The Digital Library Federation has been publishing reports from its 2016 Fellows. This round-up covers posts reflecting on Fellows’ recent attendance at the DLF forum last November in Milwaukee.
This week, Stacy Williams (USC) published a post reflecting on her experience on attending DLF 2016:
I attended DLF 2016 for the first time during what became a turning point in American political history. Despite how frightening the world suddenly became to me the week of DLF 2016, the conference was a positive reminder of the necessity of inclusiveness, community, flexibility, and transparency in our work as educators. I would be remiss if I did not mention the keynote of my name twin Stacie Williams and how it was a gentle reminder to me on the importance of care in our lives, honoring the labor of others, and acknowledging the invisible labor that allow many of our libraries and departments to function on the most basic level.
Williams goes on to highlight a variety of sessions that reflect the many concerns of GLAM institutions embarking on digital work: user experience, infrastructure, people, and lessons learned from projects/models in use elsewhere.
The fellows’ reflections demonstrate deep and varied engagement at the forum and contain insights from information professionals working in a variety of contexts. Read posts from more of the fellows via the links below:
- Karina Wratschko (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
- Adam Townes, Coordinator of Research Support Services at the University of Houston
- Camille Thomas (Texas Tech University Libraries)
- Cat Phan (University of Wisconsin Madison)
- Hue Thi Pham (Hanoi University Library and Monash University)
- Rachel Mattson (Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club)
- Audrey Sage (The New York Academy of Medicine)
- Margaret Huang (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
- Alissa Matheny Helms (University of Alabama Libraries)
- Lisa Goldberg (American Institute for Conservation)
- Nik Dragovic (Emory University)
- Hoan-Vu Do (San Diego Public Library)
- Cameron Cook (University of Wisconsin Madison)
- Megan De Armond (New York Art Resources Consortium)
- Laura Capell (University of Miami)
- Brenna Campbell (Princeton University Library)