For Immediate Release September 1, 2000
Contact: Deanna Marcum 202-939-4750
CLIR and DLF Name Distinguished Fellows
WASHINGTON, D.C.The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) have named Angee Baker, vice president of planning and strategic alliances at SOLINET (the Southeastern Library Network), and Max Marmor, head librarian of the Arts Library at Yale University, as CLIR/DLF distinguished fellows. The appointments are the first to be made in the fellowship program, which CLIR and DLF established in May 2000.
“We are delighted that Ms. Baker and Mr. Marmor will be working with CLIR and DLF,” said CLIR President Deanna Marcum. “They bring distinct strengths that will be of enormous help as we pursue our agendas in the economics of information and digital libraries.”
Ms. Baker developed SOLINET’s programs for Library Products and Services (licensing) and Digital Library Services. Working closely with the International Consortium of Library Consortia while at SOLINET, she led negotiations to obtain a national contract for a major electronic database, which benefited more than 1,100 academic institutions. At CLIR, she will focus on economic analyses of library services. Specifically, she will develop a system for tracking costs of different approaches to digital archiving and examine the sustainability of various types of archival repositories. In addition, she will draft a position paper that will be used to inform the development of CLIR’s broader agenda in the economics of information.
Mr. Marmor is the principal investigator for the Imaging America initiative, for which Yale University is providing both administrative leadership and an organizational home. Imaging America is a multi-institutional collaboration aimed at creating a digital image library in support of American Studies. Project partners include several distinguished libraries, historical societies, and museums, as well as Cornell University. Imaging America is evolving in close consultation with the American Studies Association. The initiative is especially committed to moving digital images into the classroom, an effort in which the collaboration of Luna Imaging has been essential.
Mr. Marmor has also been engaged with the DLF’s Academic Image Cooperative (AIC) from its inception in January 1999. He has been especially active in building organizational relationships with the College Art Association and in helping guide the course of collection development of the AIC. At CLIR, he will take a lead role in shaping the future of Imaging America and the Academic Image Cooperative, concentrating on the strategic activities necessary to develop viable, useful collections and partnerships.
The CLIR/DLF Distinguished Fellows Program was established as a means of giving talented individuals an opportunity to pursue their own research agendas while helping advance the CLIR/DLF agenda. The fellowships are available for periods of three to twelve months. CLIR and DLF expect to fund three fellowships per year. For information on how to apply for a fellowship, see www.clir.org/news/pressrelease/fellows.html.
CLIR works in partnership with libraries, archives, and other information providers to advocate collaborative approaches to preserving the nation’s intellectual heritage and strengthening the many components of its information system. The Digital Library Federation operates under the umbrella of CLIR and is a partnership of research libraries dedicated to creating, maintaining, expanding, and preserving a distributed collection of digital materials accessible to scholars and to a wider public.
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