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
document can be viewed online:
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.
The DALNET eLibrary has been given a new home
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.
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.
in Libraries 2012
Are you headed to Computers in Libraries in March 2012? Register
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.
313-577-0234 for more information.