CFP: CFPs are here – 2020 DLF Forum and Affiliated Events

CLIR’s Digital Library Federation has is opened its Calls for Proposals for the 2020 DLF Forum (#DLFforum) and affiliated events, to be held this November in Baltimore, Maryland. CFP includes the DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, Digital Preservation 2020, and CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium. Proposals may come from: DLF members and non-members; conference veterans and newcomers; digital library practitioners and those in adjacent fields such as institutional research and educational technology; and early-career professionals and senior staff alike. Students, practitioners, and others from any related field are invited to submit for one conference or all (though, please submit different proposals for each).

From the call:

Based on community feedback and the work of our Program Committee, we welcome submissions for the Forum and Learn@DLF geared toward a practitioner audience that could include topic areas such as:

  • Technologies, infrastructure, and/or vendor relations;
  • Collections and resources;
  • Sustainability and climate change;
  • Services and programs;
  • Policy, legal, and accessibility issues;
  • Project management, including workflows and processes;
  • Project design and implementation;
  • Assessment;
  • Labor, staffing, and the future of work;
  • Consortia, collaboration, and partnerships;
  • Education and/or professional development;
  • Social contexts and ethics/responsibility;
  • International topics; and
  • Leadership and management.

We welcome the above topics and any other topics related to the DLF mission.

The most successful DLF sessions are inherently participatory, inclusive, and action-oriented. An interactive session engages and activates participants from the start, inspiring them to make and do rather than simply listen and watch. An inclusive session welcomes participants of different backgrounds, experience levels, and disciplines. An action-oriented session includes clear take-aways that participants may be able to implement at their own institutions. The strongest proposals will clearly articulate plans for sessions addressing the above points. We also welcome community-spirited proposals by digital library practitioners from the commercial sector; however, please note that exhibiting sponsor tables are available for promoting or selling products or services.

Submission Formats

  • At Learn@DLF (November 8): 3-hour workshops – Learn@DLF (#LearnAtDLF) is a dedicated pre-conference workshop day for digging into tools, techniques, workflows, and concepts and resulting in direct take-aways.
  • At the DLF Forum (November 9-11): 45-minute panels, 45-minute workshops, 45-minute unconference sessions, 15-minute presentation, snapshot sevens, 2-minute lightning talks, posters, 60-minute Breakfast/Lunch Working Sessions

Proposals of up to 250 words each (up to 500 words for 45-minute sessions and Learn@DLF workshops) should be submitted along with a 50-word short abstract for the program, using the online system. The deadline is Monday, April 27 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.




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