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 **Pamela Davenport**,​ Network Consultant\\ ​ **Pamela Davenport**,​ Network Consultant\\ ​
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-**Network Chairs ​Present:**\\+**Network Chairs:**\\
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 **Danielle Miller**, Western Conference\\ **Danielle Miller**, Western Conference\\
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 **Chairs:** Can you clarify who can now take the survey by telephone?​\\ **Chairs:** Can you clarify who can now take the survey by telephone?​\\
  
-**NLS:** Those who received an invitation by letter or non-patrons can call and take the survey by telephone.\\+**NLS Response:** Those who received an invitation by letter or non-patrons can call and take the survey by telephone.\\
  
-**NLS:​** ​We wonder if the network be willing to include some of the questions in their own local surveys. The contractor could let people who called know that their local regional libraries plan to include some of the questions in the NLS survey in their own local library survey and would share responses with NLS.\\+We wonder if the network be willing to include some of the questions in their own local surveys. The contractor could let people who called know that their local regional libraries plan to include some of the questions in the NLS survey in their own local library survey and would share responses with NLS.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Would it be possible to receive a copy of the survey questions? We would have to poll our conferences to see if they would be interested in using some of the NLS survey questions in their own surveys. If so, are there ones NLS would like us to include?\\ **Chairs:** Would it be possible to receive a copy of the survey questions? We would have to poll our conferences to see if they would be interested in using some of the NLS survey questions in their own surveys. If so, are there ones NLS would like us to include?\\
  
-**NLS:** In particular, there is question about the containers and latches. We would be interested in knowing if they are difficult for patrons to open.\\+**NLS Response:** In particular, there is question about the containers and latches. We would be interested in knowing if they are difficult for patrons to open.\\
  
-**NLS:​** ​We can send the chairs the survey questions. Some have indicated the survey may appear confusing based on the fact the questions are designed as “trees.” The next question one takes depends on the previous response.\\+We can send the chairs the survey questions. Some have indicated the survey may appear confusing based on the fact the questions are designed as “trees.” The next question one takes depends on the previous response.\\
  
-**NLS:​** ​No problem sending the questions out to the network, but would ask the chairs to review the survey and respond to NLS about the feasibility of including sample questions in network libraries. We don’t want to overwhelm the network. Maybe include about 5 questions at the most. We both want the same goal to serve our patrons so it would be beneficial to both if the network would be willing to include some of the NLS survey questions.\\+No problem sending the questions out to the network, but would ask the chairs to review the survey and respond to NLS about the feasibility of including sample questions in network libraries. We don’t want to overwhelm the network. Maybe include about 5 questions at the most. We both want the same goal to serve our patrons so it would be beneficial to both if the network would be willing to include some of the NLS survey questions.\\
  
 **Chairs:** We will look over the questions and poll the network about including questions in their survey. There may be other avenues that network libraries could take to poll their patrons (social media, e.g.).\\ **Chairs:** We will look over the questions and poll the network about including questions in their survey. There may be other avenues that network libraries could take to poll their patrons (social media, e.g.).\\
  
-**NLS:** We don’t want to imply that network libraries have to assist patrons to take the NLS survey. Understand the challenges network libraries face in terms of staffing. It would be up to individual libraries as to whether or not they want to assist their patrons.\\+**NLS Response:** We don’t want to imply that network libraries have to assist patrons to take the NLS survey. Understand the challenges network libraries face in terms of staffing. It would be up to individual libraries as to whether or not they want to assist their patrons.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Will this be discussed at the open forum?\\ **Chairs:** Will this be discussed at the open forum?\\
  
-**NLS:** We will discuss this at the meeting, and if you want, bring up the idea about the NLS survey questions.\\+**NLS Response:** We will discuss this at the meeting, and if you want, bring up the idea about the NLS survey questions.\\
  
 **Chairs:** We think it would be good idea to at least plant the seed regarding NLS survey questions.\\ **Chairs:** We think it would be good idea to at least plant the seed regarding NLS survey questions.\\
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 **Digital Magazines**\\ **Digital Magazines**\\
  
-**NLS:** The 3rd level of libraries are ready to start the transition to digital cartridges.\\ ​+**NLS Response:** The 3rd level of libraries are ready to start the transition to digital cartridges.\\ ​
  
 **Chairs:** Two patrons in Kentucky called about a software update 2.1.8 that appeared on a magazine cartridge they received. It is not on BARD. Does this update relate specifically to magazines?​\\ **Chairs:** Two patrons in Kentucky called about a software update 2.1.8 that appeared on a magazine cartridge they received. It is not on BARD. Does this update relate specifically to magazines?​\\
  
-**NLS:** No one from MDD is at this meeting, but the update is to check that the player has the bookshelf feature.\\+**NLS Response:** No one from MDD is at this meeting, but the update is to check that the player has the bookshelf feature.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Will there be a claim form for digital magazines?​\\ **Chairs:** Will there be a claim form for digital magazines?​\\
  
