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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The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) to Cease Operations

This Joint statement from the nodes was originally posted here

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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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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Texas Data Repository Webinars


Texas Digital Library and the Texas Data Repository Steering Committee present a new webinar series showcasing topics in research data management and hosted by research data experts in academic libraries throughout North America.

All the webinars in this series are free and open to anyone who is interested. 

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Posted in Data Management, Events, Texas Data Repository

Texas OER Summit for Academic Libraries

Texas OER Summit

Summit Re-cap | Ways to Engage | Summit Details


In November 2018, Texas Digital Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission helped organize a Texas Statewide OER Summit,

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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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Sign Up: Vireo Community Sprints Start October 1st

The Vireo User Group (VUG) and the Texas Digital Library (TDL) are proud to announce the first Vireo Community Sprint.

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This fall, starting with a 2-week sprint from October 1-12, and continuing periodically with further sprints through the fall and spring,

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Posted in Events, TDL development, Vireo, Vireo Users Group

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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Texas Data Repository: A Year in Review [webinar]

The Texas Data Repository (TDR) is a consortial data repository using the Dataverse platform. In this presentation we discuss ongoing efforts to develop the TDR as a shared service. The presenters include TDR liaisons from participating institutions. We reflect on the past year of using the TDR and speak from diverse perspectives:  the experience of small and large institutions;

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