About This and Future Issues of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin
This issue of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin features seven papers authored by doctoral students who took part in the Doctoral Consortium (DC) organized within the 10th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2006). The guest editors for this issue of the Bulletin are José Borbinha, INESC-ID, and Lillian Cassel, Villanova University, who chaired the Doctoral Consortium Committee in which earlier versions of the seven papers were presented. This is the second time that the ECDL Doctoral Consortium papers have been published in the IEEE TCDL Bulletin, and you can find the earlier issue devoted to ECDL DC papers at <https://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/v2n2/>.
The authors of the seven papers included here are to be commended for their work and for sharing their papers with the wider digital library community. I wish them all much success as they complete their Ph.D. programs.
As mentioned in the most recent issue of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin, this issue will be the last one on which I will have served as editor. My successor as editor of the Bulletin is Dr. Lisa Spiro, Director, Digital Media Center, and Director, Educational Technology Research & Assessment Cooperative, Rice University. Dr. Spiro earned a B.A. in English and History (Magna cum Laude) at Rice, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Virginia. As an experienced digital library researcher, author and editor, she will surely bring many improvements and innovations to the Bulletin.
I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to collaborate with all the guest editors of the Bulletin, from the inaugural issue in the summer of 2003 to this one, and it has been my distinct pleasure to work with the authors of each article and paper that have appeared in the Bulletin.
I can't leave, however, without encouraging all those who are reading this issue to join the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) if you haven't already done so (becoming a member is free of charge), and to support the Committee's work by suggesting topics for future issues of the Bulletin and ways that the IEEE TCDL can further support the digital library community.
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