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Born Digital Processing and Preservation Collaborative Project

By: Ima Oduok, Digital Librarian

As I started my second year of residency, I looked for a project that would be more long-term and focused on my interest in gaining hands-on experience in digital processing and preservation. It worked out that a TDL member, the University of Houston Libraries,

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Getting Digital POWRR

By: Ima Oduok, Digital Librarian

What is Digital POWRR anyway?

This was a question posed by a member of the TDL Digital Preservation Interest Group (DPIG). In a group which has expressed interest in more training opportunities, this question presented a great opportunity to share my experience of a grant-funded workshop tailored around the experiences,

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Born-digital Preservation Workshop Rundown

Maintenance Culture (MC) is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded program created by Myriad, a non-profit consulting organization that seeks to help smaller cultural heritage institutions preserve their collections. The focus of MC is on building a community of practice around the preservation of creative complex, born-digital objects. With several in-person skillshare and workshop events planned in major cities across the United States, MC seeks to assist creators and cultural heritage professionals (such as archivists and curators) to build off existing digital preservation knowledge and apply them to a variety of time-based media objects.

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The Future of Digital Preservation – BPE 2023 Plenary Talk

Courtney Mumma, TDL Deputy Director, was invited to deliver the plenary talk at Best Practices Exchange 2023 in Athens, GA, at the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Libraries. The following is the full text of that presentation with the couple of slides that included images (most just served as placeholders).

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Posted in digital preservation, Texas Digital Library

Texas Digital Library & Portico: A Community-Based Digital Preservation Partnership

The Texas Digital Library (TDL), with our colleagues at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), are proud to announce a partnership with Portico to support the mission of preserving the scholarly record. 

Portico is a community-supported digital preservation service that safeguards access to e-journals,

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Announcing the DPSC Planning Project

Texas Digital Library (TDL) will partner with Educopia and other members of the Digital Preservation Services Collaborative on an IMLS-funded grant to study the needs for and feasibility of a collaborative community-supported digital preservation service.

Posted in digital preservation, grant funded projects, Texas Digital Library

Learning Objectives from the 2021 TDL Digital Preservation Survey Results

At the end of 2021, TDL conducted a survey to help us share resources, strategies, and experiences that will strengthen our commitment to digital preservation. We wanted to learn about the various local tools, workflows, and policies you have in place so that we can shape the digital preservation training and learning opportunities we offer in the coming years.

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Posted in A-Tex, Chronopolis, digital preservation, Groups, Texas Digital Library, web archiving

Digital Preservation Progress and Collaboration #WDPD2021

By Courtney Mumma, Deputy Director of Texas Digital Library

In celebration of World Preservation Day 2021, TDL’s Deputy Director and Digital Preservation Services manager reflects on digital preservation progress and collaborations over the last several years. 

Since 2017, 

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Posted in A-Tex, digital preservation, web archiving

Archive-It Discount for TDL Members

With support from the newly formed TDL Web Archiving Texas Interest Group (WATXIG) and Lori Donovan, Senior Program Manager, Web Archiving & Data Services from the Internet Archive, TDL partners will now be eligible for a consortial discount of 10% off of Archive-It

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Posted in digital preservation, web archiving

State of Digital Preservation in Texas

Join Texas Digital Library and presenters from TDL member institutions to look at the current state of digital preservation in Texas, through case studies of their digital preservation efforts and activities currently underway.


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Posted in A-Tex, digital preservation, Fedora