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RLG DigiNews

From: Robin Dale <bl.rld>
Date: Thursday, April 23, 1998
Volume 2, Issue 2 of RLG DigiNews, the web-based, quarterly
newsletter is now available at:

This April issue contains a feature article by Sandra Payette,
Digital Library Research Group, Department of Computer Science,
Cornell University.  Her article, "Persistent Identifiers on the
Digital Terrain," details the problem of identifying and locating
digital resources on the Web both permanently and persistently.
Included in the article are discussions of Uniform Resource Names
(URNs); Persistent URLs (PURLs); The CNRI Handle System; and the
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Initiative.

The issue also contains a technical feature article, "The Promise of
the FlashPix Image File Format" by Kevin Donovan, New Media
Applications, Intermuse.  Donovan discusses the evolution of
FlashPix as an image file format and details its promise for
providing Web access to cultural heritage resources.  The article
contains an excellent description of the benefits inherent in
FlashPix technology, while alerting readers to the obstacles that
need to be overcome before FlashPix can be adopted and supported as
an image standard.

Rounding out this issue is a current calendar of events, project
announcements, a highlighted web site, and a FAQ about viewing TIFF
images over the Web.

Readers can continue to search issues of RLG DigiNews by keyword or
browse the hyperlinked tables of content of available issues.

For more information about RLG or PRESERV, please contact either
Robin Dale (bl.rld [at] rlg__org) or Nancy Elkington (bl.nee [at] rlg__org).

Robin L. Dale
Member Programs & Initiatives
Research Libraries Group, Inc.
1200 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041-1100
Fax: 650-964-0943

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Received on Thursday, 23 April, 1998

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