Monthly Feature
Great Lakes Shipping Collection
University of Detroit Mercy

The Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection consists of nearly 58,000 photographs, plastic and glass negatives, postcards, color plates, sketches, and paintings, as well as detailed information on nearly every commercial ship that sailed the Great Lakes since 1850.

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Great Lakes Shipping Collection

Kristy's Corrections

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

ninteen* / nineteen* (14 times)

sytle / style (2 times)

covention* / convention* (1 time)

Just for Fun
Fall Jigsaw Puzzle


Drag the puzzle pieces into place to form a picture of Fall leaves.


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

  October 2012

Purchase of Discovery Catalog Approved

SirsiDynix Enterprise  

In July, DALNET Project Managers recommended moving forward with the purchase and implementation of the SirsiDynix Enterprise discovery catalog. The DALNET Board subsequently approved and funded the purchase for two years (2013-2014).  Contracting has been completed and system configuration and testing for the hosted system is scheduled to take place this Fall.  Enterprise is a next-generation catalog that will provide a single search interface for member library print, A/V, and electronic materials.  The system will also be able to index DALNET Digital Archive repository collections in DSpace. In addition, Enterprise will provide "Rooms" content pages that libraries may use to create online pathfinders and subject guides. Each shared system member will have a customized interface for Enterprise.  Adoption of a discovery interface is a current strategic focus of the consortium.

DALNET Board Approves New ERM Services


The DALNET Board has previously recognized the need to expand DALNET services beyond that of the shared integrated library system (ILS).  Part of this recognition includes the need to better integrate search for print and electronic resources.  The Board has approved the establishment of Electronic Resource Management (ERM) services for DALNET using the reSearcher suite of open source software known as CUFTS: Open Source Serials Management.  Initial implementation will focus on configuration of the link resolver that is part this software suite so that it may be used with the Enterprise discovery catalog.  DALNET's adoption of an  ERM system with a link resolver positions the consortium for a stronger future.  Work on the project will begin immediately for an anticipated launch in 2013.  Recent Wayne State University graduate Jing Jing Wu, MLIS, has been contracted to work on the project.  

2012-13 Board Officers Elected

Laura Mancini, Oakland County Libraries
Maria Ketcham, Detroit Institute of Arts
Janet Zimmerman, Beaumont Health System
Crystal Agnew, Marygrove College
Nardina Mein, The Henry Ford - BFRC
Caryn Noel, Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library
Sandra Yee, Wayne State University
Board Chair
At-Large Member
At-Large Member
At-Large Member
At-Large Member

Did you know?

All members are invited to the MUG (Michigan Users Group for Customers of SirsiDynix) Fall meeting on October 12, 2012 at Baker College in Flint: Registration & Agenda.

Events Calendar

Friday, October 12, 2012
DALNET Grant Applications Due
By 5:00 PM
Location: DALNET Office

Friday, October 12, 2012
MUG Meeting
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Baker College, Flint
Register Online

Monday, October 15, 2012
Project Managers' Meeting
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: WSU Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor Community Room
Monday, October 22, 2012
Executive Committee Meeting
9:30 AM to Noon
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts

NEW! Resources
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Affordable Health Care for America Act (Bill Text)
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Swatting the Long Tail of Digital Media
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On the Web

People of Medieval Scotland, 1093-1314


A database of all known people of Scotland between the years 1093 and 1314 mentioned in over 8600 contemporary documents.

People of Medieval Scotland


Southeast Michigan