January 2022 @ TDL

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.


Jan 13 @ 1pm | TCDL Proposals Co-Working Session
Not sure about your research topic, want some help writing, or want to find someone to co-present with? Attend our TCDL Proposal Co-Working session where conference committee members will informally talk about the theme and presentation types and allow time for you to chat with us and each other, write your proposal quietly, or connect with other co-presenters.

Jan 21 @ 11am | Open Texas Committee Chairs Kickoff
Texas Digital Library is thrilled to partner once again with the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as the steering committee for the annual Open Texas conference. Committee chairs will join a kickoff meeting with the conference chair, Rebecca Karoff, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Texas System, and steering committee members from TDL, DigiTex, and the THECB. Contact open.ed.texas@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions.
This meeting is open only to Open Texas committee chairs and steering committee members. 

Jan 24 @ 2pm | Texas Carpentries (TX-CARP)
TDL’s TX-CARP is open to all members of Texas Digital Library, and allows for resource sharing, co-learning and planning for the TDL Bronze Carpentry year. This group will plan and facilitate instructor training, plan at least four workshops, and craft a sustaining framework for instruction in Texas.
Contact TDL for more info at info@tdl.org and download a recurring calendar invite.

Jan 28 @ 11am | TDL Governing Board Meeting
Members of Texas Digital Library’s Governing Board will convene in January for their second bi-annual meeting. Meeting materials and notes will published in TDL’s DSpace repository in Spring 2022.

Due Jan 31 | TCDL Call for Proposals
We are proud of our community’s ability to adapt, adopt, support each other and thrive under the big tent. We also think that all of us have earned the right to feel exhausted, contented, annoyed, thrilled, and / or adventurous about our one-handed prowess or (sometimes) dropping all the pins. Texas Digital Library invites everyone to submit your proposals to the greatest library conference on earth – due January 31.
Learn more and submit your proposal

Due Mar 4 | TDL Awards Nominations
Each year, the TDL Awards honor Texas-based individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of digital libraries. Digital libraries are defined broadly to include access to digital collections from allied organizations such as museums, archives, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions.
Submit your nomination(s)


Jan 19 @ 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

Jan 20 @ 10am

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 info@tdl.org to be added to the Digital Preservation Interest Group listserv and receive meeting invitations.

DSpace User Group

Jan 25 @ 10am

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

Jan 28 @ 2pm

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 fourth Friday of the month from 2-3PM CST.
Download calendar invite here.

How to join
Click to join our GISIG email list to receive updates and meeting invitations: https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/info/tdl-gis

OER @ TDL Quarterly Meetings

No meeting scheduled for January 2022

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. 

Recurring meeting schedule TBD

How to join

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!

OJS User Group Meeting

Jan 6 @ 10am

Purpose of the group |  The TDL OJS User Group works to create an active community among TDL’s users of the Open Journal System hosting service in the following ways:

  • By facilitating mutual support among library managers of the OJS hosting service, including the sharing of resources about library publishing policies and good practices
  • By facilitating better communication between TDL staff and libraries using this service
  • By identifying areas of work that could be undertaken by member-led working groups

The OJS User Group meets every first Thursday of the month from 10-11AM CST.

How to Join
TDL’s OJS Users Group is comprised of library liaisons for campus journals and is an exclusive benefit for TDL members only. TDL’s OJS Hosting Service Manager serves as a member of the group. Please contact us at info@tdl.org for more information.

Research Integrity Working Group

Next meeting: February 25, 2022

Texas Digital Library’s Research Integrity Working Group introduces a values-based approach to research integrity and discovers ways we can work together to promote integrity in our own research, in our research assistance services, and in our instruction.

The Research Integrity Working Group hosts regular meetings and collaborates on off-line projects.

How to Join
Join TDL’s Research Integrity Working Group by subscribing to our listserv tdl-research-integrity@utlists.utexas.edu and signing up for our newsletters. You can also contact TDL at info@tdl.org with any questions or suggestions.

TDL Accessible AV

Jan 12 @ 3pm

Are you confused about the technical, legal, or logistical challenges associated with making collections of audiovisual materials available on the web? Do you get lost in the conversations about standards, formats, platforms, and jargon? Does it seem like other groups on your campus are working in a similar area but have a different set of requirements and issues? Well, you aren’t alone!

TDL’s Accessible AV Group hosts monthly meetings.

How to join
If you are interested in joining the TDL Imaging Group, please subscribe to our listserv to get involved at tdl-accessibility@utlists.utexas.edu.

TDL Imaging Group

No meeting in January 2022. 

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 tdl-imaging-group@utlists.utexas.edu.

Web Archiving Texas Interest Group

Next meeting: February 24, 2022

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 tdl-watxig@utlists.utexas.edu 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 info@tdl.org.

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