Monthly Feature
Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Speeches and Interviews

A DALNET Project

This collection includes links to YouTube videos with speeches and interviews by and about Dr. King. The website also contains a timeline, a brief biography of Dr. King, and links to other related websites.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

New Resources
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The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2013  View in Catalog

Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy
View in Catalog

Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collection  View in Catalog

Kristy's Corrections

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

cordinat* / coordinat* (5 times)

/ discuss* (17 times)

Illnois / Illinois (2 times)


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

  February 2014

System Work Groups Ready to Roll

Thanks to DALNET members for your willingness to participate in the system work groups in 2014.  The office has assigned members to work groups based on the survey. Assignments are available on the member website [login required].  

Acquisitions Work group
Cataloging Work group
Circulation & Reserves Work group
ERM Work group
ILL Work group
Public Interface & Reference Work group
Serials Work group
System Admin & Reports Work group

If anyone would still like to sign up for any of the above work groups, please email the office at dalnet@wayne.edu.  Work groups will be contacted shortly to schedule meetings and begin work.

New DALNET FootPrints Help Desk is Here

FootPrints HelpDesk

This month DALNET Members will transition to the new  DALNET FootPrints Help Desk.  The help desk software is now hosted on a new virtual machine run by the WSU libraries.  The new system uses a brand new version of the familiar FootPrints software.  Old cases were migrated from the previous system, system options have been streamlined to better fit DALNET operational needs, and new features will enable better use of the system for supporting member help desk needs.  DALNET Project Managers will have a refresher training for using the new system at their meeting this month on the 10th.  Thanks to the WSU libraries for getting the system up and running for DALNET!

Congratulations to Karen Tubolino

Congratulations to Karen Tubolino on her retirement from the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center.  Karen worked at the VA for 20 years.  DALNET was pleased to present Karen with a certificate of recognition for her numerous years of service on the DALNET Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and task forces.  Karen plans to enjoy retirement with her husband, and the couple has a two month trip planned this winter for driving cross country and vacationing in San Diego.  Everyone wishes her well and we will miss her a lot!

Board Welcomes New Appointee

Welcome to Mary Jo Durivage, new member of the DALNET Board of Directors. Mary Jo is the new Board member representing the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. She will also continue her role as DALNET Project Manager for the VA.

COSUGI 2014 Early Bird Registration

The 2014 Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group, Inc. (COSUGI) Conference is going to be in Detroit at the Renaissance Center on May 15-17, 2014.

If you'd like to attend this conference, centered on Horizon and other SirsiDynix products, early bird registration goes through March 31, 2014: click here for registration.

For all the details, click here.

Did you know?
Due to the closure of WSU's Science & Engineering Library, the DALNET office can now only be accessed by calling ahead.  To the right of the front door in the lobby, there is a campus phone that can be used to call 7-0234 to be let up to the sixth floor.
Events Calendar

Monday, February 10, 2014

Project Managers Meeting
Location: WSU UGL, 3rd Floor Community Room
1:30 - 4:00PM

Friday, February 14, 2014
DALNET Grant Applications Due
Location: DALNET Office
By 5:00PM

Monday, February 24, 2014
Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Of Note
Library Technology Forecast for 2014 and Beyond

In this article from Information Today, Marshall Breeding discusses some of the trends that he sees playing out on the library technology front as we look ahead for the next couple of years.

Just For Fun
Valentine's Day Vegetable Children

From the Garden Patch Series, illustrated by E. Curtis in 1907 and published by Raphael Tuck & Sons.

From Mother Earth News

E. Curtis Vegetable Children postcards


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