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A collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions, including MARC records from WorldCat and finding aids harvested from the web. Archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives are represented in ArchiveGrid.  It was formerly offered as an OCLC subscription service but has recently been made freely available by OCLC Research.

DALNET Libraries on ArchiveGrid:

The Henry Ford - BFRC
WSU Reuther Library


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Kristy's Corrections

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

Carribean / Caribbean (11 times)

/ properties (1 time)

/ the (2 times)


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

  June 2013

DALNET Educational Forum and Annual Meeting

Save the Date: The DALNET Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013, from 9:30AM to 4PM at Wayne State University's Undergraduate Library.  Staff members from DALNET libraries are invited to spend the day at this event. At the morning's Educational Forum session, attendees will hear from keynote speaker Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist at OCLC. He will discuss "Libraries at the Network Level." The afternoon will include an overview presentation of DALNET planning and projects and breakout sessions for various work areas within member libraries. The cost for the event is $15 per person, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and parking.  Registration forthcoming.

Oral History Transcription Workshop
Using Express Scribe

Express Scribe

On Monday, July 8, 2013 from 1:30 to 4 PM in the WSU Undergraduate Library's Community Room, DALNET will offer a free workshop for librarians interested in volunteering to be a part of the "Detroit City Poets Oral History Project."  Eleven one-hour interviews need to be transcribed from audio files.  After the workshop, each volunteer will be expected to transcribe one interview of approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in length, which will require an estimated time commitment of fifteen hours. The workshop will provide background information on the project and interviewees, and will use demonstration and hands-on activity to show attendees how to use "Express Scribe," the open source transcription software. This will include downloading the free software on your own computer, setting up the template, using the style guide, and using shortcuts. Transcribers will be acknowledged for this professional service/achievement opportunity. WSULS presenters Diane Sybeldon and Troy Eller will conduct the workshop.

**Attendees should bring their own headphones to the workshop.  Registration is here: http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/register/07-08-2013.php

Guides Idea XChange Unconference

On Friday, July 26, 2013, join the Wayne State University Library System and SEMLOL for an exciting day of exchanging new ideas, techniques and tools for using resource guides to reach out to our user communities. Not your typical conference, the agenda and topics discussed will be set by you, the attendees. SEMLOL has generously offered to sponsor parking and coffee for the day. Lunch will feature dine-arounds at area restaurants. Information can be found at the lib.wayne.edu website and will be updated as the date gets closer.  Libraries using LibGuides or Enterprise Rooms may be interested in this free meeting.
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Events Calendar
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts,
Kirby Street Entrance
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, June 24, 2013
Board Meeting
Location: WSU Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor Community Room
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 4, 2013
Independence Day Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office
All Day

Monday, July 8, 2013
Oral History Transcription Workshop
Location: WSU Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor Community Room
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Register here
Of Note
RDA Webinars from ALCTS

Two dozen free RDA webinars from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

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Just For Fun
The Giving Tree

1973 movie version of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree narrated by the author.


The Giving Tree on YouTube


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