Monthly Archives: August 2010

TDL developers complete seventh PresNet sprint

The TDL software development team held a sprint review on Monday, August 23, to demonstrate work completed in preparation for deployment of the TDL Preservation Network.

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New Shibboleth resource for TDL members

The Texas Digital Library has created a new e-mail list for systems administrators who manage the Shibboleth installations at their institutions.

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Surveying the growth of open access research

An article in Science explores the growth of online, open-access journals over the last decade.

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Can you have a successful institutional repository without a mandate?

The UK’s Open University argues, in a poster presented at Open Repositories 2010, that a successful institutional repository can be built through active advocacy and management — without a mandate.

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DSpace course added for August 26

An “Introduction to DSpace” course has been added to the TDL training schedule for August 26.

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Member Story: UT Southwestern to digitize History of Medicine photographs

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Library has received a $25,000 grant to create a digital photo repository entitled Dallas Medical Images, 1890-1975.

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TDL Update newsletter for July/August 2010 is now available

Read 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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TDL team completes infrastructure development sprint

The TDL software development team transferred all work related to the development of the TDL Preservation Network into JIRA Studio, a hosted software tool that facilitates more efficient software development.

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The benefits of blogging for academics

Why do academics blog? That’s the question explored in Sara Kjellberg’s article “I am a blogging researcher: Motivations for blogging in a scholarly context,” found in the latest issue of First Monday.

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Texas A&M Libraries catalogs 2,300+ ETDs

Texas A&M University logoTDL member Texas A&M University Libraries recently completed a project to catalog an accumulated backlog of some 2,300 electronic theses and dissertations and to make them available in Texas A&M’s DSpace repository.

The team that worked on the cataloging project included Holly Mercer (Head of Digital Services and Scholarly Communications),

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