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About the DLF Forum

About the DLF Forum

DLF programs stretch year-round, but we are perhaps best known for our signature event, the annual DLF Forum. The DLF Forum welcomes digital library, archives, and museum practitioners from member institutions and beyond—for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. As a meeting place, the DLF Forum provides an opportunity for our Advisory Committee, working groups, and community members to conduct their business and present their work. As a marketplace, the Forum provides an opportunity for community members to share experiences and practices with one another and support a broader level of information sharing among professional staff. As a congress, the Forum provides an opportunity for the DLF to continually review and assess its programs and its progress with input from the community at large.

Here, the DLF community celebrates successes, learns from mistakes, sets grassroots agendas, and organizes for action.

2019 DLF Forum session

Guiding Principle

We are delighted to be returning to an in-person event this year after two years online, and our guiding focus this year is one of gratitude. Though not meant to function as a content theme for our event, gratitude will be at the center of all decisions we make about the Forum this year. We are grateful for our community, our team, and the opportunity to reconnect in person in Baltimore this fall.

Attendees at seated at table looking at computers

Save the Date

The 2022 DLF Forum and affiliated events, including Learn@DLF (pre-conference), NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2022, and Digitizing Hidden Collection (DHC) Symposium will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baltimore, MD October 9-13, 2022.

Check out our past DLF Forums and subscribe to our Forum News mailing list for information and important updates.

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