TDL Update newsletter - January 2013



Volume 4, Issue 10 | January 2013

TDL releases 2012 Member Survey Report

In an effort to better understand members’ needs and their perception of the TDL’s work, the Texas Digital Library conducted its first-ever comprehensive survey of the TDL membership in the summer and fall of 2012.  The TDL has released a report analyzing the results from the survey.

The insights gained from the 2012 Member Survey will guide the TDL Governing Board and staff as they move forward with new initiatives. Additionally, in spring 2013, the TDL will conduct a companion survey of non-member library directors to gain further insight into the needs of Texas academic libraries.

For more detailed survey results and analysis, please read the full report.

Member Survey

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Registration is now open for the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries!  TCDL 2013 will be held May 7-8, 2013, in Austin, Texas at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in downtown Austin.

Discounted rates are available to early registrants through April 1, 2013. Faculty and staff at Texas Digital Library member institutions and students are eligible for additional discounts.

Vireo 1.8 Deployment Update

The Texas Digital Library has concluded rollout and testing of staging instances of Vireo 1.8 for each member institution and will begin the rollout of production instances in February, beginning with UT Austin the week of February 4.
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Conference Website

TDL technical staff have begun a project to upgrade all hosted online conference sites to the latest version of Open Conference Systems software (version 2.3.5). During the upgrade process, TDL is making an additional configuration change to some older conference sites that will bring them in line with current site setup and maintenance processes.

Spring Training Schedule
Sign up now for TDL Training classes to be held this spring in College Station and San Marcos. All classes are FREE for members, but registration is required.
For more information about the TDL Training Program and to register, please visit the TDL website.
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Above: Bob Carnaghi, Systems Administrator for Texas Digital Library
Organizational Announcements

New Staff Member

The Texas Digital Library is excited to welcome Bob Carnaghi (pictured left) to its staff beginning this month. Bob will serve as Systems Administrator II, joining senior system administrators Effie Jarrett and Gene Titus.

Bob joins TDL from Austin Community College where he had worked in systems administration since 2004.

TDL Director Search

As announced previously, Mark McFarland will step down in Spring 2013 as Director of the Texas Digital Library.  With McFarland’s departure on the horizon, the TDL Governing Board has begun the search for candidates to fill this crucial position.

Click the button below to learn more about the search process.
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