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About the Digital Library Federation

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DLF Operations

The DLF is a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources. Drawing on its members and others in the scholarly, library, and computing communities, the DLF brings together experts needed for each DLF initiative, and awards Distinguished Fellowships for special projects. Funding comes from members and grants.

DLF Services

To help member libraries (and allied institutions) advance this work, the DLF provides -

  • leadership and support for new research, standards development, and project start-ups
  • twice-a-year forums for guiding the DLF, reporting developments, and sharing experiences of members in developing and managing electronic resources
  • an e-mail listserv for exchanging information, announcing initiatives, identifying resources, and stimulating discussion
  • this Web site for providing public access to information about activities, resources, developments, and the DLF itself
  • DLF publications including printed publications, working papers, reports, forum proceedings, and other digital library information resources

DLF Initiatives

DLF initiatives change with needs; as some projects come to fruition or find new support, the DLF invests in others, staying flexible as a catalyst for experiment and change. For example, the DLF has promoted work on the following:

  • Digital library structures, standards, preservation, and use
  • Archives for electronic journals
  • Online collections for use in teaching
  • Internet services that expand access to resources of use to scholars
  • Assessments of the future roles of libraries.

DLF Strategic Members

Bibliotheca Alexandrina British Library
California Digital Library Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University Cornell University
Council on Library and Information Resources Dartmouth College
Emory University Harvard University
Indiana University Johns Hopkins University
Library of Congress Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York Public Library New York University
North Carolina State University Oxford University
Pennsylvania State University Princeton University
Rice University Stanford University
United States National Archives & Records Administration United States National Library of Medicine
University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
University of Michigan University of Minnesota
University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California
University of Tennessee University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia University of Washington
Yale University

DLF Allied Members

Coalition for Networked Information
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
The Joint Information Systems Committee
Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
Online Computer Library Center

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