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

  OCTOber 2015

Monthly News
Future System Planning Update

Day-Long On-Campus System Demonstrations
Scheduled for October/November (See Events Calendar below.)

  • Members may attend live demonstrations at WSU
  • Members may watch recorded demos if they cannot attend live
  • Members invited to provide final feedback via surveys

*Specific information for each vendor visit will be sent out prior to each demonstration date.

See the Future System Planning project page for more information.
[Member Login Required.]

DALNET Continues to Promote Resource Sharing


New member Siena Heights University is on board for "DALNET Get It Local!" reciprocal borrowing and MeLCat state-wide resource sharing.  All DALNET members are encouraged to expand access to library materials for their library users by joining these resource sharing programs for borrowing and lending print and audio-visual materials.

In addition, to continue to promote resource sharing, the DALNET Board voted last month to continue financial subsidies for the RIDES state-wide delivery program for all members that continue to find value in this financial benefit of DALNET membership.

Member Services Website Login Update


October is the beginning of the new fiscal year at DALNET.  Lots of things are reset this time of year, including the member's only access for the DALNET website.  Keep your eyes out for an email update from the office with new login information for the year.  The old password will work until the end of the month.

   Events Calendar   Image

   Tuesday, October 20, 2015
   Live Software Demonstration
   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
   WSU Undergraduate Library
   Bernath Auditorium

   Thursday, October 22, 2015
   Live Software Demonstration
   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
   WSU Purdy/Kresge Library
   Kresge Auditorium

   Monday, October 26, 2015
   Executive Committee Meeting
   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
   WSU Undergraduate Library
   DALNET Conference Room

   Wednesday, November 4, 2015
   Live Software Demonstration
   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
   WSU Purdy/Kresge Library
   Kresge Auditorium

MLA Annual 2015


     Of Note
PEW Study Affirms Vital Role of Libraries

"Libraries are transforming amidst the changing information landscape and a report released this week by the Pew Research Center, Libraries at the Crossroads, affirms the evolving role of public libraries within their communities as vital resources that advance education and digital empowerment."

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DALNET eLibrary

     New Resources
Access for Free Online!

Common ground : exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC / Carol Jean Godby, OCLC Research, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress.
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Stewardship of the evolving scholarly record : from the invisible hand to conscious coordination / Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas.
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Tall Line Kristy's Corrections
Corrections made this month for commonly misspelled words in the shared catalog:

descrption   /   description   (2 times)

familliar   /   familiar  (1 time)

traditon*   /   tradition*   (13 times)


Monthly Feature
Image DPL Digital Collections

Welcome to the Detroit Public Library DIGITAL COLLECTIONS!  Take a look at Children in Costumes from the historical images at DPL.


     Just for Fun
Frankenstein's MonsterFRANKENSTEIN: The Afterlife of Shelley's Circle
Biblion - The Boundless Library

What makes a monster? What is it like living on the margins of society? Is technology inherently good or bad? These questions guided Mary Shelley 200 years ago as she wrote her classic novel Frankenstein — they remain just as relevant today.

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Did You Kniow?
If you missed the software system vendor webinars last month, you can still watch the recordings online.
See the Future System Planning project page for links to the demonstrations.  [Member Login Required.]


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