The DLF “Miracle Workers” Working Group formed at the 2017 Forum in Pittsburgh to bring together librarians, coordinators, specialists, and project managers working in digital scholarship broadly or digital humanities specifically and sharing the charge of supporting digital research projects, coordinating community efforts, and bridging campus silos with few resources, minimal infrastructure, and informal partnerships. The group includes those working in established, fully staffed digital scholarship units or centers whose experiences enrich discussions and inform initiatives.
The Google Group serves as a forum for continued and expanded conversations, planning, and tip-sharing. Each month, a guest moderator drives conversations on a specific topic of their choosing. The group is open to anyone interested in digital scholarship and digital humanities work in libraries.
On Twitter, the group’s Twitter hashtag is #FactotumDLF. Members should follow the hashtag and use it for tweets relevant to the group. In addition, the hashtag will be used for hosted Twitter chats on specific topics. The chats are open to anyone interested in the topic.
We are always on the lookout for creative, rapid-prototype, distributed-effort ways of engaging with each other. If you have any creative idea you want us to pursue that will help us understand an issue or improve our work, make sure to bring it up for discussion on the Google Group.