Michigan eLibrary Information: www.michigan.gov/mel
MeL, the Michigan eLibrary, is an anywhere, anytime library for Michigan residents. This site provides information about the administration of MeL, with links to contact staff, find promotional materials and keep up with the latest news about MeL.
- MeL Databases Announcement
The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce that our most recent procurement process is nearing the finish line and we can announce our intentions to you. Our MeL Databases RFP process began with 8 listening sessions held in several communities around the state from Canton to Marquette. Your feedback helped shape the content of the RFP which was issued in January of this year. Several vendors responded to the RFP and 11 vendors were asked to provide trial access and product demonstrations via webinars. More than 200 members of the library community evaluated database resources during the trial period and provided detailed feedback to us via an evaluation survey. The decisions on the final choices were made using your evaluations and the available budget allocated to the Michigan eLibrary program.
- New MeL Resources available October 1, 2018
Here is a concise list of the entire new slate of MeL resources as well as continuing subscriptions.
- Crosswalk of new MeL eResources
This is a full list of all of the new MeL eResources and how they compare to the Gale resources that will be discontinued at the end of September.
- Thanks for your feedback about the 2018 MeL RFP Process
If you would like to submit your comments via a web form, please click on the link above.
- Contact MeL staff Find MeLCat implementation and technical support staff, MeL's marketing and PR experts, MeL Databases training/support staff and MeL administrative contacts.
- Britannica Apps for iOS and Chrome
This short article that originally appeared in the MAME newsletter includes screen shots on how to add the Britannica app to your iOS or Chrome device.
- New MeLCat Widget (from Courtland Consulting)
Allows you to embed code onto any website that will allow you to search the new MeLCat.
- MeL Discovery Widget (from Courtland Consulting) Allows you to embed code onto any website that will allow you to search MeL.
- Classic MeLCat Widget (from Sonya Schryer Norris) Allows you to embed code onto any website that will allow you to search MeLCat.
- Google Books MeLCat Library Lookup script (from Ed Vielmetti) This script will allow you to see which Google Book items are available in MeLCat.
- MeLCat Amazon Linky script (from Ed Vielmetti) This script will allow you to see which Amazon items are available in MeLCat.
- MeLCat Keyword search plug in for Firefox (from Jose Nazario) This script will allow you to search for MeLCat items from your Firefox toolbar.
- Technical Support Find contact information for technical questions and learn more about accessing MeL using a Michigan driver's license or state ID number.
- MeL History Trace MeL from its beginnings as Access Michigan, the Michigan eLibrary and ATLAS: Action Team for Library Advancement Statewide.
- MeL Statistics View MeL statistics as they build quarterly as well as for the previous two years' worth of stats for the databases, MeLCat, the MeL homepage and the MeL gateways.