May 2023 @ 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.


May 16-18 | Texas Conference on Digital Libraries 2023
After three years in the virtual space, the Texas Conferences on Digital Libraries will be held in-person, and we could not be more excited to welcome you back to Austin. Hi… How are you? As we reunite face-to-face, we’ll pause to reflect on all that has changed, especially ourselves and our workplaces, and forge a path forward together.

May 16 @ 1:30 pm | TCDL 2023 Open Plenary & Keynote
Join the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries for the open plenary and keynote address in person this year. During this time, we will present the TDL awards, introduce you to the TCDL 2023 planning committee, and present the keynote address. This year, TCDL presents Sofia Leung as our keynote speaker.

May 16 @ 4:15 pm | TCDL 2023 Reception
Please join the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in person for the Hi… How are you? reception. Attendees will be able to chat, meet TCDL and TDL staff, and reflect on all that has changed after years in the digital space. Food and drinks will be provided.


Cancelled due to TCDL | 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 this month.

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

May 23 @ 10 am

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

Cancelled due to TCDL.

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:

OER @ TDL Quarterly Meetings

No meeting this month.

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

Subscribe to TDL’s OER listserv at

OJS User Group Meeting

May 4 @ 10 am

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 for more information.

Research Integrity Working Group

No meeting this month.


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 and signing up for our newsletters. You can also contact TDL at with any questions or suggestions.

TDL Imaging Group

No meeting this month. 

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

Stay Engaged with TDL

Become a TDL Member
All academic libraries and cultural heritage organizations are invited to become a member of the Texas Digital Library consortium. Email us at if you’d like to learn more.

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Texas Digital Library is a consortium of library and archives professionals that propels the Academy forward by maintaining our past and preparing for the future. Membership in TDL is open to any academic library. Find out more by visiting or email us at

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