DLPS Historical Timeline of Key Developments and Projects

The list below provides a timeline of key events in the history of the Digital Library Platform & Services. During this time, the parent Library Information Technology division evolved as well, and areas of focus originally within DLPS became units of their own, such as Core Services and the User Experience Department. 


  • UMLibText (1990-1993)
  • Digital Library Program pilot with Wendy Lougee as director (1993-1995)
  • NSF/DARPA/NASA Digital Library Project (1993-1995), funded by: NSF
  • Tulip - The University Licensing Program (1993-1995)
  • Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) (1993-2013), funded by: NEH
  • University of Michigan Digital Library formed (UMDL) (1993)
  • JSTOR Pilot (1994), funded by: Mellon
  • Making of America I (1995-1997), funded by: Mellon
  • Museum Educational Site Licensing Project (MESL) (1995-1998), funded by: Getty Information Initiative
  • Wendy Lougee is Assistant Director, University Library, for Digital Library Initiatives (1995-1998) 
  • Humanities Text Initiative (1995-present)
  • Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) is formed with John Wilkin as head (1996)
  • PEAK - Pricing Electronic Access to Knowledge (1997-1998)
  • Middle English Dictionary (MED) (1997-2000), funded by: NEH
  • Middle English Compedium (MEC) (1997), funded by: NEH
  • Wendy Lougee is Associate Director, University Library, for Digital Library Services (1998-2002)
  • Image Services access system for image collections developed (pre-cursor to DLXS ImageClass) (1998)
  • Middle English texts, grant-funded phase (Corpus of ME) (1999-2001)
  • Pat/OT5 Source Code licensed from OpenText Corporation to be repackaged with DLXS as XPat (1999-present)



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