Monthly Feature
Detroit Automobile Factories from Detroit Public Library

1910s-1940s photographs and postcards of Detroit automobile factories from the Burton Historical Collection. Created as part the of Making of Modern Michigan digitization project.

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Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant (1912)

Kristy's Corrections

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

corport* / corporat* (16 times)

critcs / critics (1 time)

tradegy / tragedy (2 times)

Just for Fun
Readings Lists of Your Favorite Fictional Characters

Find out what Rory Gilmore, Lisa Simpson, Don Draper, Matilda, Margot Tenenbaum and others have been reading!


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

  September 2012

Annual DALNET Membership Meeting a Success!

2012 DALNET Annual Meeting

Over 70 staff members from 15 DALNET libraries attended the Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, August 24th at UDM's McNichols Campus Library.  UDM sponsored the morning session as planned by the Libraries/IDS Employee Development Committee chaired by Sally Young. Warren Graham, author of Black Belt Librarian, was guest speaker for the morning session. After lunch, Steven Bowers presented an overview of DALNET planning and projects and later, attendees broke into groups to discuss different topics including cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, electronic resources, DSpace, resource sharing and reference services. Thanks to UDM for hosting and to all our breakout session facilitators. Special thanks to all our attendees who made this meeting a success.

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8/24/2012 DALNET Presentation

Margaret Auer Honored by MLA

Congratulations to UDM Dean of Libraries Margaret Auer, recipient of the President's Award for Service to MLA (Michigan Library Association). Read the announcement here.
Margaret Auer
Call to Committees FY2013

The DALNET Board has adopted a strategic focus that has established an annual call to committees. The call to committees includes volunteer positions that have been identified for the fiscal year, October 1 - September 30. Committee work provides opportunities for service, achievement, and development.

In addition to the Board of Directors and Project Manager groups, DALNET has currently identified the Cataloging & Database Standards Committee, the Cost Allocation Task Force, and the Reciprocal Borrowing Committee to do work this fiscal year. To volunteer for one (or more) DALNET committees, please fill out this survey.

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Events Calendar

Monday, September 3, 2012
Labor Day Holiday Closure
All Day
Location: DALNET Office

Monday, September 17, 2012

DALNET Training - Topic TBA
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: WSU Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor

Monday, September 24, 2012

Board Meeting
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: WSU Purdy/Kresge Library, 1st Floor, Simons Room

NEW! Resources
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Analytics in higher education
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Core infrastructure considerations for large digital libraries
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The Future of Big Data
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Print Management at "Mega-Scale"
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E-Books in Libraries
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On the Web

OCLC Provides Downloadable Linked Data File


OCLC has published bibliographic linked data for the most widely held works in WorldCat as a downloadable file.



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