Dear DLF members,


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Reminder that deadline approaches:


The ALCTS PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group is currently accepting proposals for 15 minute presentations at the ALA Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA) on June 23, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM MCC Rm 297 (Theater).

This year’s theme is Diversity and Inclusion as it relates to projects or theory concerned with  digitization, preservation, and access of print, audio, photographic, and moving image materials, as well as the migration, preservation, and access of born digital collections, including web-based and software-based materials. Both academic and public institutions are encouraged to propose presentations.


Special priority will be given to proposals that focus on equal access and respected participation of all groups and individuals regardless of their culture, race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic origin, political views, or level of education. Topics may include:



Please email proposals to the co-chairs (William Schlaack or Stefan Elnabli) by May 11, 2018


The co-chairs are also seeking a new co-chair to serve from 2019-2020. Please send an email to express your interest. In this role you will work alongside a co-chair (Stefan Elnabli, UC San Diego) to plan and coordinate IG meetings for the ALA annual meeting (Midwinter is not required but encouraged).


William Schlaack (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Stefan Elnabli (UC San Diego)

DCIG Co-Chairs



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