DLF Events

The DLF Forum

We’re perhaps best known for our signature event, the annual DLF Forum. The latest DLF Forum was held online in November 2021. A record of past Forums is available.

The 2022 DLF Forum and allied events will be held October 9-13, 2022.

DLF Forum & Affiliated Events Recordings

DLFx Events

As an experiment in fostering regional community around the Digital Library Federation, DLF has begun supporting and organizing a small number of “DLFx” events, year-round.

Recent from DLFx

  • DLFxDHSI (a Digital Libraries, DH, and Social Justice un-conference, sponsored by DLF’s Pedagogy and “Miracle Workers” interest groups) June 8-9, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, BC.
  • UC-DLFx (“Building the University of California Digital Library: Theory and Practice”) February 27-28, at UC Riverside.
  • Openlab Ignite (a proto-DLFx session at the Openlab Workshop in December 2015)

DLF Webinars

  • Strategies for Audiovisual Digitization Projects, a free two-part series on approaches cultural memory institutions can take to digitally reformatting A/V materials and collections
  • Creating Accessible Presentations: Carli Spina and DLF’s Forum Inclusivity Committee with practical tips on making your conference talks maximally accessible
  • Endangered Accountability: a webinar on FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency, hosted by the DLF Government Records Transparency and Accountability group for Endangered Data Week 2017.
  • IRUS-USA Webinar: a webinar about IRUS-USA (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics USA), an experimental collaboration between Jisc and DLF, and the support of DLF’s Assessment Interest Group (the DLF-AIG). IRUS-USA provides COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for content downloaded from DLF member institutions whose repositories are participating in the pilot project.
  • The GOP and the 2020 Census: Amy West gave a special presentation for the DLF Government Records Transparency and Accountability group. More information can be found on their wiki.

DLF Resources

    • 2016 Guide to Creating Accessible Presentations: to help you effectively engage with this diverse and dynamic community, the DLF Forum Inclusivity Committee offers these practical recommendations for creating accessible presentations.
    • 2018 DLF Social Event Checklist: the DLF Forum Inclusivity Committee’s checklist designed to help you to evaluate possible social event venues to ensure that they are inclusive and welcoming for all participants.
    • 2019 DLF Active Bystander Orientation: DLF’s Committee on Equity and Inclusion’s guide to responding and intervening when you witness bullying, harassment, or an uncomfortable encounter in a professional context.
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