Annual Report
The 2011 Fiscal Year for DALNET ended on September 30th.  Download a copy of the DALNET 2010/2011 Annual Report online:

View Annual Report

Monthly Feature
DALNET eLibrary
Free online collections including books, videos, reports, Web sites and more  View Online

Martin Luther King YouTube Collection
Martin Luther King
YouTube Video Collection
(one of over a dozen collections
in the DALNET eLibrary)

Kristy's Corrections

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

citzenship / citizenship (4 times)

Adnrew / Andrew (3 times)

separte / separate (2 times)

Just for Fun
Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales, History, Facts and More


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

  DECEMBER 2011 / January 2012

DALNET Board Defines Strategic Focus

At their meeting in November the DALNET Board of Directors reviewed the DALNET Annual Report (available online) and then looked to the future.  The Board participated in an activity to define the future of DALNET, defining five areas of strategic focus including Board Leadership, Membership Engagement, Fiduciary Responsibility, Technological Infrastructure, and Value Added Programming.  A complete copy of the new DALNET Strategic Focus document can be viewed online:

View Strategic Focus Document

DALNET Reciprocal Borrowing to Expand

As part of their strategic planning, the DALNET Board of Directors approved moving forward with reciprocal borrowing through member catalogs.  At those libraries that wish to participate, patrons will be able to request materials from other participating DALNET libraries within HIP, using the local Horizon system.  Materials will be sent via the RIDES delivery system.  Work groups will be established for developing policies and procedures as the project gets underway.  More information to come.

DALNET eLibrary Relaunched

Visit DALNET eLibrary

The DALNET eLibrary has been given a new home online.  In addition to the new interface, a new mobile version of the site has been created.  The DALNET eLibrary contains over 3000 items in 17 growing collections.  DALNET libraries may now choose which of each of the collections they would like as limits in their catalogs or they can simply provide a link to the entire DALNET eLibrary.  For more information contact the DALNET office.

Thanks to All DALNET Committee Volunteers

On behalf of the DALNET Consortium, we would like to thank all volunteers who served on DALNET committees during the 2011 fiscal year.  Your contributions are appreciated and your individual efforts are essential to accomplishing the work of the consortium.  Your continuing support and assistance allows us to build an even better DALNET for the benefit of all members.  Thank you again for your fine service.  Letters of thanks will be mailed to individual volunteers during the month of December.

Computers in Libraries 2012

Computers in Libraries 2012

Are you headed to Computers in Libraries in March 2012?  Register by February 1st through the DALNET office and receive a discount.  Registration of $289 covers the 3-day event, a savings of over 50% off the regular price.

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

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Events Calendar

December 23, 2011 -
January 2, 2012

Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office

Monday, January 16, 2012
MLK Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office

January 2012, TBA
Project Managers
Test TurboMeeting
Location: Online/Virtual

NEW! Resources
  Access for Free Online!

Above the Fold: A Weekly Newsletter for the Changing World of Libraries, Archives, and Museums
View in Catalog

A Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age
View in Catalog

Pew Report: Half of Adult Cell Phone Users Have Apps on Their Phones
View in Catalog

Podcast: 60-Second Health
View in Catalog

Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee
View in Catalog

Response to the RDA Test Coordinating Committee
View in Catalog

On the Web
What Middletown Read
Ball State University

A database and search engine built upon the circulation records of the Muncie (Indiana) Public Library from November 5, 1891 to December 3, 1902

What Middletown Read


Southeast Michigan