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November 30, 2005					[log in to unmask]


Geneva Henry Named DLF Distinguished Fellow

Washington, D.C.-The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has named Geneva
Henry, executive director of Rice University's Digital Library
Initiative, a DLF distinguished fellow. She will work full-time for a
year, starting in January 2006.

Working with a team of DLF colleagues, Ms. Henry will develop the DLF
Services Framework, an initiative that seeks to understand and
communicate the business processes of libraries in the new world of
digital information and to relate them to emerging services.  It is
intended to provide the community with a roadmap and a common reference
vocabulary around which to organize collective attention to library
services in a changing networked environment.  For more information
about this initiative and the results of the Services Framework Working
Group to date, see

"This is a most important and timely initiative, as the library
undergoes significant changes in the business model it has worked under
for at least the past century," Henry said. "The emerging library of the
21st century will be required to redefine its role with its constituents
as new, complex information sources continue to present themselves."
Carol Mandel, the President of the Digital Library Federation and Dean
of Libraries at New York University, adds, "This project is central to
the work of DLF as we build networked digital libraries collaboratively
that support research and scholarship.  We are fortunate to have someone
with Ms. Henry's ideal blend of expertise and experience from both the
library and technology worlds to work with us to construct the DLF
Services Framework."

This fellowship is part of the CLIR/DLF Distinguished Fellows Program,
which was established in 2000 as a means of giving talented individuals
an opportunity to pursue their own research while helping advance the
agendas of CLIR and DLF.

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The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is an independent membership
organization of academic libraries and related organizations that
pioneer the use of electronic-information technologies to extend their
collections and services.  Founded in 1995, DLF identifies standards and
best practices for digital collections and network access; coordinates
research and development in the libraries' use of technology; and
incubates projects and services that libraries need but cannot develop
individually <>.  

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is an
independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the
management of information for research, teaching, and learning.  CLIR
works to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved,
as a public good. CLIR is the administrative home of the Digital Library
Federation.  <>.

David Seaman
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