Keynote speakers for TCDL 2013 bring focus on digital preservation

The TDL is pleased to announce that Michele Kimpton, CEO of DuraSpace, and Nancy McGovern, Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT, will serve as the keynote speakers for the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.

Both speakers have long resumes in tackling issues related to digital preservation.

Currently the Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT, Nancy McGovern is a highly respected figure in the field of digital curation and preservation. She was formerly the Digital Preservation Officer and a Research Assistant Professor at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and prior to that, a digital preservation manager and researcher at Cornell University Library.

As CEO of the DuraSpace Foundation, Michele Kimpton is the project director for the DuraCloud project and provides overall leadership for all DuraSpace initiatives, activities, and partnerships. She has been named a Digital Preservation Pioneer by the NDIPP program at the Library of Congress.

Call for Proposals

The TCDL 2013 planning committee is accepting proposals for participation through February 8.

TCDL 2013 has multiple avenues for participation, including individual presentations, panel sessions, posters, workshops and tutorials, and “birds of a feather” sessions. The full Call for Proposals, which includes a list of “topics of interest,” is available on the conference website.

About TCDL 2013

TCDL 2013 will be held May 7-8, 2013, at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in downtown Austin.

The conference covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials. The goal of TCDL 2013 is to bring together those working on library-related digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, cataloguers, technical staff, and others — in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries.

Information about the conference, including discounted rates at the conference hotel, can be viewed on the conference website.

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