The purpose of each Special Interest Group shall include but not be limited to (1) advising the Board of Directors or the Society officers on matters pertaining to the Group’s special interest or area; (2) organizing technical programs for such interests and areas including programs at conferences of the Society; (3) collecting and disseminating information concerning the special interests; and (4) at the request of the Board of Directors, either as a Group or through one or more of its officers or members, representing the Society in international, interdisciplinary and interorganizational activities.
SIG Digital Libraries shall be concerned with the following areas
SIG Digital Libraries (DL)
SIG/DL Mission Statement: SIG/DL provides a forum for discussion about research, development and use of digital libraries in corporate, academic and public contexts. It is concerned with all aspects of digital library design and implementation including, but not limited to: copyright issues, networked infrastructures, interoperability of distributed databases, database management, policies and standards in relation to the digitization of material, metadata, preservation, providing electronic access, authentication, software, hardware, peopleware, and project management. SIG/DL also works to facilitate increased international, interdisciplinary and inter-societal collaboration focusing on digital libraries and related issues.