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Welcome UTSA to TxHub and DPLA

Blue horizontal slider image, with text that reads Fall 2022, DPLA Harvest, Welcome to the Digital Public Library of America, UTSA! Slider also includes a portion of a cookbook cover that reads "1966 Adams Extract Award Winning Recipes" and shows several vintage baked goods.

It’s fall, which means that another DPLA harvest has come! Every three months, institutions who participate in TDL’s DPLA Aggregation Service through TxHub update their metadata records with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

This month, TDL is excited to include the University of Texas at San Antonio in their first DPLA harvest. 

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Posted in digital collections, DPLA


Summer 2022 DPLA harvest

Welcome back to our regular series featuring TDL members’ digital collections in DPLA! Institutions who participate in our DPLA Aggregation Service through TxHub share their metadata records with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Every three months, those records are updated in DPLA in our quarterly harvest.

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Spring 2022 DPLA harvest

Welcome to the first in a regular series of posts highlighting TDL members’ contributions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  Every three months, TDL members have the opportunity to update the records that they share with DPLA through TxHub.  These posts will explore those records and celebrate the resources found in TDL members’

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Posted in digital collections, DPLA


Feeling the Love at TDL’s Digital Collections Love-In

Image of a historical valentine's card, featuring a bird and a postcard with the text "Accept my unchaning love." Overlaid on the valentine is the text "Digital Collections Love-In Texas Digital Library"By Elliot Williams, TDL DPLA Service Coordinator

The TDL community really felt the love for digital collections this month!  Our first Digital Collections Love-In, hosted by TDL’s TxHub DPLA Aggregation Service, was a big success.

We wanted the event to be a celebration of digital collections and the work that goes into them,

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Posted in digital collections, DPLA, webinar


Meet Elliot, TDL’s New DPLA Service Coordinator

Elliot Williams (he/him/his) joined Texas Digital Library staff as the coordinator of TDL’s new DPLA metadata aggregation service in October 2021. We are thrilled to introduce him to our members, partners, and friends. Read on to learn more about TDL’s newest staff member. 

Where did you go to school?

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Posted in digital collections, DPLA


Exploring Digital Collections of the Texas Digital Library

The Find Five project intends to showcase the digital collections of Texas Digital Library’s member institutions and encourage non-digital library staff to engage with digital content in repositories. Any professional library and archives staff member or graduate student working in a TDL member library is invited to participate in the Find Five project.

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Posted in digital collections, DSpace, Institutional Repositories


FIND FIVE Promotes TDL Member Collections

Attention Texas Digital Library Members: Help us promote your digital collections by participating in the FIND FIVE project!

WHAT IS FIND FIVE?

The Find Five project intends to showcase the digital collections of TDL member institutions and encourage non-digital library staff to engage with digital content in repositories. 

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Posted in call for comment, digital collections, Institutional Repositories


TDL Imaging Group

Members of Texas Digital Library have launched a new group open to all non-commercial parties who would like to learn, contribute, or discuss regional digital imaging and digitization best practices.

Click here to visit the Imaging Group wiki.

The catalyst for the group was a birds-of-a-feather meeting at TCDL 2019.

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Posted in digital collections, Groups, Imaging Group



Digital Collections and Communities

By Rachael Zipperer, Masters Candidate at the University of Texas School of Information

Digital archives can also be a home for materials from community members. Stephen F. Austin State’s Community Collections are a great example of bringing community members into the digital archive.

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Posted in digital collections, Institutional Repositories, Texas Digital Library


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