DLF Fall Forum 2008: Providence, Rhode Island
1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2008 –
1:00 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2008

The Westin Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903


Call for Papers

Friday, September 5, 2008

Members of DLF and other institutions with expressed interest are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, and birds-of-a-feather sessions 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 for papers, panels, and birds-of-a-feather (BOF) sessions should be submitted by close of business in your time zone on Friday, September 5, 2008 via this SurveyGizmo link:

Proposals on a range of thematic interests are welcome, and proposals that relate to the following themes are encouraged:
Data-oriented services, e.g., Project Jangle
User experience
Mobile services

DLF strongly encourages presentations that intend to expose problems within a thematic area, make plain what others can learn from the experience of the presenter(s), and catalyze further discussion.

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. Papers are alloted 20 or 35 minutes.

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 are alloted 35 or 80 minutes.

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

Please submit requests for meetings for DLF affiliated groups or initiatives pre- and post-Forum meetings directly to Jaime Moore <jmoore "at" diglib "dot" org>. Indicate preferred date and duration, equipment required, number of attendees.


Barrie Howard
Program Manager
Digital Library Federation
1755 Mass Ave NW Ste 500
Washington DC 20036
Office: +1-202-939-4769
Mobile: +1-202-436-4749