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Archivematica Campfire Stories, hosted by TDL and A-Tex

Last November, participants from TDL member institutions and beyond took part in Archivematica Camp Houston, learning to use Archivematica as a part of their digital preservation programs. Join us for updates from several Texas institutions on how they’re now using Archivematica in the year following AM Camp.

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Posted in digital preservation, webinar


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


Web Archiving Texas

Web Archiving Texas is an opportunity to build a community around web archiving in Texas, bringing people together to share skills and resources, and to amplify our work that impacts the national and international web archiving community. Join Texas Digital Library at Baylor University in Waco,

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Posted in digital preservation, Events


Connecting Archivematica Users in Texas

by Courtney Mumma, TDL Deputy Director

The Texas Digital Library and University of Houston partnered to host the first Texas Archivematica Camp in Houston this November. As stated on the wiki for the camp, “inspired by similar events like Hydra Camp,

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Posted in digital preservation, Events, Texas Archivematica Users Group


Message to TDL Members Regarding DPN

You have likely seen an announcement this week from the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) announcing its intentions to dissolve the organization.

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) has participated in DPN both as a preservation node within the network, and as a consortial member.

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Posted in digital preservation


The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) to Cease Operations

This Joint statement from the nodes was originally posted here https://duraspace.org/the-digital-preservation-network-dpn-to-cease-operations/.

Message to DPN members from the DPN nodes:

Yesterday, the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) announced plans to cease operations. The individual nodes that collectively provided preservation services to DPN seek to reassure the DPN membership as well as the larger academic and digital preservation communities that we remain confident about the future of digital preservation.

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Posted in digital preservation


Texas Digital Library Honored for Innovative Digital Preservation

By Lea DeForest, TDL Communication Strategist

October 24, 2018

TDL is honored to receive an Innovation Award for Organizations from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).

NDSA 2018 Innovation Award winners from left to right: Kristi Park,

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Posted in digital preservation


Digital Preservation Management Workshop Offers Roadmap to Starting Point

By Lea DeForest, Texas Digital Library Communication Strategist

August 28,  2018

For a digital archivist like Kristen Weischedel, being a perfectionist is an internal struggle. Tasked with developing a digital preservation program for her library was a daunting project for Kristen,

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Posted in Chronopolis, digital preservation, Institutional Repositories, Member Story, Preservation Network


Digital Preservation Update for August 2018


Digital Preservation Management Workshop Highlights

We sat down with TDL members who took advantage of our recent Digital Preservation Management Workshop. Find out what they learned and how DPMW will help their careers and their institutions on our blog.

Monthly Call for Digital Preservation Members

Texas Digital Library will convene all digital preservation members for a monthly call to ask questions and discuss issues.

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Posted in digital preservation, Events


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