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The Peacock Room
Wayne State University

The Story of the Beautiful connects virtual tours of the Peacock Room to places and faces associated with its dynamic, cosmopolitan history, from its controversial creation in Victorian London by the expatriate American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) to its subsequent use as an aesthetic laboratory in Detroit by the Gilded Age collector and industrialist Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919).

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Charles Lang Freer

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How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms: View in Catalog

Kristy's Corrections

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

aknowl* / acknowl* (1 time)

beleive / believe (1 time)

Devember / December (1 time)

pengiun* / penguin* (1 time)


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

  MARCH 2013

DALNET Help Desk Footprints Enhancements


A few new changes have been made to the DALNET help desk to make the system better.  Project manager accounts have been updated to auto-fill contact information when creating a new issue.  A WYSIWYG ("What you see is what you get") editor has been enabled so users can change font colors, add or embed images such as screenshots directly in the editor via cut and paste, and more.  Also, to accommodate any cases opened for the new Enterprise catalog, a new category "Discovery" has been added to the Footprints help desk.  Don't forget, the easiest way to open or update an issue is to email helpdesk@dalnet.org or dalnet@wayne.edu.

Enterprise Is On Its Way

"This is very cool!  I’m very excited about the look
and the dynamics of the new system."

Members have begun testing their Enterprise discovery catalog installations, requesting color changes and other tweaks, and sending the office their comments.  Enterprise training will take place on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Lab C of WSU's Undergraduate Library.  Participants will learn how to access their local administration pages, and will have time to create local content "Rooms."  Workforms will be distributed in early March and should be completed before the training day.  Members may go "live" with their catalogs at any time after the scheduled training.

DIA Bulletins now in JSTOR

DIA Bulletin

Detroit Institute of Arts bulletins (1919 - 2009) are now fully indexed and full-text searchable in JSTOR, with a three year moving wall as part of the Arts and Sciences XI collection.  The DIA Research Library and Archives is willing to print needed articles for patrons of DALNET member libraries if they do not have access.

The Publications can be browsed here:

Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit (Vols. 1-27)

Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Vols. 28-83)

Did you know?
Anyone can open a DALNET help desk support issue by by sending and email to helpdesk@dalnet.org or dalnet@wayne.edu.  Sending an email to the support desk will allow for the quickest response from the DALNET office.
Events Calendar
Friday, March 1, 2013
Cost Allocation Task Force
Location: DALNET Office
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Monday, March 18, 2013
DALNET Enterprise Training
Location: WSU UGL Third Floor,
Lab C
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 25, 2013
Board Meeting
Location: WSU UGL Third Floor, Community Room
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Of Note
Perceptions 2012: An International Survey of Library Automation
By Marshall Breeding

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Released January 2013

Perceptions 2012

Just For Fun
Sesame Street: Cookie Monster in the Library


Cookie Monster in the Library


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