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Meet the TCDL 2020 Planning Committee

The goal of the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is to bring together those working on digital projects in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries. 

Our planning committee defines the conference each year by developing a theme,

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Posted in Member Story, TCDL

TDL is Hitting the Road

Plans are underway to make site visits to each of our regular member institutions in spring and summer of 2019.

These in-person visits — which we endeavor to carry out every few years — are invaluable for staff at TDL as we think about service improvements and additions and strive to make sure that we’re meeting member needs where we can.

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Posted in Events, Member Story, News

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

Map Scanning at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


Originally published March 7, 2017 on the Spacial {Query} Lab blog.

One of the most historically significant collections of surveying maps and records in the state of Texas will soon be available online thanks to grants from the Ed Rachal Foundation and a partnership between the Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives Department,

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Posted in Member Story

Building the Data Environment at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries

photo of Jessica Trelogan

Originally posted January 27, 2017 in Tex Libris, Office of the Director, University of Texas Libraries.

Jessica Trelogan was brought in last year to fill the new position of Data Management Coordinator in order to build, maintain and enhance the data services deployed by the Libraries.

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Posted in Member Story, News, Texas Data Repository

Featured Member Profile: Le Yang

Each issue of the TDL Update Newsletter features a TDL Member Profile highlighting the innovative and important work conducted throughout the TDL consortium. This is also a way for us to keep updated on new projects and get to know individual members in the TDL community. 

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Posted in Member Story, News

Sam Houston State University Digital Resources Department

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Article by Susan Elkins, Digital Resources Librarian, SHSU

Sam Houston State University’s Newton Gresham Library is focused on serving its student and faculty patrons through one-to-one outreach, and electronic services. In particular, the Digital Resources department provides access to SHSU’s growing online collections and scholarly communications resources.

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Posted in Member Story, Texas Digital Library

University Libraries and TTU Press Launch Interdisciplinary Online Journal

Texas Tech University LibrariesThe open-access journal, titled “Archivation Exploration,” will focus on rotating themes as well as the happenings of each year’s Sowell Collection Conference.

Texas Tech University Libraries and Texas Tech Press recently launched the inaugural issue of the online journal “Archivation Exploration,”

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Posted in Member Story

Texas State University, Alkek Library

Technology, Research and Growth

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Texas State University, Alkek Library is focused on technology, research and growth. As a recently designated, Carnegie class higher research university, Alkek library is currently proactively expanding technology capacity, online digital research possibilities and learning commons infrastructures.

In terms of physical technologies,

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Posted in Member Story

Member Story: UH Libraries’ New Digital Exhibit: Tenure and Promotion Recognition Program

The University of Houston (UH) celebrated the accomplishments of tenured and promoted faculty and librarians at a reception held this spring. The UH Tenure and Promotion Recognition Program was created to honor faculty and librarians who have recently achieved tenure or have been promoted. In the program’s inaugural year, 2015 honorees were invited to select a book that has offered inspiration or encouragement in their professional journey.

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Posted in Member Story


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