This wiki site for the Digital Library Federation Aquifer project is hosted by the Indiana University Libraries for historical purposes. The DLF Aquifer project ran from 2003-2009 and created a web site known as American Social History Online, later American History Online. That website is no longer available.
The DLF Aquifer initiative is pleased to share with the digital library research
DLF Aquifer is a Digital Library Federation initiative. Our purpose is to promote effective use of distributed digital library content for teaching, learning, and research in the area of American culture and life. We support scholarly discovery and access by:
The Digital Library Federation (DLF)is testing
tested a model for transitioning products and services from development to sustainability with DLF Aquifer. Theattached
describes Aquifer products and servicesand outlines a process for organizations to work with DLF to assume responsibility for elements of DLF Aquifer that fit with their strategic goals. Information about levels of resources required to continue the services and possibilities for future development are also included in the prospectus.
DLF will host a question and answer session for interested parties on Thursday, November 13th at DLF Forum. For more information, contact:
DLF Aquifer Director
1450 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
DLF Aquifer now offers OAI Static Repository assistance. To find out more, consult the OAI Static Repository Gateway document.
. A transition is now in process for American Social History Online software and services to be sustained at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the Digital Library Federation itself is folded in to the Council on Library and Information Resources, other elements of the DLF Aquifer community may be integrated into the CLIR program.