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A New Look for NLS Website

This blog is a brief change from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you an update!

We are proud to premier our brand new website: www.loc.gov/nls/

You may be saying, “New? But it’s the same web address as before!” That may be true, but the site has been completely re-designed so that it may be more useful to our patrons and to the public.

The navigation on the left-side panel on the home page lists some of our most popular topics, including the currency reader project, braille courses, BARD, and of course music! Also please check out the catalog, where you can search for braille and digital talking books.

If you haven’t already, please do check it out and let us know what you think!

4 Comments

  1. Cristobal Diaz Ayala
    July 29, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Why Mexican music and not Latin American music at large? For example, do you know that Cuban music has more presence in USA than Mexican?

    What about music scores? You should have millions of them! And the public is eager to know what you have…

  2. Warren E. Brown
    July 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

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    29 July 2017

    What a fantastic accomplishment, NLS! How can the NLS best publicize its services of furnishing braille and talking books to those of our citizens who may benefit the most from NLS’s hard work and accomplishments?

    Also, does NLS have an inventory of talking book titles for non-English speakers and their families? Perhaps non-fiction titles which teach on the subject of our Federal government and the route to citizenship would be appreciated.

    Please keep up the good work, as I know you will.

    Than you kindly,

    Warren E. Brown, Esq.
    Washington, D.C.
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  3. Katie Rodda
    August 4, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Hi Warren,

    Thank you! How best to publicize has been on our minds, too. In fact, we’ve just launched a major online public education campaign and will be adding television and radio spots this winter!

    For more info about foreign-language offerings take a look at: //www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/foreign-language-materials/ which provides a link to a listing of over 5067 Spanish-language titles (under the heading “Spanish audio and braille books produced by NLS”). For your specific example of titles about the US government and citizenship, we have DB 61065 “Inmigración y ciudadanía en Estados Unidos: su guía completa” by Allan Wernick and BR 20454 “U.S. citizenship test: 100 bilingual questions and answers: English-Spanish-Espanol-Ingles = 100 preguntas y respuestas del exámen de ciudadanía de EE.UU. (2011-2012)” by J.S. Aaron, plus many more.

  4. Katie Rodda
    August 4, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Hi Cristobal,

    We actually just did a blog post on Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona (//blogs.loc.gov/nls-music-notes/2017/08/feliz-cumpleaos-ernesto/)! We have a significant selection of music from composers from Latin America in the collection. Unfortunately the NLS music section does not have millions of scores (we wish!) but we do have a large number of items. Please email us at [email protected] or call 202-707-0514 for more information regarding the collection!

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