Monthly Feature
James T. Callow Folklore Archive
University of Detroit Mercy

The archive is comprised of over 42,000 folklore traditions taken from field notes covering traditions gathered between 1964 and 1993. The online Folklore Archive can be searched for such subjects as: urban legends, songs from fraternities, sororities, and scouts, drinking games, graffiti, superstitions, customs, and more.

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James T. Callow Folklore Archive

Annual Report
The 2012 Fiscal Year for DALNET ended on September 30th.  Download a copy of the DALNET 2011/2012 Annual Report online:

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

libary / library (9 times)

libray / library (4 times)

agengy / agency (1 time)

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

  DECEMBER 2012 / January 2013

DALNET Get It Local! Reciprocal Borrowing Stats

The office has posted Get It Local! Reciprocal Borrowing statistics for November 2012 on the DALNET member website.  The report can be downloaded here [.xls file]. A statistics report will be generated monthly and posted on the DALNET member website here. You will need to use your member web site log in to access the reports.

Project Update: Enterprise Discovery Catalog

The DALNET office has been hard at work, with SirsiDynix, configuring the Enterprise implementation for DALNET members.  Participating libraries have submitted profile theme forms and SirsiDynix is busy configuring each library's custom interface.  The DALNET office has been working on additional configurations including set up for database connections to perform article searching through the catalog.  DALNET will be coming up on the latest release of Enterprise, which includes features such as Text Messaging, Real-Time Item Status, and next-generation catalog features.  Members will also be able to create custom "Rooms" of content.  Stay tuned for additional configuration paperwork, initial access, testing, and review in the new year!

Member Libraries System Survey

A 10 question survey has been created to gather preliminary information and input from members regarding current and future integrated library systems.  The online survey has been sent to all DALNET Project Managers and they have been asked to consult with their Board Member and other staff members to complete and submit the survey by January 11, 2012.  The survey will be an initial step in beginning planning for a future system migration so it is important that all member institutions participate. Survey

Library Systems Overview

The DALNET office has once again produced an overview of library systems that are in release or development.  Systems are continuing to move toward unified platforms to manage all aspects of library resource management, discovery, and delivery services.  Also of note, DALNET shared system members can look forward to the release of an all-new Horizon Web-based Cataloging module in 2013, with other modules to follow.

View the 2012 year-end DALNET Library Systems Overview online here.

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 2012 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.

Did you know?
The DALNET office offers on-site Horizon training. Do you have a staff member that needs to brush up on Serials? Or new staff that needs training in the Circulation module? Let us know. We're here to help. To schedule, contact dalnet@wayne.edu.
Events Calendar

December 24, 2012 -
January 2, 2013

Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office

Monday, January 21, 2013
MLK Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office

Thursday, January 24, 2013
RIDES Delivery Cost Allocation  TF
Location: Conference Call
1:30-3 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Cost Allocation TF
Location: DALNET Office
1:30-3 p.m.

Of Note
SirsiDynix BLUE Cloud
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A brief summary of SirsiDynix product planning, including the new Horizon Web Client that is coming from SirsiDynix.  The Web Client will be included at no additional charge with standard software maintenance.

SirsiDynix Blue Cloud

Just for Fun
Snow Days

Create Your Own Snowflakes!


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