Even though I'm going on vacation for a few days, I'm going to try to read this report: Advancing the State of the
Art in Distributed Digital Libraries: Accomplishments of and Lessons
Learned from the Digital Library Federation Aquifer Metadata Working
One of the author, Jenn Riley, provides more details at the Inquiring Librarian blog.
I'll be "off the grid" until next Monday on my excellent Canadian adventure! Back soon.