Table of contents
  1. General Resources
  2. DLF-Specific Communications Venues

One of the best ways to broaden your group’s reach is by keeping Team DLF updated on your current activities, projects, and plans. If there is something you want us to promote through DLF’s communication channels, please tag us in social media, add it to the DLF Community Calendar, add it to the agenda of our next quarterly working group leaders call (email us at for the link), or let us know directly—we love to help DLF groups share their work!

In terms of organization, many DLF working groups and committees organize drafts and in-progress materials independently using GitHub and Google Drive. DLF’s Open Science Framework (OSF) repositories are good for finished white papers or other grey literature—especially documents for which you would like a DOI. Drop us a line if you’d like access.

Knowing that things would always be in the Google Drive folder has been a lifesaver – no digging through email looking for the right attachment, being able to be part of the conference call even when mobile, and super-easy linking in our One Doc to Rule Them All.

Franny Gaede

General Resources

DLF-Specific Communications Venues

We are happy to use any and all of these platforms to publish and share DLF community work.

  • DLF Community Calendar: covers events relevant to digital libraries and archives, digital humanities, and digital museums, as well as a growing number of open science and digital publishing events worldwide. It also lists the calls for DLF and NDSA working groups.
  • DLF-Announce, our primary listserv. Please, please please sign up for this low-traffic list and post about your group’s activities and upcoming meetings there!
  • Twitter. Get our attention for a retweet or signal boost by tagging @CLIRDLF and/or using hashtags such as #DLFforum, #ourDLF, and #DLFvillage.
  • DLF’s blog: get the word out by volunteering to write for our blog! We  welcome both short- and longer-format guest posts and announcements about DLF group activities. Here’s an example.
  • DLF on OSF
  • DLF on Facebook (We know you like us, but have you “liked” us?)
  • Google Team Drives – If you’d like a dedicated Google Team Drive with a DLF account, contact us!
  • Wakelet – A platform that helps you organize and store Twitter chats
  • CLIR+DLF Jobs Board (Don’t forget that job postings are free for DLF member organizations!)
  • LinkedIn (the DLF group and page)
  • Flickr / Instagram
  • YouTube
  • GitHub
  • DLF Wiki
  • If your group is preparing a report, please feel free to use and adapt the Google Docs template used by the Born-Digital Access Working Group (make a copy of the template in order to create an editable version).

[DLF’s Community Calendar is] a great one stop shop for conferences and events in digital + cultural around the world. If you know of an event that should be there, it has a crowd sourced component, so go forth!

Alex Gil