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. 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
From cultural assessment to user needs, costs, and re-use, the AIG has a sub-group for you.
Digital Library Pedagogy Group
Building community around teaching in/with digital libraries; staff as perpetual learners.
This group re-forms annually to run a welcoming mentorship program at the DLF Forum.
Records Transparency / Accountability Group
Cross-sector exchange and advocacy work on gov’t info, from FOIA to Title 44 and Endangered Data Week.
DLF Project Managers Group
bossing better since 2008
Sharing methods, tools, and best practices in project management.
Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries
toward a best practices doc
Currently working on issues of contingency, precarity, and valuing labor.
Linked Open Data Zotero Group
Low-key information sharing on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. A DLF/LITA joint.
Born-Digital Access Group
accessing born-digital material
Producing research on and advancing the practice of providing access to born-digital collections.
DLF Metadata Support Group
Metadata is hard. Join us in Slack to get help!
interrogating our relationships with data collection technologies
Digital Scholarship Working Group
for digital scholarship coordinators, especially those working outside of major DH/DS centers.
DLF Committee for Equity and Inclusion
providing guidance year-round
aiming to build and support more inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities of practice.