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

New Resources
  Access for Free Online!

Best of both worlds: museums, libraries, and archives in a digital age
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FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Users
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Proportion of open access: Peer-reviewed papers at the European and World levels
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Kristy's Corrections

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

assocation / association (7 times)

/ electronic (4 times)

/ journal (2 times)
("jornal" is correct in Portuguese)


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

  October 2013

Committee Planning

DALNET will be forming committees to begin planning for migration to a new shared system.  One committee will be charged with organizing groups to help define the future system needs of the various areas to be supported by the new system.  Another group will be examining current expenditures and aligning them with anticipated plans for future spending.  Both committees will have access to information recently gathered from members via an online survey about current member investments.  Please consider if you may be interested in serving on one of these groups or on a sub-committee.  We are hoping that all the various sizes and types of DALNET libraries will be well represented.  More information and formal charges coming this fall.

New Member Website Access

The DALNET member website logins and passwords will be changing this month.  Members will receive the updated information via e-mail.

Good Luck Daria!

Daria Drobny
Daria Drobny, Director of the Learning Resources Center at DMC's Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, is retiring after 43 years!  Her last day is October 25th. Daria has served as a DALNET board member for many years and we will miss her!

MLA Annual Conference This Month

Don't miss the presentations of several DALNET member colleagues at the MLA Annual Conference!

Enjoy the President's Reception at the Broad Art Museum, hosted by MLA President Cathy Wolford.  Proceeds benefit MLA scholarships.  Get your tickets here: Tickets

Volunteer an hour of your time at the conference; sign up here: Volunteer


DALNET is proud to sponsor the MLA Annual Poster Sessions, featuring work from several DALNET member colleagues:

Augmenting the Library: The Mobile Future of Print
Rebecca Karlis, Marygrove College Library
Building a Scholarly Communications Brand: The Scholars Cooperative at Wayne State University
Damecia Donahue and Michael Priehs, Wayne State University
Detroit’s Population Decline: A Look at the Regional Data
Monique Andrews, Wayne State University
Digital Preservation of Pornography
Adam Mosseri, Wayne State University
Going For Broke: Combining Three Deselection Projects Into One
Mike Hawthorne, Wayne State University
Mapping the Guide:
How Concept Maps Can Ease Resource Guide Design

Zorian Sasyk, Wayne State University
The SLIS Diversity Graduate Student Assistantship
Matt Fredericks, Dr. Kafi Kumasi and Nichole Manlove, Wayne State University, School of Library and Information Science

We Collect America: Special Collections at The Henry Ford
Linda Choo and Nardina Mein, The Henry Ford

Did you know?
DALNET FY2013-2014 meeting dates are now online here: http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/docs/calendar/2014FYmeetings.pdf
Events Calendar
Friday, October 11, 2013
MUG Meeting
Location: Baker College, Flint
8:30AM - 3:30PM
Register by Oct. 5th

Monday, October 21, 2013
Project Manager Meeting
Location: WSU UGL, 3rd Floor Community Room
1:30 - 4:00PM

Monday, October 28, 2013
Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Of Note
Libraries: At the Epicenter of the Digital Disruption

The Library Resource Guide Benchmark Study on 2013-2014 Library Spending Plans

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Register for Free Download

Just For Fun
20 of the Greatest Silent Horror Films You Can Watch Right Now

20 of the greatest silent fright films that draw on dark literary tales, international folklore, and early horrors from history. Turn down the lights, and enjoy the silence.

From Flavorwire

20 of the Greatest Silent Horror Films You Can Watch Right Now


MLA Annual Sponsor