The Texas Digital Library (TDL) welcomes faculty and staff from all TDL member institutions to participate in full- and half-day workshops covering TDL services and technologies and topics related to digital libraries, preservation, and scholarly communication. TDL-hosted workshops take place at various locations throughout the state in order to accommodate our geographically dispersed user base.

Upcoming Workshops

Save the Date: Fedora Camp

October 16 – 18, 2017 

University of Texas Libraries, Austin, Texas

Location: Perry-Castaneda Library (room details TBD)

We hope you’ll save the date for an upcoming Fedora Camp to be held at the Perry-Castaneda Library at UT Austin in October. More details including registration and program information are coming soon.

The Fedora Camp is sponsored by DuraSpace, the University of Texas Libraries, and the Texas Digital Library.

 Recent Workshops

POWRR Workshop. From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Strategies and Tools

Workshop 1: Thursday, July 7 | 9:00am – 4:00pm CST

Workshop 2: Friday, July 8 | 9:00am – 4:00pm CST

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Location: Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Cost: Free, but space is limited and registration is required.

The Texas Digital Library and the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group are co-sponsoring two POWRR workshops, to be held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas July 7th and 8th. Registration is free, but space is limited.

This full-day workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring human endeavor. The workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying practical digital preservation solutions for small- and mid-sized libraries. Instructors will not be addressing the “why” of digital preservation; rather, we are preparing for the “how”… providing hands-on, practical experience. Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open source tool; learn about several digital preservation tools and services; and create an institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals. (Digital POWRR,

Introduction to DSpace

August 18, 2015 | 9:00am – 4:00pm CST

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Location: Room B20/B21 of the Central Library, University of Texas at Arlington. Please note that a government ID (such as a driver’s license) is required to enter the Central Library.

Cost: Free for TDL Members

This course provides beginner-level DSpace users with an overview of the use and management of DSpace repositories. Students will gain hands-on experience with DSpace and the use of the DSpace administrative interface. Repository managers are the primary audience for this course.

Topics include:

  • How to create communities and collections
  • How to submit and proceed items through the repository workflow
  • How to adjust access options for users and items in DSpace
  • How to edit items in DSpace
  • Highlights of other DSpace features


  • Faedra Wills, Digital Projects Librarian, UT Arlington
  • Jon Crossno, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, UT Southwestern