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September 17, 2002

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR and DLF publish The Digital Library: A Biography. A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Digital Library Federation entitled The Digital Library: A Biography, written by Daniel Greenstein and Suzanne Thorin draws on the results of a survey and case studies of DLF members to reveal how these influences have molded a range of organizational forms that we call the digital library. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2001

VTLS, Inc.. The Virginia Historical Inventory. The Library of Virginia''s Digital Library Program announces the availability of the Virginia Historical Inventory Project, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1997. The Virginia Historical Inventory is a collection of detailed reports, photographs, and maps, documenting the architectural, cultural, and family histories of thousands of 18th- and 19th-century buildings in communities across Virginia. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2001

Talis Information Limited. inVisage: digital content for all is a reality. Talis Information Ltd are proud to announce the ongoing roll-out of inVisage with Collection Viewer and Browser public interfaces. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2000

Vanderbilt University. An electronic publishing project designed to enhance the study of the history and culture of the ancient Near East has been awarded a $27,000 planning grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.. An electronic publishing project designed to enhance the study of the history and culture of the ancient Near East has been awarded a $27,000 planning grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. [Full Announcement].

July 6, 2000

OCLC University of Washington and OCLC work together to improve access to digital collections. OCLC and the University of Washington''s Center for Information Systems Optimization (CISO) have formed a strategic alliance to ensure interoperability between OCLC SiteSearch and CISO''s CONTENT Multimedia Archival Software. This agreement helps libraries to take full advantage of the powerful media-management capabilities of CONTENT and the comprehensive OCLC SiteSearch catalog offering. Libraries will easily be able to put their special media collections online in digital format and support a comprehensive, integrated search across cataloged materials. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2000

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Sun Microsystems announces Cornell University Library a 'Sun Center of Excellence for Digital Libraries': collaboration is a critical move toward a new model for digital libraries. Sun Microsystems Inc. and Cornell University have announced plans to construct the technology platform that will pioneer the next generation model for digital libraries. In addition, as one of the leading adopters of digital library technology, Sun Microsystems named Cornell the Sun Center of Excellence for Digital Libraries. Cornell University Library will serve as an international model for the digital library environment of the 21st century. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology HP, MIT Libraries announce digital archive project. Hewlett-Packard Company and the MIT Libraries today announced a $1.8 million joint project to build a digital archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that could serve as a model for other universities. The archive will be capable of holding the approximately 10,000 articles produced by MIT authors annually, including a large amount of multimedia content. In addition to establishing its own research team at the university, HP Labs will provide the university with $1.8 million for the two-year project to cover staff, equipment and space. The system is expected to be able to begin accepting submissions late next year. [Full Announcement].

January 14, 2000

netLibrary. netLibrary to house works from University of Virginia Library: Thomas Jefferson letters focus of opening day collection. netLibrary announced a digital text agreement with the University of Virginia Library. The agreement calls for numerous works of historical significance to be offered to readers through netLibrary for the first time. [Full Announcement].

May 26, 1998

Systems Integration Group, Inc.. Systems Integration Group, Inc. announces new turnkey digital library workstation.. Systems Integration Group, Inc.announces the unveiling of its new turnkey digital library workstation. The Digital Librarian is designed to satisfy a variety of objectives, including the digitizing of collections for preservation purposes and the automation of inter-library loan programs. The Digital Librarian includes all hardware, software and training to enable library staff to capture digital images from original source documents, process those images into the most suitable form for publishing, and assign file names that ensure easy access to and management of those images into the foreseeable future. [Full Announcement].