2016 TCDL

2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

Commons Learning Center, Austin, Texas
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758

Dates: May 24 – 26, 2016

Keynote Speaker

The 2016 TCDL will feature Trevor Owens from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as the conference keynote speaker.

Trevor serves as the Senior Program Officer responsible for the development of the national digital platform portfolio for the Office of Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He steers an overall strategy encompassing research, grant making, and policy agendas , as well as communications initiatives, in support of the development of national digital services and resources in libraries. From 2010 – 2015, Trevor served as a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. Before that, he was the community manager for the Zotero project at the Center for History and New Media.

Trevor has a doctorate in social science research methods and educational technology from the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University, a bachelor’s degree in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in American history with an emphasis on digital history from George Mason University. He teaches graduate seminars on digital history and digital curation for American University’s history department and the University of Maryland’s iSchool.

In 2014, the Society of American Archivists gave him the Archival Innovator Award, an award granted annually to recognize the archivist, repository, or organization that best exemplifies the “ability to think outside the professional norm.”

Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, and made this a wonderful 2016 TCDL!

We would also like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of this year’s conference:




Conference Proceedings

The 2016 TCDL Conference Proceedings are available in the Texas Digital Library (TDL) repository.

About TCDL

The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion and preservation of research, scholarship and cultural heritage digital materials.

The goal of TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, catalogers, faculty members, technical staff, and others — in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries.

The 2017 TCDL will take place at the Commons Learning Center (CLC) on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas on May 23 – 25, 2017. The CLC is within walking distance of the Texas Advanced Computing Center and near the pedestrian-friendly Domain Austin, featuring more than 100 stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Accessibility Information

The 2017 TCDL conference venue provides ADA-compliant meeting rooms, parking spaces, and accessible restrooms. 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.

Conference Code of Conduct

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) organizes an annual conference for the benefit of its members. The goal of TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries. TCDL works actively toward the creation of a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community of digital library practitioners, and is therefore dedicated to the creation of a safe, respectful, and collegial conference experience for all attendees.

Open, critically engaged discourse is expected to flourish at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. Participants are encouraged to respect the differences among attendees, and to be mindful of the diverse nature of our community in preparing presentations and engaging in conversation. There is no place at TCDL sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or other group status. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behavior are likewise unacceptable. Nevertheless, constitutionally protected expression cannot be considered harassment under this code.