Dear Colleagues:

I am re-posting a message as a reminder.

Best wishes,



DLF Fall Forum 2007: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
1:00 p.m., Monday, November 5th, 2007 –
1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 17th, 2007

Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-6179


Call for Papers


Members of DLF institutions are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, and discussion sessions (formerly Birds-of-a-Feather sessions or BOFs) in support of the DLF mission, “to enable new research and scholarship of its members, students, scholars, lifelong learners, and the general public by developing an international network of digital libraries.” 

Proposals on a range of topics are welcomed, and proposals that link to the following themes are encouraged: 

Moving images 
Science cyberinfrastructure 
Collaboration in virtual and social communities 
Accessing mass digitization content 
Mobile applications
NOTE: We strongly encourage panels and presentations that pose problems for discussion and that make plain what others can learn from the experience of the presenter(s). 

Proposals for papers should be brief (250 words or less) and supply a title, the name of the author(s), and a short abstract. Each paper shares a 90-minute time slot with one or two other papers on similar topics. When submitting a proposal for a paper, please provide an estimated duration (25 or 40 minutes, which includes time for questions). 

Proposals for panel discussions should include a title for the panel, a brief outline of the panel's purpose, the panelists' names, short descriptions of their respective contributions, and a statement of how the panelists' presentations fit together into a logical whole. Panels last 90 minutes, including time for questions. 

Proposals for discussion sessions should include a title, facilitator’s name (use author field on submission form), and the purpose and intended outcomes of the session in a ca. 250-words. These provide for informal discussion between interested parties on a specific topic. The suggested duration for open discussions is 60-90 minutes. 

Proposals for papers, panels, and discussion sessions should be submitted by Monday, September 10th, 2007 via this SurveyMonkey link: 

Please submit requests for meetings for DLF affiliated groups or initiatives pre- and post-Forum meetings directly to Barrie Howard (contact information below). Indicate preferred date and duration, equipment required, number of attendees.