The PIONIER network Digital Libraries Federation was first made publicly available in 22nd June, 2007. Then 16 digital libraries were connected to the PIONIER DLF. Today, the list is longer by 41 items(!) and there is 57 digital libraries. It is an increase of more than 3 times!
Chart 1. The increase of digital libraries in the PIONIER DLF.
The graph nr 1 shows the rate of growth since the beginning of the PIONIER DLF. As you can see it is stable and continuously maintains approximately the same level. If the trend is maintained, the number of 100 digital libraries connected to the PIONIER DLF will be achieved in ca. three years.
Chart 2. The number of new digital libraries during a year.
The results for the rate of growth are in line with the number of new digital libraries during a year – remained more or less the same since the beginning of the PIONIER DLF (see chart nr 2) and the average number is 14 digital libraries per year. But year 2010 has not yet ended, so we hope that it will be at record high. To this day, the 16 new digital libraries has joined the PIONIER DLF in 2010. Only one missing to the record.
And 4 months remain till the end of this year….