Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Dataverse and the Texas Data Repository Workshop
Santi Thompson, Kristi Park, Courtney Mumma

Last modified: 2017-04-07


This workshop will offer attendees a hands-on tutorial of the new Texas Data Repository (TDR). Launched in 2017, the TDR is a platform for publishing and archiving datasets (and other data products) created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. The repository is built in an open-source application called Dataverse, developed and used by Harvard University and hosted by the Texas Digital Library.

After providing an overview of the repository and of the data management landscape, the workshop will offer attendees the opportunity to interact with the repository software. Sessions will walk participants step-by-step through the established workflows for depositors and repository managers. Specific topics covered in the workshop will include:

  • Logging into the system
  • Learning the roles for library staff/faculty
  • Using the TDR to add, describe, share, and publish data
  • Managing data, including versioning and de-accessioning data
  • Downloading and using data

Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of the purpose, scope, and functionality of the TDR and will be able to take advantage of the repository's ingest, metadata, and discovery features - all important components of managing research data and making it available to the larger research community.


Texas Data Repository; research data management; data archiving