A world-class marketplace of ideas for digital GLAM practitioners since 1999

What's the 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.

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Support the Digital Library Federation in style with this year's Forum t-shirts! Proceeds benefit DLF's Child Care Fund.
Due Oct. 1

Digital Preservation is the annual conference of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. DigiPres is  a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field

Learn@DLF

November 8-10

Now in its fourth year, Learn@DLF returns in 2021 includes engaging, hands-on sessions where attendees will gain experience with new tools and resources, exchange ideas, and develop and share expertise with fellow community members as well as short tutorials about specific tools, techniques, workflows, or concepts.

Keynote Speakers

Nikole Hannah-Jones

DLF Forum Opening Keynote

Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist and MacArthur Fellow

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Dr. Stacey Patton

DLF Forum Opening Keynote

Award-winning journalist, child advocate, and professor

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Nisa Mody

DLF Forum Closing Keynote

Feminist healing coach, writer, and librarian

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What makes the DLF Forum great?

After nearly 14 years of academic library experience and subsequently participating in no less than 25 conferences, I can say that the DLF Forum was the most progressive and enlightening conference that I have ever attended. It was downright empowering.
The thoughtful way the experience was designed was due to the efforts of the organizers...As a first-time participant, I am grateful to have been able to participate in this year’s virtual Forum and look forward to continuing to learn from the DLF community!

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