MeL (the Michigan eLibrary)
MeL, the Michigan eLibrary, is a statewide project administered by the Library of Michigan.
MeL is the Michigan eLibrary, an anywhere, anytime library for Michigan residents.
MeL contains magazine, newspaper and journal articles, books, ebooks, online courses and evaluated Web sites.
MeL can be used by any citizen of the state at no charge 24 hours/day.
MeL has grown from the combination of several statewide projects. The original projects were the Michigan Electronic Library, a collection of Internet resources selected by librarians (1992), and AccessMichigan, a project to provide more than 60 licensed commercial databases to Michigan's libraries (1997) free of charge. MeLCat, a statewide resource sharing project, was begun in 2005, and AccessMichigan was renamed MeL Databases.
MeL is a project of the Library of Michigan, an agency of the state government. The Library of Michigan contracts with MCLS and partners with a number of Michigan organizations and institutions to provide MeL services.
This project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.
MCLS staff provide support and training for two components of MeL: MeLCat and MeL Databases.
General MeL information for Michigan library staff is available at the following links:
MeL Databases FAQ
MeL Discussion Lists:
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