DLF Publication news: Announcing the publication of "A Survey of Digital Library Aggregation Services," by Martha L. Brogan. http://www.diglib.org/pubs/brogan/ The following large-scale and important survey is now ready for widespread publication and is available here in both html and PDF formats. It will come out in print in the New Year, and with it we expect to test a new relationship with a print-on-demand company, which should both lower our costs somewhat and ensure the continued availability of our publications in a professionally-printed form. From the Executive Summary This report provides an overview of a diverse set of more than thirty digital library aggregation services, organizes them into functional clusters, and then evaluates them more fully from the perspective of an informed user. Most of the services under review rely wholly or partially on the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI-PMH), although some of them predate its inception and a few use predominantly Z39.50 protocols. Each service is annotated with its organizational affiliation, subject coverage, function, audience, status, and size. Critical issues surrounding each of these elements are presented in order to provide the reader with an appreciation of the nuances inherent in seemingly straightforward factual information, such as "audience" or "size." Each service is then grouped into one of five functional clusters: * open access e-print archives and servers * cross archive search services and aggregators * from digital collections to digital library environments * from peer-reviewed "referratories" to portal services * specialized search engines The report concludes with observations about current practices and future directions. A list of major Web sites cited, a bibliography of cited works and further reading, and an appendix with scope notes round out the report.