Overview

The 4th annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL 2010) took place May 17-18, 2010, at the University of Texas at Austin.

The theme for TCDL 2010 is Collaboration, and conference presentations focused on issues of teamwork and partnering in the service of advancing scholarly communications.

TCDL 2010: Cooperation

In the digital age, scholars and researchers are finding new ways to collaborate, share findings, and discuss ideas with each other and the general public. New technologies have removed barriers to disseminating scholarly work, while new publishing and partnership models can provide easier access to published scholarship.

The Texas Digital Library works together with its member institutions to provide tools and expertise that make the advancement of scholarly communications in the 21st century possible. TCDL 2010 will give TDL members and other interested parties the opportunity to share innovative work being done in these areas. Among the questions the conference seeks to explore are:

  • How can institutions navigate the changing landscape of scholarly communications with new business models, new tools for communication and collaboration, and new institutional policies?
  • How can partnerships across institutional, even international, boundaries aid in advancing scholarly communications?
  • How can institutions of higher learning realize the full benefits of new communications tools (like electronic journals and other online publishing technologies) to share data, journal articles, book-length works, and other – perhaps new – kinds of scholarship?
  • How can non-peer-reviewed outlets like blogs and wikis be used effectively for scholarly pursuits?
  • How can various policies regarding Open Access, copyright, and Creative Commons licensing promote collaboration and the creation and dissemination of scholarly work?

About the Texas Digital Library

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) is a multi-university consortium dedicated to providing the digital infrastructure to support a fully online scholarly community for institutions of higher education in Texas. Formed in 2005 by four Texas members of the Association of Research Libraries, the TDL has extended membership in the consortium to any of the state’s institutions of higher learning.

Through the establishment of shared policies and standards, forums for professional interaction, expertise in digital collections and preservation, and robust technical services, the TDL aims to increase the availability of the enormous intellectual capital of Texas universities and to preserve it for future generations.



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