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Monday, January 12, 2004

Two important digital initiatives

CLIR, New Digital Initiatives Have Import For All Higher Education, CLIRinghouse, November/December 2003. Excerpt: "Two major digital initiatives announced at the 2003 fall forum of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) have far-reaching import for the future of scholarship and teaching in universities and colleges throughout the United States and beyond. One --the Distributed Open Digital Library initiative-- will make more holdings of major research libraries accessible universally in an online, collaborative digital library. The second initiative --the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program-- will engage multiple institutions in R&D work on ways to ensure long-term access to digital resources."