Monthly Feature
Herman 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 holdings.

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Herman Miller Marshmallow Sofa

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Kristy's Corrections

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

micorf* / microf* (3 times)

expection / expectation (3 times)

genuis / genius (2 times)


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

  February 2013

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. [Member Login Required]

Cost Allocation Reviews

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 March.

DALNET Members 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 Programs Office.

View the press release and the complete list of winners here.

Muslim Journeys

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 OCLC here.

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The DALNET office has brochures to promote the DALNET eLibrary, grants, and the digital lab.  Download them here.
Events Calendar
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
5:00 p.m.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Of Note
The Future of Library Systems: Library Services Platforms
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By Carl Grant

An article in the NISO publication ISQ: Information Standards Quarterly, Fall 2012, Volume 24, Issue 4

Library Services Platforms

Just For Fun
Iowa Digital Library

Creative uses of catalog cards that were retired from the University of Iowa in 2004

Men, Women and Books by Claudia McGehee

Southeast Michigan