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

  August 2011

DALNET Upgrades to Horizon 7.51a and HIP 3.21a

The end of July saw the implementation of DALNET's long awaited upgrade to the newest version of Horizon and HIP.  The greatest gain in this upgrade is the update of much of the Horizon infrastructure, including an updated server operating system, implementation of  the latest Sybase databases software, and Horizon compatibility for Windows 7 (also backwards compatible to Windows XP and Vista).  On the public side, the new catalogs have the ability to search all DALNET shared-system library collections in each catalog.

Some additional post-upgrade tasks will be guided by the DALNET office this month.  The office will also be focusing on completion of the Authority File project that was started earlier in the summer.  In September/October members can plan on the launch of the new BookMyne mobile app for our catalogs.

Registration is now open for the post-upgrade training day on Monday, August 15.  Participants will be introduced to new features, options, and staff client changes in this overview of Horizon 7.5.1a.

LaLonde Appointed Director of Library at AANM

Kristin LaLonde

Kristin LaLonde has been appointed as the full-time librarian at the Arab American National Museum Library & Resource Center, in Dearborn.  Kristin has been working in the library for some time now and recently received her MLIS from Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Science. She will also serve as the AANM representative for the DALNET Board or Directors and the museum's Project Manager for DALNET.

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?

If you have missed a DALNET Educational Forum, you can view the event recording in the forum online archive at:  http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/def.html

This year's forums are being presented by individuals from DALNET Member institutions.  If you are interested in presenting, please e-mail your idea to: dalnet@wayne.edu

Events Calendar
Monday, August 15, 2011
DALNET Horizon 7.5.1a Overview
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: WSU, UGL 3rd Floor, Lab C

Monday, September 5, 2011
Labor Day Closure
All Day
Location: DALNET Office

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