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The Digital Library Federation’s Aquifer Initiative is pleased to invite public review and comment on the DLF MODS Implementation Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Materials.
The primary goal of the Digital Library Federation’s Aquifer Initiative is to enable distributed content to be used effectively by libraries and scholars for teaching, learning, and research. The provision of rich, shareable metadata for this distributed content is an important step towards this goal. To this end, the Metadata Working Group of the DLF Aquifer Initiative has developed a set of implementation guidelines for the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS). These guidelines are meant specifically for metadata records that are to be shared (whether by the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting or other means) and that describe digital cultural heritage and humanities-based resources.
In order to ensure the Implementation Guidelines are useful and coherent, we are collecting comments and feedback from the wider digital library community. We appreciate any and all comments, feedback, and questions. These may be sent to [log in to unmask]. The deadline for comments and review is January 20, 2006.
Thank you!
The DLF Aquifer Metadata Working Group
Sarah Shreeves (Chair) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Chapman – University of Minnesota
Bill Landis – California Digital Library
Liz Milewicz – Emory University
David Reynolds – Johns Hopkins University
Jenn Riley – Indiana University
Gary Shawver – New York University

Sarah L. Shreeves
Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: 217-244-3877 or 217-244-7809
Email: [log in to unmask]