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Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz: Heart Transplant Images
Wayne State University

A collection of slides from Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, who, in addition to performing the first U.S. heart transplant, is responsible for several contributions including the plastic heart valve in 1954, the heart-lung machine in 1958, the internal pacemaker in 1961, and the auxiliary left ventricle in 1964.  Dr. Kantrowitz resided in Detroit until his death in 2008 at the age of 90.  The original slides from this collection have been donated to the National Library of Medicine.

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Adrian Kantrowitz

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Kristy's Corrections

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

avaiable / available (5 times)

/ periodical* (13 times)

Virgina / Virginia (20 times)


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

  November 2013

What Would It Take?


"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world."  The DPLA aims to be:

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America.

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage.

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century.

"DPLA Content Hubs are large digital libraries, museums, archives, or repositories that maintain a one-to-one relationship with the DPLA.  Content Hubs, as a general rule, provide more than 250,000 unique metadata records that resolve to digital objects (online texts, photographs, manuscript material, art work, etc.) to the DPLA, and commit to maintaining and editing those records as needed."

What would it take for DALNET to organize member digital collections and serve as a DPLA Content Hub partner?  Are member libraries interested in pursuing the integration of their digital collections into the DPLA?  What value is there in adding local digital collections into the national DPLA that is part of a global forum?

 AACR2...Meet RDA

On Monday, November 18, 2013 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm, DALNET members will be able to participate in the online workshop "AACR2...Meet RDA." The course description is as follows from the MCLS website: "Cataloging with RDA (Resource Description & Access) is similar to cataloging with AACR2...and then again it's not!  In this 2-hour webinar, key differences between AACR2 and RDA will be identified and shown through examples. Some of the challenges and implications of these differences will be discussed, and possible solutions suggested."

The webinar normally costs $59 for MCLS members, but DALNET members will receive a special negotiated price of $50.  The webinar will be available both in the Purdy Kresge Auditorium at Wayne State University and remotely at your own computer.  Remote access, however, is limited to 15 participants.

Registration available here.

Present at the 2014 COSUGI Conference!

2014 COSUGI Conference in Detroit

The 2014 Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group, Inc. (COSUGI) Conference is going to be in Detroit at the Renaissance Center on May 15-17, 2014.

The COSUGI Conference Program Committee welcomes your proposals for the 2014 Conference. Proposals are due by January 15, 2014. If you need help thinking of a topic to present on, session ideas are available here. You can submit proposals here.

If you'd like to attend the conference, early bird registration goes through March 31, 2014: click here for registration.

For all the details, click here.

Did you know?
There is a DALNET RDA project page with links to online training materials, documents, policies, and more.  Members can visit the page here. [Member Login Required]
Events Calendar
Monday, November 18, 2013
AACR2...Meet RDA
Location: WSU Purdy Kresge Library, Auditorium
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Register by November 11th

Monday, November 25, 2013
Board Meeting
Location: Walsh College, Troy Campus
1:30 - 4:00PM

November 28 & 29, 2013
Thanksgiving Office Closure
Location: DALNET Office
All Day

Of Note
Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items - photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more - from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

Click here to access

Digital Public Library of America

Just For Fun
Thanksgiving Dinner Game

Click and drag the family members to the seats. Arrange the seats so that people can sit near the dishes or people they like and stay far away from those they don't like.

From PrimaryGames.com

Thanksgiving Dinner game


Southeast Michigan