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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



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


Scholarly Works in Digital Repositories

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

Digital repositories are often home to recent scholarship. Housing electronic dissertations and theses and other scholarly works in digital repositories gives scholars greater exposure and contributes to the larger scholarly community by sharing research openly.

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Posted in Institutional Repositories, scholarly communication, Texas Digital Library


What is a Digital Repository?

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

Key to engaging participants in digital preservation is understanding what a digital repository is and its role in preserving digital content. When physical items are preserved,

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Posted in Institutional Repositories, Texas Digital Library


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


Re-launch of Texas Digital Library DSpace User Group

We are excited to announce the re-launch of our DSpace User Group, chaired by Ed Warga, Digital Collections Librarian at TDL member library, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Our first meeting (virtual) will be on August 15, 2018 from 2-3pm CST. A sign up form is below.

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Posted in DSpace, Events, Institutional Repositories, News


TDL 2018 Holiday Wish List

In between snacking, sleeping, skiing, or [insert your favorite relaxing holiday fun], help TDL fulfill our wishes during this year’s holiday break.

Further Your Career

TDL will offer lots of professional development next semester. Take advantage of the winter break to further your career with these opportunities:

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Posted in Conferences, digital preservation, Institutional Repositories, News, TCDL, TDL Awards, Texas Data Repository, Vireo


Advanced DSpace training opportunity

The Texas Digital Library and DuraSpace are pleased to open up registration for Advanced DSpace Training to TDL members at the DuraSpace member rate of $250. The total cost of the course is being underwritten with generous support from the TDL and DuraSpace.

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Posted in Institutional Repositories, training


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