Just wanted you to know that the Oct 15 issue of RLG DigiNews
contains an editor's interview with Anne Murphy on the Digital Promise
effort, which includes the announcement of the release of the
report on the 24th (and a request that those who agree with it
write to their Senators urging support for the Dodd legislative
At 04:15 PM 10/14/2003 -0400, David Seaman wrote:
The pace is quickening. A major
new chapter in the Digital Promise saga is starting.
The Report to Congress authorized in
PL 108-7, Creating the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT),
A Proposal to Transform Learning and Training for the
21st Century, has been finished and will be released to
all members of Congress on Thursday, October 23rd. The
Report provides a recommended Structure and Governance for DO IT, a
detailed Rationale, and an extensive R&D Roadmap.
At a luncheon in the Capitol on that
date, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH) will
receive the Report on behalf of the Congress. Sen. Dodd will
announce plans to introduce implementing legislation. Rep. Regula will
discuss his efforts to obtain Congressional support for developing a
realistic prototype that would be designed to train local emergency
responders to deal with a simulated, virtually real major crisis. In
addition, with Microsofts help, a brief video will demonstrate several
dramatic examples of how advanced information technology can work to
transform education, lifelong learning, and skills training.
Other Members of the House and Senate
will join their colleagues and Digital Promise Coalition leaders, key
Congressional staff members, and other guests at the luncheon, presided
over by co-chairmen Newt Minow and Larry Grossman.
The Report to Congress represents
thousands of hours of dedicated effort by some of Americas best minds and
most accomplished and celebrated scientists and experts who, without
compensation, have contributed to its recommendations and
conclusions. We are grateful for their service, and for the
Congressforesight in authorizing this Report.
Please find our autumn newsletter
attached to this email.
Lawrence K. Grossman and Newton N.
Anne G. Murphy,
Anne R. Kenney
Associate University Librarian
Instruction, Research, and Information Services
Cornell University Library
213 Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853