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 texts. "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.