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Bard is down, a larger picture

OK folks,
I posted on my books blog a notice that BARD was down. I also saw tweets concerning the downtime of BARD and how we as people with disabilities are shortchanged. First, according to this article entitled: NLS BARD Service Remains Down, Part of Larger Library of Congress Outage (blind bargains) this seems to be related to the scheduled maintenance that took place over the weekend ending August 30, 2015. According to what I could tell, BARD was up for some of the day Monday, then had intermitantissues. Then it went completely down. As someone who understands technology, I’m here to say that these types of things take time to figure out. If it is part of a larger outaage, they need to trace what happened, and determine what part of the core service failed. I don’t know how the inner workings of the Library of Congress works, and I don’t know if any of us do. When I posted Bard is temporarily down”> I only knew what I was told by my library here in Los Angeles. I can’t begin to imagine how many service are running on the same system that BARD is, but from what I read from the Blind Bargains article, this is more than BARD that is down. I’m sure an E-mail and message will be posted and sent when they figure out what is up, and I am sure we’ll find out in due time. There are other places for books, including Kindle, Ibooks, and tape/CD. I’ve got so many books downloaded and on my phone already, I am not worried about it, and there are other things to do then worry about what is up with BARD. I’m sure glad we have choices, and lets just see what the core problem is and lets see how they will fix it. I’m sure they are trying the best they can.

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