New Decade, New Look for DLib Magazine
Submitted by on Thu, 2010-01-21 13:46
Ithaca, NY The premiere issue of D-Lib Magazine was published in July of 1995 and included an article, “Key Concepts in the Architecture of the Digital Library,” by Bill Arms who presented “a general purpose framework for a digital library in which very large numbers of objects, comprising all types of material, are accessible over national computer networks.” Since then DLib Magazine has offered monthly and bi-monthly sketches of rapidly-changing online information environments comprised of digital libraries, archives, repositories and cultural and scientific organizations by authors from around the world. Free and open web access to D-Lib has been provided since its inception.
The newly re-designed and reorganized January-February issue of D-Lib (http://www.dlib.org/) invites readers to be a part of an ongoing “timely and efficient information exchange for the digital library community to help digital libraries be a broad interdisciplinary field, and not a set of specialties that know little of each other.”
The design is concise and clean and now features direct links to abstracts or articles from the homepage along with the “Featured Digital Collection” and “News & Events” listings that D-Lib readers are familiar with.
D-Lib is funded by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI, http://www.cnri.reston.va.us/). The D-Lib Alliance (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/alliance-participants.html) of organizations that support D-Lib Magazine came together in 2007 in support of the of the magazine which continues to provide access to core historical literature on the development of digital libraries over the last 15 years through its archive (http://www.dlib.org/back.html). The publication has a global audience, and is mirrored at UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath, England, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, State Library of Lower Saxony and the University Library of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, and BN - National Library of Portugal, Portugal.