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May 3, 2010
STAFF NEWS: Rachel Frick to Lead Digital Library Federation. Details.
December 2009
POSITION AVAILABLE: Senior Program Officer, Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources. Details.
January 2008
GRANTS NEWS: DLF receives a $18,000 grant from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation: Press Release.
November 2007
MEMBERSHIP NEWS: UCLA announced as new DLF Strategic Member: Press Release.
September 2007
MEMBERSHIP NEWS: NLM announced as new DLF Strategic Member: Press Release.
May 2007
MEMBERSHIP NEWS: ICPSR announced as new DLF Allied Member: Press Release.
March 2007
Grants News: DLF receives a $816,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the DLF Aquifer American Social History Online project.
February 2007
STAFF NEWS: Peter Brantley Assumes Executive Directorship of DLF. Details available from​.
December 2006
STAFF NEWS: Katherine Kott Assumes Interim Directorship of DLF. Details available from​.
August 2006
STAFF NEWS: David Seaman to Join the Dartmouth College Library: Press Release.
FORUM NEWS: Registration for the DLF Fall Forum 2006 is now open! More details available here.
FORUM NEWS: Call for papers is out for DLF Fall Forum 2006 in Boston, MA. More details available here.
FORUM NEWS: DLF Forum Fellowships for Librarians New to the Profession, now accepting applications. More details available here.
June 2006
MEMBERSHIP NEWS: Oxford University announced as new DLF member: Press Release.
May 2006
STAFF NEWS: Nancy Davenport to step down as President of CLIR: Press Release.
INIATIVE NEWS: Metadata Enhancement and OAI Workshop will be held on July 24-25. Click here.
PUBLICATION NEWS: Review of Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature. Click here.
JOB POSTING: Executive Director, DLF.
April 2006
FORUM NEWS: Boston announced as site for the Fall Forum 2006. More details available here.
FORUM NEWS: The presentations for the Spring Forum 2006 in Austin can now be found linked from the online Full Program with Abstracts, available here.
March 2006
FORUM NEWS: Announcing the recipients of the "DLF Forum Fellowships for Librarians new to the Profession" for the Spring 2006 Forum in Austin, TX:
Congratulations to all the recipients.
December 2005
INITIATIVES NEWS: The Digital Library Federation�s Aquifer Initiative is pleased to invite public review and comment on the DLF MODS Implementation Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Materials (pdf document about 470 kb). Click here.
November 2005
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Geneva Henry, executive director of Rice University's Digital Library Initiative, named DLF Distinguished Fellow to develop the DLF Services Framework. Geneva will work full-time for a year, starting in January 2006. more.
INITIATIVES NEWS: Read the documents from the OAI training session held on November 10, 2005, in Charlottesville, VA. more.
PUBLICATION NEWS: Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books, by Denise Troll Covey. more.
MEETING NEWS: "Managing Digital Assets Strategic Issues for Research Libraries." ARL/CLIR/DLF October 28. more.
October 2005
PUBLICATION NEWS: A call to arms from Don Waters regarding archiving e-journals. Click here.
FORUM NEWS: Announcing the recipients of the "DLF Forum Fellowships for Librarians new to the Profession" for the Fall 2005 Forum in Charlottesville:
Congratulations to all the recipients, and I look forward to meeting them next month.
September 2005
PUBLICATION NEWS: A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature by Martha Brogan is now available. Click here.
June 2005
06/01/2005: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina joins the Digital Library Federation as its first Strategic Partner from outside the United States or Europe. Press release.
May 2005
PUBLICATION NEWS: Spring 2005 DLF Newsletters now available.
FORUM NEWS: Thanks to retiring DLF Forum Program Committee members Martin Halbert (Emory) and David Reynolds (Johns Hopkins) for all their good work over the last three events; welcome to Perry Willett (Michigan) and Sarah Shreeves (UIUC) for agreeing to take their places on the Committee.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DLF! May 1, 2005 marks the ten year anniversary of the signing of the charter that established the Digital Library Federation.
April 2005
PUBLICATION NEWS: A Survey of Digital Library Aggregation Services now available in printed form.
FORUM NEWS: The presentations for the Spring 2005 San Diego Forum can now be found linked from the online program at
March 2005
FORUM NEWS: Announcing the recipients of the "DLF Forum Fellowships for Librarians new to the Profession" for the Spring 2005 Forum in San Diego:
Congratulations to all the recipients, and I look forward to meeting them next month.
INITIATIVE NEWS: The Ockham group has found excellent opportunities for synergy with two UK initiatives: the Information Environment Service Registry and The Archives Hub​. Both initiatives funded by DLF's newest ally, JISC. Indeed, Ockham has been able to import IESR's metadata scheme into the Ockham registry, making good re-use of work done in this similar British effort, and avoiding redundant work. A face-to-face set of meetings this month, graciously hosted in Liverpool and Manchester, allowed the various Ockham, Archives Hub, and IESR development teams to meet and to explore further opportunities to benefit from and contribute to each others' work.
February 2005
Katherine Kott named Director of the Digital Library Federation�s Aquifer initiative. Her appointment became effective January 1, 2005. Kott comes to the DLF from Stanford University Libraries, where she was head of cataloging and metadata services. As Aquifer director, she will continue to work from Stanford.
January 2005
Spring Forum 2005: Registration and Call for Papers. San Diego, California, Wednesday, April 13th-Friday, April 15th, 2005.
Publication News: Fall 2004 DLF Newsletters: New reports on digital library collections and activities from California Digital Library; Carnegie Mellon; Emory; Harvard; Johns Hopkins; Michigan; MIT; NYU; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington; and Yale.
December 2004
Publication News: Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Update from NARA.
November 2004
Publication News: DLF Scholars Panel -- a report from a 2-day meeting to learn from working scholars what they value and what they need from our digital library services.
October 2004
JISC Joins the Digital Library Federation
Job Posting: Administrative Associate, DLF. POSITION FILLED.
September 2004
Grants News: DLF wins IMLS National Leadership Grant to research a "second generation" OAI finding system.
Job Posting: Program Associate, DLF. POSITION FILLED.
August 2004
Job posting: Director, DLF Distributed Open Digital Library (DODL). POSITION FILLED.
July 2004
Fall Forum 2004: Registration and Call for Papers. October 25-27, Baltimore, MD.
January 2004
British Library Joins Digital Library Federation.
8/5/03-MIT and Rice University Join Digital Library Federation
10/17/02-Report Examines Changing Patterns of Information Use
9/16/02-CLIR and DLF Publish The Digital Library: A Biography
6/12/02-David Seaman to Head Digital Library Federation
3/01/02-DLF Endorses Two New Aids For Developing Digital Library Collections
11/30/01-DLF Members Renew Support
11/14/01-Evaluation of the Digital Library Federation, 1995-2001. Summary report
10/30/00-Denise Troll Named Distinguished Fellow
9/1/00-CLIR and DLF Name Distinguished Fellows
7/18/00-DLF and RLG Issue Guidelines for Digitizing Visual Resources
5/24/00-CLIR and DLF Initiate Program for Distinguished Fellows
1998-A working definition of digital library
1997- National Digital Library Federation changes its name

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