2015 TCDL

2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

Dates: April 27 – 28, 2015

Thank you 2015 TCDL attendees!

Conference Proceedings

The 2015 TCDL Conference Proceedings are available in the Texas Digital Library (TDL) repository.

Be inspired.

photo of Bess SadlerThe Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is delighted to welcome Bess Sadler from Stanford University Libraries as the keynote speaker for 2015.

Bess will speak on the topic of “Libraries and the Long Now.” How do we build digital libraries that will last for centuries? How do we rise to the challenge of long term preservation of digital knowledge? The answers are more cultural than technical. Drawing on lessons learned from the Stanford Digital Repository and the Hydra digital library software project (http://projecthydra.org), as well as the philosophy of the Long Now Foundation (http://longnow.org), this talk will ask the audience to consider long-term thinking as it applies to digital libraries.

An open source advocate and self-described library “geek”, Bess Sadler is Manager for Application Development at Stanford and was formerly Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment and Research and Development Librarian at University of Virginia Library. She is a co-founder of several successful open source software projects including Blacklight (http://projectblacklight.org) and Hydra (http://projecthydra.org), which are used by libraries, museums, archives, and cultural institutions around the world.

You can follow Bess Sadler on Twitter at https://twitter.com/eosadler and on her blog “Solvitur ambulando” at http://www.ibiblio.org/bess/.


The full 2015 TCDL program will be chock full of workshop and demo offerings, but the Program Committee is especially pleased to offer a special pre-conference training opportunity on Karma, an open source tool for converting data from a variety of formats into Linked Data. The workshop will introduce the basic capabilities of Karma and provide attendees with hands on training in the tool. The workshop will take place Sunday, April 26 from 1-5 PM in the Perry-Castaneda Library. The cost to attend is $25. Space is limited so register today!

Other workshops, tutorials, and birds-of-a-feather sessions have been posted. These events are FREE with conference registration, but advanced registration is required. Learn more about workshops and events offered on Archivematica, Fedora 4, Dataverse, Metadata, and Islandora HERE.


TCDL 2015 will introduce an exciting new opportunity to gather info, extend conversations or just take a break with colleagues: the TCDLounge! We’ve arranged a comfortable area for attendees to check email, watch or deliver a demo, chat with a friend from another institution – or your own! – or just settle in with a cup of coffee. The TCDLounge will be open during conference hours. You’ll even be able to arrange times for meetings or demos using a sign-up board and the Twitter hashtag #tcdlounge!

Accessibility Information

If you require disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.org a minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.

The TCDL 2015 conference venue provides ADA-compliant sleeping and meeting rooms, accessible restrooms, braille signage, and available-upon-request assistive listening systems and text telephones.