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Literary Map of Detroit

Identifies and describes locations with literary significance in and around Detroit, from Marygrove College:

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Marygrove Map

Kristy's Corrections

This column is on hiatus for the month of July due to the Authority Project.

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Just for Fun
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
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DALNET Details Newsletter
  The e-newsletter of the Detroit Area Library Network    

  July 2011

Upgrade Update for Horizon System

Key Dates:

July 6: Library Verification of Sybase 12.5 Installations

July 11: HIP/OPAC Testing Begins - Members may test their catalogs and provide input to the DALNET office.

July 18: HIP Upgrade Test Day - Register to give feedback in small groups.

July 23/24: Upgrade Weekend - Public access catalog will be available / Staff access to Horizon will be unavailable.  Circulation directions to be distributed.

July 25: Horizon Staff Client Upgrades - To be completed at member libraries on or before this date.

August: Post Upgrade Tasks - guided by the DALNET office

Information and instructions on the dates and events listed above will be distributed through Project Managers and DALNET listservs.  Members will begin HIP/OPAC testing for the upgrade on July 11th.  There will be a week of testing before the HIP Upgrade Test Day on July 18th at the WSU Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor Community Room.  This Testing Day will replace the Project Manager's Meeting that was scheduled for July.  Attendees are asked to bring any questions or problems that they've found during the first week of testing.  The weekend of July 23-24 is the target date for the production upgrade of Horizon and HIP.

Wayne State University Hosts OCLC Member Program

Bowers Delivers OCLC Closing Keynote

On June 17, Steven K. Bowers, Executive Director of DALNET, gave the closing keynote address at the OCLC program “Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference.”  Many DALNET members attended the day-long event, hosted at Wayne State University.  OCLC has held a series of these member events which explore new ways of working in cataloging and technical services.  An archive of event presentations is accessible online.  Materials specific to the event held in Detroit will be posted at a later date.

Internet Librarian 2011

Internet Librarian 2011

Are you headed to Internet Librarian 2011?  Register by September 1st through the DALNET office and receive a discount.  Registration of $299 covers the 3-day event, a savings of over $200 off the regular price.

Contact dalnet@wayne.edu or 313-577-0234 for more information.

Did you know?
The DALNET Members page has a convenient list of links to member catalogs, their library websites and maps to their locations:

Events Calendar
Monday, July 4, 2011
Independence Day Closure
All Day
Location: DALNET Office

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Strategic Planning Meeting
9:00 - Noon
Location: University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, July 15, 2011
DALNET Grant Applications Due
By 5 PM
Location: DALNET Office

Monday, July 18, 2011
HIP Upgrade Test Day
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: WSU, UGL 3rd Floor

Monday, July 25, 2011
Executive Committee Meeting
9:30 - Noon
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts

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