Hadn't seen this show up here yet. Please note the variation on a hackfest idea called "working sessions" which could bring together developers, metadata people, content specialists, project managers, etc., to work on a specific problem using the hackfest style as an inspiration. Might be of interest to folks in this community!
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> From: Kathlin Smith [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:51 AM
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> Subject: 2010 Fall Forum Call For Proposals
> The 2010 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Fall Forum is seeking ideas
> and proposals for presentations, panel sessions, workshops, reading
> discussions, and hands-on problem solving.
> The Forums have traditionally been working meetings where DLF members
> come together to share, strategically plan, and commit to future
> activities. Although the focus remains the same, starting with the 2010
> Fall Forum, participation is open beyond the Federation to all those
> interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the
> successful future of digital libraries, museums and archives services,
> and collections.
> For the 2010 Fall Forum, the Program Planning Committee is requesting
> ideas and proposals focused within the broad framework of digital
> collections and their effect on libraries, museums and archives
> services, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities.
> We welcome proposals from both current community members and non-
> members who are interested in joining the DLF.
> Managing digital content from cradle to grave is a complex challenge
> for library, museum, and archives operations. It requires creative and
> collaborative approaches. In that spirit, and to maximize the Forum’s
> benefit and better facilitate the community’s work, the Forum’s
> schedule will provide many opportunities to actively engage and
> network. The 2010 Fall Forum will have a strong participatory feel,
> with opportunities for community discussions, creative problem solving,
> and hands-on workshops. Ideas and activities generated at the Fall
> Forum will inform future DLF work and shape the program for the future
> DLF Community Forums.
> Session genres include:
> Presentations and Panels: Traditional lecture format with question-and-
> answer sessions.
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.
> Reading Discussions:
Group discussion of a particular blog post,
> article, video, report, or book. Suggest a reading and a discussion
> facilitator, or volunteer to facilitate the discussion of a particular
> reading yourself.
> 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.
> Tools Showcase: Variation on a poster session or lightning talks.
> Presenters will demonstrate tools they have developed or are using in
> their digital library environment.
> Proposal Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures
> Ideas or complete proposals should be submitted as an attached document
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> Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre, and a
> proposal description (maximum 500 words).
> If you are submitting an idea and not a full-fledged proposal, please
> suggest someone to lead the session, and indicate whether or not you
> have contacted this individual regarding this possibility.
> Proposals must be submitted by August 23, 2010.
> Those submitting complete proposals will be notified of their status by
> September 10, 2010.
> Ideas for sessions and workshops will be posted on a DLF Community
> Discussion Forum for feedback by September 10, 2010 (this forum is not
> yet active). If you would like to be invited to participate in the
> discussion forum, please send your name and email address to
> [log in to unmask] with a comment that you want to be included.
> Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place.
> The 2010 Fall Forum will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto
> November 1-3, 2010.
> More information about the 2010 Fall Forum can be found at