TDL DSpace Training and Education Group

The TDL DSpace Education Working Group was formed in 2015 to assess, update, and standardize the DSpace training that the TDL offers to its members.

Purpose of the DSpace Training & Education Group

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) DSpace Training & Education Group (DTEG) will assess, update, and standardize the DSpace training that the TDL offers to its members.

The group’s core responsibility is to train members of Texas Digital Library in the use of DSpace. Other responsibilities include:

  • Outline projects for each year
  • Report out to TDL membership each year at TCDL
  • Coordinate with TDL membership and other Working Groups as needed to help provide and improve training on TDL software platforms

Who can join

The DTEG functions as TDL’s main training offering for TDL DSpace users and exists for service to fellow TDL members. Therefore, DTEG membership is limited to TDL members.

Membership Terms

One-year rolling membership terms formally begin and end annually at TCDL, with the option to continue. More practically, we welcome new members at any time; we also understand that the need may arise for a member to leave the group mid-term.

Group leadership

The group is led by a Chair and Vice-Chair, with support from TDL staff.

Members 2019-2020:

  • Lea DeForest, Texas Digital Library
  • Susan Elkins (chair), Sam Houston State University
  • Joseph Pruett (vice-chair), Angelo State University
  • Ed Warga, Texas A& M University – Corpus Christi
  • Laura Waugh, Texas State University
  • Jingshan Xiao, University of Houston – Clear Lake

DSpace 6 Training Materials and Documentation, 2018

Training Needs Survey: Final Report (PDF), released May 24, 2017

Please contact our helpdesk if you are a TDL member who would like to request DSpace training or email us at for more information.

Past chairs:

  • 2018-19: Laura McElfresh, Texas A&M University at Galveston

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