Forum – DLF Digital Library Federation Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:20:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Help Shape the 2017 Forum as Part of the Forum Planning Committee Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:39:01 +0000 picture1

The Digital Library Federation would like to invite members of our broad community of digital library practitioners to participate in planning the 2017 DLF Forum, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 23-25, 2017.

Volunteers join one or more of the following subcommittees, centered around various aspects of Forum planning, and will be called on to help review proposals:

  • Program Committee – helps DLF manage the submissions, selection, and scheduling process
  • Sponsorship Committee – helps raise money and make sure sponsors interact with DLF in a meaningful way
  • Scholarship Committee – helps select and welcome DLF Forum fellows and Cross-Pollinators
  • Social – helps DLF plan mentorship programs, Dine-Arounds, and other social events
  • Local – helps connect DLF with Milwaukee venues, resources, and organizations
  • Inclusivity – help DLF with details that make the Forum welcoming and accessible

If you are interested in playing a vital role in shaping the 2017 DLF Forum, please let us know by completing this brief form by December 20, 2016.

This is a community and practitioner-based event, so we need community help in organizing it! Time commitments will not be onerous (monthly conference calls and some subcommittee work). We see this as a great way to help shape the Forum and work with peers across institutional lines.

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Adam Matthew at the DLF Forum – Mapping Gettysburg: Interactive Functionality Using Primary Sources Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:36:43 +0000 We’d like to welcome the 2016 Forum’s lanyard sponsor, Adam Matthew, to share an exciting project of theirs! 


The battle at a small Pennsylvanian town called Gettysburg that began on 1 July 1863 and finished three days later is now considered the American Civil War’s most renowned clash. It was certainly one of the bloodiest, with almost 50,000 of the battle’s 170,000 participants becoming casualties. Of these 7,000 lost their lives over those days. The result was a victory for the Union forces over the Confederacy’s heretofore-and-improbably-invincible Army of Northern Virginia and, coupled with the surrender of Confederate Vicksburg far away on the Mississippi on 4 July, a turning point in this bruising war that culminated in the reunion and reconstruction of the United States in 1865.

Mapping Gettysburg, a part of American History, 1493-1945 from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York engages with the experiences of those who fought at Gettysburg by situating historic source material on an interactive map of the battlefield. It contains three main elements: letters and diaries recounting some of the action, portrait photographs of men who fell during the battle and historic photographs of the battlefield juxtaposed with modern views of the site as it is today, preserved as a National Park.

gettysburg_2Eye witnesses: For example, at the site of Pickett’s doomed charge you can read David V. Smith of the 12th New Jersey Volunteers give his account of facing the final Confederate assault: “But I hope that we shall never get into another fight like that at Gettysburg Pa for it was awful beyond Discription I cannot discribe it with my pencil but if I do not get to come home myself this fall I will try to give you or Charley a slight sketch of it but I think you would not care to Read the details of the fight as it was. I will just say I sit on my knees by the side of Stone fence & loaded & fired my gun until I had blisters on my fingers as big as 10 cent peaces from Ramming down the loads & my gun was so hot I could not touch the Barrel with my hands & so was most the other I never wanted to load & shoot so fast in all my life before.”

The fallen: You can come face to face with some of the battle’s many dead or wounded; for example see the portrait of William King of the 8th Georgia Infantry and read about him and his brother’s exploits on 2 July in the infamous Wheatfield.

Photographs: Then you can pan around the map to see historic photographs of the battlefield – for example, see modern and old views of another of the battle’s famous episodes in the form of Little Round Top, the site where the Union forces only just stopped the Confederates turning their flank.

What’s more, the map connects you to images of the original documents and additional primary source material relating to the men who fought. This allows you to follow their lives pre- and post-Gettysburg, making this map a starting point to then delve back into the collections of American History, 1493-1945 and thus examine the thoughts, concerns and motivations of the men who fought at this most terrible yet iconic American Civil War battle.

Mapping Gettysburg can be accessed within American History, 1493-1945. To explore the interactive features in more detail, request free 30-day trial access by contacting with ‘DLF Blog’ in the subject line.


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Ex Libris at the DLF Forum – Join the Open Source Discovery Layers Initiative Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:36:40 +0000 We’d like to welcome one of the 2016 Forum’s Gold-level sponsors, Ex Libris, to share a bit about their participation at the conference. Stop by their table in the 7th Floor Foyer and say hi, if you have time.

