In 2014, with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the DLF welcomed four highly accomplished museum practitioners to our annual Forum, in a new program for Museum Cross-Pollinator Fellows. After last year’s great success, we’re excited that once again the Kress Foundation will kindly support the DLF in offering fellowships for practicing museum professionals who seek more exposure to trends and technologies in digital libraries. We recently announced the names of our 2015 Museum Cross-Pollinator Fellows, and can’t wait to welcome them to the Forum and hear their thoughts about the experience.
But we’ve decided it’s time to go further. DLF members strongly value the work of our museum colleagues as educators, creative thinkers, and protectors of cultural heritage and the public good. As platforms and technologies evolve, boundaries between the work of library and museums professionals continue to blur, and global crises and challenges remind us of our shared mission.
In order to learn how we can strengthen alliances and better serve the museum world, the DLF and Kress are once again banding together. We’re pleased to announce that we are subsidizing an introductory year of DLF membership to the Dallas Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), which includes the libraries and archives of the Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art.
In addition to their general participation in the DLF Forum, representatives of these organizations will engage in a series of continuing conversations with DLF staff over the course of the next year, to inform us about how to better engage and support museums and museum libraries. Look to our website for updates in the months to come.
Please join us in warmly welcoming our new museum members, and be on the lookout for them this fall in Vancouver!
For more details, view the longer announcement here: http://www.diglib.org/archives/9322
Bethany Nowviskie Louisa Kwasigroch
Director, Digital Library Federation Director of Development & Outreach
Council on Library and Information Resources
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