Proposals to present at the 2024 Digital Commonwealth conference are due in a week on November 1! Proposals from anyone are welcome, regardless of whether the proposer is affiliated with a Digital Commonwealth member institution.


To submit, email abstracts to [log in to unmask]. You can also pose questions there, too.


Chelcie Juliet Rowell (she, they)

Associate Head of Digital Collections Discovery

UX and Discovery


From: Rowell, Chelcie Juliet <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, October 2, 2023 at 2:23 PM
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Subject: Call for speakers | Digital Commonwealth's 18th Annual Conference

The Digital Commonwealth’s 18th Annual Conference will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday April 30, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM US East Coast Time. Digital Commonwealth’s Conference Committee invites interested speakers to submit abstracts of 1 page or less in length for presentations centered around the theme: Building Connections: People and Pixels


Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 


  • Building long term, mutually beneficial partnerships with other organizations and communities
  • Creating resources using digital assets that encourage use for educators
  • Integrating digital collections into library programming and patron services
  • Strategies to facilitate discovery in digital collections
  • Creating policies for responsible access to digital collections
  • Strategies to best support and advocate for the staff who process and digitize materials
  • Connecting to potential users through social media or other kind of user-oriented outreach


Proposals for individual presentations, being a panel participant, joint proposals for a panel, or a planned interactive dialogue between 2-3 people, will be considered for inclusion.


Abstracts should be submitted by email no later than November 1, 2023 to

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About Digital Commonwealth

Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has over 200 member institutions from across the state.


Digital Commonwealth’s mission is to provide access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public. Digital Commonwealth provides a single point of online access to digital assets hosted by Massachusetts cultural institutions. It also serves as a repository for hosting an institution’s content. Free digitization services are provided by the Boston Public Library as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Our member institutions include libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, research institutions, and other organizational repositories of our cultural heritage.  


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Associate Head of Digital Collections Discovery

UX and Discovery


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