Ex Libris is starting a new initiative to better support libraries who want to integrate open source discovery layers with Ex Libris SaaS solutions.

Many top tier research institutions are engaged in one or more projects to build their own discovery interfaces.  As these libraries move to support researchers in more strategic ways, they want to offer indexing and discovery of a wide variety of research materials, often including materials created at their institutions.  These interfaces are being locally developed, using open source software.

Ex Libris wants to make it easy for libraries to integrate our management solutions and our discovery indexes into such open source solutions.  Our project is one to enhance the ability to integrate Primo, Summon and Alma into such solutions through the creation and documentation of robust API’s.  This provides libraries with the freedom to create local repositories and a local discovery layer, while delivering a proven solution and an open platform for resource management and the indexing of electronic content.

We’d like to extend the conversation and develop a community around this initiative. Ex Libris will be hosting a Collaborative Discussion on Open Source Discovery Layers at the DLF Forum in Milwaukee. Josh Weisman, Development Director for Ex Libris, will share a proof of concept showing a Blacklight discovery layer integrated with both Alma and our Discovery Index APIs and will take the group on a deep dive into the thinking and the code behind it. We will invite you to share both your thoughts and your experiences using open source discovery (such as Blacklight or VUFind) with Primo, Summon and Alma – as well as your requirements for moving those projects forward.

Please email to register for the event or learn more about becoming a partner in the collaboration. Tuesday, November 8th | 1:30 – 3:30 PM at Hotel Metro Milwaukee.

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AMIA + DLF Virtual Cross-Pollinators Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:53:40 +0000 In partnership with Hack Day organizers at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), we’re happy to introduce the four individuals who will act as our virtual cross-pollinators this year! If you’re interested in Audio-Visual resources, be sure to follow our DLF-funded fellows, as they connect discussions of use & preservation across the DLF Forum, NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2016, and the fourth annual AMIA/DLF Hack Day. We’re looking forward to seeing the team in action!



Rachel Mattson

Manager of Digital Projects at the Archives of La MaMa Experimental TheaterCore
Member of XFR Collective

Rachel will be attending both the Forum and AMIA this year.





Sarah Barsness

Digital Collections Assistant, Minnesota Historical Society

Sarah will be attending DigiPres16!






Ethan Gates

Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Technician, NYU Dept. of Cinema Studies

Ethan will be attending AMIA/DLF Hack Day! Read his blog here.





Lorena Ramirez-Lopez

NDSR Resident, Howard University Television Station

Lorena will be at the AMIA/DLF Hack Day!


To participate in all the great A/V conversations to come, use #AVhack16 on Twitter.

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2016 Fellows, Part II! Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:14:41 +0000 We’re glad to welcome six Cross-Pollinators to our cohort of 2016 Fellows, five of whom will be attending the Forum in November, and one who will be traveling to MCN!

Our Force11 Cross-Pollinator Fellow comes to us as part of a reciprocal program that sent a DLF community member to the FORCE2016 conference in the spring. (See Joshua Finnell’s report.)

Our DLF-GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellows come to us through a generous grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the partnership of colleagues at ARLIS/NA, MCN, and AIC, and VRA. With this program, the Digital Library Federation seeks to bring new voices and perspectives to our Forum–particularly those from the art museum community–and to continue our practice of “cross-pollination” by sending accomplished DLF practitioners and Forum attendees to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit. Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together. Our 2016/17 fellowship winners will join a larger cohort of 2016 DLF Forum Fellows and Cross-Pollinator Fellows, and will be asked to share their experiences with a
wide audience on the DLF blog.

Applications for DLF practitioners to travel to ARLIS/NAAIC, and VRA in 2017 are still open!

Kress+DLF Cross-Pollinator Fellows

SherriBergerSherri Berger
Product Manager
California Digital Library

As a product manager at the California Digital Library, I focus on front-end development of the statewide digital collection aggregations the Online Archive of California and Calisphere. I am thrilled to be attending the Museum Computer Network conference this year, where I hope to learn more about how museums develop, manage, and share digital collections. I’m especially interested in creative projects museums have undertaken and experimental tools they have implemented to engage users with digital collections in new ways.


