TDL Update newsletter - November/December 2012
TDL-Update

 

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Volume 4, Issue 9 | Nov/Dec 2012

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TDL Update Special Issue: A Focus on Preservation

In this issue, the Texas Digital Library provides updates on the current state of preservation at the TDL and on-going projects to develop new preservation services.

Questions or comments about the contents of the newsletter can be directed to info@tdl.org.
 
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What's Happening Now: Current Preservation Tools at the TDL

While the Texas Digital Library continues work on dedicated preservation solutions like DPN and DuraCloud (see story below), it currently provides members with tools that support local preservation work.

Two of these services are its hosted DSpace repositories and dark archive storage at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

DSpace and TACC, together with policies and practices instituted by staff at local member institutions, can help members ensure the longevity of their collections.

To learn more, click the link below.
 
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The TDL continues its commitment to developing a dedicated preservation infrastructure for digital scholarly communication through development efforts on multiple fronts.

On the long-term horizon is the national Digital Preservation Network effort, which TDL joined in early 2012. Closer to home, the TDL has begun investigations of DuraCloud as a solution for member institutions who need to easily move content from their institutional repositories (or other locations) into storage at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

Find out more about these efforts at the link below.
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Keynote speakers for TCDL 2013 bring focus on digital preservation

The TDL is pleased to announce that TCDL 2013 will bring two keynote speakers with long histories of tackling issues related to digital preservation: Michele Kimpton, CEO of DuraSpace, and Nancy McGovern, Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT.

Click the link below to learn more about these pioneering figures in the digital preservation field.
 
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Take note of these important upcoming  events:

TDL Forum

The Texas Digital Library invites members to attend the TDL Forum, a monthly conference call in which members can hear a brief presentation about the activities of the TDL staff and participate in a question-and-answer period.

The December Forum will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30 am.

Visit the TDL website for details on joining the TDL Forum.

Copyright Seminar – December 13, 2012

A Copyright Seminar with experts Georgia K. Harper (Scholarly Communications Advisor at UT Libraries) and Gail Clement (Head of Digital Services and Scholarly Communication at Texas A&M Libraries) will take place December 13 in Austin. The full-day seminar will cover copyright issues related to digitized archival materials and born-digital scholarly communication.

Texas ETD Association Conference – February 28-March 1, 2013

The 2013 Texas ETD Association/US ETD Association Region III Conference will take place February 28-March 1 at Texas A&M University. The Texas ETD Association (TxETDA) provides a network of support for those working in the field of electronic theses and dissertations in the state of Texas. Stay tuned to the TxETDA website for more details.

USETDA Conference

The US ETD Association has announced its 3rd annual conference to be held July 24-26, 2013, in Claremont, California. The theme for USETDA 2013 is ”Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity.”

USETDA 2013 is for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs.

More information will be made available on the USETDA 2013 website.
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