Making history by holding its forum in Canada for the first time and celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Council on Library and Information Resources’ (CLIR) Digital Library Federation (DLF) forum was held on October 26-28, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Missed attending this exciting historical event? Watch the DLF recordings of the preconference and conference proceedings via cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository!
As part of the opening plenary, all DLF presenters and attendees were warmly welcomed by Larry Grant (a First Nations Musqueam Elder) who was then followed by Dr. Bethany Nowviskie (the Director of the Digital Library Federation) with the opening remarks. Next, the keynote address entitled, “Power, Privilege and the Imperative to Act”, was delivered by Dr. Safiya Noble (an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Information Studies at the University of California in Los Angeles, California).
The breadth of DLF session topics included tips and tricks, case studies, live site/resources/tools and even improv principles and techniques. A quick sampling of some key DLF sessions included ways for ‘facilitating researcher discovery across all disciplines; library strategies for coordinating research data management on campuses; sustaining open access via publishing cooperatives; implementing open access policies through automation and integration’.
The poster session started with a lightning round where each presenter had just one minute to pitch their poster to the conference audience. It ended with attendees voting for their favourite poster. The winning poster presenter receives a DLF Forum 2016 (Milwaukee) registration and a randomly selected voter also wins a DLF Forum 2016 registration.
Missing some notes from a particular DLF session? Click here for the DLF Community Notes
Curious to see a particular DLF poster? Click here for the DLF Poster Session and Lightning Round
Explore the DLF collection in cIRcle!