The future of DLF?

News broke today that Digital Library Federation Executive Director, Peter Brantley, has left DLF to join the Internet Archive.
Roy Tennant speculates that the Digital Library Federation will “dissolve back into CLIR” (Council on Library and Information Resources).
I have been fairly active in DLF for a few years now, and have found the DLF Forum meetings excellent places for meeting colleagues and learning about digital library initiatives taking place throughout the library community. Perhaps Tennant is right “that the member institutions had come to believe that the need for the organization had declined in recent years as digital library activities have become more firmly a part of everyday operations,” but if DLF dissolves, I hope the spirit of the DLF Forums survives in some form.

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