POWRR Workshops


The Texas Digital Library and the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group are co-sponsoring two POWRR Workshops, to be held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas Thursday July 7 and Friday July 8. Registration is free, but space is limited.

To register for one of the workshop days, please use the following registration links:

The TDL will be covering lunch on both workshop days and Trinity University will be providing continental breakfast in the morning.

TDL Member Scholarships

Several travel scholarships of up to $500 are available for TDL Members to defray the costs of travel and accommodation. Scholarship funds will be distributed as reimbursement after the workshop and submission of all receipts.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please complete the form below. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Scholarship application deadline has now passed.

The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is also offering several travel scholarships to DCIG Members. Deadline for submissions is May 16, 2016.

Scholarship application deadline has now passed.

About POWRR Workshops

From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Strategies and Tools

A Digital POWRR Workshop

The Digital POWRR (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources) Workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying digital preservation solutions for small-and mid-sized institutions looking to begin digital preservation practices. We continue to bring these workshops across the country thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This full-day workshop is designed specifically for front-line practitioners who routinely complete collections processing work. If you understand the need for digital preservation, and are now seeking to build daily workflows that incorporate accessioning digital materials, processing them, and planning for their long-term preservation, this workshop is for you.

This is a hands-on workshop that deals with the “How” of digital preservation, rather than the “Why.” Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open-source tool; learn about several digital preservation tools and services; and create and institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals.

Please note that this is not a workshop on how to digitize materials. However, the curriculum could be helpful to implement a digital preservation plan into a digitization project. The skills taught can be applied to both born-digital as well as digitized collections.

This workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Map and Directions

Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, Trinity University


Project Sponsor

National Endowment for the Humanities