|Future System Planning Update
The RFP Task Force is Working on:
- Reviewing RFP responses received from vendors
- Drafting demonstration scenarios for vendor Webinars
- Scheduling Webinars with vendors
Initial demonstrations for members are
anticipated in August/September.
See the Future
System Planning project page for more information.
Thinking About The Work We Do- And What Else We Have to Get Done
It's time to think about the work we do
every day, and what work we would like to accomplish tomorrow.
Most of the current work we do in the DALNET shared system revolves
around managing the physical items in each of our libraries. A
new system will allow us to better manage all of our resources- print
and electronic materials- while also providing better access to
them. Below is an exercise for each of us to walk through, on our
own, or in a group.
|1. Start by making three columns to place your post-it notes: To Do, Doing, Done.|
2. Post a separate note in the middle column (Doing) for all of the work you are currently doing in the old library system.
Post a separate note in the first column (To Do) for any new work you
hope to get done in the new system. For example, are there
workflows that you have that the current system does not handle?
Move any notes from the current work column to the last column (Done) for
things that you would like to no longer have to do in the new system,
or that you think may no longer be needed to be done in the new system.
Share the results with your colleagues and discuss what work each of
you think will be affected by the new system. What will we be all
"Done" with in the future? What things that we are currently
"Doing" will continue to be on our "To Do" list? What new
things do each of us think will be added to the "To Do" column?
University Migration to DALNET Shared Systems Underway
Sharing Our History:
DALNET Educational Forum and Annual Member Meeting
Siena Heights University library
has been working with the DALNET office to complete their
migration to the DALNET Shared System Services. SHU is moving
from a stand-alone Horizon system to the DALNET Horizon union catalog.
SHU has completed profiling paperwork for the migration and
the DALNET office has the shared system configured with the new SHU
settings. A new branded catalog for SHU has been
created and record import testing will begin shortly to make
sure everything looks good as the project moves forward.
Members participating in the DALNET Reciprocal Borrowing
program will be pleased to know that SHU has decided to lend their
print and A/V materials to the group. SHU is planning on
going live in the DALNET system in August!
||Monday Morning, August 10, 2015
"A Detroit Back Story"
Paul Gallagher and David Votta:
"The Digital Public Library of America
comes to Michigan"
Open to the public. $15 Registration fee includes continental
breakfast and luncheon.
large digital collections in education :
Meeting the needs of teachers and students
"Because DPLA largely
aggregates cultural heritage
content, the focus of this research was strategies for
primary source material for both K-12 and higher
instruction, explored in conversation with both online
resource creators and educators who work in the classroom.
white paper summarizes the findings
of those two avenues
of research and synthesizes them into a
set of recommendations for DPLA’s future
for Free Online!
archival advantage: integrating archival expertise into management of
born-digital library materials / by Jackie Dooley
What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more? / by Maryn McKenna
Why I believe the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights
abuse / Jimmy Carter
made this month for commonly misspelled words in the shared catalog:
/ commem* (2 times)
/ legislat* (4 times)
/ national* (8 times)
WSU YAMASAKI LEGACY
"The Yamasaki Legacy project enhances and facilitates scholarship,
public interest and restoration of the architectural heritage at Wayne
State University that Minoru Yamasaki and his buildings have created."
Folger Shakespeare Library
Digital Image Collection
The Folger library offers over 80,000 images for free reuse under
creative commons licensing as long as you attribute the library.
But it is just fun looking at everything in the digital
The image to the left, of "A scene in the pantomimime of Cock-a-doodle-doo!!," is from the Folger collection.
|You can now peruse the DALNET
DSpace Repository and find historic DALNET documents
and other materials. Member libraries are currently building
their collections. If your library is interested in joining the
archive contact the DALNET office or take a look at this informational overview.