The 2010 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is less than a month away! If you haven’t already, register now for the conference, which takes place May 17-18 in Austin, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
The Texas Digital Library has planned a program packed with great speakers and exciting opportunities for sharing knowledge about digital library projects all over the state and beyond. The focus of the conference will be on Collaboration in the service of advancing scholarly communication.
Below are just a few highlights from the TCDL 2010 program. To see the full program for the conference, be sure to visit the TCDL 2010 website.
- Leslie Carr of the EPrints Repository Software Team at the University of Southampton will contemplate the future of online information technologies – and how we as communities are “inventing the Web” – in his opening keynote address “Directions for Digital Repositories.”
- Reagan Moore from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina will close the main conference with a discussion of preservation as part of policy-based data management in a talk entitled “Virtualization of the Data Life Cycle.”
- Numerous TDL members and partners will discuss ongoing digital library collaborations that have exciting potential for the future of scholarly communication in Texas.
- The TDL development team will provide updates on the Vireo ETD system and the TDL Preservation Network, two key development initiatives for 2009-10.
Reception and Poster Session
Additionally, all registrants are encouraged to attend the reception and poster session to be held on Monday evening in the AT&T Center ballroom. The reception will provide opportunities for social interaction with colleagues and the chance to see and hear about what TDL members from across the state are working on in their digital projects teams. See the full list of poster presentations here.
Workshops and Forums
On Tuesday afternoon, TDL members will be holding special workshops and forums that all interested parties are invited to attend. These include forums held by the Texas ETD Association and the TDL Metadata Working Group, as well as a workshop led by Michele Reilly of the University of Houston on handling issues of acquisition, copyright, and accessibility with born-digital publications. Find out more about the TCDL Workshops and Forums here.
Vireo Users Group Meeting (post-conference)
On Wednesday, May 19 – the day following TCDL 2010 – the Vireo Users Group will hold a meeting for existing and potential users of the TDL electronic thesis and dissertation management system (Vireo). The Vireo Users Group exists to engage the TDL’s growing Vireo user base by sharing development and production updates and to provide opportunities for users to work together to improve user experience. There is no cost to attend the Users Group meeting, but those planning to attend should contact the TDL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TDL is looking forward to sharing this conference experience with our members and friends from across Texas. For more information about TCDL 2010, please visit the conference website at http://conferences.tdl.org/TCDL/2010.