March 2021 @ TDL

Special Events | Recurring Events | Open Meetings | Opportunities | Coming Up

All events are online, in Central Standard Time (CST), and require a Zoom account to register and attend. Click here to create a free Zoom account.


Registration is open (and free!) for Open Texas 2021 | March 11-12. 2021 | online

March 3 @ 11am | First OER @ TDL Quarterly Meeting
Join Texas Digital Library and the TDL OER Ambassadors for a quarterly meeting for open education and OER practitioners. Meetings will include a mix of brief presentations, networking, and plenty of time for discussions.

March 11-12 | Open Texas Conference
The first annual Open Texas conference will convene librarians, faculty, administrators, and other open education practitioners and advocates in Texas. Registration is free!

March 18 @ 1pm | TDL GISIS Webinar: Striving for FAIR Geospatial Data
Join Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo from Texas State University, Jessica Trelogan from University of Texas at Austin, and John Watts from Texas A & M University.

March 25 @ 1pm | Leadership Academy Webinar: Navigating the Field of Academic Libraries
Presenters will share their experience interrogating the hierarchy, politics, and bureaucracy attendant to working in academic libraries and higher education. Discussion to follow.


March 10 & 24  @ 1pm | TDL Hangouts
Join Texas Digital Library staff and fellow TDL members for a bi-weekly hangout session. No agenda and no registration or RSVP required. Come as you are! Pets and family members are welcome to stop by.
Download recurring calendar invites for the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

March 17 @ 10:30am | TDL Member Forum
Texas Digital Library invites members to attend the TDL Forum, a monthly meeting in which members can hear a brief presentation about the activities of the TDL staff and participate in a question-and-answer period.
Download a recurring calendar invite here.


Digital Preservation Interest Group

No meeting in March 2021

This meeting is open to anyone interested in TDL’s and Texas digital preservation efforts and helping us to strengthen our impact by including more voices. 

TDL Digital Preservation Services Users and other Texas-based workers interested in digital preservation topics meet quarterly on the third Thursday of the month from 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM.
Download a recurring calendar invite here

How to join
Contact Texas Digital Library at to be added to the Digital Preservation Interest Group listserv and receive meeting invitations.

DSpace User Group

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 30,  2021, 10am – 11am CST.

Texas Digital Library’s DSpace Users Group (DUG) works to create an active community among DSpace users that:

  • facilitates mutual support for DSpace use and repository management;
  • identifies areas of work that could be taken on by member working groups or by TDL staff;
  • connects the TDL DSpace user community to the larger open source DSpace community in North America.

TDL’s DUG meets monthly every fourth Tuesday of the month from 10am – 11am, CST.
Download a recurring calendar invite here

How to join
Any users of DSpace can join the users group, regardless of affiliation with TDL. The group shares updates and information about training and events at our monthly meetings and through the TDL DSpace Users Group Email List. Click here to join.

GIS Interest Group

Next meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 4:15-5:15 CST

TDL’s GIS Interest Group (GISIG) seeks to develop a Community of Practice around geographic information systems (GIS) and become a source of expertise for all Texas Digital Library consortium members and partners.

The GISIG meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 4:15pm-5:15pm CST.
Download calendar invite here.

How to join
Click to join our GiSIG email list to receive updates and meeting invitations:   

OER @ TDL Quarterly Meetings

Next meeting: Wednesday, March 3,  2021, 11am – 12:30pm CST.

Join Texas Digital Library and the TDL OER Ambassadors for a quarterly meeting for open education and OER practitioners. Meetings will include a mix of brief presentations, networking, and plenty of time for discussions. These meetings will not be recorded. 
Quarterly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month: March, June, September, December
11am – 12:30pm Central
Registration required for all presenters and attendees. Click here to register.
Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with a link to join and a calendar invite to download. We hope to see you there!

TDL Imaging Group

No meeting in March 2021. 

The mission of the TDL Imaging Group is to create and exchange information on both basic and advanced digital imaging and digitization best practices, in addition to establishing an open and inclusive environment for the exchange of information regionally, within the state of Texas, and surrounding areas. 

TDL’s Imaging Group occasionally hosts meet-ups and virtual birds-of-a-feather meetings, but does not meet regularly as a group. Instead, the Imaging Group utilizes their email list to exchange information and resources. 

How to join
If you are interested in joining the TDL Imaging Group, please subscribe to our listserv to get involved at

Web Archiving Texas Interest Group

No meeting in March 2021.

The purpose of the Web Archiving Texas Interest Group (WATXIG) is to build a community around web archiving in Texas, bring people together to share skills and resources to accomplish shared goals, and amplify our work that impacts the national and international web archiving community. The Confluence wiki page for the group, hosted by TDL, is located here.

TDL’s WATXIG meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central.
Download a recurring calendar invite here

How to join
The Web Archiving Texas Interest Group has a listserv at and quarterly meetings. Anyone is welcome to join the group, whether they are working at a TDL member institution or not. To request to join the list and/or the meetings, please email TDL at



May | Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, May 24-27

April | Open Education Network faculty workshop training; Topics in Research Data webinar series continues 

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Texas Digital Library’s annual conference, the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL), covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials. The goal of TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, catalogers, faculty members, technical staff, and others — in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries.

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