The Digital Library Federation is a consortium of research libraries and related organizations in the United States that are pioneering in the use of electronic-information technologies. Each of the DLF's members, mostly research libraries, contributes to a capital fund and an annual budget to support the organization, which is administered by a directorate within the U.S. Council on Library and Information Resources. A Steering Committee, on which each member institution is represented, guides the work, which has focused on coordinating research, identifying standards and «best practices» for digital library development, and helping to start projects that libraries need but cannot easily develop individually. The DLF convenes task forces, issues publications, sponsors a biannual Digital Library Forum, and maintains a Web site.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie|
|State||Published - May 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences