DLF Digest: April 2023


A monthly round-up of news, upcoming working group meetings and events, and CLIR program updates from the Digital Library Federation

This month’s news:


This month’s DLF group events:

DLF AIG Cost Assessment Working Group & DLF Project Managers Group - Digitization Workflow Tools

Monday, April 10, 3pm ET/12pm PT; contact us at [log in to unmask] for Zoom call-in information


Please join the DLF AIG Cost Assessment Working Group and the DLF Project Managers Working Group on a joint discussion session on digitization workflow tools. We will be discussing the various tools used to manage the post capture workflows such as: Goobi, LIMB Processing, Capture One, PixelFlow, Opus FreeFlow and WorkFlow among others.  We invite all who are interested in the topic and those who have worked with these tools to share their experience and knowledge pertaining to any cost analysis, project management analysis and overall functionality.  


Here are links to some of the platforms we’ll be discussing: 


Capture One: https://heritage-digitaltransitions.com/capture-one-ch/   

Gobi: Goobi: Overview of the functionality (intranda.com)

LIMB Processing: https://www.limbsuite.com/limb-processing  

Opus FreeFlow and WorkFlow: DLSG - Digital Library Systems Group

PixelFlow: DT PixelFlow | Pixel Acuity (pixelacuity-digitaltransitions.com)


About the DLG AIG Cost Assessment Working Group:

A subgroup of the Assessment Interest Group, the Cost Working group is an ideal place for digital lab practitioners and managerial staff alike to come together to talk about practical ways to assess the resources necessary to plan and execute successful digitization projects.


The AIG Cost Group focuses on identifying tools that may serve a wide range of digitization efforts. Our current goal is to analyze the data collected through multiple small surveys in 2021 and 2022 and use it to inform new initiatives.


Beyond the surveys, we continue to support the project subgroups that developed from members’ shared interests and work on various resources and issues. The current subgroups are insourcing vs. outsourcing, a registry for vendors, assessing scans per linear feet, best practices, and cost estimation.


About DLF Project Managers:

The group provides a forum for sharing project management methodologies and tools, alongside broader discussions that consider issues such as portfolio management and cross-organizational communication. The group also maintains an eye towards keeping pace with the dynamic digital library landscape, by bringing new and evolving project management practices to the attention and mutual benefit of our colleagues.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the group chairs: Rachel Senese ([log in to unmask]), Julia Simic ([log in to unmask]) or Anu Paul ([log in to unmask]). 


This month’s open DLF group meetings:

For the most up-to-date schedule of DLF group meetings and events (plus NDSA meetings, conferences, and more), bookmark the DLF Community Calendar. Can’t find meeting call-in information? Email us at [log in to unmask]


DLF groups are open to ALL, regardless of whether or not you’re affiliated with a DLF member institution. Learn more about our working groups and how to get involved on the DLF website. Interested in starting a new working group or reviving an older one? Need to schedule an upcoming working group call? Check out the DLF Organizer’s Toolkit to learn more about how Team DLF supports our working groups, and send us a message at [log in to unmask] to let us know how we can help. 





Gayle Schechter, MSLIS | she/her/hers

Program Associate

🍑 Based in Atlanta, GA (Mvskoke land)
The Digital Library Federation (DLF)

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Alexandria, VA

@CLIRDLF | @akaGladys


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