Brenna Campbell
Rare Books Conservator
Princeton University Library

As a Rare Books Conservator at Princeton University Library, I treat a wide range of bound materials from Princeton’s rare and special collections, and consult on preservation projects to ensure the longevity of the collections as a whole. I have provided conservation support for several digitization projects, both at Princeton and in previous positions at Harvard University, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and University of Iowa Libraries. I look forward to using my time at the Forum to gain a more holistic understanding of digital library projects, and to learn more about digital repositories.

lisathumbnailLisa Goldberg
Private Conservator and AIC News Editor

As an active member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works, I have a long term interest in developing conservation and collections care resources for the entire community, especially those that allow wider distribution and growth through digital participation. I am also currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate program in Library and Information Science so as to learn more about library and archival principles and practice as I continue to think about the larger communication issues that face conservators who want to share and save information resources.


Stacy R. Williams
Head, Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library
University of Southern California

At the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries, I provide instruction, outreach, and research consultations for architecture, art history, and fine arts. During instruction sessions, I encourage the exploration of the USC Digital Library as a way of discovering the history of Los Angeles’ public art and architecture through its online collection of images. I am looking forward to attending DLF 2016, to learn more about how digital humanities can be incorporated into instruction for undergraduate students. My goal is to create workflows for small scale digital humanities projects that students can recreate using the collections of USC Libraries.


Karina Wratschko
Special Projects Librarian
Philadelphia Museum of Art

As the Special Projects Librarian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I project manage and assist with research and development of new initiatives, digital tools, and platforms. I find discussions about supporting digital scholarship through open licenses, interoperable information infrastructures, and interactive digital presentations fascinating. Since I am the Project Manager for the National Digital Stewardship Residency for art information professionals (NDSR Art), I am thrilled to be able to attend sessions about innovative digital preservation practices and building communities of practice at both the forum and Digital Preservation 2016. I am so honored to be selected and look forward to meeting and learning from the DLF community.

Force11+DLF Cross-Pollinator Fellow

HuePhamHue Thi Pham
Head of Training and Research Support Division
Hanoi University Library, Vietnam

I am the Head of Training and Research Support Division at Hanoi University Library, Vietnam and a Research Associate at Monash University, Australia. I have just completed my PhD in Information Technology at Monash University and will be attending the graduation ceremony on 26th October! I am interested in collaboration among different stakeholders of universities to promote digital scholarship and research partnership. I am also keen on working in inter-disciplinary research through which people with different knowledge, expertise, skills, and cultures can work together to address critical research problems from multiple perspectives. Coming to DLF forum, I am expecting to expand my knowledge of the current digital library technologies in promoting scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and e-research services; and to network with other academics, GLAM experts, and IT specialists to share new ideas and collaborate in international research. I am active on Research Gate and Looking forward to seeing you in Milwaukee!

A warm welcome to all our 2016 Fellows; we look forward to reading about your experiences on the blog!

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AMIA + DLF Virtual Cross-Pollinator Fellowships Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:43:00 +0000 This year, as DLF Forum and DigiPres attendees gather in Milwaukee, the fourth annual AMIA/DLF Hack Day will be taking place at the same time in Pittsburgh! As a result, we’re trying something a little different than usual to get members of all three communities to participate in cross-conference dialogue about audiovisual use and preservation.

Here’s what we need: two already-registered participants from each of the three events to describe and expand on discussions of AV preservation/use throughout the meetings. This ‘virtual cross-pollination’ can take place on Twitter (#AVhack16), IRC—or another outlet, if preferred. In addition, AMIA will host a virtual drop-in space for cross-talk between conferences.

Each fellow will receive a $200 honorarium.

Some background on AMIA/DLF Hack Day (November 9); the event is put on through a partnership between the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) prior to the annual AMIA conference. Hack Day is a unique opportunity for practitioners and managers of digital audiovisual collections to join with developers and engineers for an intense day of collaboration to develop solutions for digital audiovisual preservation and access. More info is available here.

To participate as a Virtual Cross-Pollinator, submit a brief proposal (1-2 paragraphs) answering the following questions:

1. Which conference are you registered for and planning to attend?

2. How do you see yourself fulfilling the cross-pollinator role?

3. How will you encourage activity and discussion online?

4. What social media platform(s) or other channels will you use?

The deadline has been extended to October 26th, 4pm EST.

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Full schedules! 2016 DLF Forum & LAC Pre-Conference, Digital Preservation 2016 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:34:59 +0000 Thanks to the hard work of three separate program committees, CLIR/DLF staff members, countless volunteer reviewers, and the wider community who proposed sessions in response to our calls, we are very pleased to announce the programs for:

All three conference programs are available to browse now!

