Monthly Feature
Michigan Churches of Christ:
A History

Vernon and Alice Boyd Collection at Rochester College.  A pictorial history of Michigan Churches of Christ, including information relevant to race relations, the Civil Rights Movement, and Black churches in Southeast Michigan.  Project funded by a grant from DALNET.

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Church of Christ in Jackson, MI  (1924)

Kristy's Corrections

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

demonstat* / demonstrat* (4 times)

geneaolog* / genealog* (4 times)

poice / police (1 time)

Just for Fun
Birthday Bestsellers


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

  August 2012

Get It Local!

  DALNET Get It Local!

All participating libraries are now live for DALNET "Get it Local!" Reciprocal Borrowing!  Patrons can now request items from other DALNET libraries, through their home catalogs, and have them delivered to their library.

DALNET will be hosting a training for member libraries who are participating in the "Get It Local!" project.  We will discuss procedures including searching, requesting, pull lists, circulation, shipping, and receiving. There will also be a time for open discussion for members to share their experiences and ask questions.  Promotional materials for "Get It Local!" will be distributed.  For more information and to register online, click here [participation is limited to those libraries that have signed up for the project].  Check out the Project Plans page for documentation here [Member Login Required].  Visit the "Get It Local!" catalog here.

Annual Membership Meeting

Registration is Now Open
Agenda / Black Belt Librarian Flyer

The DALNET Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, August 24th at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus Library. Staff members from DALNET libraries are invited to spend the day at this event. The morning session, generously sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy, will be facilitated by Warren Graham, author of Black Belt Librarian. He will discuss "Real World Library Security & Customer Experience." For more information about Mr. Graham, visit his website. The afternoon will include an overview presentation of DALNET planning and projects and breakout sessions for various work areas within member libraries.  The cost for the event is $7 per person. Free parking is available in Lot F at UDM.

New eLibrary Collection: TED Videos

TED: Ideas Worth Sharing

Jing Jing Wu, DALNET practicum student, has finished her summer projects in the office.  Along with helping to configure and launch "Get It Local!", Jing Jing created a new TED Collection for the DALNET eLibrary.  The popular TED Talks video series offers "Great talks to stir your curiosity."  Jing Jing used tools to mine metadata from the TED.com website and adding this information to a spreadsheet for TED videos.  She then used free MarcEdit software to convert the spreadsheet to MARC records.  The cataloged videos are now part of the DALNET union catalog and are also available to others for loading in their catalogs.  Ultimately the collection will be added to the OCLC Digital Collection Gateway for access by libraries world-wide.   Browse the Collection in the DALNET union catalog.

Did you know?

We have updated the DALNET Health Gateway page.  Patrons can now view Online Health Information Libraries and view Events, Classes, and Support Groups.  Take a look!  

Events Calendar

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Future of the ILS Webinar
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Location: WSU Purdy/Kresge Library, Auditorium

Monday, August 20, 2012

Reciprocal Borrowing Training
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: WSU Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor Lab C

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Catalog and Database Committee
9:30 to 11:00 AM
Location: UDM Dental Campus

Friday, August 24, 2012
Annual Membership Meeting
8:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: UDM McNichols Campus Library

NEW! Resources
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On the Web

National Park Service
The Civil War


Explore the subject of the American Civil War on the National Park Service's site during the 150th Anniversary (2011-2015).

National Park Service


Southeast Michigan