TCDL 2012 Sessions

Thursday, May 24 | Friday, May 25



7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open 

AT&T Conference Center Lobby (Level 2) 

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM in the Tejas Room

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7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration Desk Open 

AT&T Conference Center Lobby (Level 2) 

Breakfast available at 7 AM in the Tejas Room

8:00 AM

Session 5


Session 5A (Amphitheater 204):

Building Relationships with researchers and enhancing the library's reputation through digital services (Colleen Lyon)

Connecting with Users beyond Language Boundaries through Multilingual Information Access for Digital Collections (Jiangping Chen)

Session 5B (Room 102):

The Susanna Rowson Digital Compendium: Rethinking Data in Humanities Research (Spencer D. C. Keralis)

“Mapping the Southwest”: UNT-UTA Collaborative Project (Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Ann Hodges, Jerrell Jones)

9:00 AM


9:15 AM

Session 6


Session 6A (Amphitheater 240): "Big Data"

Implementation of a Texas-Sized Research Data Repository (Chris Jordan)

Archiving on the go: Facilitating auto-archiving of evolving digital collections (Bethany Scott)

Web Archives and Large-Scale Data: Preliminary Techniques for Facilitating Research (Nicholas Joel Woodward, Kent Norsworthy)

Session 6B (Room 102):

Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Toward a Collaborative Approach to Stakeholders’ Involvement in ETDs Curation (Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Shannon Stark, Geneva Henry)

International Collaboration and Digital Archives: the Guatemalan Police Archive Project at UT Austin (Jade A. Diaz, Kent Norsworthy)

 10:15 AM


 10:30 AM

Closing Plenary


Closing Keynote Address: John P. Wilkin (Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan; Executive Director, HathiTrust) BIO


Closing Remarks

11:30 PM


(on your own)

Close of main conference

1:00 - 5:00 PM


Workshops, Tutorials, and Birds of a Feather Sessions

Please note that some workshops will be held in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) on the UT campus. The PCL is a short walk from the AT&T Conference Center.

Because space is limited in some rooms, please sign up for workshops and BoF sessions HERE if you plan to attend.


1:00-2:00 pm

BoF: Promoting our Digital Collections to the Academic Community: "If We Build It, We Hope They Will Come."

Room 101 (AT&T Conference Center)

1:00-2:00 pm

Beyond PPI: Image Scanning for the Rest of Us

Room 102 (AT&T Conference Center)

1:00-4:00 pm

Digital Post-Processing in Photoshop: How to Edit a Variety of Digital Images for Preservation and Online Access Using Photoshop

Room 1.202 (Perry-Castañeda Library)

1:00-3:00 pm

Vireo Workflow Demonstrations

Room 4.102 (Perry-Castañeda Library)

2:00-3:00 pm

BoF: From On Film to On Line: Bringing New Access to Moving Image Collections

Room 101 (AT&T Conference Center)

2:00-4:00 pm

Using Batch Load to Create a Repository Collection

Room 102 (AT&T Conference Center)

NOTE: Participants should bring their laptops for hands-on portion of the workshop.

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Speaker Bios

James Hilton

James Hilton is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Virginia where he is responsible for planning and coordinating academic and administrative information technology, voice communications, and network operations on a university-wide basis. He is an advocate of strong collaboration between academic and technology cultures in university environments. He is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Hilton was the Associate Provost for Academic Information and Instructional Technology Affairs and a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan in the Institute for Social Research and in the Psychology Department where he served as the Chair of Undergraduate Studies between 1991 and 2000. He is a three-time recipient of the LS&A Excellence in Education award, has been named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor (1997-2006), and received the Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award. He has published extensively in the areas of information technology policy, person perception, stereotypes, and the psychology of suspicion. Mr. Hilton received a B. A. in Psychology from the University of Texas in 1981 and a Ph.D. from the social psychology program at Princeton University in 1985.

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John Price Wilkin

John P. Wilkin is the Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology (LIT) and is the Executive Director of HathiTrust. The Library Information Technology (LIT) Division supports the Library's online catalog and related technologies, provides the infrastructure to both digitize and access digital library collections, supports the Library's web presence, and provides frameworks and systems to coordinate Library technology activities (e.g., authentication and authorization). Reporting units include Core Services, Digital Library Production Service, Library Systems, and Web Services.

Wilkin previously served as the Head of the Digital Library Production Service at the University of Michigan, a position he held from its inception in 1996. DLPS was originally conceived as a federated organization, drawing on resources from the University of Michigan's major information and technology organizations, including the University of Michigan Library. Although this particular aspect of DLPS has changed, now with all of the department's activities situated within the University Library, and nearly all of its funding on the Library's base budget, DLPS continues to have strong campus and national relations. Among the units in the DLPS is the University of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative, an organization responsible for SGML document creation and online systems that Wilkin founded in 1994.

Wilkin earned graduate degrees in English from the University of Virginia ('80) and Library Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville ('86). In 1988 he assumed responsibility for the University of Michigan's English and American language and literature collection development, as well as library research support for English faculty and graduate students. Soon after, he implemented a campus-wide service for the analysis of electronic text and encoding text in SGML. In 1992, he began work at the University of Virginia as the Systems Librarian for Information Services, where he shaped the Library's plan for establishing a group of electronic centers, led and provided technical support for those centers, and consulted for the University's Insitute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) in textual issues.

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