Dear all: a gentle reminder of upcoming Forum deadlines (this coming
Friday for papers; next Wednesday for fellowships): 

Call for Papers 

        DEADLINE: Friday February 4th, 2005  
        [Decision by Friday February 18th, 2005]

Forum Fellowships for Librarians New to the Profession 

        DEADLINE: Wednesday February 9th, 2005 
        [Decision by Wednesday February 23rd, 2005] 

Registration and other details can be found at

Looking forward to seeing you in San Diego, 




Members of DLF institutions are invited to submit proposals for papers
and panel discussions dealing with any aspect of digital library

Presentations are taken on all topics but suggested areas of particular
interest include the following:

*User communities - partnerships with users to build content and context

*Production - challenges, workflow, scale, sustainability 
*Tools - creation, delivery, and scholarly use of digital library
*Harvesting data and metadata for new services 


Proposals for presentations should be brief (ca. 250 words) and supply a
title and short abstract. 


Proposals for panel discussions should include a title for the panel, a
brief outline of the panel's purpose, the panelists' names and titles,
short descriptions of their respective contributions, and a statement of
how the panelists' presentations fit together into a logical whole. 


"Birds-of-a-Feather" sessions can be made available if demand dictates.
These provide for informal discussion between interested parties on a
specific topic. Anyone attending the Forum is eligible to propose and
organize a session.

We strongly encourage panels and presentations that pose a problem for
discussion, and that make plain what others can learn from the
experience of the presenter(s).


Proposals for papers, panels, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions should be
submitted to David Seaman. Please include the phrase "DLF Spring Forum
2005 Proposal" as the first part of the subject heading in your email.


Deadline for proposals (papers, panels, BOFs) is Friday February 4th,
2005. Acceptances will be sent by Friday February 18th, 2005 and the
Program will be available shortly thereafter.