As a consortium, the Texas Digital Library (TDL) benefits from and depends on the contributions of time and expertise from all of its members. The Texas Digital Library Service Award will honor TDL members (individuals or groups) who have made significant contributions to the TDL consortium and/or members who have used TDL services to their fullest potential. Outstanding contributions to the TDL consortium can include, but are not limited to:
Outstanding work by TDL User Groups, Working Groups and Committees
Providing technical or professional expertise for the improvement and development of TDL services
Delivering presentations or posters about TDL membership or services
Promoting TDL services
Dedicating time and effort to write and edit documentation for various TDL services
Outstanding use of TDL services can include, but are not limited to:
Using TDL-hosted institutional repositories to share unique special collections
Using TDL services for multi-institutional collaboration
Transforming Graduate Schools with Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission system
Creating innovative scholarly publishing projects using TDL services
Nominations are open to current institutional members of the Texas Digital Library consortium and employees. Individuals nominated for this award must have been employed by a member institution at the time the work was created. Self-nominations are accepted.
Award recipients will receive one complimentary registration per group/awardee for the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) May 23-25 in Austin, and be honored at the TCDL Conference Reception.
The 2017 TDL Awards Committee will review nominations for the TDL Service Award based on the following three areas:
- Significance and outcome
- Use of TDL services
- Clarity and organization of application
Nominations should be 500 to 1,500 words, not including supporting documentation.