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About 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. As a meeting place, the DLF Forum provides an opportunity for our 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.

There are two ways to join us in 2024

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Join us in-person at michigan state university, july 29-31

For our in-person summer event, we are thrilled to partner with member organization Michigan State University (MSU), an institution on the cutting-edge of digital humanities achievements. We're partnering with MSU Libraries and the College of Arts and Letters (CAL), where so much innovative work is happening.

Join us online for the Virtual Forum, October 22-23

We are equally excited to offer a virtual DLF Forum October 22-23. Our aim in offering two distinct events in different formats is to provide participants with enhanced flexibility and accessibility, ensuring a more inclusive and dynamic conference experience across the two formats.
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Land Acknowledgement

The DLF Forum will meet in East Lansing, Michigan, USA in summer and virtually in fall of 2024. It’s important to Team DLF to acknowledge our tourism, privilege, and whose land we’re on wherever we gather. 

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. (1) From the MSU website: 

“In particular, the University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold Michigan State University more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.”

We would like to offer our gratitude to the Indigenous peoples, past and present, who have cared for the lands we will meet on. 

As a team, we operate remotely year-round, and in the fall we will meet virtually. For these reasons, we’d like to recognize the impact of the carbon footprint of technologies, which disproportionately impacts Indigenous communities. 

We’d also like to acknowledge the free people forcibly kidnapped from Africa who were enslaved throughout the United States. 

At CLIR, we are reflecting on what it means to make this acknowledgement and the type of action that must follow. We follow the tradition of donating to local Indigenous organizations in an effort to exemplify our commitment to beginning the process of interrogating and dismantling the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism. 

We will continue the tradition of land reparations by making a donation to an organization decided in the near future.

References

(1) Michigan State University. Land Acknowledgement.  https://aiis.msu.edu/land/. Accessed 01/18/2024.

The 2023 DLF Forum by the Numbers

The 2023 CLIR events, which included the dLF Forum, took place in St. Louis, Missouri USA. Here is a short profile of who attended and what they had to say about our event.

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