National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Mandate Becomes Law

January 14, 2008

From the “E-News for ARL Directors” for January 9, 2008:  “On December 26, President Bush signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007, which includes a provision mandating NIH-funded researchers to deposit peer-reviewed electronic manuscripts in PubMed Central for broad public access. This important shift in policy—from voluntary to mandatory deposit—signaled Congress’s strong support for increased public access to federally funded research.”

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DALNET Members Author MLA Forum Article

January 2, 2008

The 2008 Edition of MLA Forum includes an article written by several DALNET members:

Michigan Go Local: Connecting Michigan Residents with Health Services by Annette M. Healy, Linda A. Draper, Jill A. Turner, Suzanne M. Van Pelt and Ellen B. Marks.

Congratulations to the authors for publishing this article about the work they have been doing to serve the Michigan community.

MLA Forum is a peer reviewed online journal sponsored by the Michigan Library Association.

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MLA Forum

December 7, 2007

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Have you presented a paper at a meeting or conference? Does your institution encourage you to publish your work? If so, the MLA Forum may be the journal you need. MLA Forum is a peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by the Michigan Library Association. It is indexed in Library and Information Science Abstacts (LISA) and also found on Google Scholar. Contributors to the MLA Forum do not need to be members of MLA.

The journal’s mission is to address issues of importance to libraries of all types throughout the state and nation. MLA Forum is currently seeking articles, book reviews, and reports relevant to the library profession. For publication consideration, please submit one copy of a manuscript to the editor, Michael Lorenzen at

Sense-making in the Universe of Scholarly Communications

December 4, 2007

Lee C. Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries, Grand Valley State University presented “Sense-making in the Universe of Scholarly Communications” at the Academic Librarian’s Luncheon at the Michigan Library Association Conference in November.

Please click here to download Dean Van Orsdel’s PowerPoint presentation.

Learn to Write Grants and Get Published

November 9, 2007

The Wayne State University Library System will hold a workshop on grant writing and getting published on Saturday, December 8, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library on the Wayne State University main campus.

Sponsored by the Library System, Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program and the University Press, some of the session topics will include:

  • How to Get Published
  • Basic Grant Writing
  • Grant Writing for K-12
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Developing Web Pages
  • Genealogy
  • Writing Tutorials
  • Digital Projects
  • SciFi and Fantasy
  • Chapbooks and Zines

The cost of the workshop is $55 with lunch and $40 without lunch. For more information, contact Wayne State Librarian Lothar Spang at (313) 577-3367 or

To register now, click here.