Welcome to the Special Interest Group in Digital Libraries (SIG-DL). Our group is one of the special interest groups of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

SIG-DL provides a forum for discussion about research, development and use of digital libraries in corporate, academic and public contexts. It is concerned with all aspects of digital library design and implementation including, but not limited to: copyright issues, networked infrastructures, interoperability of distributed databases, database management, policies and standards in relation to the digitization of material, metadata, preservation, providing electronic access, authentication, software, hardware, peopleware, and project management. SIG-DL also works to facilitate increased international, interdisciplinary and inter-societal collaboration focusing on digital libraries and related issues.

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Conference Recap: International Digital Curation Conference 2014

This past February, librarians, archivists, developers, scientists, and researchers descended upon San Francisco’s Omni Hotel to eat, sleep, and breathe digital curation. I was fortunate enough to be one of the over 200 attendees at this year’s International Digital Curation Conference, Commodity, catalyst, or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society, organized by the Digital Curation Centre in the UK, with the help of the University of California Curation Center and the Coalition for Networked Information.

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Announcing ASIS&T SIG-DL Webinars

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Digital Liaisons 2013 (multimedia) Proceedings now online!

Proceedings for Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice, the SIG-DL session for ASIS&T 2013, are now online!

Whether you want to view each presenter, listen to a keynote speaker, skim the abstracts, or read the bios, the entire session is now available.



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SIG-DL Seeking Chair Elect

SIG-DL is seeking applicants for the position of Chair Elect to serve on the SIG-DL Executive Committee for the remainder of 2014. The position is being filled as a temporary (pro tem) appointment. This is an ideal opportunity to get more involved in SIG-DL and add a national service appointment to your résumé. The successful applicant to the Chair Elect (pro tem) position will be appointed to carry out the current term, which concludes in November 2014. A full description of Chair-Elect duties can be found online:


At the conclusion of the appointment in Nov 2014, the incumbent will be welcome to run for any of the SIG-DL Executive Officer positions. If you are interested in helping out the SIG and want to participate in SIG-DL Executive Committee discussions please email SIG DL Chair, Kevin Comerford (kevco@unm.edu) with a brief statement of interest. Regards, SIG DL Executive Officers

Update 3/2014: SIG DL thanks Joan Beaudoin for filling this position.

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Digital Liaisons 2012 Proceedings now online

The proceedings for Digital Liaisons: Shifting Borders in Interdisciplinary Collaboration, the SIG-DL session for ASIS&T 2012, is now online.

Proceedings for Digital Liaisons 2013 will be posted in January 2014.

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SIG-DL Events at ASIS&T 2013

SIG-DL is sponsoring several events at the ASIS&T Meeting in Montreal; all ASIS&T attendees are invited! On Monday, November 4th:


  • The 3rd annual SIG-DL sponsored student panel begins at 1:30. It is entitled Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice. Read more about it here: in the ASIS&T Program.
  • The SIG-DL Business meeting is 5-6pm in Salon 4 of the conference hotel.
  • The meeting will be followed by SIG-DL’s Annual Dutch Treat Dinner at Les 3 Brasseurs (1356 Sainte-Catherine St. W Montreal, QC H3G 2B2, Canada), a 6-minute walk from the conference hotel. All are welcome to join us (SIG DL member or not). We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:15pm.

A bientot!

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2013-14 SIG-DL Officers Election Results

Dear ASIS&T and SIG-DL members,

We are pleased to announce the newly-elected slate of SIG-DL officers. Your officers for 2013-2014 are:

Chair-elect:  Kevin Comerford
Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth (Lizzy) Rolando
Communications Officer: Tina Jayroe
Membership Officer: Lyne Da Sylva
Webmaster: Dot Porter

To learn more about your SIG-DL officers, you can read their bios at http://www.asis.org/SIG/sigdl/candidates-for-2013-elections/
Congratulations to the new officers!

Marisa Ramirez
SIG-DL Chair, 2012-2013

Susan Parham Wells
SIG-DL Chair, 2011-2012

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SIG-DL Dutch Treat Dinner

You are also invited to join the SIGDL Dutch treat dinner directly following our business meeting. Meet in the conference lobby at 6:15pm. Dinner will be at the Les 3 Brasseurs (on 1356 Sainte-Catherine St W Montreal, QC H3G 2B2, Canada), about a 6 minute walk from the hotel. Map to restaurant from conference hotel: http://goo.gl/maps/lmZ1l

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SIG DL Elections are coming soon!

SIG-DL Elections  will be held Monday, September 16th to Monday, September 23rd! Get involved in ASIS&T by running for an elected office. More can be found at: http://www.asis.org/wiki/chapters-sigs/index.php/SIG-DL_Officer_Positions

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Come Meet (and eat) with the SIG DL at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting

The SIG DL Business Meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, from 5-6 pm, in conjunction with the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. A Dutch treat dinner will follow the Business Meeting. Venues for both are TBD, and will be posted here as soon as they are booked. We hope many of you will join us in Montreal!

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