2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

May 23, 2017 – May 25, 2017

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The new home of the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is https://www.tdl.org/tcdl.


Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, and made the TCDL 2017 a success!

We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors this year, OCLC, Tableau, and Baylor University Libraries. Thank you for your commitment to the digital library community and continued support.


We value your feedback and hope you'll take a few minutes to complete the post-conference survey, in order to make next year's conference even better! It should take less than 10 minutes and your response is confidential:


The TCDL 2017 Conference Proceedings will be made available in the Texas Digital Library (TDL) repository by June 2, 2017.



TCDL 2017 will feature Mike Casey.

Mike Casey is the Director of Technical Operations for Indiana University's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative which has digitally preserved more than 150,000 audio and video recordings as of this writing. He is the co-author of Sound Directions: Best Practices for Audio Preservation, a contributing author to the second edition of the best practices publication Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects (known as IASA-TC 04), a contributing author to IASA-TC 05 Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers, the creator of FACET: The Field Audio Collection Evaluation Tool and the co-creator of the media prioritization software applications MediaSCORE and MediaRIVERS. He also authored the Indiana University Media Preservation Survey report and is principal author for the follow-up publication Meeting the Challenge of Media Preservation: Strategies and Solutions. His article entitled Why Media Preservation Can't Wait: The Gathering Storm that explores media degradation and obsolescence was published in the IASA Journal in January 2015.

photo of Mike Casey

The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials.

The goal of TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects -- including outreach librarians, repository managers, catalogers, faculty members, technical staff, and others -- in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries.

TCDL 2017 will take place at the Commons Learning Center (CLC) on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas on May 23-25, 2017. The CLC is within walking distance of the Texas Advanced Computing Center and near the pedestrian-friendly Domain Austin, featuring more than 100 stores, restaurants, and hotels. More information about conference programming including conference sessions, presentations, poster sessions, and workshops will be coming soon.



The TCDL 2017 conference venue provides ADA-compliant meeting rooms, parking spaces, and accessible restrooms. If you require disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.org or 512-495-4358 a minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.



The Texas Digital Library (TDL) organizes an annual conference for the benefit of its members. The goal of TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries. TCDL works actively toward the creation of a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community of digital library practitioners, and is therefore dedicated to the creation of a safe, respectful, and collegial conference experience for all attendees.

Open, critically engaged discourse is expected to flourish at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. Participants are encouraged to respect the differences among attendees, and to be mindful of the diverse nature of our community in preparing presentations and engaging in conversation. There is no place at TCDL for harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or other group status. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behavior are likewise unacceptable. Nevertheless, constitutionally protected expression cannot be considered harassment under this code.

Conference Information

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