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 bi-monthly 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.
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
From cultural assessment to user needs, costs, and re-use, the AIG has a sub-group for you.
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.
Cross-sector exchange and advocacy work on gov’t info, from FOIA to Title 44 and Endangered Data Week.
Sharing methods, tools, and best practices in project management.
Currently working on issues of contingency, precarity, and valuing labor.
Low-key information sharing on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. A DLF/LITA joint.
Producing research on and advancing the practice of providing access to born-digital collections.
Metadata is hard. Join us in Slack to get help!
Interrogating our relationships with data collection technologies.
For digital scholarship coordinators, especially those working outside of major DH/DS centers.
Aiming to build and support more inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities of practice.
Exploring issues related to ensuring that digital resources in information organizations meet the needs of disabled users and staff.
Building bridges between museum, library, & archives professionals. Open to anyone with museum interests or engaged in museum projects.
Every other month, find out the latest updates on group projects, open meetings, & calls to action.