In summer and fall of 2020, Texas Digital Library lent assistance with planning, speaker recruitment, and in-class management for a UT Austin iSchool course about Digital Libraries.
TDL hosted two student groups who devoted their final projects to working with TDL in developing a Collections as Data toolkit for TDL members, creating a visualization of TDL’s collection of TCDL conference proceedings, and researching associations and groups that convene librarians and archivists.
Working with this course introduced library and information science students to TDL’s work both as a service provider and community convener, in addition to connecting students with professionals working in libraries and archives across Texas.
COLLECTIONS AS DATA
A team of three students, Karla Roig Blay, Anne Morgan, and Katy Tuck, create an introduction to collections as data for TDL members, tailoring recommendations for using collections as data to TDL and member repositories.
SURVEY OF CONVENERS
TDL continually seeks potential collaborations with organizations that align with TDL’s mission, serve similar organizations and members, or could benefit from TDL’s resources. Three iSchool students, Amanda Hildebrand, Marisa Jefferson, and Rachel Walfoort, identified and contacted organizations that are potential collaboration partners with TDL and our member institutions.
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