|Response to Platform System RFI (Request
Five vendors have responded to the DALNET Platform System RFI
that was issued in January. A preliminary assessment has been
done of the financial and system data obtained from the RFI and that
information is headed to the DALNET Board of Directors for review this
For a snapshot of the vendor's names and their proposed
products, check out this graphic.
People Get Ready!
As we make preparations for our official Request for
are now having a call for participants in an RFP Task Force.
task force will be charged with assisting the DALNET office in
preparing the RFP to be released by WSU on behalf of DALNET.
group will also be responsible for reviewing all materials and
information that comes in from vendors as part of the RFP, and
preparing a summary review of the materials for the Project Managers
and the Board of Directors to assist in making decisions for selecting
library system platform for migration. The group will likely
face-to-face meetings in the DALNET offices with opportunities for
remote attendance as needed. Meetings will begin in March.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our
application form. All applications will be reviewed
and a task
force will be formed that is representative of all library
sizes, institution types, and service areas from within the
While we prepare to head into the official Request
Proposals phase, some
of our members may want to see proposed systems before the formal
presentations to be held later in the year. The DALNET office
compiled a list
of links for Webinars that are offered by the vendors that we may be
looking at. Please keep in mind that these Webinars may or
not accurately represent the actual functionality of these systems.
Anyone interested in the Webinars can take a look here.
||What's my line, or what's my role in
DALNET? The consortium has
several groups and each one has defined roles and responsibilities.
This year the consortium intends to review the frequency,
type of meetings for its various groups and we would like to also have
a refresher on what each group is responsible for. Committees
Forces should have specific charges. Below is quick
breakdown of the responsibilities of other standing DALNET groups.
If you aren't part of these groups and you would like to be
more involved there are other opportunities to serve. Just
let us know your interest!
DALNET member institution has equal representation on the Board of
Directors. Each member institution appoints one Board seat.
It is the
responsibility of Board members to attend and participate in meetings
- Determine the policies, procedures, guidelines,
initiatives, projects, and programs
- Make determinations in regard to purchasing and
- Review committee and task force reports and
The Executive Committee is a committee of the Board of Directors and is
comprised of Board-elected positions. It is the
responsibility of Executive Committee members to attend and participate
- Act on the Board’s behalf between Board meetings
- Budget development and review
- Policy recommendations
DALNET member institution has equal representation on the Project
Managers. Each member institution appoints one
representative. It is
responsibility of each Project Manager to attend and participate in
- Make recommendations to the Board on a wide
range of issues and policies associated with technology initiatives
- Plan, direct, and execute implementation of
systems and programs, including the construction of procedures and best
practices for technical issues and projects
- Coordinate the transmission of information
between the DALNET Office and the staff of DALNET member libraries
New Student WSU SLIS Scholarship Opportunities
|Thursday, March 5, 2015
Cataloging and Database Standards Committee
2:00 - 4:00 PM
March 16, 2015
Available Online on 3/16
March 23, 2015
Floor - Community Room
1:30 - 4:00 PM
An International Survey
of Library Automation
The 2015 review of
for Free Online!
Future of Library Resource Discovery /
by Marshall Breeding
made this month for commonly misspelled words in the union catalog:
/ supplement* (2 times)
/ supply, supplies (2 times)
/ support* (2 times)
The Henry Ford Online Collections
Take a look at a subset of digital images featuring Diego Rivera and
his Detroit Murals
|It is both a great responsibility and a great
DALNET member institutions to appoint individuals to serve on the
DALNET Board of Directors and Project Managers. By attending
meetings and participating in decision making, your institution and its
libraries have an equal say in the current and future work of the