2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center - Austin, TX

April 28, 2014 – April 29, 2014

The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion and preservation of research, scholarship and cultural heritage digital materials. This year's conference, to be held April 28-29 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, will focus on the theme Engaging Outliers:  Context, Collections & Community, and will explore the full range of projects, workflows, use cases and ideas-in-the-making related to digital library work -- with a special emphasis on those projects that lie outside of the ordinary.

The conference will address such questions as:  How are you using digital collections or materials in ways that are outside of their original context?  What are you doing that no one else is doing?  What would you like seen done that no one else is doing?

Thank you TCDL 2014 presenters, speakers, and attendees!

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About the 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

TCDL 2014 featured two exciting keynote speakers. Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will discuss DPLA’s ambitious endeavor to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available to all. Karen Coyle, a recognized expert on digital libraries with over 30 years of experience with library technology, will address emerging trends related to Linked Data.

Dan Cohen 

Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA, where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. Prior to his tenure, Dan was the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. At the Center, Dan oversaw projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to online collections (September 11 Digital Archive) to software for scholarship (the popular Zotero research tool). His books include Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (with Roy Rosenzweig) and Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith. Dan was an inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship. In 2011 he received the Frederick G. Kilgour Award from the American Library Association for his work in digital humanities, and in 2012 he was named one of the top “tech innovators”  in academia by the Chronicle of Higher Education. (Bio source: http://dp.la/info/about/who/staff/)

 Karen Coyle

Karen Coyle is a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. She now consults in a variety of areas relating to digital libraries. Karen has published dozens of articles and reports, most available on her web site, kcoyle.net. She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group (MARBI), NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub standard. She follows, writes, and speaks on a wide range policy areas, including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information. As a consultant she works primarily on metadata development and technology planning. She is currently investigating the possibilities offered by the semantic web and linked data technology. (Bio source: http://www.kcoyle.net/reach.html)

Important Details

  • When: April 28-29, 2014
  • Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas
  • Accommodation: A room block with a special rate is reserved at the AT&T Center Hotel. Go to the Accommodation page for more information.
  • Registration: Early registration rates (available through April 1) are $110 for TDL members, $140 for regular attendees, and $50 for students. Registration rates will cover all conference sessions, including keynotes, presentations, poster sessions, and workshops. Light breakfast and snacks, as well as a conference reception, will be included as part of the regular registration package. Go here for more information and to register.

About the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

TCDL covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials. The goal of TCDL 2013 is to bring together those working on library-related digital projects -- including outreach librarians, repository managers, cataloguers, technical staff, and others -- in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries.

TCDL 2014 is hosted and sponsored by the Texas Digital Library.

Accessibility information

If you require disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.org or 512-495-4417 a minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.

The TCDL 2014 conference venue provides ADA-compliant sleeping and meeting rooms, accessible restrooms, braille signage, and available-upon-request assistive listening systems and text telephones.

Conference Information

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