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Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries covers topics relevant to the creation and promotion of scholarly communication at Texas institutions of higher learning.

TCDL is hosted by the Texas Digital Library.

  • 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

    May 23, 2017 – May 25, 2017

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    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

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The TCDL Planning Committee has opened the 2017 Call for Proposals. We invite your submissions of presentations and panels, 24x7 sessions, workshops, birds-of-a-feathers, and posters. This is your opportunity to be part of the program.

    TCDL addresses a wide range of topics including creation, promotion, preservation, and management of digital projects and assets, as well as the software and applications that drive the digital library world. Through a blend of interactive presentations, engaging speakers, and informative workshops, TCDL will be a great place to network and experience the latest in all things digital.

    CFP is now closed. Notifications will be sent on March 17th.

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline Extended: February 10, 2017)!

    Group/Committee Meetings:

    This year, we will also include time for working groups, user groups, affinity groups, and committees to hold meetings and will have space available. If your group is interested in a meeting during the 2017 TCDL, please contact the planning committee: tcdl@utlists.utexas.edu


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    SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION


    EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION

    Register by April 14, 2017 to receive the early-bird registration rates:

    • Early-bird TDL Member Rate: $125
    • Early-bird Non-Member Rate: $185
    • Early-bird Student Rate: $60

    REGISTER HERE


    ABOUT TCDL

    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.


    Accessibility Information

    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.


  • 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

    May 24, 2016 – May 26, 2016

    Texas Digital Humanities Consortium

    In partnership with the Texas Digital Library, the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium is pleased to announce its mini-conference, which will immediately follow the 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. The event will take place on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas.

    TxDHC Mini-Conference

     

    Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, and made this a wonderful 2016 TCDL! 

    2016 TCDL Presentations

    Take the Post-Conference Survey

    We would also like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of this year's conference: 

    EVENT SPONSOR

    SILVER SPONSORS

     

    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, cataloguers, faculty members, technical staff, and others -- in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries.

    TCDL 2016 will take place May 24-26, 2016, at the Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas.

    The Commons Learning Center is located on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus of UT Austin, 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.

    Twitter Hashtag: #tcdl2016

    TCDL 2016 Information:

    Registration

    (Registration is now closed.)

     

     

    Keynote Speaker

    TCDL 2016 will feature Trevor Owens from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as the conference keynote speaker.

    Trevor serves as the Senior Program Officer responsible for the development of the national digital platform portfolio for the Office of Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He steers an overall strategy encompassing research, grant making, and policy agendas, as well as communications initiatives, in support of the development of national digital services and resources in libraries. From 2010 - 2015, Trevor served as a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. Before that, he was the community manager for the Zotero project at the Center for History and New Media.

    Trevor has a doctorate in social science research methods and educational technology from the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University, a bachelor’s degree in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in American history with an emphasis on digital history from George Mason University. He teaches graduate seminars on digital history and digital curation for American University’s history department and the University of Maryland’s iSchool.

    In 2014, the Society of American Archivists gave him the Archival Innovator Award, an award granted annually to recognize the archivist, repository, or organization that best exemplifies the “ability to think outside the professional norm.”

    photo of Trevor Owens 

  • 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

    April 27, 2015 – April 28, 2015

    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, cataloguers, faculty members, technical staff, and others -- in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries.

    This year's conference, to be held April 27-28, 2015, will take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin.

    TCDL 2015 Information:


    Thank you TCDL 2015 attendees!


    photograph of Bess Sadler

    Be inspired.

    The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is delighted to welcome Bess Sadler from Stanford University Libraries as the keynote speaker for 2015.

    Bess will speak on the topic of "Libraries and the Long Now." How do we build digital libraries that will last for centuries? How do we rise to the challenge of long term preservation of digital knowledge? The answers are more cultural than technical. Drawing on lessons learned from the Stanford Digital Repository and the Hydra digital library software project (http://projecthydra.org), as well as the philosophy of the Long Now Foundation (http://longnow.org), this talk will ask the audience to consider long-term thinking as it applies to digital libraries. 

    An open source advocate and self-described library “geek,” Bess Sadler is Manager for Application Development at Stanford and was formerly Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment and Research and Development Librarian at University of Virginia Library. She is a co-founder of several successful open source software projects including Blacklight (http://projectblacklight.org) and Hydra (http://projecthydra.org), which are used by libraries, museums, archives, and cultural institutions around the world.

