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The 2012 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum is seeking proposals for
presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and
hands-on, problem-solving sessions. The Forum is a working meeting where
DLF members come together to discover better methods of working through
sharing and collaboration. 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.

Managing the digital content lifecycle is a complex challenge, requiring
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.

For the 2012 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
* Data
* Collaboration

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 2011 DLF Forum schedule:
<http://www.diglib.org/forums/2011forum/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.

Workshops:
 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 Showcase: 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/2012forum/2012-dlf-forum-proposal-submission-
form/
> by 11:59 PM on July 1, 2012.

 Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre, proposal
description (maximum 300 words), and proposal abstract (maximum 100 words).

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 submitting
complete proposals will be notified of their status by August 10, 2012.
Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place.

The 2012 DLF Forum will be held at the Downtown Westin in Denver, CO from
November 3 - 5, 2012. More information about the 2012 DLF Forum can be
found at <http://www.diglib.org/forums/2012forum/>.


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