2014 DLF Forum Call for Proposals

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, teaching, and learning through the application of digital library research, technology, and services.                                                                                    

The DLF Forum is an annual meeting where the digital library community comes together to discover better methods of working through sharing and collaboration. It serves as a resource and catalyst among digital library developers, project managers, and all who are invested in digital library issues. We are currently seeking proposals for the 2014 DLF Forum program.

For the 2014 DLF Forum, the Program Planning Committee requests proposals within the broad framework of digital collections, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities.

The Forum traditionally has no overarching theme so that we can craft a program that speaks to current issues of interest to our community. We depend on contributors to focus proposals on action-oriented topics targeted towards a practitioner audience, considering the aspects of design, management, assessment, and collaboration

Suggested topical areas for 2014 include:

  • Digital resources, including research data and archival collections
  • User services / UX
  • Systems architecture, both hardware and code

This is not a prescriptive list; we encourage you to be creative, collaborative, and collegial. For detailed genre descriptions, please see the Call for Proposals page. You may also want to review the 2013 DLF Forum schedule.

Proposal Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures

Complete proposals should be submitted using the online submission form by 5:00 PM EST on June 22, 2014. Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre, proposal description (maximum 300 words), and proposal abstract (maximum 100 words).

After an initial review by the Program Planning Committee, proposals will be posted on the DLF website for community polling. The community vote will be taken into consideration, and the Program Planning Committee will make the final decisions. Those that submitted complete proposals will be notified of their status by early August. Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place.

Participation is open to all those interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museums, and archives services and collections. We consider proposals from DLF members and non-members and seek to have an inclusive program.

The 2014 DLF Forum will be held in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, October 27–29.