Launching the Texas Data Repository: How to Implement TDR at Your Institution

October 6, 2016 | 10:30am – 12:00pm (CDT)


  • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services, University of Houston Libraries

The Texas Data Repository (TDR), a new service offered by the Texas Digital Library, is a platform for publishing and archiving datasets and other data products created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. The repository, which is built in the open source application Dataverse, will enable TDL member libraries to provide research data management services to their campus communities that will: enable compliance with federal mandates for data archiving and sharing, increase the scholarly impact of datasets through assignment of persistent online identifiers and citations, and facilitate limited sharing within research groups, data versioning, and long-term preservation.

In this webinar, Kristi Park (Director of the TDL) and Santi Thompson (Head of Digital Repository Services at the University of Houston Libraries and chair of the TDL Dataverse Implementation Working Group) will give an overview of the repository service, requirements for TDL member participation, and plans for the future of the service.

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