Monthly Feature
Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes
Arab American National Museum

This online exhibit dismantles stereotypes by tracing their origins and impacts, while offering a more realistic portrait of Arab and Arab American identities.

Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes

Reclaiming Identity

New Resources
  Access for Free Online!

The big shift: public library strategies for access to information in any format
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Marrakesh treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled
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Minimum digitization capture recommendations
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Kristy's Corrections

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

adn / and (38 times)

/ includ* (18 times)

/ individual (2 times)


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

  September 2013

Annual Meeting Follow-up

The DALNET Educational Forum and Annual Member Meeting took place on August 9th.  Lorcan Dempsey delivered a keynote address titled: "The Network Rebalances the Library" for attendees of the morning forum.  Following a very nice lunch, DALNET members heard news from the consortium and also shared what their own institutions are doing during round-table discussions.  Links to the Keynote Address and Annual Meeting presentation are below.

"The Network Rebalances the Library" Keynote Address

"Annual Meeting PowerPoint" [Member Login Required]

eResource Batch Load Request and Planning Form

A new online form for eResource Batch Load Requests and Project Planning was introduced at the Annual Member Meeting during a presentation on Managing e-Resource Records.  Shared System members are encouraged to use the new form for organizing and submitting their batch MARC record load requests.  Links to the new form and the presentation are below.

Batch Load Project Requests - New Online Form

"Managing e-Resource Records in a Consortium"  [Member Login Required]

Welcome Alexis and Kirsten!

DALNET has two new project managers.  Alexis Zirpoli is the Manager of Library Access and Technical Services for Oakland Community College. She is based at the Auburn Hills campus.  Also, Kirsten Terry is the new Associate Librarian at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. Kirsten is also AANM's new Board member.  Welcome!

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

MUG Annual Meeting
Registration Forthcoming

Michigan Library Association Annual Conference

SirsiDynix Consortia Special Interest Group

MeLCat User's Day

Oct. 11

Oct. 16-18

Nov. 7-8

Nov. 14

Did you know?
If you work with the DALNET office from beginning to end on your plans for e-resource acquisitions, we can help make the process easier.  A well-planned project can help us get your new resources more quickly loaded into your catalog, allowing your patrons access the items sooner.
Events Calendar
Monday, September 2, 2013
Labor Day Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office
All Day

Monday, September 16, 2013
DALNET Training

Monday, September 23, 2013
DALNET Board Meeting
Location: UDM McNichols Campus Library, 3rd Floor, Room 324
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Of Note
Michigan Cultural Data Project

Offers a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. This groundbreaking project gathers reliable, longitudinal data on the sector.

Click Here To Access

Michigan Cultural Data Project

Just For Fun
Lightning Librarian

Help Lydia the Librarian find books for the kids before they get upset and leave! The better your memory the better you’ll do at Lightning Librarian. From funschool.com.


Lightning Librarian!


Southeast Michigan