The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is just around the corner, and we at Texas Digital Library are so thrilled for our first fully virtual conference! Below are a few important details about the conference, the program, and what to do after you’ve registered – take a look!
Create an account on our conference site
Texas Digital Library is hosting our first fully virtual TCDL on Whova. All of our presentations, networking sessions, posters, and keynote address will take place on the Whova site, which is password-protected and open only to those who have registered. Here’s how to access the conference:
- Go to Whova at https://whova.com/portal/webapp/tcdl_202105/.
- Use the same email address with which you registered to create an account.
- Create a password.
- Log in. 🙂
Tour the agenda and posters
The conference program can be viewed by clicking on the “Agenda” tab on the menu at the left side of your screen. You can also navigate to see the Posters from the same menu. Take a look – new items are being added and updated daily!
Update your profile
Once you’ve logged in, be sure to review and update your profile. You can add a bio, a photo, a CV, and more! You’ll find the link to “My Profile” under your name in the far upper right corner of the Whova app.
Watch the attendee orientation
Take a few minutes to watch Whova’s attendee orientation videos and familiarize yourself with the platform.
Invite your friends and colleagues to TCDL
This year’s conference will be entirely virtual, and anyone who is interested in the field of libraries and archives is encouraged to attend. We have an amazing program in the works and a fantastic group of presenters. TDL is offering flexible and affordable registration rates to fit any budget, and we hope you’ll invite your network to join you at TCDL 2021.
Contact us with any questions
The TCDL Planning Committee is working hard to make sure your conference experience is fun, inspiring, and as easy as possible. Please contact Texas Digital Library at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or feedback about your TCDL experience so far.
We’ll see you at TCDL!
TCDL 2021 Planning Committee
- Shelley Barba (chair), Texas Tech University
- Jon Crossno, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Taylor Davis-Van Atta, University of Houston
- Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, Texas State University
- Lea DeForest, Texas Digital Library
- Chianta Dorsey, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Taylor Fairweather-Leitch, West Texas A&M University
- Linsey Ford, University of Houston – Clear Lake
- Alexa Hight, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
- Ramona Holmes, University of North Texas Health Science Center
- Emily Johnson, University of Texas at San Antonio
- Jerrell Jones, University of Houston
- Christina Kellum, University of North Texas
- Alexander Rodriguez, University of Texas at Dallas
- Adrian Shapiro, Texas Woman’s University
- Alex Suarez, Texas Digital Library
- Thao Votang, University of Texas at Austin
- Rachel Winston, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
- Amanda Zerangue (vice-chair), Texas Woman’s University
Diversity and Inclusion @ TCDL
The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) invites information professionals working in higher education, public and private libraries, and cultural heritage institutions from all backgrounds and at all stages in their careers. The TCDL program covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials.
The goal of the TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, catalogers, faculty members, technical staff, students, and others — in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries.
The TCDL Planning Committee and the Texas Digital Library are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We believe that digital libraries are stewarded and utilized by diverse participants, and that supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all digital library community members. As such, this conference values inclusiveness and the maintenance of a safe and accountable space for all participants.
Texas Digital Library is dedicated to providing collaborative and conference experiences that are free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. We know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers. We therefore expect participants in the Texas Digital Library community to help create thoughtful and respectful environments where that interaction can take place.