TDL Update newsletter - December 2013



Volume 5, Issue 7 | December 2013

In this issue:

  • Looking back on 2013: A review of accomplishments
  • TCDL 2014: Dates, Keynote speakers, and Call for Proposals
  • Introducing TDL Awards: Now accepting applications for 2014
  • Vireo Users Group announces new steering committee, spring meeting date
  • Data Management Working Group holds kick-off meeting December 12
  • Join the TDL Forum on December 18th
Looking back on 2013
member-mapAs we gear up for the next calendar year, here's a look back at just a few of the events and accomplishments of 2013:
The TDL is proud of the work it has done with its members in 2013 and looks forward to exciting things to come in the new year! Read on to learn more about what's going on right now with TDL and its members.

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2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

The TCDL 2014 planning committee invites proposals for participation at the 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.

TCDL 2014 will take place April 28-29 in Austin, TX. This year’s conference theme, Engaging Outliers:  Context, Collections & Community, 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 feature two distinguished keynote speakers to frame these discussions. 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.

Go to the TCDL 2014 website to read the full Call for Proposals and learn more about the conference!

Introducing TDL Awards: Now accepting applications for 2014

The Texas Digital Library is excited to announce it is accepting nominations for the inaugural class of TDL Awards recipients. TDL Awards are designed to acknowledge outstanding digital library work at academic libraries across Texas and will be distributed at the 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.

The TDL Awards Committee encourages individuals to nominate themselves, as well as other individuals and groups as appropriate, for recognition in one of six award categories. 

Learn more about the awards at the link below and submit a nomination by February 14!

Vireo Users Group Update: New steering committee members and a spring 2014 meeting date

Vireo users take note! The Vireo Users Group (VUG) has announced it will hold a VUG meeting to discuss future development and other organizational matters on April 30, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

Additionally, the VUG has announced several new members of its steering committee for 2013-14, including co-chair David Reynolds (Johns Hopkins University), who will join Stephanie Larrison (Texas State University) in leading the group.

Click "Read More" for the other steering committee members and to learn more about Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Management application.
Data Management Working Group holds kick-off meeting December 12

medical dataThe Texas Digital Library has convened a working group of representatives from member institutions and partners to address needs related to the accessibility and usability of research data.

The Data Management Working Group will be chaired by Dr. Bruce Herbert, Professor of Geology at Texas A&M University and Director of Digital Services and Scholarly Communications for Texas A&M Libraries. The group held its inaugural meeting on Thursday, December 12.

Click below to learn more about the TDL Data Management Working Group.


Join us for the TDL Forum - December 18th at 10:30am
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Keep current with the Texas Digital Library’s activities and plans by calling in to the monthly TDL Forum, during which TDL staff provide updates and take questions from participants.

The December 2013 forum will focus on the Vireo application for managing online submission and publication of electronic theses and dissertations.

The TDL Forum takes place on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:00 am, unless otherwise noted. The next call is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 at 10:30am.

Instructions for joining the call and viewing the presentation are available on the TDL website.


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