Monthly Feature
Susana Allen Hunter Collection

The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center

A digital collection of quilts, sewing tools, homemade clothing and household goods created by Susana Allen Hunter in rural Alabama between the 1930s and 1970s.

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Kerosene Lamp from the Susanna Allen Hunter Collection

New Resources
  Access for Free Online!

Gauguin and the decorative style
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Mark Rothko, 1903-1970 : a retrospective by Diane Waldman
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Success Strategies for Electronic Content and Access
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Kristy's Corrections

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

Amercan* / American* (6 times)

bibliogrp* / bibliogra* (13 times)

evedence / evidence (1 time)


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

  November 2014

DALNET System Work Groups

Gearing Up

After several meetings rounding out the end of October, System Work Groups are nearing completion of their charge and are intending to deliver a final report to the Board of Directors this month.  The final report will include needs  assessment survey results for which all member institutions contributed to.  Work Groups were charged with developing a list of criteria for selecting a new system in the future.  Participants anticipate receiving feedback from the Board including actions to move the investigation and selection process forward.

Detroit Public Library Digital Collections

DPL Digital Collections Homepage

The Detroit Public Library has launched a new site that features an all new portal for their digital collections.  The Burton Historical Collection, Ernie Harwell Sports Collections, National Automotive History Collection, and others are now searchable from a single search box.  This is the first time that many of these digital images and other objects have been accessible to the public online.

Begin exploring here: http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/

DALNET Is Growing Our Community

Growing Our Community

As we are planning for the future there has been no greater time than now to grow our community.  The consortium is looking to expand our membership to new institutions and partners.  Advertising, including this flyer, was first distributed at the Michigan Library Association meeting last month.  Current members are invited to talk with colleagues at prospective member institutions to encourage new partnerships for DALNET.

Did you know?
OCLC Cataloging members have free use of OCLC Knowledge Base: an A to Z list and Link Resolver.  Click here to find out more.
Events Calendar

Monday, November 10, 2014
Catalog & Database Standards Committee Meeting
Location: Wayne State University UGL, DALNET Suite 2210
1:30 - 3:30 PM

Monday, November 17, 2014
DALNET Horizon Local Administration Training
Location: Wayne State University UGL, 3rd Floor, Lab C
1:30 - 4:00 PM

Monday, November 24, 2014
Board Meeting
Location: Wayne State University UGL, 3rd Floor, Community Room
1:30 - 4:00 PM

Thursday, November 27 and
Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Closure
Location: DALNET Office
All day

Of Note
Bright Future for Library Clouds
by Sian Harris

This article from Research Information explores how the growth and improved accessibility of the 'cloud' is presenting a wealth of exciting opportunities

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Bright Future for Library Clouds

Just For Fun
Black Friday

At Blackfriday.com, find ads for your favorite stores and get ready for Black Friday, which falls on November 28th this year!