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

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,

 Recent Workshops

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