learn@dlf

A dedicated pre-conference day for digging into tools, techniques, workflows, and concepts
October 13, 2019

DLF Forum

The annual conference of the Digital Library Federation
October 14-16, 2019

DigiPres

Hosted by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) in partnership with DLF
October 16-17, 2019

Learn@DLF

Choose the sessions you’d like to see as part of the program! Your votes will help to inform the program committee's decisions.

Yes You Can: Advocating at Your Institution

Cast Vote Three-hour Workshop

Abstract
Renowned speaker and post-social media marketing expert Louisa Kwasigroch will take you through the steps that will ensure you get the support, funding, and buy-in you need to make things happen. Be amazed.

2019 DLF Forum

Choose the sessions you’d like to see as part of the program! Your votes will help to inform the program committee's decisions.

Arab World Online Archive

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
“Arab World Online Archive” documents and avails the heritage of 22 Arab countries to the World, in an expansive, multidimensional online archive. The archive comprises numerous diverse digitized collections, providing a comprehensive look at the civilizations and history of the Arab world, presented in different viewers appropriate to each type.

Breaking Down Barriers: Stewardship of Born-digital Materials at Columbia University Special Collections Repositories

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
Presentation introduces the methodology used by Columbia University Libraries to analyze the current approach to acquiring, processing, and providing access to born-digital content in various formats and to develop recommendations for improved workflows, documentation and resources needed to operationalize born-digital stewardship for CUL’s multiple Special Collections repositories.

Building a Digital Public Library for Afghanistan: A Call to Action

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
This presentation explores the potential benefits of establishing a digital public library for Afghanistan, and its findings will provide relevant information to information professionals with a passion for providing access to countries that do not have the luxury or support to do so.

Co-archiving Diverse Student Groups: Memes, Activism, and a Secret Society

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
This session examines co-archiving as a non-hegemonic process of gathering records. It investigates some of the practical, ethical, and technological challenges of archiving student life, compelling us all to turn a critical eye on our institutional memories and the role we, as archives and library professionals, play in crafting it.

Crossing the Streams: The Work of the Digital Repository Services Steering Committee at University of Michigan Library

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
The U-M Library operates multiple digital repositories, but each has functioned independently of the others. We are shifting to a more connected approach through forming a repository services steering committee. This committee will better enable us to leverage our strengths, promote collaboration and develop shared user experiences across our repositories.

Doorway to Room 109: Creating an Institutional Repository in Samvera

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
“Doorway to Room 109: Creating an Institutional Repository in Samvera” will focus on implementing the open source repository solution at Oregon Health & Science University, a moderately sized health sciences library.

I’m not an archivist, but …

Cast Vote 55-minute Panel

Abstract
This panel features speakers who occupy “archives-adjacent” roles at their institutions, where their work may involve or be impacted by archival activities, but they are not archivists. These positions illustrate how information professionals must work across and between the boundaries of traditional archival roles and other forms of library work.

Let’s Get Organized: Creating a Union Bargaining Team from the Ground-Up

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
For this presentation, I will discuss my experience becoming one of the co-chairs of the Bargaining Team at my university’s union. I will also provide tips as to what has and has not worked for our team in terms of organizing.

Metadata Support Group Breakfast/Lunch Session

Cast Vote Breakfast/Lunch Working Session

Abstract
This peer-based mentoring session facilitated by the Metadata Support Group will focus on creating discussions around areas of professional development and continuing education for metadata workers. Anyone doing metadata and digital library work is welcome to participate in this session and network with colleagues!

ORCID US Community: Libraries Lead the Way for Disambiguation & Interoperability in Scholarly Communication Workflows

Cast Vote 55-minute Panel

Abstract
This panel presentation will provide an overview of ORCID adoption, trends, challenges, and opportunities across 112+ research libraries in the ORCID US Community, featuring case studies from Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, the University of Rochester Libraries, and Florida State University Libraries, followed by open discussion and questions.

Reorienting Authority Lists to Document Climate Change in the NSIDC Glacier Image Collection

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
This presentation will provide practical considerations and advice for the creation of indices/authority lists, but also recast them as important tools for understanding and documenting the effects of climate change, allowing us to more readily center the effects of these unfolding events on our collections.

This is a test

Cast Vote 55-minute Panel

Abstract
Testing testing.

Using our Power for Good: Shedding Light on Local History

Cast Vote 7-Minute Snapshot (7x7)

Abstract
A report of the work in progress on the USC Digital Library’s L.A. as Subject Community Histories Digitization Project, which aims to make publicly accessible materials held by six community archives that represent less well-known narratives in Southern California history.

Using the Bullet Journal Method for self-care, project management, and archival outreach

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
Bullet journals combine creativity with structure in a flexible format. This presentation provides an introduction to the Bullet Journal Method and how it can be used professionally in a variety of ways. We will explore possibilities for project management, outreach and community building, and collection development through a new lens.

Warning Sign: A Sensitive Content Filter for Historical News Photography

Cast Vote 7-Minute Snapshot (7x7)

Abstract
The John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader Photographs database contains historical photographic images documenting 20th Century Lexington, Kentucky. Some content is potentially sensitive, such as crime scene documentation. This presentation will discuss the creation of a sensitive content filter which allows site administrators to alert users with a click-thru image overlay.

We can be happy underground: Building out a digitization lab

Cast Vote 18-minute Presentation

Abstract
The digitization lab at Washington University Libraries has been a years long work in progress. Shannon Davis, Digitization Manager, will walk through the unit’s evolution from a room with two scanners and no environmental control to a new campus, two offices, five imaging setups, standardized workflows, and thorough documentation.

Digital Preservation 2019

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The Story Disrupted: Memory Institutions and Born Digital Collecting

Cast Vote 55-Minute Panel

Abstract
Our memory institutions have been shaped by a pre-digital world. Given the disruptive challenges of the digital-only environment, we are at a critical juncture to re-examine the societal and institutional framework that serves to collect and preserve documentary evidence and consider a framework that can better match 21st century challenges.