Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, 23–25 October, Pittsburgh

DLF are committed to creating and supporting inclusive, diverse and equitable communities of practice. They aim to be the focal point of the digital library culture. The DLF members strive to advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through creative design and wise application of digital library technologies.

The DLF host an annual signature event every year, this year’s being held in Pittsburgh, US on the 23-25th October. The purpose of this event is to allow and encourage the community to come together to discuss and learn from each other’s experiences and perspectives on this subject, in turn encouraging problem solving and critical thinking on how to continually improve.

Digirati are proud to announce that we are sponsors of the event. We were particularly pleased to be involved in the DLF Forum this year because we felt the theme of community-driven cultural memory for marginalized people resonated strongly with our recent projects. One such project is that Indigenous Digital Archive (IDA) and Anna Naruta Moya from IDA will be attending and discussing their new digital platform developed in collaboration with Digirati.

This aim of this project was to create effective access to and the collaboration with mass digitized historical documents. With the use of Digirati’s Digital Library Cloud Services (DLCS) solution this platform will allow engagement with authentic public documents of community history, government actions, and civil life in New Mexico. The first phase is focusing on open public records related to land and to the government Indian Boarding Schools from the late 1800s into the 1920s and 30s.

To learn more about the IDA project, please click here

For more details on the forum, please click here.