The Texas Digital Library (TDL) is pleased to announce the development of cost-effective, easy-to-use digital preservation storage for its member institutions through DuraCloudTM @TDL. With DuraCloudTM @TDL, members can accurately plan preservation costs, enjoy predictability of service, and rely on known, durable technologies for ensuring the integrity of their digital collections.
TDL executive director Debra Hanken Kurtz has joined the DPN Business Model Working Group, which has been tasked with creating a formal business plan and establishing a sustainable economic model for the Digital Preservation Network (DPN).
The TDL is pleased to announce that Michele Kimpton, CEO of DuraSpace, and Nancy McGovern, Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT, will serve as the keynote speakers for the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.
For those interested in planning for preservation of digital collections, DuraSpace is holding a free webinar series entitled “Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning” throughout February and March.
The first of the series, entitled “Assessing Preservation Readiness” will take place Tuesday, February 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM (Central time).
The Texas Digital Library software development team began a multiple-week series of development sprints in March devoted to the TDL Preservation Network. The goal of the current effort is to create the means for local repository managers to select content from their DSpace repositories to be sent to PresNet and to retrieve their content from PresNet in a DSpace-ready format.
The Texas Digital Library invites members to attend the TDL’s weekly Sprint Review this Thursday, March 24, at 2:30 PM.