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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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

This digital exhibition was presented at the TCDL in May,

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Dataverse Reports for TDR Liaisons Now Available on GitHub

The Texas Digital Library has created bi-weekly reports for our Texas Data Repository (TDR) institutional liaisons. The TDR hosts 11 Texas Institutional Dataverses. Researchers at those institutions use the TDR as a platform for publishing and archiving datasets and other data products created by faculty,

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Posted in Data Management, News, Texas Data Repository

Free Training Available for Texas Data Repository Users

Texas Digital Library has produced a set of five introductory training videos for users of the Texas Data Repository. The video series can be accessed on YouTube here, and is based on a similar video set created by the Odum Institute.

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Posted in Data Management, Texas Data Repository, training

Texas Digital Library Advances Texas Research to Global Stage

Texas Digital Library (TDL) has joined the Global Dataverse Community Consortium as a Phase I member. In our role as charter members, Texas Digital Library will assist in governance, planning, and creation of the Consortium’s mission and vision statements.

Formed in 2018,

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Posted in Data Management, Texas Data Repository

Digital Preservation Update for June 2018

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. Current TDL members who are using our digital preservation services include Angelo State University, Stephen F.

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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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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

Introducing the Texas Levels of Preservation

By Courtney Mumma, Texas Digital Library Services Manager

Courtney Mumma introduced the Texas Levels of Preservation (TXLoP) at the Digital Library Frontier Forum in Pittsburgh, PA on October 24, 2017. TXLoP applies the NDSA levels of preservation framework at the state level to observe and magnify Texas institutions’

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Call to action: Contribute to the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values

The Texas Digital Library is pleased to join with other digital preservation leaders to release the following announcement and call for community comment. You can access the full Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared values here.

The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose,

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