Recent Activity

It’s a busy spring for DLF groups<>! At DLF, we are continually in awe of the dedication and passion of our community. Tackling issues and projects that will impact the digital library community and beyond, these recent group activities are just a snapshot of overall DLF working group projects.

  *   How can the digital library community take action, leverage their expertise, and support records transparency in the digital age? The Government Records Transparency and Accountability Group hosted two special presentations on the GOP and the 2020 Census<> as well as Federal Records Transparency and Immigrant Justice<>.
  *   Help provide the metadata community with a central hub of varied example approaches to metadata guidance by submitting your institution’s metadata documentation to the DLF AIG Metadata Application Profile Clearinghouse Project<>.

  *   The Project Managers Group kicked off their bi-monthly listserv discussions around topics like labor in digital work, service and portfolio management, and tools for project management. Join the listserv<> to read summaries and participate in the next discussion.

  *   Contribute to the Project Managers Toolkit<>.<>

  *   <> How do you record and report your stories about consulting and collaborating with faculty and students on research projects and instruction to show the impact of your work? What are possible career paths for professionals in digital scholarship? These are just a few questions that the Digital Scholarship Group members are asking and discussing. Participate in the conversation by joining their Google Group<>.

  *   Missed the Twitter chat by the Assessment Interest Group’s working group on reuse and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Altmetrics and Digital Analytics Interest Group? <> Catch up on the “Analytics, Altmetrics, and Reuse Twitter Chat.”<>

  *   Contribute to the Digital Library Pedagogy Cookbook: The #DLFteach DLF Digital Library Pedagogy<> professional development and resource sharing subgroup invites all interested digital library pedagogy practitioners to contribute to the creation of an online, open, peer-reviewed resource focused on lesson plans and concrete instructional strategies. Check out the Call for Participation<> (deadline 5/31)<><>.

  *   The #DLFteach Digital Primary Sources subgroup is currently working on a white paper on teaching with digital primary sources. It’ll come out soon, so stay tuned!

  *   The Technologies of Surveillance Group<> seeks to establish guidelines for how to operationalize interrogation of technology, wherever we encounter it in our profession. Learn more at the Wiki and join the listserv<> to get involved!

  *   The Born-Digital Access Group<> has been focusing their work this spring on applying NDSA’S Levels of Preservation documents to 6 components of access, as well as examining use cases and user needs when it comes to born-digital records. Join their Slack channel<> if you’d like to get involved.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  *   May 16, 1 PM EDT<>: The Government Records Transparency and Accountability Group call
  *   June 8-9, DLFxDHSI<>: Taking place between the two course-weeks of DHSI in Victoria, Canada, join us for an unconference on the theme of social justice, DH, and digital libraries.
  *   October 14, Learn@DLF<>: Registration is not yet open for this pre-Forum workshop day. Stay tuned for information on engaging, hands-on sessions!
  *   October 15-17, DLF Forum<>: Registration is open<>! Join us at the M Resort, near Las Vegas, NV, to set ambitious agendas, share new methods and experiments, develop best practices, and better organize our community to accomplish its shared mission.
  *   October 17-18, NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018: In/visible Work<>: Registration is open<>! Join the NDSA community at the M Resort, near Las Vegas, NV, to focus on tools, techniques, theories and methodologies for digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content lifecycle, and related issues.
  *   Community Calendar<>: Our community calendar covers events relevant to Digital Libraries and Archives, Digital Humanities, and Digital Museums, as well as a growing number of Open Science and Digital Publishing events worldwide.

Participate and Get in Touch

DLF groups are open to all, regardless of membership status, so if you’re interested in participating, subscribe to email lists, join upcoming online meetings and Twitter chats, attend webinars, and provide input on working group projects. Think a colleague or another group would be interested in DLF working group projects? Please share this newsletter widely!

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