2013 DLF Forum Call for Proposals
Austin, Texas, November 3-6, 2013
The 2013 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum is seeking proposals for
presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and
hands-on, problem-solving sessions.
The Digital Library Federation is a robust and diverse community of
practitioners who advance research, teaching and learning through the
application of digital library research, technology and services. The
Forum is a working meeting where DLF members come together to discover
better methods of working through sharing and collaboration. It serves as
a resource and catalyst for collaboration among digital library
developers, project managers, and all who are invested in digital library
Participation is open 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. In that spirit, and to
maximize the Forumıs benefit and better facilitate the communityıs work,
the Forumıs schedule will provide many opportunities to actively engage
For the 2013 DLF Forum, the Program Planning Committee is requesting
proposals within the broad framework of digital collections and their
effect on libraries, museums and archives services, infrastructure,
resources, and organizational priorities. Proposals should strive to
contribute to the following topics:
* Digital technology design
* Management and assessment
We welcome proposals on these and other areas from current community
members and non-members who are interested in joining the DLF community.
For more detailed examples, please see the 2012 DLF Forum schedule:
Session genres include:
* 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.
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.
Proposal Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures
Complete proposals should be submitted using the online submission form
<http://www.diglib.org/forums/2013forum/proposals/> by 11:59 PM on June
28, 2013. Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre,
proposal description (maximum 300 words), and proposal abstract (maximum
After an initial review by the Program Planning Committee, all proposals
will be posted on the DLF website for community polling. The community
vote will be taken into consideration, and the Program Planning Committee
will make the final decisions. Those that submitted complete proposals
will be notified of their status by August 9, 2013. Presenters will be
guaranteed a registration place.
The 2013 DLF Forum will be held in Austin, TX at the AT&T Executive
Education and Conference Center <http://www.meetattexas.com/>, November
36, 2013. More information about the 2013 DLF Forum can be found at
Digital Library Federation
Council on Library and Information Resources
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