Monthly Feature
The Henry Ford Film Source

Film Source is your passport to one of the finest collections documenting the American experience. View motion picture films illustrating the impact of the automobile, industrial manufacturing and design, and many other aspects of American culture and everyday life - all from The Henry Ford's collections.

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The Henry Ford Film Source Collection

Kristy's Corrections

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

intruct* / instruct* (8 times)

univrsity / university (3 times)

hypocricy / hypocrisy (1 time)

Just for Fun
Fictitious Dishes


The photographs in this series enter the lives of 5 fictional characters & depict meals from the novels The Catcher in the Rye, Oliver Twist, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, & Moby Dick.


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

  JuLY 2012

Reciprocal Borrowing Update

DALNET Get It Local!

Horizon configurations are complete and three DALNET libraries are in the testing phase of the DALNET Reciprocal Borrowing project.  The office has made a step-by-step procedures guide to help the testing partners, who will offer feedback and suggestions on the project, documentation, and process.  Project Managers will also review the procedures at their July 9th meeting.  Testing will end in Mid-July and the go live date for the rest of the Reciprocal Borrowing participants will be in late July or early August.  As a reminder, the participating libraries in the DALNET Reciprocal Borrowing project at the start will be Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, Oakland County Library, Rochester College, University of Detroit Mercy, Walsh College, and Wayne County Community College.

RDA in a Nutshell

RDA: Resource Description & Access

DALNET will be hosting a LYRASIS Webinar titled "RDA in a Nutshell" on Friday July 13th from 12:30 to 2 PM.  The event will take place at Wayne State University in the Purdy/Kresge Library, Auditorium.

From LYRASIS, the consortium responsible for the webinar: "This session will provide an overview of the essentials of RDA and its relationship to FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), review the current timeline for RDA implementation in the US, and highlight some differences in cataloging practice RDA would introduce. Catalogers who are just beginning to think about RDA and FRBR will find it a useful introduction as well."

The learning outcomes of this webinar according to LYRASIS are as follows 1) understand the relationship between RDA and FRBR; 2) know several prominent differences between an RDA record and a current, AACR2 record; and 3) be aware of the timing of RDA's likely implementation in the U.S. library community.

This free event is open to DALNET Members.  Attendees may request a parking pass during registration.  Registration now open.

Union Catalog Update

The union catalog is bigger and better than ever, with almost 1.3 million bibliographic records and 1.75 million items.  There are lots of projects underway to continue to enhance the shared system catalog.  Quarterly authority file updates are scheduled to begin this summer.  This should help to keep our records updated for new acquisitions and authority file changes.  The DALNET office is also working with the Cataloging and Database Standards committee to ensure that the shared system is ready for RDA implementation.  Later this year the DALNET office will begin to work on removing bibs without items.  Libraries should make sure all bib records have a item/holdings record attached if your library intends to keep them.  Libraries participating in "Get it Local!" will each receive special reports for items/collections that need work to prepare for reciprocal borrowing.

Did you know?

Many libraries are shifting acquistions budgets from print to digital resources.  When considering a purchase of a large digital collection it is best to inform the DALNET office of your acquisitions time-frame early on so that a batch load of your digital resource records can be scheduled in a timely manner.  Just email the details to dalnet@wayne.edu so that we can assist in your collection development planning.

Events Calendar

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Holiday Closure
All Day
Location: DALNET Office

Monday, July 9, 2012
Project Managers' Meeting
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: WSU Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor Community Room

Friday, July 13, 2012

RDA in a Nutshell Webinar
12:30 to 2:00 PM
Location: WSU Kresge Auditorium

Friday, July 13, 2012
DALNET Grant Applications Due
By 5:00 PM
Location: DALNET Office
Monday, July 23, 2012
Executive Committee Meeting
9:30 AM to Noon
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts

NEW! Resources
  Access for Free Online!

Gamification: Experts Expect 'Game Layers' to Expand in the Future
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The Port Huron Statement of the Students for a Democratic Society
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On the Web

Virtual UDM Special Collections Tour in Second Life


Virtual tour of the library Special Collections and Second Life campus of the University of Detroit Mercy



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