-NLS patron then a new database is being developed that will help identify those people. Multi-state is doing the distribution to all who request it.\\+**NLS Response:** Up until the end of the year all recipients were only NLS patrons. Now the application goes to BEP they vet it. If it’s an NLS patron they are identified in Webnet. If it’s from a non-NLS patron then a new database is being developed that will help identify those people. Multi-state is doing the distribution to all who request it.\\
  
-**West Question:** C-1 recall? Will NLS give a date when this will happen, or a floating deadline? Do you want us to push for patron recall? 271 people currently with us who only have a C1.\\+**Western:** C-1 recall? Will NLS give a date when this will happen, or a floating deadline? Do you want us to push for patron recall? 271 people currently with us who only have a C1.\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** We haven’t heard anything about a firm recall of cassette players. Don’t know that NLS will require all to send back their cassette players.\\+**NLS Response:** We haven’t heard anything about a firm recall of cassette players. Don’t know that NLS will require all to send back their cassette players.\\
  
 This is good in light of how libraries might have to store C1’s for recall. There are still patrons using C1 and even the record player.\\ This is good in light of how libraries might have to store C1’s for recall. There are still patrons using C1 and even the record player.\\
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 NLS never wants to deny any patron the ability to use any of them. We have in stock about 7,000 players so we can still send out to patrons as needed to refresh cassette players.\\ NLS never wants to deny any patron the ability to use any of them. We have in stock about 7,000 players so we can still send out to patrons as needed to refresh cassette players.\\
  
-**West Question:** Will NLS include something in the cataloging record to indicate the book as Unified English Braille?\\+**Western:** Will NLS include something in the cataloging record to indicate the book as Unified English Braille?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** This hasn’t been done yet, but we’re sure there will be a tag put into the MARC record. We need to consult with Bob Axtell to answer.\\+**NLS Response:** This hasn’t been done yet, but we’re sure there will be a tag put into the MARC record. We need to consult with Bob Axtell to answer.\\
  
-**West Question:** Could NLS please explain why there was a change in request process of currency readers? Why a form instead of CMLS?\\+**Western:** Could NLS please explain why there was a change in request process of currency readers? Why a form instead of CMLS?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and NLS went back and forth on this. Anyone getting a currency reader has to be a US citizen, according to BEP rules. NLS wasn’t willing to modify our application to account for this. BEP needs and requires it so this is why the process was changed.\\+**NLS Response:** Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and NLS went back and forth on this. Anyone getting a currency reader has to be a US citizen, according to BEP rules. NLS wasn’t willing to modify our application to account for this. BEP needs and requires it so this is why the process was changed.\\
  
-**Southern ​Question:** Has there been any announcement about XESS braille and where we are supposed to send it?\\+**Southern:​** Has there been any announcement about XESS braille and where we are supposed to send it?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** For any questions about XESS Braille contact Vickie.\\+**NLS Response:** For any questions about XESS Braille contact Vickie.\\
  
-**Southern ​Question:** What about the WEB Xess list and knowing what is available?​\\+**Southern:​** What about the WEB Xess list and knowing what is available?​\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** What’s on the list should only be those items that are available currently. Nothing else should be showing up.\\+**NLS Response:** What’s on the list should only be those items that are available currently. Nothing else should be showing up.\\
  
-**Northern ​Question:** Has everyone gotten their numbers for recall?\\+**Northern:​** Has everyone gotten their numbers for recall?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** We should be getting those numbers in the next week or so. Happily you don’t need cards for recall. Just ship them back, 44 per box.\\+**NLS Response:** We should be getting those numbers in the next week or so. Happily you don’t need cards for recall. Just ship them back, 44 per box.\\
  
-**Conference Question:** What is the status on Unified English Braille?\\+**All:** What is the status on Unified English Braille?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** Judy is working with others on process of how to include it in our holdings.\\+**NLS Response:** Judy is working with others on process of how to include it in our holdings.\\
  
-**Conference Question:** Can NLS address widespread issues with receiving and returning items via USPS?\\+**All:** Can NLS address widespread issues with receiving and returning items via USPS?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** We have had lots of communication from libraries about shipping. Around the holidays more delays and the dire straits of the US Postal Service is causing changes in how they ship things. Lots of impact by getting items in big chunks. One thing libraries should look at is doing turnaround adjusted to this delay. At the national level talking with the US Postal Service hasn’t been as effective as speaking with them at the local level.\\+**NLS Response:** We have had lots of communication from libraries about shipping. Around the holidays more delays and the dire straits of the US Postal Service is causing changes in how they ship things. Lots of impact by getting items in big chunks. One thing libraries should look at is doing turnaround adjusted to this delay. At the national level talking with the US Postal Service hasn’t been as effective as speaking with them at the local level.\\
  
-**Conference Question:** Shouldn’t our items be treated more like First Class Mail since the US Postal Service gets nearly $100 million (actually about $70 million) from Congress to ship them?\\+**All:** Shouldn’t our items be treated more like First Class Mail since the US Postal Service gets nearly $100 million (actually about $70 million) from Congress to ship them?\\
  
-**NLS Answer:** Unfortunately that amount given to the US Postal Service is a drop in the bucket for delivery.\\+**NLS Response:** Unfortunately that amount given to the US Postal Service is a drop in the bucket for delivery.\\
  
 **NLS Reminder:** Library of the Year Award materials went out this week. Encourage all your libraries to apply for that award.\\ **NLS Reminder:** Library of the Year Award materials went out this week. Encourage all your libraries to apply for that award.\\
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