Monthly Feature
The Showroom of Automotive History

The Henry Ford
Benson Ford Research Center

Features significant automobiles of the American experience. Each vehicle has made a substantial contribution to the auto industry in design, production, or engineering. Enter the Showroom, and learn about some of the most important automobiles ever produced.

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The Showroom of Automotive History

New Resources
  Access for Free Online!

Art that Craves your Attention
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A New Way to Grow Bone
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Why Massive Open Online Courses (Still) Matter
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Kristy's Corrections

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

anthropolgy / anthropology (1 time)

/ Barr* (2 times)

suffage / suffrage (1 time)


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

  March 2014

Work Groups Scheduled, Ready to Tackle Charge

The DALNET office has scheduled initial meetings for all work groups in March and April.  Meeting schedules have been sent out and are available online here.

All work groups will be tackling the same charge:

System work groups are charged with assessing the system needs of the consortium in their defined areas and to develop a list of criteria for future system selection.  Activity should include a survey for the membership for each particular area being studied.

    • Survey tool for membership by June 2014
    • Status report for September 2014 Board meeting
    • Final criteria report due by November 2014 Board meeting

The Board and Executive Committee additionally will be developing a list of criteria that meet consortium purposes.

The DALNET office will coordinate with all groups, including the Board of Directors, and will administer all survey tools.

Horizon Reports Training

The DALNET office will host a Horizon Reports Training on Monday, March 17, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM in Lab C of Wayne State University's Undergraduate Library.  This will be a hands-on training wherein staff will discuss Bib Lists/Bookmarks, Bib Usage Statistics, View Only options, Search Filters and much more.  Come with report questions or email helpdesk@wayne.edu ahead of time with examples of reports you'd like to learn how to run.

Register here by March 14th.

COSUGI 2014 Early Bird Registration ends March 31

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?
Patrons are thrilled with new Horizon SMS text message notices.  Contact the DALNET office today for information about this free new service for your library!
Events Calendar
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Cataloging Work Group
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Acquisitions Work Group
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Monday, March 10, 2014
ERM Work Group
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Circ/Reserves Work Group
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Serials Work Group
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Monday, March 17, 2014
DALNET Training: Horizon Reports
Location: WSU UGL
3rd Floor Lab C
Register by March 14th
1:30 - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SysAdmin/Reports Work Group
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Monday, March 24, 2014
DALNET Board Meeting
Location: WSU UGL
3rd Floor Community Room
1:30 - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
ILL Work Group
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Monday, March 31, 2014
Public Interface/Ref Work Group
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Of Note
Family History Resources in the Wolverine State

Newsletter from Ancestry.com detailing Michigan resources for history and genealogy

Michigan Resources
Just For Fun
Smithsonian X 3D

If you have a 3D printer, you can now print some Smithsonian Institution artifacts at home!

See available artifacts here

Lincoln Life Mask at SI X 3D