Dear friends,
As you may recall, the DLF has developed and endorsed a benchmark for
digitally reformatted monographs and serials (see

The benchmark focuses largely on format specifications. It left for
subsequent work specification of the a minimum-level functionality that
would be required of a digital master, for example, as would impact upon the
metadata that would need to be supplied for it.

That subsequent work has now been completed and the results are avialable in
a document of draft recommendations pertaining to the minimum required
functions of a digital masters.

The draft is now being circulated for review and comment and ultimately for
endorsement by DLF members and is available at

Should these recommendations be endorsed, they will be incorporated with
those available in the benchmark as a single document.

Comments on these draft recommendations should be sent to [log in to unmask] by
June 30, 2002.

Please be sure to specify whether you would endorse these recommendations


Daniel Greenstein
Director, Digital Library Federation
1755 Massachusetts Ave, NW #500
Washington DC 20036
(202) 939-4762