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DLF Aquifer is Pleased to offer American Social History Online through generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The DLF Aquifer initiative is pleased to share with the digital library research
community various products of our work that we believe will have use outside
the project:

DLF Aquifer is a Digital Library Federationinitiative. 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:

  • Developing schemas, protocols and communities of practice to make digital content available to scholars and students where they do their work
  • Developing the best possible systems for finding, identifying and using digital resources in context by:
    • promoting digital library best practices and
    • developing tools and services to improve digital resource access and use.
      The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is testing a model for transitioning products and services from development to sustainability with DLF Aquifer. The attached prospectusdescribes Aquifer products and services and 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:
      Katherine Kott
      DLF Aquifer Director
      1450 Page Mill Road
      Palo Alto, CA 94303
      650 725-1067   
      DLF Aquifer now offers OAI Static Repository assistance. To find out more, consult the OAI Static Repository Gateway document.

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