We hope you’ll join us in Milwaukee this November, to hear exciting keynote and plenary talks by Jarrett Drake (#dlfLAC), Stacie Williams (#DLFforum), and Bergis Jules and Allison Druin (#digipres16). (See our keynote roundup here!) We’ll also honor winners of DLF’s Community Capacity Awards and Forum fellowships, as well as 2016 NDSA Innovation Award winners!

DLF will additionally sponsor or host a number of affiliated events alongside the Forum, including the Taiga Forum, an Ally Skills Workshop brought to you by the DLF Project Managers interest group, and more.

Registration is open (while spots last), and information about the beautiful Pfister conference hotel (where rooms are going fast) is also available. Finally, if you will be away from home for our events on Election Day, please plan ahead! Full, non-partisan, state-by-state absentee voting info is here.

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NDSA’s closing plenary speaker is Allison Druin! Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:39:13 +0000 We’re pleased to announce an exciting addition to the program for Digital Preservation 2016, co-sponsored by National Digital Stewardship Alliance and DLF, which will be held immediately following this year’s DLF Forum.

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Allison Druin

Dr. Allison Druin joins keynoter Bergis Jules as our closing plenary speaker for the conference. Druin’s talk will take up the conference theme, “building communities of practice,” in the context of “communities of innovation” and her work with America’s National Park Service–presently celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Druin is on two-year leave from her faculty appointment at the University of Maryland’s iSchool while serving as Special Advisor for National Digital Strategy at the National Park Service. Her focus there is on how to better leverage digital tools to excite the next generation of park visitors, to change how the national parks share their stories, and to better preserve our cultural and natural resources.

Druin received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, her master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab, and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico’s College of Education. In her previous work as the University of Maryland’s first Chief of Futurist and Co-Director of the Future of Information Alliance (FIA), Druin helped establish a FIA partner network with the National Park Service, Newseum, the Smithsonian, National Geographic and other organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of the rapidly changing information landscapes. At the University of Maryland, she has served as Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Associate Dean of Research for the iSchool, and an ADVANCE Professor for STEM Women Initiatives. Druin’s personal research has focused on developing new educational technologies for children. Druin has pioneered the development of new co-design methods that bring product-users into the technology design process. Her team of faculty, staff, and graduate students, recently engaged elementary school kids to help design digital elements of the Every Kid in a Park program; an initiative by the White House and Department of the Interior to give all fourth graders and their families free entrance to national parks. She is currently working with NPS leadership to use co-design methods to reimagine the visitor experience for the Lincoln Memorial.

An abstract for her Digital Preservation 2016 plenary talk follows:


The speed of change in the digital world makes it difficult to point to just one tool, technology, or “digital infrastructure” that can support all the education, conservation, and historic preservation priorities of the National Park Service. It is that combination of data (content), software (interactivity), and device (context) that can address the priorities of NPS for the next century. It is important to remember that digital infrastructure can change more quickly than physical infrastructure. The power of digital is that it is so malleable for change, but this is also the challenge. The speed of change and the scale of impact, is unprecedented. Digital innovation makes use of a variety of new tools that can address future challenges with novel solutions. Yet, innovation can be disruptive, transformative, and can still be an achievement that leads to new shared infrastructure. Given this landscape of change and opportunity, we have to ask, how do we create communities of practice that can become true communities of innovation? How can we support workforce development, and build leadership pipelines for the digital work we must undertake? The opportunities are there, but the challenges are many when considering constrained resources, silo-ed structures of leadership, and federal regulations. I will talk about these opportunities and challenges for the next century of service.

Learn more about all of our keynote and plenary speakers for the DLF Forum, DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, and Digital Preservation 2016 here.

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Meet (most of) our 2016 DLF Forum Fellows! Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:10:07 +0000 This year, in partnership with an array of organizations, the Digital Library Federation is thrilled to offer several distinctive fellowship programs to support attendance at our annual DLF Forum. Applications will open soon for reciprocal cross-pollinator fellowships with other conferences and groups, and for small bursaries to support “virtual cross-pollinators” eager to connect the AMIA and DLF/NDSA conferences online — so stay tuned for further announcements!

Today we introduce this year’s ARL + DLF Forum Fellows, DLF Student & New Professionals Forum Fellows, and (in a new program) our 2016 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellow. The generosity of our sponsors, partners, and member organizations will make it possible for the following 12 awardees to attend the 2016 DLF Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 7–9. We thank both the Scholarships subcommittee of our Forum Planning Committee and colleagues from ARL and Library Juice for their support and assistance with the difficult task of award selections.

