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

  December 2015 / january 2016

Monthly News
DALNET Board Approves Selection of Ex Libris Systems

At a specially held Board meeting in December, the DALNET Board of Directors reviewed and approved the Final Report of the RFP Task Force.  The Task Force was commended for their work and thoughtful assessment.  The final report recommended the selection of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform (LSP) and Primo discovery interface.  DALNET has now signed a letter of understanding with the Ex Libris company and has begun work on contracting.  Planning and preparation work for a highly anticipated 2016 migration to the new hosted system has begun.  The DALNET office will be working with Ex Libris and DALNET Project Managers for developing and implementing a project plan for the migration.  Detroit Public Library and Wayne State University plan to remain on their current separate systems.  More information coming soon!

To read the Task Force final report, and keep track of the project, visit the  Future System Planning project page.  [Member Login Required]


DALNET Annual Call to Committees

Raise Your Hands!
"DALNET is a community of libraries working together to provide access to information for research, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning opportunities."  Our Annual Call for Committees is now open.  Send us an email at dalnet@wayne.edu for more information or if you would like to be a part of one of these groups:

arrow  Cataloging and Database Standards (Standing Committee)
arrow  DALNET Annual Meeting Committee
arrow  Migration Work Task Force
arrow  Web Applications Specialist (Search Committee)

A New Way to Connect

TurboMeeting, used by DALNET for webinars, virtual meeting access, and remote support, is now available as a free app, for use on iOS and Android devices.  Users can now connect to DALNET on their phone or tablet with this free app. Use of the app allows you the ease of using integrated speakers and microphones on your device.   TurboMeeting is also still available as a free download for use on computers.  Links to download the free app are below.

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   Events Calendar   Image

   Dec. 24, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2016
   DALNET Office Closure

   January 8-12, 2016
   ALA Midwinter

   Monday, January 18, 2016
   DALNET Office Closure

MLA Annual 2015

Contact DALNET for registration discount information.

     Of Note
The Cloud Catalog: One Catalog to Serve Them All

"So how do institutions that supply nearly half of all the books read in the U.S. end up so invisible on the web? Well, it’s not from a lack of customers, that’s for sure."

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DALNET eLibrary

     New Resources
Access for Free Online!

Growing up digital: Media research symposium
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Media mentorship in libraries serving youth / Written for the ALSC by Cen Campbell, Claudia Haines, Amy Koester, and Dorothy Stoltz
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Tall Line Kristy's Corrections
Corrections made this month for commonly misspelled words in the shared catalog:

challang*   /   challeng*   (15 times)

popluat*   /   populat*  (2 times)

socail*   /   social*   (5 times)


Monthly Feature
Image Guggenheim Art Publications

Over 100 free access titles from the archives of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York


     Just for Fun
Lederer Animated Book Covers Covers – A series of 55 animated vintage book graphics

How would these great book covers from the past look like when set in motion? Here we go…

Animation: Henning M. Lederer
Music: Jörg Stierle

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Did You Kniow?
The DALNET eLibrary recently added collections for FDR Fireside Chats, Gutenberg eBooks, and University of California Press.


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