DLF Digest: March 2023

DLF Digest

A monthly round-up of news, upcoming working group meetings and events, and CLIR program updates from the Digital Library Federation


This month’s news:

  • The Council on Library and Information Resources is pleased to announce that we have opened Calls for Proposals for our conferences happening in person in St. Louis, MO this November: the Digital Library Federation’s (DLF) Forum and Learn@DLF and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2023: Communities of Time and Place. The deadline for all opportunities is Monday, May 1. Head to the DLF Forum blog to find out more about this year’s events.
  • Registration is now open for the following events from CLIR/DLF and our affiliates:
    • Toward Radical Imagination: HBCUs, Digital Libraries, and Authentic Collaboration, a free two-day virtual event on April 6-7, 2023 celebrating the conclusion of the Authenticity Project. Panel discussions will center on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and authentic collaboration. The Authenticity Project, a mentorship program for HBCU library workers, is jointly run by CLIR/DLF and the HBCU Library Alliance. Learn more and register at https://authenticity.diglib.org/
    • DLF Forum Virtual Sessions, a special online gathering for sessions that were accepted in the 2022 program, but were not able to be presented in person. Sessions take place April 13-14 and 20-21. See session descriptions and register on the DLF website.
    • The International Internet Preservation Consortium’s (IIPC) General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference 2023 takes place May 10-12 in Hilversum, the Netherlands, with virtual programming on May 3. More information about this year’s events is available on the conference website.
    • The 2023 International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Annual Conference and Showcase takes place in Naples Italy from June 5-8. IIIF is currently accepting applications for travel scholarships providing full funding to attend the conference. Learn more at https://iiif.io/event/2023/naples
  • CLIR’s Recordings at Risk program will host a live Q&A session for applicants on March 8 at 2pm ET. Learn more about this year’s application cycle and register in advance for the Q&A session on the program website.
  • DLF’s Born-Digital Access Working Group’s Legal Due Diligence subgroup has published the latest posts in its Legal and Ethical Considerations for Providing Access to Born-Digital Collections series. The most recent posts focus on donor agreements and FERPA. Read the entire series on the DLF blog.

This month’s DLF group events:

DLF Digital Accessibility Advocacy and Education Subgroup – VPAT Interpretation
Wednesday, March 8, 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT]; Register in advance for call-in information

Join us on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 3:30 pm ET for a 30-45 minute presentation on VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) interpretation lead by Jane Berliss-Vincent, A.M.L.S., followed by Q&A. 

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Note that the event will be recorded.

This month’s open DLF group meetings:

For the most up-to-date schedule of DLF group meetings and events (plus NDSA meetings, conferences, and more), bookmark the DLF Community Calendar. Can’t find meeting call-in information? Email us at info@diglib.org

DLF groups are open to ALL, regardless of whether or not you’re affiliated with a DLF member institution. Learn more about our working groups and how to get involved on the DLF website. Interested in starting a new working group or reviving an older one? Need to schedule an upcoming working group call? Check out the DLF Organizer’s Toolkit to learn more about how Team DLF supports our working groups, and send us a message at info@diglib.org to let us know how we can help. 

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