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Open Textbook Network Membership for TDL Members

The Open Textbook Network (OTN) is an alliance of higher education institutions committed to improving access, affordability, and academic success through the use of open textbooks. OTN focuses on training libraries and faculty to build capacity for Open Textbook programs.

All current and future Regular and Consortial Members of Texas Digital Library are automatically included in the membership at no additional service cost.

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Posted in Open Educational Resources

OTN Regional Workshops

Texas Digital Library will host train-the-trainer workshops to prepare campus leaders to implement OTN’s OER faculty incentive programs on their campuses. Approximately 30 to 50 members may attend each workshop

Starting in Spring 2020, TDL will host three regional OTN Workshops across the state: 

Open Education Week Workshops


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Posted in Events, Open Educational Resources

OJS 3 Upgrades for TDL-Hosted Journals

Texas Digital Library, over the next several months, will begin the process of upgrading its hosted academic journals to OJS 

About the Upgrades

OJS version 3 represents a major leap forward for the Open Journal Systems platform,

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Posted in open academic journals, TDL Electronic Journals

Free Webinar: What’s New in Vireo 4.0?

Please join Texas Digital Library for a webinar to introduce some new features of Vireo 4.0 by Stephanie Larrison, Electronic Resources Librarian at Texas State University, co-chair of the Vireo User Group Steering Committee and product owner for Vireo 4.

Video | Slides

WHAT: What’s New in Vireo 4.0?

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Posted in Vireo

Vireo 4.0 Release

Texas Digital Library (TDL) is pleased to announce the open source release of Vireo 4.0.

Register for our webinar! We will demonstrate and discuss the new features in Vireo 4.0.

Vireo 4.0 development is managed in the Vireo Github and its features are described in the Vireo user documentation

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Posted in TDL development, Vireo

Introduction to Web Archiving Texas

Libraries and archives from across Texas share their experience with web archiving to help build knowledge and community towards our shared goal of efficiently and effectively preserving web content. This series will provide context and background for the topics to be discussed at the upcoming #WATX19 event,

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Posted in digital preservation, web archiving, webinar

Texas Digital Library to Transform Digital Preservation Possibilities for Sensitive Data 

Thanks to a new IMLS planning grant, the Texas Digital Library (TDL), in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego Library (UCSD), is leading the charge to roadmap the first nationally distributed digital preservation service for sensitive data. 

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Posted in digital preservation, grant funded projects, News, Organizational announcement

DSpace Year in Review

Have you kept up with all things DSpace at TDL? Lucky for you, we have a list of all of the improvements to TDL-hosted DSpace repositories to share. Check out our DSpace Year in Review to learn about our efforts improving DSpace for users and repository managers alike,

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Posted in DSpace, TDL development

Breaking Down Barriers at TCDL

The 2019 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries brought together over 200 librarians, archivists, technologists, students, and information professionals to explore perspectives. All of us at Texas Digital Library found this year’s conference more fun and inspiring than ever. Below are just a few highlights listing the ways #tcdl2019 was our best TCDL yet.

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Posted in TCDL, Texas Digital Library