Hello all –


I’m happy to share yesterday’s DLF Forum newsletter with you. If you haven’t yet subscribed to our low-traffic Forum newsletter list, you can do so here: https://clir.informz.net/clir/pages/DLFforumNewsletter


In addition to the CFP reminder (proposals due May 11), of particular note in the message below is our just-released community survey about fall events (responses encouraged) and an announcement of the upcoming webinar about the DLF review with Joanne Kossuth. Read on for more, and you can always let us know if you have questions at [log in to unmask].


All best,



Aliya Reich | she/her/hers

Program Manager for Conferences and Events
Council on Library and Information Resources / The Digital Library Federation

2221 South Clark Street, Arlington, VA 22202


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From: "Digital Library Federation (DLF)" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: DLF-Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 11:39 AM
To: Aliya Reich <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: DLF Forum Newsletter: CFPs Close May 11, Community Survey, & More



DLF Forum Newsletter


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 Forum 2020


April 29, 2020



In this newsletter:


CFPs Close May 11


Community Survey: DLF Forum and COVID-19


DLF Program Report Forthcoming; Webinar May 20


Thanks to Our Amazing 2020 Sponsors!


Sponsorship Opportunities


2020 Community/Capacity Award Nominations Now Open



CFPs Close May 11




Less than two weeks until CFPs are due for the 2020 DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, NDSA's Digital Preservation, and CLIR's Digitizing Hidden Collections symposium! We are still planning to hold our events in person in November (read our March 26 update here), so be sure to get your proposals in by Monday, May 11, at 11:59 pm ET.


Not sure where to start? Watch our video with tips for successful conference proposals here. Looking for collaborators? Connect with proposal collaborators for sessions and workshops using our Google sheet.




Community Survey: DLF Forum and COVID-19




We realize that there may be a great deal of uncertainty surrounding your plans to attend the 2020 DLF Forum and affiliated events as a result of COVID-19 closures. We are taking these disruptions into consideration as we plan for this year's events, and we would love to hear from you about your and your institutions' plans by May 11 via this short survey.





DLF Program Report Forthcoming;

Join Us for Webinar May 20

The results of a yearlong program review of the Digital Library Federation will be made public mid-May. Commissioned last year after the departure of former DLF director Bethany Nowviskie, the review was undertaken to guide planning for DLF, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.


Joanne Kossuth, founding director of 1MountainRoad consultancy, conducted the review throughout 2019, drawing on interviews with CLIR and DLF staff, representatives of member institutions, DLF advisory committee and working group members, and Forum participants. Her findings focus on three areas: community perception of the DLF program; how and where increased collaboration among DLF and other CLIR programs is desirable; and how the program can evolve to best meet current and future needs.


The forthcoming report will be made available by mid-May and announced through our listservs and social media. We invite you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, May 20, at 3 pm ET, in which Kossuth will present her findings and answer questions. Register here.





Thanks to Our Amazing 2020 Event Sponsors!



Adamantium Sponsor, Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries & University Musuems



Returning Lanyard Sponsor, Quartex powered by Adam Matthew Digital



We are so grateful to our first 2020 sponsors, Adamantium Sponsor

Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries & University Museums and returning Lanyard Sponsor Quartex powered by Adam Matthew Digital!




Which Sponsors Do YOU Want To See at DLF?

We are looking for recommendations from YOU, our community, about what organizations, large or small, would make great sponsors for the DLF Forum and our affiliated events. Please share your ideas, and we will touch base with you soon. Thanks in advance for your help!





Interested in sponsoring one or several of our events? Please check out our sponsorship opportunities or get in touch.





2020 Comm/Cap Award Nominations Now Open


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We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Community/Capacity Award (Comm/Cap Award for short), which honors constructive, community-minded capacity-building in digital libraries and allied fields: efforts that contribute to our ability to collaborate across institutional lines and/or work toward something larger, together. The Comm/Cap Award is a debt of gratitude from the DLF membership, selected biennially by vote.





Get in Touch!

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