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April Training Opportunities at MCLS

Register today for the following upcoming training opportunities with MCLS! March 28 OCLC Print Management Symposium Viewing Party @ MCLS (free with lunch include) April 1 AACR2…Meet RDA (online) April 1-3 Classification Web (online) April 9-11 Original Cataloging of Videos & DVDs Using RDA (online) April 10 Securing Your Library in Troubling Times (Lansing, Online …Read more »

March MCLS Training Opportunities

Register today for the following workshops hosted by MCLS in March: March 6 MeL Databases for Young Adults Part 1 (online) March 11 MeL Databases for Young Adults Part 2 (online) March 18 ArticleReach: An Introduction (online) (FULL – waiting list available) March 19-21 Copy Cataloging of Videos & DVDs Using RDA (online) March 20 …Read more »

“What’s New with MeL Databases” webinar available online

MCLS presented the last of our series of two-hour online sessions of “What’s New with MeL Databases” yesterday.  We recorded the final session and have posted it online for Michigan school and library staff to view. The session runs two hours and covers: Nursing Resource Center Small Business Resource Center Opposing Viewpoints in Context eLibrary …Read more »

ERMI license elements posted for MeL Databases

Electronic Resources Management Initiative (ERMI) Elements are 29 data elements mapped from electronic resources licenses for inclusion in a subscribing library’s ERM system. To assist Michigan libraries in updating their ERM systems, we have posted the ERMI license element worksheets for the new line-up of MeL Databases on our web page at: (scroll down …Read more »

NewsBank to be removed from MeL Databases Nov. 1

State Librarian Nancy Robertson sent out the following message today regarding changes to the MeL Databases: Dear Michigan libraries, After lengthy contract negotiations on issues unrelated to pricing, NewsBank and the State of Michigan could not reach agreement on the wording of the contract. Since the State of Michigan has boilerplate requirements that must be …Read more »

MeL Databases Changes Scheduled for October 1 & November 1

This is a reminder to Michigan libraries that the MeL Databases line-up will change on October 1, 2011. Update 10/11/2011: NewsBank Michigan Newspapers Database will expire and be removed from MeL Databases on November 1, 2011. For information, please see: Due to changes in our MeL support contract, MeL Databases Librarian Kelly Bayee is …Read more »

NoveList & CINAHL Reminder for Michigan Libraries

The CINAHL and NoveList databases will not be available through MeL beginning October 1, 2011. Please contact MCLS at no later than September 15 if you are interested in joining a group purchase for either of these databases.

Free Trial Access to Mango Languages for MCLS Member Libraries

Mango Languages is an annual subscription product that offers in-house and remote access to 49 languages as varied as Hebrew, Finnish, and Cantonese and gives patrons a unique way to learn a foreign language at their own pace using an engaging, comprehensive teaching approach. Mango’s Intuitive Language Construction methodology simulates the way people learn when …Read more »

MCLS Offers ASTM Standards Trial and Group Discount

MCLS is offering a group purchase for substantial savings on ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL). SEDL covers a broad range of engineering disciplines such as aerospace, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and many more, represented within publications such as ASTM standards (all 13,000!), manuals, and Special Technical Publications (STPs). Academic libraries can try SEDL …Read more »

CINAHL Group Subscription for Michigan Libraries

In response to the Library of Michigan’s announcement that EBSCO databases will no longer be part of MeL Databases, MCLS is negotiating with EBSCO to put together a group subscription for CINAHL for Michigan libraries.  If you are interested in joining a group subscription to CINAHL, please contact MCLS at

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