Monthly Feature
Titanic, 100 Years: 1912-2012

1912 News Accounts of the Titanic disaster View Online

Titanic, 100 years

Kristy's Corrections

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

Feburary / February (8 times)

/ industr* (2 times)

/ fashion (1 time)

Just for Fun
The Composites

Composite sketches of literary characters
Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby
Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby


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

  March 2012

Web Reporter Implementation

The DALNET office has started to roll out Web Reporter reports to members.  Staff are continuing to add more and more reports that will be automatically emailed to recipients on a regular basis.  Horizon monthly ad hoc reports will hopefully be phased out by June 1, 2012.  The DALNET staff would like to thank everyone for their patience as we work on the implementation project for this great new product.

Titanic 100th Anniversary


To observe the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 2012, the DALNET consortium has created a new digital project called "Titanic, 100 years: 1912-2012."  The project features contemporary 1912 news accounts of the disaster from newspapers around the world.  The purpose of the project was to organize access to freely accessible online primary print resources contemporary to the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic on April 15, 1912.  Cataloging, research, and Web design was completed by Christopher Singleton, DALNET volunteer, and recent graduate of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science.  Steven Bowers and Kristy Wells will talk about the project at the Michigan Library Association's "Transitions in Collections" workshop on March 16, 2012 at the Novi Public Library.  The project site is at: titanic.dalnet.org

Titanic Exhibit at The Henry Ford

Titanic at The Henry Ford

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition debuts at The Henry Ford Museum on March 31, 2012 and runs through September 30, 2012.  The exhibition will be more than 10,000 square feet and feature more than 300 objects. 

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Events Calendar

Monday, March 12, 2012
Reciprocal Borrowing Committee
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Location: Walsh College - Troy

Monday, March 19, 2012

DALNET Training - HIP Searching
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: WSU UGL 3rd Floor

Monday, March 22, 2012
Cataloging and Database Com.
9:00 to 11:00 AM
Location: UDM Dental

Monday, March 26, 2012
Board Meeting
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: OCC Auburn Hills

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