On Monday, January 16, 2017, 7 PM Central Time, Tek Talk presented Mr. Don Olson, who spoke about Bard Express, a faster and easier method of downloading books from the NLS.
In 2008 Mr. Olson began work at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in their Quality Assurance section. Mr. Olson states, “I currently serve the Library of Congress as the BARD Operations Officer, over-seeing the BARD support staff, and working directly with the NLS network of libraries across the country.”
Mr. Olsen described the Tek Talk as,“…talking about the latest innovation to come from NLS, BARD Express. We are excited to provide patrons with this software that gives people an alternative way to access the BARD collection of books and magazines.”
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