Social media tools and platforms and the network effect have changed the way we work, connect, and collaborate. We have meetings with colleagues using Skype on our cell phones or iPads; we catch up on trends and new ideas via hashtags on Twitter; we catch up on news via blogs and other dynamic modes of publishing. With all that has changed in the workplace, why do our conferences, for the most part, remain static with the traditional “sage on the stage” broadcasting their message? Read the rest of this entry »
29 November 2012
Registration for the 2012 DLF Forum is now open!
Please visit our registration page to view registration and pricing details. All set? Register now! We look forward to seeing you in Denver.
4 September 2012
Registration for the 2011 DLF Fall Forum is now open! Please visit our registration page to view registration and pricing details. All set? Register now! We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.
9 September 2011
As part of LODLAM-DC, Jon Voss will deliver a free talk called “An Introduction to Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, & Museums” on Friday, September 16.
Based on an earlier talk given at NYPL Labs, Voss’s presentation will “explore the fundamental elements of Linked Open Data and discover how rapidly growing access to metadata within the world’s libraries, archives and museums is opening exciting new possibilities for understanding our past, and may help in predicting our future.”
This event is free and open to the public, so register soon. For a sneak peek, check out this slideshow from Voss’s earlier talk.
26 August 2011
Because DLF is a cooperating society for Archiving 2011, IS&T is offering DLF members the courtesy of IS&T membership registration rates for Archiving 2011.
The conference takes place May 16-19, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT.
The early registration deadline is April 17th.
The preliminary program is available at the conference website.
In order to receive the member rates, online registrants must first select “member” as the registration type and complete BOTH the society name box and membership ID with “DLF” in the provided space. Note: the system recognizes IS&T members and so will not ask for this information. It will only come up for non- IS&T members. DLF members can also fax in the registration form with this information.
DLF is seeking conference reports from Archiving 2011. If you would like to contribute a report from this conference or other DLF related conferences, please volunteer via the DLF info mailbox.
8 April 2011
The Digital Library Federation is pleased to offer a special registration rate for the 2011 DH conference, being held at Stanford University, June 19-22, 2011.
In partnership with CenterNet, DLF is working to create opportunities that bring together digital library and digital humanities communities in order to explore where we converge and to better understand our roles and responsibilities. As part of this effort, DLF is offering its members, who are first time DH conference attendees, a $100 conference registration discount.
This is a first come, first serve offer, open to all DLF community members who have NEVER attended the DH conference. Some restrictions apply*.
To take advantage of this special offer please send your name, contact information and organizational affiliation to the DLF mail box. Eligible DLF members will receive a special registration URL in order to activate this special discount. Do not register for the event until you have received your discount code.
For more information about the DH conference go to their website.
For more information about DLF Digital Humanities activities, go to the DH interest group page.
*Restrictions: not open to Stanford University (a special Stanford Employee rate is being offered separately).
“First time attendee” is defined as anyone who has not attended DH in the last 5 years.
This is a first come, first served offer, and is limited to the first 20 respondents. Offer expires April 30th, or when we receive 20 request, whichever comes first. Please send contacts and inquiries to DLF Info.
5 April 2011
Thank you so much for participating in the 2012 DLF Forum Location Poll.
By an overwhelming majority (74 of 130 votes), Denver will be the location of the 2012 DLF Forum, which will be held Saturday November 3rd – Tuesday November 6th, 2012. Note, this coincides with Election Day (November 6th), so please remember to make plans accordingly.
5 March 2011
Where would you like the DLF Forum to be held in 2012? We would love your input to inform the decision process for future forum dates and location. We have narrowed the selection down to 3 venues and dates:
- Atlanta,Georgia, Loews Atlanta Hotel, Monday-Thursday, October 15-18. The Loews Atlanta is the newest Midtown Atlanta hotel – open just about a year at this time. This neighborhood, just north of downtown is the most up and coming area in Atlanta.
- Houston, Texas, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monday-Thursday, October 15-18 or 22-25. The Hyatt Regency Houston is located directly downtown giving guests access to all that the city offers.
- Denver, Colorado, The Westin Tabor Center, Saturday-Tuesday, November 3-6. This date will dovetail Educause, scheduled for Denver November 6-9. Located in renowned Lower Downtown Denver, the Westin is only a stroll away from the 16th Street pedestrian mall, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Convention Center, museums and entertainment.
The survey is now open and will be active until Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Thanks for your help!
15 February 2011
DLF is providing conference support for the 2011 Electronic Resources & Libraries conference being held in Austin, Texas, February 28–March 2.
The goal of the ER&L Conference is to bring together information professionals from libraries and related industries to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, and make accessible electronic resources in an ever-changing online environment. We do this once a year at an in-person conference. In addition, sessions are recorded and made available online. ER&L allows for cross-pollination of ideas across fields of librarianship not often brought together in traditional public services or technical services conferences.
DLF is excited to be sponsoring keynote speaker, Amanda French. Dr. Amanda French is currently THATCamp Coordinator at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, where she helps people all around the world organize interdisciplinary and interprofessional “unconferences” on humanities and technology (THATCamp stands for The Humanities And Technology Camp). One of her primary professional interests is in helping humanities scholars learn from librarians and archivists, and in helping humanities scholars, librarians, and archivists address technology issues and projects together. She has drawn on her experience as a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow to develop courses in digital methods and issues for graduate students in English at NCSU and for graduate students in the Archives and Public History Program at NYU. She recently contributed to two collections of essays: Hacking the Academy and #alt-ac: Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars.
Amanda will be presenting “Toward the Digital Public Library of America”.
Below is a brief description.
In December of 2010, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society announced a planning initiative toward a Digital Public Library of America. Countries such as Norway, France, and China have already built or begun building national digital libraries, and indeed we even have a World Digital Library (which, with less than 200 items, is not as impressive as it sounds). Despite its name, the Digital Public Library of America is the brainchild of research librarians, with stakeholders on the Steering Committee from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Mellon Foundation, and Harvard. What challenges will this key planning initiative face, and how can research libraries help? What benefits might the creation of such a national digital library have for research libraries?
3 February 2011
DLF Sponsored CurateCamp HackFest at Code4Lib 2011
CurateCamp HackFest will be held as a pre-conference at Code4Lib 2011 in Bloomington, IN at the Indiana University Memorial Union on Feb 7, 2011. This event is free and open to the first 50 people who register for the event.
***Registration for the event opens Dec 13, 2011 at 12 pm eastern.***
The HackFest event is made possible through the generous support of the CLIR Digital Library Federation program.
Please check the Code4Lib 2011 site for more information on registration.
10 December 2010