The Texas Digital Library is excited to announce that the 4th annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will take place on May 17-18, 2010, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The theme of the conference will be “Collaboration.”
Further information about the conference can be found on the TCDL 2010 Web site. Stay tuned for further announcements, including a call for participation, in the weeks to come.
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About TCDL 2010
In the digital age, scholars and researchers are finding new ways to collaborate, share findings, and discuss ideas with each other and the general public. New technologies have removed barriers to disseminating scholarly work, while new publishing models can provide easier access to published scholarship.
The Texas Digital Library works together with its member institutions to provide tools and expertise that make the advancement of scholarly communications in the 21st century possible. TCDL 2010 will give TDL members and other interested parties the opportunity to share innovative work being done in these areas. Among the questions the conference seeks to explore are:
- How can institutions navigate the changing landscape of scholarly communications with new business models, new tools for communication and collaboration, and new institutional policies?
- How can partnerships across institutional, even international, boundaries aid in advancing scholarly communications?
- How can institutions of higher learning realize the full benefits of new communications tools (like electronic journals and other online publishing technologies) to share data, journal articles, book-length works, and other – perhaps new – kinds of scholarship?
- How can non-peer-reviewed outlets like blogs and wikis be used effectively to collaborate on scholarly pursuits?
- How can various policies regarding Open Access, copyright, and Creative Commons licensing promote collaboration and the creation and dissemination of scholarly work?