DALNET Board Approves New Digital Archive Repository

August 30, 2011

Dspace

           The Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) has recently announced plans to begin work on a DALNET Digital Archive Repository, where several unique collections will be available for free online access to DALNET institutions, researchers and the public.

          Hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy, the repository will be built using DSpace, an open-source software product that preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. “I am pleased that DALNET will be developing this resource and that long standing members, the University of Detroit Mercy, are playing an integral part in making this happen,” said DALNET Executive Director, Steven Bowers. “The Board has wanted to pursue such a project for several years.”


          To begin the project, the DALNET Board of Directors awarded a major grant to four of its member institutions: Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library, Detroit Medical Center, Marygrove College and Oakland Community College.  After initial implementation, the service will be available to all DALNET members that wish to participate. 


          DALNET is a community of libraries working together to provide access to information for research, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning opportunities.  Hosted at Wayne State University since 1985, DALNET enables libraries to maximize their investments through shared resources. Over the past two decades, the consortium has grown to 20 member libraries that serve the information needs of their users through innovative, collaborative networking among various types of libraries and their personnel in southeast Michigan.


Free Book Repair Webinar

August 19, 2011

ALCTS will be hosting a free “Book Repair Basics for Libraries” webinar on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM Eastern time.  From their announcement,

“Participants will become familiar with several types of basic repairs for bound circulating collections materials in school, public, and academic libraries.  Tip-ins and basic page repairs, hinge tightening, and a variety of spine repairs will be covered.  Techniques will be illustrated and demonstrated with text, images, and video.  Links to other resources will be provided.  Repairs and conservation treatments on rare and special collections materials will NOT be discussed.”

Presenters will be Peter D. Verheyen and Marianne Hanley, both of Syracuse University.  The session will last 90 minutes.  It is free to register.

Registration opens at 12:30 PM (CDT) on September 14th and is open to the first 500 registrants.

See this page for more details, technical requirements, and registration information.


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