Purpose of TCDL
The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is a gathering place for the Texas library and archives community to share and learn about research, practice, and advocacy in digital libraries and digital archives. The conference provides opportunities for faculty, students, researchers, librarians, administrators, policymakers, advocates, and others to share expertise and network through various types of presentations, panels, workshops, and informal discussions.
The Texas Digital Library and the TCDL Planning Committee are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We believe that digital libraries and archives are developed and used by diverse participants, and that supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all stakeholders. As such, this conference values inclusiveness and the maintenance of a safe and accountable space for all participants.
TDL is dedicated to providing a conference experience that is free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. We know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers.
Expectations of attendees
We therefore expect participants at TCDL to help create thoughtful and respectful environments where that interaction can take place.
We expect that participants will abide by our Community Agreement:
- Participate in an authentic, constructive, and active way.
- Exercise consideration and respect in speech and action.
- Attempt collaboration before conflict.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Be mindful of your environment and of your fellow participants.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any conference participants, including in online environments, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of conference business.
Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces including presentation slides; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Visit the TCDL home page to learn more about the conference. Email Texas Digital Library at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and suggestions.
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Texas Digital Library is a consortium of library and archives professionals that propels the Academy forward by maintaining our past and preparing for the future. Membership in TDL is open to any library. Find out more by visiting https://www.tdl.org/members/membership/ or email us at email@example.com.