The Texas Digital Library is pleased to announce the launch of the TDL Technical Interest Group (TDL-TIG), a users group that brings together web developers, programmers, system administrators and others who are involved in the implementation of TDL services at their institutions.
The goal of the TDL-TIG is to provide a forum for TDL members to:
- share technical problems and receive technical help and advice from other TDL members.
- help the TDL development and production teams identify and prioritize outstanding technical issues.
- assist the TDL development and production teams in developing a service model for hosted TDL services.
- update other members on the current status of their services, obstacles encountered, successes achieved, and lessons learned.
The TDL-TIG will be chaired by Matt Zimmerman, Manager of Digital Services and Technology Planning at UT Southwestern Medical Center Library. The initial format for the TDL-TIG will be a listserv open to any TDL member and a wiki that can be used for sharing information and collaboration.
At least one meeting of the TDL-TIG will take place each year during the annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries; additional meetings may be scheduled if possible and desired.
The TDL Technical Interest Group is the latest to join a growing list of Users Groups and Working Groups that TDL members have formed around particular TDL services, professional roles, and projects. These include the PresNet Users Group, the Metadata Working Group, and the Vireo Users Group. For more information about all TDL Groups, please visit the TDL website at TDL.org/groups or email the TDL program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.