Administered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan's libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org) will provide all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet; and provide an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.
Read our strategy for developing MeL here. The strategy statement clarifies for the public, Michigan libraries and MeL staff the methodology used for selecting resources as well as the responsibility for the collections. MeL consists of a suite of subscription databases, a shared statewide catalog, portals including curricular-based resources and Michigan history collections, and selected best Web sites for kids, teens, business, jobs, government, health, legal, and books and literacy which includes library and information science.
2009-current statistics from the Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services for the MeL homepage and gateways, the databases and MeLCat.
MeL is the Michigan eLibrary, a 24/7 online library for Michigan residents.
MeL is a project of the Library of Michigan. The Library of Michigan contracts with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services and partners with a number of Michigan organizations and institutions to provide the MeL service.
The Michigan eLibrary has grown from the combination of several statewide projects. The original projects were:
We learned a great deal about how the general public, library users and staff use libraries and MeL. Thank you for your participation. The study data will help us continue improving the Michigan eLibrary.
If you would like more detailed data, including data by region, please contact Karren Reish at 517-241-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This service is funded by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library of Michigan. The cost of MeL is approximately $5 million per year with a savings to the state's libraries, schools, colleges and universities of over $72 million per year.