    You can follow Bess Sadler on Twitter at https://twitter.com/eosadler and on her blog “Solvitur ambulando” at http://www.ibiblio.org/bess/.

    Learn.

    The full TCDL 2015 program will be chock full of workshop and demo offerings, but the Program Committee is especially pleased to offer a special pre-conference training opportunity on Karma, an open source tool for converting data from a variety of formats into Linked Data. The workshop will introduce the basic capabilities of Karma and provide attendees with hands on training in the tool.  The workshop will take place Sunday, April 26 from 1-5 PM in the Perry-Castañeda Library. The cost to attend is $25. Space is limited so register today!

    Other workshops, tutorials, and birds-of-a-feather sessions have been posted. These events are FREE with conference registration, but advanced registration is required. Learn more about workshops and events offered on Archivematica, Fedora 4, Dataverse, Metadata, and Islandora HERE.

    Network.

    TCDL 2015 will introduce an exciting new opportunity to gather info, extend conversations or just take a break with colleagues: the TCDLounge! We’ve arranged a comfortable area for attendees to check email, watch or deliver a demo, chat with a friend from another institution – or your own! – or just settle in with a cup of coffee. The TCDLounge will be open during conference hours. You’ll even be able to arrange times for meetings or demos using a sign-up board and the Twitter hashtag #tcdlounge!


     Contact:  Kristi Park, Marketing Manager, Texas Digital Library

    kristi.park@austin.utexas.edu (email) 
    512-495-4417 (phone)
    512-495-4347 (fax)


    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 2015 conference venue provides ADA-compliant sleeping and meeting rooms, accessible restrooms, braille signage, and available-upon-request assistive listening systems and text telephones.

  • 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

    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!

    Please help us make next year's conference even better by taking the conference survey, available at the following link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TCDL2014

    The survey will be open until Friday, May 9.

    • Download the conference app: Create a personalized, mobile-friendly schedule using SCHED. Bookmark on your phone by visiting the SCHED mobile site.
    • Join us on Twitter: Follow conference discussion and activities at the hashtag #tcdl2014.
    • See who attended the conference: Download the TCDL 2014 Attendee List (PDF).

    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.

  • TCDL 2013

    May 7, 2013 – May 8, 2013

    Thank you to all the attendees, presenters, workshop leaders, and staff who made the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries a big success.

    • Presentations are available on the Presentations page of this website.
    • The TCDL 2013 attendee list is available here.

    About the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

    The 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries was held May 7-8, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

    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.

    Keynote Speakers

    TCDL 2013 is pleased to welcome Michele Kimpton, CEO of DuraSpace, and Nancy McGovern, Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT, as the keynote speakers for the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.

    Both speakers have long resumes tackling issues related to digital preservation.

      Nancy Y. McGovern has been the Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT Libraries since February 2012. She was formerly the Digital Preservation Officer and a Research Assistant 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.
       
      

    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.

  • TCDL 2012

    May 24, 2012 – May 25, 2012


    Conference Survey

    Thank you for attending TCDL 2012! Please take the conference survey at THIS LINK and tell how we can make it even better next year.

    About the Conference

    Recognizing the importance of collaboration, access, and relationship-building to the success of libraries, the primary theme for TCDL 2012 is "Connections: Connecting With Our Users through Digital Services."

    Keynote Speakers

    The TCDL Conference Committee is pleased to be welcoming two distinguished technology and library leaders as keynote speakers for the 2012 conference.

    The opening keynote address will be delivered by James Hilton, Chief Information Officer at the University of Virginia and a leader of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) project to build a federated preservation infrastructure designed to safeguard the digital scholarly record for future generations. The Texas Digital Library, host of TCDL 2012, is a partner on the DPN project.

    John P. Wilkin, Executive Director of HathiTrust and Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology at the University of Michigan, will serve as the closing keynote speaker. Through his work with HathiTrust and other organizations, Wilkin has been involved in several foundational projects to collaboratively build and preserve digitized library collections.

    For more information about these speakers, please visit the preliminary program for TCDL 2012.

     

    TCDL is sponsored by the Texas Digital Library.

  • TCDL 2010

    May 17, 2010 – May 18, 2010

    The 4th annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) took place May 17-18, 2010, at the University of Texas at Austin. Conference sessions were held in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

    The theme for TCDL 2010 is Collaboration, and conference presentations focused on issues of teamwork and partnering in the service of advancing scholarly communications. Some conference presentations are already available on this website and the remainder will be added soon.



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