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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Michigan eLibrary turns twenty (USA)

Michigan eLibrary turns twenty (USA)Before Google, before Amazon, before Netscape, IE, or Bing, before the New York Times ever printed the phrase World Wide Web, there was the Michigan eLibrary. Known as MeL for short, this pioneering statewide information network is celebrating its 20th anniversary in October. The milestone was marked by a gala event October 4 that gathered hundreds of supporters from its user community, government, publishing, and libraries - including State Librarian Nancy Robertson and her predecessors George Needham and Christie Brandau, along with IMLS Director Susan Hildreth - at the stunning Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing

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