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DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, & NDSA’s DigiPres 2018 Program now live!

THE PROGRAM IS HERE! We are pleased to share the full program for the 2018 DLF Forum, Learn@DLF (our brand new pre-conference workshop day), & Digital Preservation 2018: In/visible Work—on our Forum website.   Registration is now open for Learn@DLF Check out the amazing program for Learn@DLF here. If you would like to register for Learn@DLF, but have already registered for the Forum and/or Digital Preservation 2018, please contact us at!  Registration remains open for the DLF Forum and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018, but hurry, tickets for the DLF Forum are going quickly! (Presenting at the Forum? You’re in! Please register now, since we’re holding spots for you!) Additionally, we encourage you to make hotel arrangements soon. Looking to save on lodging or transportation costs for the Forum? Check out our Ride Share/Room Share page!   We have many more exciting affiliated events to share with you!  Sunday, October 14 – co-located with Learn@DLF The Library Publishing Coalition and the Educopia Institute are hosting a pair of in-person workshops based on the IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project. Learn more and apply here. Civic Switchboard, an IMLS-supported effort that aims to develop the capacity of academic and public libraries in civic data ecosystems, is accepting applications for their second workshop through July 11!   Thursday-Friday, October 17-18 – co-located with Digital Preservation 2018 Share your subject, functional, or data expertise and help extend library curation capacity! Join the Data Curation Network for the first of three Specialized Data Curation Workshops and apply now!   P.S. Interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at the DLF Forum or NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018? Opportunities here.   Want to support our Child Care Fund? Learn more here, and thanks to those who have already donated, including ACH!   Many thanks to our earliest 2018 Forum & DigiPres Sponsors: DPN, Atiz, Code Ocean, i2s, Preservica, Quartex powered by Adam Matthew Digital, AVP, Library Juice Academy, and Legal Information Preservation Alliance!

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Registration for the 2018 DLF Forum and DigiPres is NOW OPEN!

The time has come! We are delighted to announce the opening of registration for the 2018 Forum and Digital Preservation 2018, taking place October 15-18 just outside of Las Vegas. Be among the first to secure the early bird rate and start planning for yet another memorable event. You’ll join guests like Anasuya Sengupta, our Forum keynote speaker, who will present her talk, “Decolonizing Knowledge, Decolonizing the Internet: an agenda for collective action.” Stay for DigiPres and hear Snowden Becker deliver her keynote, “To See Ourselves as Others See Us: On Archives, Visibility, and Value.” Our full program will be released in the coming weeks, but to get a taste of what will be on the docket, check out our community voting on the proposals that were submitted – and while you’re there, help form the program by submitting a vote or two! Program planning committees for each event will use the community’s input, in combination with results from a concurrent peer review process, to inform its decisions about the conference programs. Registration is not yet open for Learn@DLF, which takes place on the pre-conference day, October 14! Let us know on the registration form if you’d like more information, and we’ll be sure to email you when it is possible to register. It’s never too early. Register now to join us!

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Community Voting for the DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, and Digital Preservation 2018

The proposals are in for the DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018! Now it’s time to shape the program. From May 9 – May 21, proposals will be open for public voting through the DLF community voting app: During this period, community members will be able to review titles and the short versions of abstracts, and cast votes based on their interest in seeing certain presentations as part of both the DLF Forum and NDSA’s DigiPres18. After voting closes, the program planning committees for each event will use the community’s input, in combination with results from a concurrent peer review process, to inform its decisions about the conference programs People who submitted complete proposals will be notified of status in the summer. Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place at the Forum. Voting Process Anyone is welcome to vote. You will need to a create an account on You can cast votes for as many presentations as you’d like, but only one vote per presentation. For each presentation, the proposal type is listed to the right of the “Cast Vote” button. The title and abstract will be available for each proposal. You can toggle between the three events using the top menu in blue. Voting closes at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, May 21. The planning committees for the three events will consider community voting results  among other factors, including the peer review results, when making final decisions on the 2018 programs. Thank you for helping to inform our selection process!

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Announcing Keynote Speakers for DLF Forum and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018!

We’re so excited to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s DLF Forum and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018!
2018 DLF Forum Keynoter: Anasuya Sengupta

Anasuya Sengupta will open the DLF Forum with a talk entitled “Decolonizing Knowledge, De…

DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018 CFPs are here!

CFP season is upon us!
Have a great idea for a session to share in Las Vegas? You’re in luck! We just have issued Calls for Proposals for our three conferences happening this October:

our brand-new Learn@DLF pre-conference (#learnatdlf, October 14)…

2017 Forum Sponsor Bingo: Winner Announced!

   winner has been selected from among those who participated in sponsor bingo at the 2017 DLF Forum! Attendee Monika Rhue will receive free registration for the 2018 Forum in Las Vegas, NV as winner of the random drawing.   Monika Rhue has an extensive background in project management. Mrs. Rhue is currently serving as the Director of the James B. Duke Memorial Library, Johnson C. Smith University. Mrs. Rhue work experiences include library management, grant writing, teaching basic archival instruction, serving as an archival consultant, conducting oral histories, museum curation, and managing information literacy training. Currently, Mrs. Rhue is serving on the HistoryMakers advisory board and the planning advisory team for 2018 Radcliffe Workshop on Technology and Archival Processing. Mrs. Rhue has served as an archival consultant for the State Archives of North Carolina Traveling Archivist Program. Mrs. Rhue is the 2017-2018 Board Chair for HBCU Library Alliance We look forward to seeing Monika in Las Vegas! Thanks to all who turned in completed cards. Interested in engaging with Forum attendees in 2018? Visit the 2018 Forum website for more information about exhibiting or sponsoring.

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Fellow Reflection: Zakiya Collier

Zakiya Collier (@zzcollier) is a graduate student in New York University and Long Island University’s Dual-Degree MA/MLIS Program. Zakiya attended the 2017 DLF Forum with support from an HBCU Fellowship. 
I found myself rer…

Fellow Reflection: Treshani Perera

This Fellow Reflection was written by Treshani Perera (@LibConfLady), recent MLIS graduate and Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian at University of Kentucky Little Fine Arts Library (starting Jan 2018). She received an ARL+DLF Forum Fellow…

Fellow Reflection: Monika Rhue

Monika Rhue is Board Chair of the HBCU Library Alliance and Director of the James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University, located in Charlotte, NC. Monika attended the 2017 Forum with support from an HBCU Fellowship. The follow…

Help shape the 2018 Forum as part of the Forum Planning Committee!

he Digital Library Federation would like to invite members of our broad community of digital library practitioners to participate in planning the 2018 DLF Forum, to be held near Las Vegas, NV, October 15-17, 2018. Volunteers join one or more of the following subcommittees, centered around various aspects of Forum planning, and will be called on to help review proposals: Program Committee – helps DLF manage the submissions, selection, and scheduling process Sponsorship Committee – helps raise money and make sure sponsors interact with DLF in a meaningful way Scholarship Committee – helps select and welcome DLF Forum fellows and Cross-Pollinators Social – helps DLF plan mentorship programs, Dine-Arounds, and other social events Local – helps connect DLF with Las Vegas venues, resources, and organizations Inclusivity – help DLF with details that make the Forum welcoming and accessible If you are interested in playing a vital role in shaping the 2018 DLF Forum, please let us know by completing this brief form by January 19, 2018. This is a community and practitioner-based event, so we need community help in organizing it! Time commitments will not be onerous (monthly conference calls and some subcommittee work). Like all our groups, you need not be from a member institution to participate! We see this as a great way to help shape the Forum and work with peers across institutional lines.

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