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March 2003 No.44  
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Biography of the digital library   
The Digital Library: A Biography, by Daniel Greenstein and Suzanne E. Thorin has gone into its second edition. Digital libraries, once project based and largely autonomous efforts, are maturing. As individual programs have grown, each has developed its own personality, reflecting the circumstances of its creation and environment, and its leadership. This report from CLIR and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) 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.
Section one of the report examines three stages of digital library growth: the young digital library, the maturing digital library, and the adult digital library. Section two of the report presents case studies of digital library development at six institutions. (75 pages, USD20, ISBN 1-887334-94-7)
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