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November Issue of MCLS News Now Online

The November issue of MCLS News is now available online, with the latest information on staff updates, group offers for MCLS members, Evergreen news, training, MeL, RIDES, and more. To see back issues of MCLS News, visit our MCLS News web page.  Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe to MCLS News. For information on open …Read more »

Online MeL Databases Webinars Proving Popular

MeL Databases training has moved online, and the first series of classes scheduled during the fall semester have already proven to be very popular. Many classes have filled and have waiting lists. Beginning in January, all of the MeL Databases classes will be online, giving those who model MeL use great opportunities to improve their …Read more »

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RSS feeds are available for MCLS blogs. To add these feeds your RSS reader, copy the link locations from these links: MCLS News & Announcements (general information of interest to MCLS members) MCLS Communique Blog (OCLC news releases) MCLS is also on Facebook – please “Like” our page to receive our Facebook updates.

Colleen Gocken to Retire from MCLS

Colleen Gocken, who has worked on PALNI’s shared system since its inception in 1992, will retire at the end of November.  MCLS wishes Colleen well in her retirement, and we extend our thanks to her for the vital role she played in implementation and administration of the PALNI project. Colleen began her library career in …Read more »

Michigan Evergreen Issues RFQ for NCIP Development

MCLS is requesting a quote to do the necessary software programming to make the Michigan Evergreen Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS) software NCIP-interoperable with MeLCat, which runs on the Innovative Interfaces Inc., INN-Reach software. RFQ: NCIP (Version 1) Responder Development for MeLCat & Evergreen Midwest Collaborative for Library Services Date of Issuance: November 1, …Read more »

The (Hidden) Costs of Doing Business

This may be the most boring blog post you read all week. Just giving you fair warning. But it illustrates the tightrope we walk nearly every day when it comes to keeping our expenses down so we can offer our services to you at rates that are as low as possible. For us, the hardest …Read more »

Take RDA for a Test Drive in Indy on Oct. 29!

MCLS is offering a hands-on RDA (Resource Description and Access) workshop in Indianapolis on October 29. There is still time to register.  For details and to register online, go to the MCLS Workshop registration page. If you need assistance with online registration, please contact Heather Thomas at MCLS, 800-530-9019 x133.

Job Posting: MeLCat Systems Administrator

This position is no longer open.

MCLS Attends Medical Libraries Conference

The fall library conference season has begun!  MCLS staff attended the MHSLA Conference this week and had a wonderful time meeting with our members from Michigan’s health science libraries. Executive Director Randy Dykhuis gave a presentation on the progress of the MCLS merger. We congratulated Leslie Burke from EBSCO on her election as the new …Read more »

OCLC Seminars in Michigan

OCLC is offering free seminars in Michigan on October 26, 27, and 28 on CONTENTdm and WorldCat Local quick start.  See message below from OCLC for details: To Michigan libraries participating in the Library of Michigan’s FirstSearch group subscription: The Library of Michigan subscribes to the FirstSearch® Base Package on behalf of all Michigan libraries. …Read more »

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