DLF Events

The DLF Forum

We’re perhaps best known for our signature event, the annual DLF Forum. The latest DLF Forum was held in October 2019, in Tampa, FL. A record of past Forums is available.


The 2020 DLF Forum and allied events including NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2020 and the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium will be held November 8-12, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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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