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Keystone Systems and the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) are excited to announce that following highly successful test implementations at Colorado Talking Book Library and the Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services they plan to start rolling out KLAS+Gutenberg implementations to two NLS network libraries per month, beginning in February.

Checklist of next 10 libraries to install NLS' Gutenberg duplication on demand equipment. See table below for library names and install dates. 

The next 10 KLAS+Gutenberg libraries and their install months are as follows:

 

Library

 Installation Date

Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library Feburary
Nevada Talking Book Services Feburary
Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library March
San Francisco Public Library - Talking Books and Braille Center March
Indiana State Library - Talking Book and Braille Library April
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library April
Utah Library for the Blind  May
California State Library - Braille and Talking Book Library May
New York State Talking Book and Braille Library  June
New York Public Library - Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library June

 

KLAS+Gutenberg Installation Criteria & Prioritization

Keystone collaborated with NLS to select this list and determine the order of the rollout based on the following criteria:

  • Libraries need to have completed an upgrade to KLAS version 7.7, or at least be well along in the upgrade process.
  • Libraries must have adequate onsite IT support.
  • Libraries must have expressed interest and enthusiasm for moving forward with KLAS+Gutenberg, with preference given to those libraries that submitted their requests the earliest.

Both Keystone and NLS look forward to continuing the duplication on demand rollout. We’ve already received requests from a number of libraries in addition to the initial group of 10. KLAS libraries with questions about any of the above information and / or interested in getting on the schedule for future KLAS+Gutenberg deployments should contact David Perrotta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> and Steve Prine (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">.