The Digital Library Federation announces the appointment of its new
Executive Director, Peter Brantley, effective February 5, 2007.
Peter Brantley, who is known to many DLF-Announce subscribers, is currently
director of strategic technology for Academic Information Systems in the
University of California Office of the President. He has 20 years
experience in systems development and management, including academic
computing services at UC Berkeley, academic information systems management
and digital library development at UC San Francisco and New York
University, and as director of technology for the California Digital Library.
Mr. Brantley has been actively involved with the Digital Library
Federation, including participation in the Digital Library Federation
Services Framework initiative and co-management of the Digital Library
Federation Developers' Forum. He is an innovation leader, most recently
recognized for his work to conceive and operate the "Reading 2.0
Conference" to encourage standards and protocols to support the development
of new products and services for utilizing massive collections of digitized
"Peter Brantley is a terrific match to our expectations for the DLF
Director," said DLF Board President, Carol Mandel. "He is a truly creative,
visionary and activist leader who is well grounded in the management and
operations of research libraries and at the same time immersed in creating
tomorrow's digital world of research, teaching and scholarly communication."
Mr. Brantley will succeed David Seaman, who left DLF in December 2006 to
become Associate Librarian for Information Management at Dartmouth College
Library and Katherine Kott, DLF Aquifer Director who is currently serving
as interim director.