Call for Proposals: DLF Forum 2020 and Affiliated Events

Calls for Proposals are now open for the 2020 DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2020, and CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium. Events will take place from November 8–12 in Baltimore, Maryland.

For all events, we welcome submissions from members and nonmembers alike. Students, practitioners, and others from any related field are invited to submit for one conference or multiple (though, different proposals for each, please).

  • The DLF Forum (#DLFforum, November 9-11) includes digital library practitioners and others from member institutions and the broader community, for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. In these respects, the event is a chance for attendees to conduct business, present work, share experiences, practices and information, and assess DLF’s programs and progress with community participation and input. Learn more and check out the CFP here: https://forum2020.diglib.org/call-for-proposals
  • Learn@DLF (#LearnAtDLF, November 8) is a pre-conference workshop day for digging into tools, techniques, workflows, and concepts. Through engaging, hands-on sessions, attendees will gain experience with new tools and resources, exchange ideas, and develop and share expertise with fellow community members. Learn more and check out the CFP here: https://forum2020.diglib.org/learndlf/
  • Digital Preservation (#digipres20, November 11-12), NDSA’s major meeting and conference, will help to chart future directions for both the NDSA and digital stewardship, and is expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field. Learn more and check out the CFP for this year’s event, with the theme Get Active with Digital Preservation, here: https://ndsa.org/digital-preservation-2020-cfp/
  • CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium (#digHC, November 11-12), is a two-day event for CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections grant recipients and the wider library and archives communities to celebrate and reflect on five years of project work. Recipients’ collective experiences will create opportunities to discuss the current state and future potential of digitization practice in collecting institutions, including how the digital cultural record can better reflect the diversity of human experience, how law and ethics affect strategies for access, and how technologies and standards can improve discovery and learning. Learn more and check out the CFP here: https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/2020-symposium/call-for-proposals/.

Please keep in mind that submissions for the Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium should come from current or former participants in CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant projects.

Session options range from 2-minute lighting talks at the Forum and DigiPres to half-day workshops at Learn@DLF, with many options in between.

New this year, we’ve put together a video with some tips for successful conference proposals. We encourage everyone to watch and incorporate these suggestions clearly into your submissions. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/xxrIQ273q30

The deadline for all opportunities is Monday, April 27 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Submit here.

If you have any questions, please write to us at forum@diglib.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore.

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