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This annual report of the Digital Library Federation describes projects initiated in response to the following program priorities: (1) focus attention on libraries of materials that are born digital, including a social science data workshop and guides to quality in visual resource imaging; (2) integrate digital materials into the fabric of academic life, including academic image exchange, authorization systems, reference linking, and distributed finding aids; (3) stimulate the development of core digital library infrastructures, including a workshop on technical metadata elements for image files, international meeting on archival authority control, metadata working group, technical architecture committee, and I2-DSI (Internet2--Distributed Storage Infrastructure); and (4) develop the organizational support needed for managing digital libraries effectively, including institutional policies and practices for the long-term maintenance of digital materials and management forums. Outreach initiatives (e.g., publications and site visits) and organizational issues (e.g., executive subcommittee, new members, alliances, and staff) are also described. (MES)

Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Annual Reports, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Internet, Library Administration, Library Cooperation, Library Development, Library Materials, Library Services, Metadata, Workshops

Author: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC. Digital Library Federation.


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