The Digital Library Federation announces the appointment of its new 
Executive Director, Peter Brantley, effective February 5, 2007.

Peter Brantley, who is known to many DLF-Announce subscribers, is currently 
director of strategic technology for Academic Information Systems in the 
University of California Office of the President. He has 20 years 
experience in systems development and management, including academic 
computing services at UC Berkeley, academic information systems management 
and digital library development at UC San Francisco and New York 
University, and as director of technology for the California Digital Library.

Mr. Brantley has been actively involved with the Digital Library 
Federation, including participation in the Digital Library Federation 
Services Framework initiative and co-management of the Digital Library 
Federation Developers' Forum. He is an innovation leader, most recently 
recognized for his work to conceive and operate the "Reading 2.0 
Conference" to encourage standards and protocols to support the development 
of new products and services for utilizing massive collections of digitized 

"Peter Brantley is a terrific match to our expectations for the DLF 
Director," said DLF Board President, Carol Mandel. "He is a truly creative, 
visionary and activist leader who is well grounded in the management and 
operations of research libraries and at the same time immersed in creating 
tomorrow's digital world of research, teaching and scholarly communication."

Mr. Brantley will succeed David Seaman, who left DLF in December 2006 to 
become Associate Librarian for Information Management at Dartmouth College 
Library and Katherine Kott, DLF Aquifer Director who is currently serving 
as interim director.