TCDL 2013 Program


Monday, May 6 | Tuesday, May 7 | Wednesday, May 8



1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

TCDL 2013 Pre-Conference Event: DigiCamp

Radisson Hotel & Suites (Old Pecan Street Room)

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7:30 AM – Noon Registration Desk Open 

Radisson Hotel & Suites (Mezzanine)

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM in the Mezzanine

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8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Registration Desk Open 

Radisson Hotel & Suites (Mezzanine)

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM in the Mezzanine

 9:00 AM

Closing Plenary (Austin Room)


Closing Keynote Address: Making the Commitment to Preserve Our Digital Scholarship: Can We and Will We?

Michele Kimpton (CEO of Duraspace, Project Director for DuraCloud) BIO


Closing Remarks

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Session 6


Session 6A (Austin Room):

PANEL: Barn Raising the Digital Humanities (Tanya Clement - Asst. Professor, School of Information, UT Austin; Geneva Henry - Executive Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, Rice University; J. Lawrence Mitchell - Professor, Dept. of English and Director of Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M; Ryan Hoover, Asst. Professor, English Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edwards University; Moderators - Sarah Potvin, Texas A&M Libraries & Matthew Christy, Initiative for Digital Humanities at Texas A&M University)

Session 6B (Travis I/II Room):

It's a Big World After All ...the pitfalls of digitizing and describing a linguistics project by non-linguists (Ramona Holmes, Krystal Schenk - UT Arlington Library)

Extreme Makeover: Digital Library Edition (Melanie Cofield - Tarleton Law Library, UT Austin)

Pasteur’s Own Hand: The Creation of a Digital Repository (Mira Greene - UTMB Galveston)

11:30 AM


11:45 AM

Session 7


Session 7A (Austin Room)

From Custody to Collaboration: The Post-Custodial Archival Model at the University of Texas Libraries (Kent Norsworthy, T-Kay Sangwand - UT Austin Libraries)

The Digital Preservation Network at UT Austin (Chris Jordan - Texas Advanced Computing Center)

Session 7B (Travis I/II Room):

Vamp It Up and Make It Better: Auditing and Upgrading Metadata in the UH Digital Library (Santi Thompson, Annie Wu - University of Houston Libraries)

From Mishmash to MeSH: Subject Headings Changes for a Collection (Cameron J Kainerstorfer, Heather Perkins - UT Southwestern Medical Center Library)

12:45 PM


(On your own: Map of pedestrian-friendly lunch options near the Radisson)

Close of main conference

2:30 - 5:00 PM



2:15-3:45 pm

ETD Embargoes: A Comparison of Institutional Policies and Practices

Old Pecan Street Room

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2:30-4:30 pm

Command-line Image Manipulation with ImageMagick

Travis I Room

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3:45-5:00 pm

New Features in Vireo 2.0

Old Pecan Street Room

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Speaker Bios

Nancy McGovern

Nancy Y. McGovern has been the Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT Libraries since February 2012. Her responsibilities include ensuring long-term access to the digital and physical assets of the Libraries and developing appropriate long-term strategies for an expanding range of digital content. Before MIT Libraries, she was the Digital Preservation Officer (DPO) and a Research Assistant Professor at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a social science data archive at the University of Michigan that was established in 1962.

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Michele Kimpton

As CEO of the DuraSpace Foundation, Michele Kimpton is the project director for the DuraCloud project and provides overall leadership for all DuraSpace initiatives, activities, and partnerships. She has been named a Digital Preservation Pioneer by the NDIPP program at the Library of Congress and is also Project Director for the DuraCloud project.

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