Miller Consortium Collection
The Henry Ford, WSU
In 1988, the Herman Miller Consortium was established to share the
historical product collection that had amassed in their corporate
archives in Zeeland, Michigan. The consortium collection, held by
thirteen U.S. museums, contained about 750 pieces of furniture, as well
as a large quantity of product literature. As the lead institution in
the consortium, The Henry Ford maintains the record of the consortium
for Free Online!
this month for
commonly misspelled words in
the union catalog:
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/ expectation (3 times)
/ genius (2 times)
The e-newsletter of the Detroit Area
|Member Survey Results In!
The DALNET office is happy to report that all member institutions
completed the member survey that was sent out in December.
The Office, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors will use the
information from the survey for continued strategic planning.
Some comments from members cover areas of the system that the DALNET
office will already be able to address and/or fix for members now that
the issues have been reported. Thanks to everyone for
participating! An anonymous overview of the survey results
can be viewed here.
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The 2013 DALNET Cost Allocation Task Force has begun work on their
review of the DALNET cost allocation formula. The committee
has been charged with examining how costs are allocated, reviewing the
minimum allocation for shared system members, pricing of services,
considering new services for all members, and analyzing all costs for
DALNET operations, among other things. The task force should
have a final report to the Executive Committee by June this
year. Also of note, the RIDES Delivery Task Force is
reviewing what subsidies may be granted in support of resource sharing
delivery for the next year and is expected to make recommendations by
Awarded NEH Grant
Congratulations to the libraries at Macomb Community College, Rochester
College, and Wayne State University! They were among the 842
libraries across the country that will be awarded the Muslim Journeys
Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources that will
introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of
Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Muslim Journeys is presented by the National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH) as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in
cooperation with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public
View the press release and the complete list of winners here.
New OCLC Policy
Statement on RDA Released
A new policy about RDA records for WorldCat has been added as part of
the RDA resources on the OCLC website. RDA (Resource
Description and Access) is the new cataloging standard that will
replace AACR2. DALNET will be making plans to prepare for the new
standards and has verified that our current integrated library system
software can be used with RDA. Learn more about RDA from
|The DALNET office has
brochures to promote the DALNET eLibrary, grants, and the digital
lab. Download them here.
|Monday, February 11, 2013
Project Manager Meeting / Enterprise Meeting
Location: WSU UGL,
3rd Floor Community Room
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2013
DALNET Grant Applications Due
Location: DALNET Office
February 25, 2013
Executive Committee Meeting
Institute of Arts
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Future of Library Systems: Library Services Platforms
By Carl Grant
An article in the NISO publication ISQ: Information Standards
Quarterly, Fall 2012, Volume 24, Issue 4
Creative uses of catalog cards that were retired from the University of
Iowa in 2004