Please join us in offering a warm welcome to these twelve DLF Forum Fellows, and look for their reflections on the Forum experience later this year, on our blog.

ARL + DLF Forum Fellows

To help foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) have jointly sponsored these awards since 2013. Eligible applicants identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. We thank ARL for the generous support that makes this program possible!

Tatiana BryantTatiana Bryant
Special Collections Librarian
University of Oregon

As a Special Collections Librarian at the University of Oregon, I provide reference, instruction and technical services as well as promote the use of digital technologies and resources to students and faculty. I support both user-driven and institutional DH, digitization, and digital preservation projects in collaboration with our Digital Scholarship Center. I earned a MPA in International Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University, a MS in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute, and a BA in History from Hampton University. I tweet about preserving cultural heritage @bibliotecariat.

Hoan-Vo Du

Hoan-Vu Do
Web Librarian
San Diego Public Library

I’m currently a web librarian at the San Diego Public Library working on a few digitization projects. I’m looking forward to learning about innovative digital library projects and research from other practitioners and gaining valuable skills that I could apply at my library. I’m also interested in being part of a community of diverse librarians and practitioners that will provide support and encouragement as I carry out other digital initiatives at my library. My future goals include expanding SDPL’s digitization effort of important archives and special collections.

Margaret (Marge) Huang

Marge Huang
Digital Archivist
Philadelphia Museum of Art

I am the Digital Archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  It is an exciting time to be working at the PMA as the institution is exploring and implementing various projects related to digital scholarship and publishing, digital preservation of time based media art, web archiving, electronic records management, and much more. As a first time attendee of the DLF Forum, I am eager to be inspired and think big but critically about how to develop these important projects according to the most current and best practices.  I am most interested in learning how to effectively disseminate information in ways that are open and flexible in order to maximize the public’s access to cultural resources.

Cat PhanCat Phan
Digital Services Librarian
University of Wisconsin-Madison

As a digital services librarian at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC), part of the UW-Madison General Library System, I manage the metadata production and quality control operations for local digital collections projects, design metadata structures and workflows, and participate in digital library planning and policy formation, particularly around preservation and metadata strategies. My professional interests and goals center around digital access and preservation, technology, and diversity and I strive to combine these interests in creative and meaningful ways. I am thrilled to have the DLF Forum come so close to my home base this year and look forward to engaging and connecting with others. Stacie Williams, Bergis Jules, the election–it’s going to be a wild week!

Adam Townes

Adam M. Townes
Coordinator of Research Support Services
University of Houston

My work at the University of Houston (UH) involves supporting faculty and graduate students with data management planning, addressing research-related inquiries, and coordinating with the Division of Research and Graduate School here at UH. I recently moved to Texas from Philadelphia where I completed my graduate studies. I look forward to actively participating in the DLF Forum, and it is my hope that other attendees can learn as much from me as I know I will learn from them.

Students & New Professionals Forum Fellows

The DLF warmly welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices to our community. To that end, we are pleased to fund DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals. Fellows were selected by our Scholarships committee from a pool of applicants nominated by DLF member institutions. Early-career library employees and graduate and undergraduate student assistants who make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor are eligible.

Cameron Cook

Cameron Cook
Digital Curation Resident Librarian
University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am the Digital Curation Resident Librarian for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a very recent graduate of my institution’s School of Library and Information Studies program. My role focuses on assisting with our institutional repository and working closely with Research Data Services to help support our institution’s researchers and students with their data management needs. My professional interests center around the topics of digital scholarship, digital humanities, and openness. I’m looking forward most to meeting, sharing with, and learning from the  all the wonderful forum attendees and speakers.

Megan De ArmondMegan De Armond
Web Archiving Technician
NYARC- New York Art Resources Consortium

I graduate October 2016 from Pratt Institute with my MSLIS along with a certificate in Archives and a certificate in User Experience. I am interested in born digital archives, programming, information experience, information visualization, and overall creating greater access to and understanding of information. I currently work as a NYARC Web Archiving Technician and am located at the Frick Art Reference Library. Attending the DLF Forum will benefit me in many ways, expand my knowledge of digital tools and their applications, and help me frame the role of culture and technology in the digital world. It will allow me to network with librarians, archivists, and others doing interesting work in a broad range of areas that guide digital stewardship.

