Monthly Archives: April 2010

TDL Update for April is now available

Check out the latest issue of TDL Update, the newsletter of the Texas Digital Library, to discover the latest news and learn how TDL is working with its members to advance scholarly communication.

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New DuraSpace blog tackles preservation issues

DuraSpaceFor those interested in issues of preservation, the DuraSpace Preservation and Archive Solution Community is offering a new resource, in the form of a blog,  that is intended to foster the “open exchange of ideas and initiatives around preservation & archiving solutions.”

The effort is part of the DuraSpace “

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Member Story: UH Digital Library

Be sure to read our newest “Member Story,” discussing the work of Michele Reilly and team to create the University of Houston Digital Library.

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Scholarship in the Digital Age

laptop with booksIn the most recent EDUCAUSE Review, Richard N. Katz contemplates the transformation of the scholarly enterprise as disruptive technologies begin to cause colleges and universities to question the established order of things.

From his article, “Scholars, Scholarship, and the Scholarly Enterprise in the Digital Age”:

More recently,

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iPad as digital reader for OJS journals

Go check out the PKP Blog to see some photos of OJS journals as they appear on the iPad. (Hint: They look great!)

The Texas Digital Library hosts scholarly online journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS) software. Find out more about starting an electronic journal here.

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Video: TDL Search Stories

Inspired by Laura Hammons at the Texas ETD Association blog, we at TDL had some fun with the Google “Search Stories” video creation tool. Check out our results below.

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Why is digital preservation important?

The Library of Congress has produced a video that provides a nice beginner’s guide to some of the issues surrounding the long-term preservation of digital assets.

See the video here.

From the video’s description:

Traditional information sources such as books,

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PresNet development sprint underway

The TDL team has begun work to advance the development of a Preservation Network (PresNet) that will store multiple copies of TDL assets at geographically distributed nodes.

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TDL member recognized for ETD leadership

Tim Brace of the University of Texas at Austin has received an ETD 2010 Leadership Award from the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. He received the honor for his work with the UT Austin ETD program and his efforts to migrate the program to the Texas Digital Library’s ETD submission and management system.

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