-**NLS:** Yes, but claims will not be processed in the way as it is done now. A form will be on BARD/​Magazine on Cartridge section. It is forthcoming.\\+**NLS Response:** Yes, but claims will not be processed in the way as it is done now. A form will be on BARD/​Magazine on Cartridge section. It is forthcoming.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Have there been any issues or concerns from the producers in regards to cartridge production?​\\ **Chairs:** Have there been any issues or concerns from the producers in regards to cartridge production?​\\
  
-**NLS:** No problems with the network, but a producer did find a software bug when they used the toaster racks. It slowed down production but didn’t stop it. It has since been resolved.\\+**NLS Response:** No problems with the network, but a producer did find a software bug when they used the toaster racks. It slowed down production but didn’t stop it. It has since been resolved.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Most questions from patrons relate to the bookshelf feature.\\ ​ **Chairs:** Most questions from patrons relate to the bookshelf feature.\\ ​
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 **Chairs:** Will there any type of acknowledgement from ForSight that a network library has completed all their recall and that all have been received?\\ **Chairs:** Will there any type of acknowledgement from ForSight that a network library has completed all their recall and that all have been received?\\
  
-**NLS:** Nothing is set yet but will check with John Bryant. Note: There are separate websites for identifying the number of boxes shipped by libraries and received by ForSight. See NLS Operations Alert No. 13-05.\\+**NLS Response:** Nothing is set yet but will check with John Bryant. Note: There are separate websites for identifying the number of boxes shipped by libraries and received by ForSight. See NLS Operations Alert No. 13-05.\\
  
 **Chairs:** The boxes work well, but you do have to pack them in a certain way.\\ **Chairs:** The boxes work well, but you do have to pack them in a certain way.\\
  
-**Chairs:​** ​A DB recall survey was posted on the LBPH listserv. Will share results with NLS.\\+A DB recall survey was posted on the LBPH listserv. Will share results with NLS.\\
  
-**NLS:** In light of some recent LPBH discussion, we want to make sure libraries are purging items and not title records.\\+**NLS Response:** In light of some recent LPBH discussion, we want to make sure libraries are purging items and not title records.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Yes, we are sure libraries are just purging item information and not title records.\\ **Chairs:** Yes, we are sure libraries are just purging item information and not title records.\\
  
-**NLS:** We are looking at when to announce the quota for the next year. May announce amounts before year’s end. +**NLS Response:** We are looking at when to announce the quota for the next year. May announce amounts before year’s end. 
 Cartridge contractor.\\ Cartridge contractor.\\
  
-**NLS:​** ​A one-year contract to produced blank cartridges has been awarded to Alcor Technology Corporation.\\+A one-year contract to produced blank cartridges has been awarded to Alcor Technology Corporation.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Will the cartridges be exactly the same?\\ **Chairs:** Will the cartridges be exactly the same?\\
  
-**NLS:** Should be indistinguishable to patrons and the network. May use the same password protection.\\+**NLS Response:** Should be indistinguishable to patrons and the network. May use the same password protection.\\
  
 **Chairs:** Did Alcor Technology Corporation bid on the original contract? Were they a contender the first go around?\\ **Chairs:** Did Alcor Technology Corporation bid on the original contract? Were they a contender the first go around?\\
  
-**NLS:** Not sure. Keep in mind this is a one-year, sole-source contract. A RFP will be issued next year for multi-year contract.\\+**NLS Response:** Not sure. Keep in mind this is a one-year, sole-source contract. A RFP will be issued next year for multi-year contract.\\
  
 **Annual Survey**\\ **Annual Survey**\\
  
-**NLS:** You have until the end of week to get budget, collection and staffing updated. Consultants will be calling libraries that have not yet completed the survey.\\+**NLS Response:** You have until the end of week to get budget, collection and staffing updated. Consultants will be calling libraries that have not yet completed the survey.\\
  
-**NLS:​** ​Interested in finding out changes in cassette collections. Remember, you can keep as many cassettes you need to meet demand.\\+Interested in finding out changes in cassette collections. Remember, you can keep as many cassettes you need to meet demand.\\
  
 **NLS Chair Meeting Time**\\ **NLS Chair Meeting Time**\\
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 **Chairs:** Can the conference chairs meet earlier, possibly a week before the open forum to give us a time to get information out the network prior to the open forum?\\ **Chairs:** Can the conference chairs meet earlier, possibly a week before the open forum to give us a time to get information out the network prior to the open forum?\\
  
-**NLS:** We can definitely look at moving up the date. Would one week be enough?\\+**NLS Response:** We can definitely look at moving up the date. Would one week be enough?\\
  
 **Chairs:** One week is plenty. Consider having it on the 3rd Tuesday or Wednesday of the month. If Wednesday, it would keep it in line with the open forum meeting day.\\ **Chairs:** One week is plenty. Consider having it on the 3rd Tuesday or Wednesday of the month. If Wednesday, it would keep it in line with the open forum meeting day.\\
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