Dear Colleagues,

As Roy Tennant mentioned, there are four seats available for the
pre-conference focus group on Monday, October 25. However, this does not
imply that there are four openings at the DLF 2004 Fall Forum. The
enthusiastic turn-out for this season's Forum has surpassed our
expectations and we cannot allow any additional registrations at this
time. For those already registered for the Forum and interested in
attending the focus group, I have included some contextual information

Invitation to participate in a focus group at the DLF Fall Forum,

Date:  Monday, October 25, 2004
Time:  10:45 am - 12:30 pm (lunch will be served)
Location:  Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Constellation C

In conjunction with a recent IMLS grant to Indiana University and the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (see details appended to this
message), we are organizing a focus group at the DLF Fall Forum in
Baltimore, October 25 from 10:45-12:30 at the conference hotel.
Professor Leigh Estabrook of the University of Illinois Library Research
Center will be the facilitator and box lunches will be served.  As
stated in the grant proposal, the focus groups to be conducted in the
first year of the grant are part of a needs assessment to inform
curriculum development for a digital libraries specialization at Indiana
and Illinois. 

If you would like to contribute your views on needed preparation for
work in digital libraries through participation in the focus group,
please contact Leigh Estabrook at [log in to unmask] or 217/333-4209 as
soon as possible.  We are very interested in involving participants in
the DLF Fall Forum in this effort.


Barrie L. Howard
Administrative Associate
Digital Library Federation
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036-2124
Phone (202) 939-4761
FAX (202) 939-4765

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Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 12:01 PM
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Subject: DLF Forum focus group still open

Leigh Estabrook reports that there are still four spaces left for the
focus group on Monday, just prior to the start of the DLF Forum. Please
email her at [log in to unmask] if you are interested in attending (lunch
Roy Tennant