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: 

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: 

3. Kaye Howe (NSDL Deputy Director) will present on the accomplishments and
sustainability plans for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).  URL: 

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

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

"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