This year’s Digital Library Foundation Forum (DLFF or #DLF2019 or #DLFforum if you’re social) was held October 14-16 in Tampa, FL. As usual, many of the sessions were directly relevant to the Electronic Records Section membership; also as usual, the Forum was heavily Tweeted, giving a lot of us who couldn’t be there a mix of vicarious engagement and serious conference envy.
Thankfully, the DLF(F) ethos of collaboration makes it a little easier for everyone who couldn’t be there: OSF repositories for the DLF Forum and DigiPres meetings host (most of) the presentation slides for the 2019 meetings, organizers set up shared notes documents for the sessions, and each session had its own hashtag to help corral the discussion, annotations, and meta-commentary we’ve come to expect from libraries/archives/allied trades Twitter.
As most anyone who’s attended DLF Forum will tell you, every time slot has something great in it, and there’s no substitute for being there: for the next best thing, we’re happy to present below a few sessions which caught our interest– the session description and available materials, shared notes, and of course, the Twitter feed. Enjoy, and FOMO no more!
- Digital Humanities and Library Labor: Resources, Workflows, and Project Management in a Collaborative Context
- 7x: Technologies, infrastructure, and/or vendor relations (multiple talks)
- Warning Sign: A Sensitive Content Filter for Historical News Photography
- Is XML Passé? Advantages of Using an XML-Centered Technology Stack in Libraries
- How to train your metadata dragon
- Data first; turning the digital library “inside out”
- Dataset Search: an open source tool that supports discovery and reporting for research datasets
- Digital Double Bind? Exploring the impact of More Product, Less Process (MPLP) on digital collections
- Building Student and Faculty Computational Skills with Python Camp
- Reporting from the Archives: Python + Google Sheets API = Better Data, Faster Migration