General Registration for the 2018 University of California Digital Library
Forum (UC DLFx) is now open!

The inaugural University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx),
including pre- and post-conference sessions, will take place February 27 -
March 1, 2018 at the University of California, Riverside.

To view the *main program*/schedule and register please visit:

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Librarians, digital technology experts, educators, policy-makers, and other
thought leaders from around the state will convene at UC Riverside to share
insights and experiences, and seek new opportunities for collaboration. The
conference theme, “Building the UC Digital Library: Theory and Practice,”
will be explored through keynote addresses, paper presentations, and
break-out sessions focusing on a range of topics such as engaging,
enhancing our communities and creating data from materials at our
respective University of California libraries; demystifying data curation;
project collaboration; using emerging technologies such as 3D scanning to
enhance access, and creating a UC system wide standard for born digital
archival material.

Two keynote speakers – Drs. Don Norman and Christine L. Borgman – will
address Forum attendees. Don Norman wears several hats, including
University professor, company advisor & board member, author, and cofounder
of the Nielsen Norman Group. Currently Dr. Norman directs the Design Lab at
UC San Diego, where his emphasis is on “helping technology companies
structure their product lines and business” and “how designers and design
thinking can help drive both incremental and radical innovation within the

Dr. Christine L. Borgman is Distinguished Professor, as well as Professor
and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. She has authored
several books on data and scholarship, two of which won her the “Best
Information Science Book” award. In her 2015 publication, Big Data, Little
Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World, Dr. Borgman notes that
“having the right data is usually better than having more data; little data
can be just as valuable as big data… data have no value or meaning in
isolation; they exist within a knowledge infrastructure—an ecology of
people, practices, technologies, institutions, material objects, and

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors: Digital
Library Federation, California Digital Library, UCR Library, UC Merced
Library, UC San Diego Library, UCLA Library, UCSF Library, UCI Libraries,
and Librarians Association of the University of California.