Monthly Feature
Digital Dress:
200 years of Urban Style

Digital image collection of historic clothing held by The Henry Ford, Detroit Historical Museum, Meadowbrook Hall and Wayne State University

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Dress from The Henry Ford

Kristy's Corrections

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

Detriot / Detroit (3 times)

releven* / relevan* (3 times)

fexible / flexible (2 times)

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Just for Fun
Happy Birthday, Babar!
The 80th Anniversary of Babar

The Story of Babar


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

  september 2011

Board Approves DALNET Digital Archive Repository


The DALNET Board has approved a Program Initiative Reserve grant application to fund a new DALNET Digital Archive Repository.  The grant, awarded to Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library, Detroit Medical Center, Marygrove College, and Oakland Community College, will provide funding for a new DSpace open-source software installation to be hosted at the University of Detroit Mercy.  Read More Here

Margaret Auer Honored

Margaret E. Auer

This year Margaret E. Auer, Dean of University Libraries/Instructional Design Studio at University of Detroit Mercy, is celebrating her 50th year as an employee of the University of Detroit Mercy and her 30th year as Dean/Director of the University Libraries.  A celebration honoring Auer and her achievements was held at UDM on August 25, 2011.  DALNET would also like to say a big "Thank you!"  to Margaret for her service on the DALNET Board for over 20 years.  Congratulations Margaret!

Shared Systems Update

New Features Survey: A member survey is available this month to determine interest in implementing specific new Horizon features for each institution.  The survey includes questions covering features such as pre-overdue notices, e-mail notices, and new circulation parameters.  Project Managers are asked to complete the survey no later than Thursday, September 15, 2011.  The survey may be accessed here: SurveyMonkey

Mobile Apps for Catalog: In September/October members can plan on the launch of the new BookMyne mobile apps for the DALNET Union catalog.  DALNET plans to implement iPhone and Droid versions of the BookMyne app.  A Training Demo for BookMyne will be available on September 19.

Bibliographic Cleanup and Authority Control: The DALNET office continues to work on the Bibliographic and Authority File clean-up project.  Members may now edit any bib record numbered 1 through 800,000.

Did you know?

Archive materials and presentations for the OCLC "Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference" conference that took place at WSU on June 17, 2011 are now available.

You may access materials online at: http://www.oclc.org/us/en/multimedia/2011/goodpractices-detroit.htm

Events Calendar
Monday, September 5, 2011
Labor Day Closure
All Day
Location: DALNET Office
Monday, September 19, 2011
DALNET Training
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: WSU UGL, Lab C

Monday, September 26, 2011
Board Meeting
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: University of Detroit Mercy

DSpace Meeting
Location: University of Detroit Mercy

NEW! Resources
  Access for Free Online!

Official history of the Bay of Pigs operation, vol. I-IV: View in Catalog

On the Web
Pentagon Papers

Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force

Pentagon Papers

Southeast Michigan