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“Big Data” viewing party coming Feb. 13

MCLS members who are unable to attend ALA this January are invited to join us for an online viewing party featuring OCLC’s ALA Symposium, “Big Data.” Big Data refers to data sets so large that they are unmanageable using traditional hardware and software. The term also describes how fields like science, research, business, and government …Read more »

MCLS Holiday Closures

The staff of MCLS extends its best wishes to you and yours during this festive season. Our office will be closed on the dates below. Happy holidays! Friday, December 14 (afternoon only) Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Tuesday, January 1  

OCLC Annual Report 2012 available

In this year’s report Jay Jordan, OCLC President and Chief Executive Officer, wrote that libraries continued their strong use of OCLC systems and services in fiscal 2012. Members of the OCLC cooperative used OCLC to: catalog 423.9 million items online and via batchload add 37.9 million new records to the WorldCat database arrange 9.2 million …Read more »

December newsletter recap

See the full December edition If you aren’t already on our email newsletter list, click here to sign up Training Available soon—RDA Training in Your Library. Watch our workshop calendar for updates. Products & Services Highlights include free NoveList and LibraryAware training at our office in Lansing, EBSCO one-time purchase academic ebooks (offer ends this …Read more »

Meyer, Falana join MCLS staff

MCLS is happy to announce Elaine Meyer as the newest member of the MCLS MeLCat team, in the role of MeLCat Support & Web Services Librarian. Elaine earned her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech and received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Information, with concentrations in both Library …Read more »

New NMLS Board members with Michigan ties

In a recent ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg administered the oath of office to eight new members of the National Museum and Library Services Board appointed by President Barack Obama. The Board is the advisory body for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and members of the …Read more »