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Breaking Down Barriers at TCDL

The 2019 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries brought together over 200 librarians, archivists, technologists, students, and information professionals to explore perspectives. All of us at Texas Digital Library found this year’s conference more fun and inspiring than ever. Below are just a few highlights listing the ways #tcdl2019 was our best TCDL yet.

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Posted in TCDL, Texas Digital Library



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


Preservation Week

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

 

This week is the American Library Association’s Preservation Week,

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Posted in Texas Digital Library


Getting Started with OER: Free Webinar Series

Navigate the murky waters of OER by signing up for this free webinar series which will help you get started with OER on your campus.

Texas Digital Library is excited to present a new webinar series highlighting practical steps to getting started with OER (open educational resources).

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Posted in Open Educational Resources, Texas Digital Library, training


TDL Hyku Pilot Report Available

Along with our pilot partners at the University of Houston, UT Austin and Trinity University, the Texas Digital Library recently underwent a brief, 6-month exploration of the Hyku application. In particular, we were interested in the feasibility and community benefits of hosting Hyku,

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Posted in TDL development, Texas Digital Library


UT Rio Grande Valley Releases “Hometown Teams” Exhibition

UTRGV Library’s Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the opening of their upcoming exhibition Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, and the complimentary digital exhibition Hometown Teams of the Rio Grande Valley, available at https://hometownteamsrgv.omeka.net/.

This digital exhibition was presented at the TCDL in May,

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Posted in Texas Digital Library


TCDL 2018 Highlights

The 2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries brought together over 170 librarians, archivists, technologists, and information professionals to explore perspectives. All of us at Texas Digital Library found this year’s conference more inspiring and enjoyable than ever. Below are just a few highlights listing the ways #tcdl2018 was great.

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Posted in News, TCDL, Texas Digital Library


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