DLF Project Managers Group

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The Digital Library Federation Project Managers Group (DLF PMG) was formed in 2008 to acknowledge the intersection of the disciplines of project management and library technology. The group provides a forum for sharing project management methodologies and tools, alongside broader discussions that consider issues such as portfolio management and cross-organizational communication. The group also looks to keep pace with the dynamic digital library landscape, by bringing new and evolving project management practices to the attention and mutual benefit of our colleagues.

Past meeting presentations and notes are available on the DLF website.

Crowdsourced Project Management Toolkit

The DLF Project Managers Toolkit is a collaborative project, based off contributions by members of DLF PMG. The Toolkit offers crowdsourced information, tips, techniques, and tools for project managers working in or with digital libraries. First initiated as a Google doc by Jennifer Vinopal at New York University in February 2013, the toolkit has grown and evolved over the years as a living document to share experiences and link out to resources.

Get Involved

  • Join the DLF PMG listserv open to anyone interested in digital library project management.
  • Contribute to the Project Managers Toolkit. Simply login at the top right of the page, then select the Edit tab. If you are a first time contributor, select ‘create account’ at the top right of the page and send a request to info@diglib.org to get access to edit pages, add links, or share documentation.
  • Join in the 2018 DLF-PM Group Bi-Monthly Discussion
Topic Date Format
Labor in Digital Work February 12-16, 2018 Multi-day discussion and summary
Service and Portfolio Management TBD TBD
Tools for Project Management TBD TBD
Sunsetting for Projects TBD TBD
Scope Creep TBD TBD
Agile Development TBD TBD

Please send any additional topic ideas to the DLF Project Manager's Steering Committee.