The Digital Library Federation invites proposals for the 2018 DLF Forum, which will be held just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-17, 2018. Separate calls will be issued for allied meetings: Learn@DLF, a day for learning through pre-conference workshops (October 14), and Digital Preservation 2018, the annual conference of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (October 17-18).
The Forum traditionally has no set theme so that it may speak to matters of interest to all, including:
We depend on you to propose action-oriented topics geared toward a practitioner audience, considering aspects of design, labor, social responsibility, leadership, collaboration, implementation, and assessment. We also welcome community-spirited proposals by digital library practitioners from the commercial sector; however, please note that vendor tables are available for promoting or selling products or services.
Proposals of up to 250 words each (up to 500 words for full panel sessions) should be submitted along with a 50-word short abstract for the program, using our online system: https://conftool.pro/dlf2018/.
Submissions are invited in the following lengths and formats:
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by our volunteer Program Committee. Broader DLF community input will be welcomed through an open process to be announced in May, the results of which will help inform the Program Committee’s final decisions. Presenters will be notified in June and guaranteed a registration slot at the Forum.
The DLF community works to advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. Our annual Forum (#DLFforum) brings together practitioners from digital library, archives, and museum of all types and sizes to set ambitious agendas, share new methods and experiments, develop best practices, and better organize our community to accomplish its shared mission. Proposals are encouraged from DLF members and non-members alike. All are welcome at the Forum and warmly encouraged to participate in DLF’s programs year-round.
The 2018 Forum will be held at the beautiful M Resort in Henderson, NV. We strive to create a safe, accessible, welcoming, and inclusive event that reflects our Code of Conduct. We’ve heard from many colleagues who are excited about the venue, but we know that, for some, Las Vegas can be a difficult place. We’ve chosen a venue well off the Strip, and are working closely with our 2018 Inclusivity Committee on measures for the Vegas-wary, including a dedicated “Friends of Bill W.” space, lists of helpful resources, DLF wellness programming, and more.
Once again, the Forum will include subsidized childcare, scholarship and discounted registration opportunities, gender-neutral bathrooms, a quiet room, color-coded lanyards for photography preferences, badges that reflect preferred pronouns, accessible spaces for all, accessibility tips for presenters and moderators, and attention to dietary preferences and other needs collected through our registration form. If you have suggestions to the DLF Forum organizers or any questions about the venue before registering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.