DLF is built for grassroots action. A committed community gravitates to us from within and beyond DLF’s institutional membership, working across boundaries of many kinds and making the Digital Library Federation a force for good.
Here you can learn what our more active DLF groups are up to, and how to get involved. Want to start a new group or revive an older one? Check out the DLF Organizer’s Toolkit. We’re not big on red tape. Just let us know what you’re planning and how we can help.
(And stay tuned for news of two new groups emerging from the 2017 DLF Forum! — one on the concept of “Technologies as Surveillance” and another in support of so-called “Miracle Workers,” or digital scholarship/digital humanities librarians working solo or in under-resourced initiatives.)
Assessment Interest Group
From cultural assessment to user needs, costs, and re-use, the AIG has a sub-group for you.
Building community around teaching in/with digital libraries; staff as perpetual learners.
This group re-forms annually to run a welcoming mentorship program at the DLF Forum.
Records Transparency / Accountability Group
Cross-sector exchange and advocacy work on gov’t info, from FOIA to Title 44 and Endangered Data Week.
DLF Project Managers Group
bossing better since 2008
Sharing methods, tools, and best practices in project management.
Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries
toward a best practices doc
Currently working on issues of contingency, precarity, and valuing labor.
Linked Open Data Zotero Group
Low-key information sharing on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. A DLF/LITA joint.
Born-Digital Access Group
Designing and refining a bootcamp for archivists interested in access to born-digital materials.
DLF Metadata Support Group
Metadata is hard. Join us in Slack to get help!