Nik Dragovic

Nik Dragovic
Research Library Fellow, Digital Library Program
Emory University

As a Research Library Fellow, I support Emory University’s Digital Library Program, a new unit working to implement a next-generation suite of Digital Library services and applications leveraging the Hydra framework. The 2015 Forum was an invaluable experience for me as a new practitioner of digital library work, and it facilitated my involvement with a group of diverse and inspiring colleagues on DLF projects. I’ve enjoyed becoming a more embedded member of this purposeful community, and am looking forward to learning from and collaborating with my peers in November.

Alissa Matheny Helms

Alissa Matheny Helms
Digital Access Coordinator
University of Alabama, University Libraries

As the Digital Access Coordinator for Metadata & Digital Services at the University of Alabama Libraries, I work to maintain and enhance Acumen — UA’s special collections digital archive — by developing workflow automation software, analyzing methods to expand user access, and producing deliverables through our digitization pipeline. A particularly exciting portion of my work has been building policies and procedures for processing, managing, and preserving born digital content. At the Forum, I look forward to learning as much as I can from knowledgable peers and leaders in the digital libraries community as well as discovering how I can become involved in working groups and other DLF initiatives. 

I have an MLIS from the University of Alabama where I researched sustainable long-term digital preservation and the history of the definition of special libraries. Previously, I spent several years managing textbook departments at college bookstores.

Audrey Sage

Audrey Sage
Web Archiving Technician
NYARC- New York Art Resources Consortium

Hello! My name is Audrey, and I am attending and presenting at DLF this year about the work I did as a Web Archiving Technician for the New York Art Resources Consortium. Brooklyn, New York, is my home, and I am currently finishing up my MLIS degree through the University of Washington’s distance learning program. I am a digital preservation enthusiast and hope to expand my knowledge by attending as many DLF sessions as I can and by sharing with you all some anecdotes from my own niche in the digital librarianship world. Please feel free to peruse my Twitter for rants on digital privacy, human rights, technology, and, of course, my cat. My LinkedIn is also a great place to catch up on what presentations and projects I have been working on lately. I look forward to seeing you all in November! 

Camille ThomasCamille Thomas
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Texas Tech University Libraries

I learned to manage content on many different platforms for different departments in academic libraries including Texas Tech University, Florida State University and University of Arizona. I assist with digital projects at my institution, but I want to continue to be up to date on software, project management and work done at other institutions by attending the DLF Forum. I would also like to work toward ensuring that technology-based spaces are inclusive spaces for people of various backgrounds, especially in my legacy as an alumni of ALA Spectrum Scholars and ARL Diversity Recruitment programs. My ultimate goal is to foster connections between users and librarians through digital collections, rather than allowing collections to merely stand alone.

Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellow

This year, Library Juice Academy/Library Juice Press has generously sponsored a fellowship and travel award meant to support mid-career practitioners in digital libraries and related fields. Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship applicants identified themselves as well advanced in their careers and ineligible for local or DLF-specific funding targeted at early-career professionals.

Laura Capell

Laura Capell
Head of Digital Production & Electronic Records Archivist
University of Miami

My name is Laura Capell, and I’m the Head of Digital Production & Electronic Records Archivist at the University of Miami. I began my career as an archivist working with paper records, and over time my focus has shifted into the digital realm. In my current position, I coordinate digital projects and e-records archiving initiatives for the UM Libraries. I’m excited to attend this year’s DLF Forum to engage with colleagues, share ideas, learn about new projects, and contribute to the vibrant DLF community.

Thank you to our partnering sponsors!


Library Juice Academy


Library Juice Press


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DLF announces new Code of Conduct Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:22:55 +0000 As registration for our 2016 DLF Forum and an exciting set of allied events heats up, and as we work to assemble the conference program and notify presenters, DLF is pleased to share a major revision to our Code of Conduct.

This document now applies not only to the Forum and other in-person DLF events, but to our increasingly active work together year-round. It is therefore meant to guide and inspire positive online interaction as well.

We invite you to read our new DLF Code of Conduct and sign on to the project of making the Digital Library Federation “a welcoming organization and the focal point for a digital library culture that is anti-oppression, recognizes intersectionalities, and works compassionately across difference.” Expressions like these are important because, as we say in the Code, “we know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers.”

DLF offers thanks to the many organizations whose work inspired elements of this revision (cited at the bottom of the document), to our dedicated 2016 Forum Inclusivity Committee (including Juliet Hardesty and Laurie Allen, who jumpstarted the effort), and to the community advisors in our DLF Advisory Committee for their feedback. Our prior Code of Conduct is available here.

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