The inaugural University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx), including pre- and post-conference sessions, will take place Tuesday, February 27 – Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the University of California, Riverside.

To view the program/schedule and register please visit: https://ucdlfx2018.eventbrite.com. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Librarians, digital technology experts, educators, policy-makers, and other thought leaders from around the state will convene at UC Riverside to share insights and experiences, and seek new opportunities for collaboration. The conference theme, “Building the UC Digital Library: Theory and Practice”, will be explored through keynote addresses, paper presentations, and break-out sessions focusing on a range of topics such as engaging, enhancing our communities and creating data from materials at our respective University of California libraries; demystifying data curation; project collaboration; using emerging technologies such as 3D scanning to enhance access; and creating a UC system wide standard for born digital archival material.

Two keynote speakers – Drs. Don Norman and Christine L. Borgman – will address Forum attendees. Don Norman wears several hats, including university professor, company advisor & board member, author, and cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group. Currently Dr. Norman directs the Design Lab at UC San Diego, where his emphasis is on “helping technology companies structure their product lines and business” and “how designers and design thinking can help drive both incremental and radical innovation within the company”.

Dr. Christine L. Borgman is a Distinguished Professor and the Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. She has authored several books on data and scholarship, two of which won her the “Best Information Science Book” award. In her 2015 publication, “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World”, Dr. Borgman notes that “having the right data is usually better than having more data; little data can be just as valuable as big data… data have no value or meaning in isolation; they exist within a knowledge infrastructure—an ecology of people, practices, technologies, institutions, material objects, and relationships.”

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors: Digital Library Federation, California Digital Library, UCR Library, UC Merced Library, UC San Diego Library, UCLA Library, UCSF Library, UCI Libraries, and Librarians Association of the University of California.