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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Posted in digital preservation, Events

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.

Sign up at

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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Posted in Texas Digital Library

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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Posted in Data Management

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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Posted in DSpace, Events, Institutional Repositories, News

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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Posted in Texas Digital Library

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

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