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Contract Specifications

Following the links below will take you to the identified document or specification in PDF format. Most of these files have been created using Adobe Acrobat software that makes the text accessible to assistive technology. Please note that documents and specifications created and approved before October 1, 2019, may contain the former name of NLS.

Documents

QA201801: Instructions for Applying Navigation Markers (February 2019)
QA201801: Instructions for Applying Navigation Markers (February 2019) [PDF: 812KB / 8p.]

Guidelines for Applying Navigation Markers in Digital Talking Books (DTBs) (June 2005) [PDF: 21KB / 4p.]

QA201401: Instructions for Bilingual Books [MS Word (.doc) / 6p.]

Specifications

420: Labeling and Packaging of Books on Digital Talking Book Cartridges (December 2019) [PDF: 2.5MB / 29p.]
420: Labeling and Packaging of Books on Digital Talking Book Cartridges (March 2014) [PDF: 502KB / 30p.]

430: Refurbishing Digital Talking-Book Cartridges and Containers (December 2019) [PDF: 2.3MB / 17p.]
430: Refurbishing Digital Talking-Book Cartridges and Containers (August 2012) [PDF: 2.27MB / 16p.]

800: Braille Books Pamphlets (October 2014) [PDF: 398.66 KB / 20p.]

801: Braille Magazines or Newspapers (May 2018) [PDF: 1.89 MB / 22p.]

803: Print/Braille Books (February 1997) [PDF: 1.58KB / 13p.]

806: Packaging of Electronic Braille Files (December 2019)
806: Packaging of Electronic Braille Files (December 2019) [PDF: 385KB / 9p.]

900: Duplication of NLS Digital Talking-Book Format (Book and Magazine) Cartridges (May 2009) [PDF: 1.65MB / 13p.]

901: Duplication and Distribution of Digital Talking Book Magazines (August 2016) [PDF: 7.68MB / 52p.]

1201: Narration (August 2017) [PDF: 376KB / 13p.]

1202: Digital Talking-Book Mastering (April 2019) [PDF: 620KB / 15p.]
1202: Digital Talking-Book Mastering (December 2014) [PDF: 1.62MB / 20p.]

1203: Construction of Digital Talking Books (January 2019) [PDF: 811KB/ 31p.]
1203: Construction of Digital Talking Books (December 2014) [PDF: 596.91 KB / 33p.]

1204: Construction of Audio Magazines in the Digital Talking Book Format (April 2007) [PDF: 1.58MB / 51p.]

1205: Protected Digital Talking Book (November 2007) [PDF: 229.14KB / 33p.]

1206: Uploading Digital Talking Books and Magazines (June 2009) [PDF: 1.7MB / 13p.]

1207: Delivery of Braille Book and Magazine Files via the Internet (February 2020)
1207: Delivery of Braille Book and Magazine Files via the Internet (February 2020) [PDF: 437.8KB / 10p.]
1207: Delivery of Braille Book and Magazine Files via the Internet (October 2014) [PDF: 220.51KB / 11p.]

1208: Preparation of Audio Files from Commercial Audiobooks (January 2014) [PDF: 235KB / 12p.]

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