DLF Groups

DLF is built for grassroots action. A committed community gravitates to us from within and beyond DLF’s institutional membership, working across boundaries of many kinds and making the Digital Library Federation a force for good.

Here you can learn what our more active DLF groups are up to. Interested in our quarterly DLF Groups newsletter? Sign up here. Want to start a new group or revive an older one? Check out the DLF Organizer’s Toolkit. We’re not big on red tape. Just let us know what you’re planning and how we can help.

(See also our shortcut list of ways to get involved with groups, and learn more about CLIR/DLF affiliates and membership cohorts.)

Assessment Interest Group

more authentic measures

From cultural assessment to user needs, costs, and re-use, the AIG has a sub-group for you.

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Digital Library Pedagogy Group

for those who #DLFteach

Building community around teaching in/with digital libraries; staff as perpetual learners.

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This group re-forms annually to run a welcoming mentorship program at the DLF Forum.

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Records Transparency / Accountability Group

it’s all endangered data

Cross-sector exchange and advocacy work on gov’t info, from FOIA to Title 44 and Endangered Data Week.

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DLF Project Managers Group

bossing better since 2008

Sharing methods, tools, and best practices in project management.

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Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries

toward a best practices doc

Currently working on issues of contingency, precarity, and valuing labor.

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Linked Open Data Zotero Group


Low-key information sharing on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. A DLF/LITA joint.

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Born-Digital Access Working Group

accessing born-digital material

Producing research on and advancing the practice of providing access to born-digital collections.

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DLF Metadata Support Group

metadata is hard

Metadata is hard. Join us in Slack to get help!

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interrogating our relationships with data collection technologies
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Digital Scholarship Working Group

coordination nation

for digital scholarship coordinators, especially those working outside of major DH/DS centers.
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DLF Committee for Equity and Inclusion

providing guidance year-round

aiming to build and support more inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities of practice.
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networked member institutions and a robust community of practice—advancing research, learning, social justice, & the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies