|Board Takes Action in Response
to Systems Work Groups' Final Criteria Report
DALNET System Work Groups "Final Report on Criteria for Future System
Selection" was delivered to the DALNET Board of
Directors in November,
and subsequently approved. Comments about the report, from
included the words "excellent, very thorough, and thank you!"
review of the report the Board made the strategic decision to select a
future system that better supports the various print and electronic
services offered by DALNET libraries today, as well as possible
services planned for the future. Specifically, the Board
moving forward with the future system selection timeline that was
presented at the meeting, with the intent to adopt a platform system
including discovery. In addition to system selection, as
noted on the
timeline, there are several other factors that will be part of the
planning process, including planning for funding the purchase and
maintenance of such a system. More information about the
plan can be seen in the new DALNET Planning video series, the first of
which can be accessed below.
As part of planning for migration to a new library services platform,
the DALNET office is
gathering some preliminary information from the membership to get a
snapshot of the third-party services that are currently subscribed to
by members. Survey
information gathered will be kept
confidential and will be used for financial planning for the
consortium. The survey asks for information that
need to gather internally. Board members may wish to work in
conjunction with Project Managers to complete the survey and a
copy of the survey can be downloaded for
printing to complete before accessing the survey.
institution is asked to fill out the brief survey no later than
December 22, 2014.
SirsiDynix Roadmaps Made Accessible
||The most current SirsiDynix roadmaps and
schedules, for both Core products and BLUEcloud products, can be found
on the DALNET website here.
SirsiDynix's goal for these documents is "to provide insight into the
features and functionality that are planned to be added to their
applications and services."
|Monday, December 15, 2014
Cataloging and Database Standards Committee
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
24, 2014 - January 5, 2015
DALNET Office Closure
DALNET Office Closure
made this month for commonly misspelled words in the union catalog:
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/ university (33 times)
/ university (1 time)
Guggenheim Art Books
A new online collection, The Guggenheim Museum Art Publications, has
been cataloged and added to the DALNET eLibrary. This
contains over 100 full-text exhibition publications from the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum in New York dating from its founding in 1937.
First Appearance of Superman
Read D.C.'s first Superman comic from June 1938 free online!
key to survival of any information and library service
is satisfying the needs of