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 the DLF Digest, our monthly DLF Groups news round-up? Subscribe to the DLF-Announce listserv.. 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.)

What's the DLF?

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

Our Groups

Asessment 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.

DLF Forum Mentors Group

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

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

Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries

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 Working Group

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!

Privacy & Ethics in Technology

Interrogating our relationships with data collection technologies.

Data & Digital Scholarship Working Group

For digital scholarship coordinators, especially those working outside of major DH/DS centers.

DLF Committee for Equity and Inclusion

Aiming to build and support more inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities of practice.

Digital Accessibility Group

Exploring issues related to ensuring that digital resources in information organizations meet the needs of disabled users and staff.

DLF Museums Cohort

Building bridges between museum, library, & archives professionals. Open to anyone with museum interests or engaged in museum projects.

Subscribe to DLF's Newsletter

Every other month, find out the latest updates on group projects, open meetings, & calls to action.

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