The 2013 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, to be held November 3–6, 2013 in Austin, Texas, is seeking “proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and hands-on, problem-solving sessions.” The DLF is seeking proposals that focus on the themes of digital technology design, management and assessment, data, and collaboration. Proposals should fit within the following genres:
- Presentations and Panels: Traditional lecture format with question-and-answer sessions. Speakers are requested to use only half of the allocated time for the presentation, including how they wish to engage the DLF community in their work. The second half of the session should focus on conversations about next steps, engagement with the community, and clarification of points raised during the presentation.
- Workshops: In-depth, hands-on training about a tool, technique, workflow, etc. You can recommend a topic or trainer, or you can volunteer to share your own expertise.
- Research Updates: An opportunity for those working in digital collections research to present their preliminary findings for community feedback and discussion.
- Working Sessions: Creative problem solvers, including project managers, developers, and/or administrators, gather to address a specific problem. This does not have to be a computational problem. The approach can be applied to workflow issues, metadata transformations, or other complex problems that would benefit from a collective, dynamic solution approach.
- Community Idea Exchange: A modified poster session. Presenters will have the opportunity to interact with Forum participants to discuss their current research projects, and/or demonstrate tools or services they have developed or are using in their digital library environment. Demos must include a poster element.
Deadline is June 28.