Excellence Award

The Excellence Award honors a specific project that demonstrates overall excellence in one or more areas of digital curation or digital scholarship practice.


Use this document to prepare your nomination. Copy and paste the questions into a new document to craft your nomination before submitting.


Outstanding contributions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative, inter-departmental and/or inter-institutional work on a digital curation or digital scholarship project
  • Unique use or development of a tool for digital curation or digital scholarship  
  • Advancement of digital curation or digital scholarship standards (e.g. copyright, access, metadata, preservation)
  • Creation of an innovative digital collection or a workflow for digital curation or digital scholarship projects

The TDL Awards Committee encourages submissions from historically excluded communities and their allies, including but not limited 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.


Each year, the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Awards honor individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of digital libraries.

Nominations for this award are open to Texas libraries, archives, museums, cultural heritage institutions, non-profits, collectives, or groups or projects within said entities, and can be in partnership with other organizations. Individuals and project members nominated must have been employed by the institution at the time the work was created or performed. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Membership in the Texas Digital Library consortium is not required to nominate or receive the award.

Winners will be announced and celebrated at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, held virtually May 23 – 26, 2022 (date and time of ceremony TBD). Winners will receive free admission to TCDL.

To nominate an institution, group, or individual for TDL’s Excellence Award, please complete the form below. To do so, you will need:

    • Contact information about the nominee or nominated group to include their name, affiliation, email address, and mailing address (required), plus any URLs (optional)
    • Your contact information (required)
    • A justification statement (required)
    • Supporting documentation/file uploads (optional; examples include but are not limited to letters of recommendation, workflows, awards received, publicity and publications, etc.).
    • Agree to TCDL’s Code of Conduct

The deadline for nominations is March 4, 2022.


Use this document to prepare your nomination. Copy and paste the questions into a new document to craft your nomination before submitting.


Now in its fifteenth year, the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) is a home for communities of library and information workers who support scholarly, cultural heritage, educational materials, open access, open source, and transparency in libraries through digital preservation, repositories, metadata, theses and dissertations, scholarly communications, and research data management. TCDL honors its roots in digital librarianship while also including the work that many other library workers, archivists, and various information professionals do to build, improve, provide outreach, expand, and use digital library resources and ecosystems of scholarship.

As founder and host of TCDL, Texas Digital Library is committed to dismantling white supremacy within our organization and associated communities, addressing inequities in our staff organization and the broader consortium, and helping transform practice and culture in the larger higher education and cultural heritage communities in which we operate. To that end, we enthusiastically invite and encourage members of minoritized communities to attend, present, and enjoy TCDL regardless of your profession, affiliation, or background. All are welcome! 

With presentation session types that include informal conversations, posters, lightning talks, workshops, presentations, and more, TCDL encourages and welcomes submissions from students, scholars, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and users. TCDL 2022 will take place live online and we welcome proposals from Texas-based colleagues and beyond.

Read TCDL’s Code of Conduct.


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

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