Texas Digital Library Services

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) provides services to TDL member institutions and the faculty at these institutions. Each of the services supports the TDL’s goal of broadening access to the scholarly output of Texas colleges and universities.

For training materials, visit www.tdl.org/training.

DIGITAL REPOSITORY EXPAND ACCESS Preserve and disseminate a wide variety of content beyond traditional scholarly articles. IRs can include datasets, learning objects, electronic theses and dissertations, audio-visual content, and presentations.
PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP Showcase the world-class scholarship of students and faculty. TDL members’ scholarly contributions are accessible with other Texas institutions of higher education.
BRAND CONTENT We are a partner of higher education institutions and not a vendor; that means the name of your IR will not change, and you will always retain branding power and ownership of your valuable digital content.

TEXAS DATA REPOSITORY FLEXIBILITY The TDR allows researchers to share their data with a select group of colleagues, version the data, and publish it when they’re ready. TDL’s cloud-based infrastructure will allow your Dataverse to expand along with your research endeavors.
SECURITY Only users with university credentials have permission to deposit data in the repository, unless granted that permission explicitly by TDL staff. TDL backs up data in the Texas Data Repository, maintaining copies of data in three distinct locations.
TRANSPARENCY By providing technical infrastructure to enable data sharing and robust description of methodology, the Texas Data Repository will help facilitate a culture of reproducibility within the sciences.

DIGITAL PRESERVATION CONSULTATION TDL expert staff will help you discover the right combination of technologies for your unique content needs, saving you time and money while preserving legacy content at your institution.
TRAINING Digipres users are highly-trained and informed through webinars, conferences, and facilitated working groups. Members have access to webinars and workshops specifically for digital preservation services.
RESOURCES Tapping into the expertise of TDL members, we host workflow and procedural documentation for digital preservation and examples of potential workflows for using local systems in tandem with shared services.

OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS FREE FOR USERS Faculty member willing to do the work could start up a peer-reviewed journal without prohibitive start-up costs. Online trainings are available 24/7 so staff need not be burdened with training new users.
PEER REVIEW PUBLISHING TDL’s open journal software helps with every stage of peer-reviewed publishing, handling online submissions from authors, managing the peer-review process, publishing issues online, and indexing content. Workflows are managed within the software.
YOUR POLICY Members control policy for new journal creation, while TDL trains the library liaison who will manage the service locally. Our helpdesk will support any of your users, from library staff to journal managers and editors to other users such as peer reviewers.

THESES & DISSERTATIONS TAME YOUR WORKFLOW Track and manage the manuscript review process, create flexible workflows using customizable filters, and export documents and metadata for all ETDs. Managing communications with all participants, including students, faculty advisers, and staff, happens through a single interface.
SUPPORT EMERGING SCHOLARS  TDL provides a simple ETD interface through which students can submit their theses and dissertations online using an easy five-step process.
CONNECT WITH THE ETD COMMUNITY Publish ETDs in your IR and the TDL Statewide ETD Repository, where they are readily available to other researchers. TDL members have access to training and are encouraged to join our users group to guide the future development of Vireo, our ETD submission and management system.

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