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 initiative.   Anne
 At 04:15 PM 10/14/2003 -0400, David Seaman wrote:

Dear Friends,


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.


Best regards,


Lawrence K. Grossman and Newton N. Minow,



Anne G. Murphy,

Project Director


Anne R. Kenney
Associate University Librarian
Instruction, Research, and Information Services
Cornell University Library
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Ithaca, NY 14853
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