The following message may be of interest to the people here who are going to ALA. It describes a program about digital libraries. FYI. Begin forwarded message: > -----Original Message----- > From: Martin Halbert [mailto:[log in to unmask]] > Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 6:49 PM > Subject: ALA Panel on Aquifer, NDIIPP, and NSDL Sustainability on Mon > 6/26/06 > > A panel entitled "Future Directions for Digital Library Initiatives: > Addressing the Challenges of Collaboration and Sustainability" will > be held > at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. > > This panel will be held on Monday, June 26 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM at > the Royal > Sonesta Hotel at 300 Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, and will > include > the following presenters: > > 1. Katherine Kott (Aquifer Director) will discuss the activities now > underway in the DLF Aquifer project to create a next generation > digital > library environment. URL: http://www.diglib.org/aquifer > > 2. Laura Campbell (Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives, > Library of > Congress) will describe the strategies envisioned for sustaining the > collaborative efforts underway in the National Digital Information and > Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP). URL: > http://www.digitalpreservation.gov > > 3. Kaye Howe (NSDL Deputy Director) will present on the > accomplishments and > sustainability plans for the National Science Digital Library > (NSDL). URL: > http://nsdl.org > > This panel will be a great opportunity to hear from leaders of > three of the > largest digital library initiatives in the country concerning > strategies for > addressing the key challenges of collaboration and sustainability. > This > panel is sponsored by the ALA LITA Digital Libraries Technology > Interest > Group (DLTIG) which will hold its open business meeting immediately > afterwards at 4:30 PM to elect new officers (volunteers are > solicited). > Please come join us for what should be an intriguing and valuable > conference > panel. > > Best regards, > > Martin Halbert, PhD, MLIS > > Director for Digital Programs and Systems > Robert W. Woodruff Library > 540 Asbury Circle > Emory University > Atlanta, GA 30322 > > (ph) 404-727-2204 > (fax) 404-727-0827 > (web) http://martin.library.emory.edu > > "Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way > to predict > the future is to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable > funding can > do just about anything that doesn't violate too many of Newton's > Laws!" > - Alan Kay, 1971 -- Eric Lease Morgan I'm hiring a Senior Programmer Analyst. See http://dewey.library.nd.edu/morgan/programmer/.