Monthly Feature
Jacob Lawrence and
The Legend of John Brown

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Traveling art exhibit at Rochester College for the month:  View Article

Jacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown

Kristy's Corrections

Corrections made this month for
commonly misspelled words in
the union catalog:

pess / press (9 times)

tradtion / tradition (6 times)

Mattthew / Matthew (4 times)

Just for Fun

"Read the stories of early space exploration from the original NASA transcripts."



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DALNET Details Newsletter
  The e-newsletter of the Detroit Area Library Network    

  february 2011

DALNET Board Approves Upgrades for Horizon System

The DALNET Board has approved upgrade plans for Horizon/HIP.  Upgrading to the newest version of the system will provide many new features, bug fixes, and support for newer computers.   The Project Managers will discuss the upgrade at their February meeting and will be asked to convey project information back to their libraries.  A committee of volunteers from DALNET member libraries will be formed to assist with preparing member institutions for anticipated changes in the way the HIP OPAC is configured and how it will operate.  These changes will better situate the consortium to operate like most other shared systems.  The upgrade is planned for this Spring/Summer.  Look for lots more information coming in the following months.

Report from ALA Midwinter Meeting

ALA Mindwinter Meeting 2011

Steven Bowers met with several vendors at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting, January 7-11, 2011.  Bowers gathered information regarding currently available integrated library systems (ILS) and their features, and how those systems meet the needs of a consortium like DALNET.  He also met with representatives from SirsiDynix, vendor of the Horizon ILS, our current ILS vendor.

DALNET Grant Applications Due

The next round of applications for the DALNET Program Initiative Reserve Grant ends on February 19, 2011. If your library has a grant idea that will support DALNET’s mission of being a “community of libraries working together to provide access to information for research, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning opportunities,” then be sure to turn in your application by February 19th.  For assistance and/or questions please contact the DALNET office.  More info online at: www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/grants

Webinar Archives
ALCTS Webinars

The ALCTS RDA Webinars (and accompanying materials) that were presented during the Fall of 2010 are available online at DALNET’s webinar archive page: www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/dalnet/training/webinars/. The titles available are “Introduction to RDA,” “RDA: Benefits for Users and Catalogers,” and “FRBR as a Foundation for RDA." Access to these webinar materials require login.
Did you know?
Did you know that the DALNET website has a list of the digital projects sponsored by each of our member libraries?  If you have new resources to list, email us at: dalnet@wayne.eduWhen you get a chance, take a moment to see all of the great digital resources created by DALNET members: www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/projects.php
Events Calendar
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
10:00AM - Noon
Location: UDM McNichols Campus
Library, Room 324

Monday, February 14, 2011
Project Managers' Meeting
1:30PM - 4:00PM
Location: UDM McNichols Campus
Library, Room 324

Friday, February 19, 2011
DALNET Grant Applications Due

Monday, February 28, 2011
Executive Committee
9:30AM - Noon
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts

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