Dear Colleagues,

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Coordinating Committee is very 
happy to announce that the Digital Library Federation, a program of the 
Center for Library and Information Resources, has been selected as the next 
institutional home for the NDSA. A full transition is expected to happen by 
January 1, 2015. The core values of Stewardship, Collaboration, 
Inclusiveness, and Exchange will remain unchanged while the activities of 
the Working Groups and other teams will be supported through more flexible 
and streamlined logistic and coordination services. Working Group co-chairs 
will meet with DLF leaders this week to discuss the details each of their 
groups and their plans for the next year. The CC and Library of Congress 
staff will be working through the end of the year to ensure a smooth 
transition of all NDSA assets and documentation to the DLF. 

Action will be required by each member when DLF sends out a revised 
membership agreement. This is expected to happen in November and we’ll send 
out more information about this process then. As always, there will be no 
membership fee. 

We are looking forward to working with DLF to continue to build on the 
first five years of NDSA achievement and leadership, and we are excited to 
continue to work with all of the members to advance the capacity to 
preserve our nation's digital resources for the benefit of present and 
future generations. 

A public announcement of this selection will be made later in October with 
a press-release. I would like to thank the Coordinating Committee and our 
External Advisors for their input through this process. Thanks is also due 
to all of the organization who were interested in taking on the NDSA host 
role. The depth and range of support shown to the NDSA from these 
organizations made the selection process very competitive. I would also 
like to thank all NDSA members for your patience through the transition 
process. If you have any questions, I am always happy to answer them. 

Micah Altman, on behalf of the NDSA Coordinating Committee. 

Micah Altman, Ph.D. <>           Twitter: 
Director of Research -- MIT Libraries; Head/Scientist, Program on 
Information Science
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution 
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