Foreward

The 3rd edition of A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections was produced by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Framework Working Group, with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Working Group members are:  

  • Grace Agnew, Rutgers University
  • Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute
  • Priscilla Caplan (Chair), Florida Center for Library Automation 
  • Carl Fleischhauer, Library of Congress 
  • Tony Gill, Center for Jewish History 
  • Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University 
  • Jill Koelling, Northern Arizona University 
  • Christie Stephenson, American Museum 
  • Karen A. Wetzel, NISO liaison 

The Working Group is grateful to the following individuals for taking time to read the review draft and offer their very helpful and often extensive comments and suggestions. The Framework of Guidance document is improved immeasurably by their review. 

  • Stuart Dempster, Director, Strategic e-Content Alliance, JISC 
  • Jane Greenberg, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 
  • Martin R. Kalfatovic, Head New Media Office, Smithsonian Institution Libraries 
  • Elizabeth O’Keefe, Director of Collection Information Systems, Morgan Library & Museum 
  • Matthias Razum, Head ePublishing and eScience, FIZ Karlsruhe 
  • Matthew Walker, Digital Collections Architect, National Library of Australia 
  • Maureen Whalen, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Alliances, J. Paul Getty Trust 
  • Karla Youngs, Director, Technical Advisory Service for Images 
  • Marcia Zeng, Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University 

The 2nd (2004) edition of the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections was produced by the NISO Framework Advisory Group: 

  • Grace Agnew, Rutgers University 
  • Liz Bishoff, OCLC, Inc. 
  • Priscilla Caplan (Chair), Florida Center for Library Automation 
  • Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress 
  • Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University 
  • Assistants: Amy Alderfer, a graduate student at Catholic University, and Jen Childree, a student at Santa Fe Community College 

Many thanks to Joan K. Lippincott and Peter Hirtle for their review and advice, and to our colleagues at the Illinois Digital Archives Project, the Don Hunter Archive Project, and the New Jersey Digital Highway Project for sharing their experiences through case studies.

The first (2001) edition of A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections was produced by members of the IMLS Digital Library Forum: 

  • Liz Bishoff, Colorado Digitization Alliance 
  • Priscilla Caplan (Chair), Florida Center for Library Automation 
  • Tim Cole, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
  • Anne Craig, Illinois State Library 
  • Daniel Greenstein, Digital Library Federation 
  • Doug Holland, Missouri Botanical Garden 
  • Ellen Kabat-Lensch, Eastern Iowa Community College 
  • Tom Moritz, American Museum of Natural History 
  • John Saylor, Cornell University.  

 

Last updated: 04/17/2008