Volume 7 Number 12
'Tis the Season
As the December 2001 of D-Lib Magazine is released, only fifteen more days remain in the calendar year. The end of the year coincides with the celebration of several major holidays, and even though that makes it a busy time, the final weeks of December have always been a time to take stock of the past year's accomplishments and to make plans for the coming year.
A review of the 2001 contents of D-Lib Magazine, revealed that -- including this issue -- 45 full-length articles and 85 brief items have appeared in the magazine this year. In addition, 11 exceptional external collections have been featured, and several opinion pieces, conference reports and book reviews have been published in the magazine. The articles and features represent the contributions of more than 200 authors.
Managerial and technical staff members at the magazine's five mirror sites made sure their mirroring processes were completed quickly and accurately as each issue was released on the Internet. Although I thank them via email every month, I am pleased to acknowledge their efforts more publicly here.
I'm grateful to the many readers who sent formal "Letters to the Editor" as well as informal messages with comments and suggestions. I loved getting the messages that were complimentary -- getting one of those always made my day. But I also appreciated the messages containing constructive criticism -- getting those helped make the magazine better.
I'm indebted to my colleagues at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and Cornell who worked with me each month to get the magazine out in good shape and on time. There is an inside joke among us that "it takes a village" to produce D-Lib Magazine.
Finally, I gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation whose support has enabled D-Lib Magazine to continue serving the digital library community.
Creation, production and dissemination of a magazine like D-Lib involve the efforts of a great number of people. This is an appropriate time to express my thanks to everyone who contributed to another successful year for D-Lib Magazine.
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