July 2024 @ 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.


July 17 @ 3 pm | Mid-Summer GIS Spotlight: Data & Games!
Alex Marden (GIS and Geospatial data Coordinator with the UT Libraries) will lead a webinar entitled, Fundamentals and Emerging Trends of GIS Data. Finding and accessing data to use in GIS software is a common task for librarians, but GIS data is highly varied and is often challenging to work with. In this webinar, we will confront those challenges by covering the fundamentals, highlighting valuable data sources and tools, and exploring emerging trends in geospatial data accessibility.


July 17 @ 10:30 am | 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

July 18 @ 2 pm

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 2-2:50PM, CST.

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

July 22 @ 3 pm

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 Monday of the month from 3-4PM, CST.

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 the DUG email list.

GIS Interest Group

July 26 @ 2 pm

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.

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

TDL OER Users Group

July 9 @ 3 pm

The TDL OER Users Group (OUG) encourages the widespread use of open educational resources (OER) across Texas institutions by creating opportunities for open education advocates and practitioners to come together to exchange information and create resources for TDL members and the broader OER community.

The TDL OER Users Group meets monthly every second Tuesday of the month from 3-4PM CST.

How to join
Subscribe to TDL’s OER listserv at https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/info/tdl-oer.

OJS User Group

No meeting this month.

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 monthly 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

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 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.

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 info@tdl.org 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 https://main.tdl.org/members/membership/ or email us at info@tdl.org.

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