TDL Update: May/June 2016
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Volume 7, Issue 3 | May/June 2016
In this issue:
UH Libraries' New Digital Exhibit
University of Houston Libraries' New Digital Exhibit: Tenure and Promotion Recognition Program 

The University of Houston celebrated the accomplishments of tenured and promoted faculty and librarians at a reception held this spring. The UH Tenure and Promotion Recognition Program was created to honor faculty and librarians who have recently achieved tenure or have been promoted. In the program's inaugural year, 2015 honorees were invited to select a book that has offered inspiration or encouragement in their professional journey. Book selections were added to the libraries catalog and book-plated, serving as an enduring tribute to the pursuit of excellence in service, scholarship and learning. 

Honorees and their book selections can be viewed on the Tenure and Promotion Recognition Program Digital Exhibit, created in Omeka.

Full Story
Original story posted on March 23, 2016 by Esmeralda Fisher.
Each issue of the TDL Update Newsletter features a TDL Member Profile, highlighting the innovative and important work conducted by librarians at our member institutions. This is also a way for us to keep updated on new projects and get to know individual members in the TDL Community. 

If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague to be featured in an upcoming TDL Member Profile, please contact us.

May/June 2016 Member Profile: Nerissa Lindsey

Nerissa Lindsey
Nerissa Lindsey, Texas A&M International University
Catalog Librarian, Texas A&M International University

  • 2010: Master of Information Sciences, University of Washington
  • 2006: Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology with minors in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis
Professional Experience
  • 2010-present: Catalog Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Texas A&M International University
  • 2008-2010: Student Assistant, Special Collections, University of Washington
  • 2009: Intern, Getty Images
  • 2006-2008: Copy Cataloger, Shields Library, University of California, Davis
  • 2005-2006: Laboratory Supervisor, Center for Archaeological Research at Davis, University of California, Davis
  • 2004-2005: Laboratory Assistant, Inglefield Land Archaeology Project, University of California, Davis
Featured Presentation
Increasing user satisfaction doesn't have to create more work for staff, OCLC Webinar, April 2016

Involvement with TDL
  • Committee Work
    • 2016: Texas Digital Library Awards Committee
    • 2014: Texas Conference on Digital Libraries Planning Committee
  • Working Groups
    • Current: TDL DSpace Education Working Group
    • 2015: TDL DSpace 5.0 Working Group
Question and Answer with Joy

1. Why did you choose to work in libraries?

I didn’t take a direct path towards working in libraries. I studied to be an archaeologist as an undergrad. When I went to archaeology field school, I found that I enjoyed the sorting, organization, and cataloging of the artifacts after they were out of the ground more than the process of excavation itself. After I graduated I worked on contract for an archaeology firm, but there wasn’t much lab work involved (in fact we spent one dig just recovering the remains of one 500 year old human body on a construction site in Owens Valley). After that dig I decided I wanted to try something different, and I saw an open position at UC Davis Library Cataloging department for a 1 year temporary copy cataloger. I had no clue what copy cataloging was, but it sounded cool and mysterious. Before I applied, I went to the department and spoke with the head of copy cataloging and asked her what the job would entail. She showed me a printed out MARC record and asked me if I’d ever seen one… I hadn’t, but I found it strange and compelling. I ended up getting the job, and I enjoyed it so much that it ended up being the catalyst for me to pursue librarianship as a career.

2. What projects or initiatives are you most excited about at your library?
There are a lot of potential projects to choose from, as we are just getting started in the realm of digital initiatives. I’m not sure which projects will get the green light first, but I’m particularly excited about a couple of unique media collections we plan to digitize and make available in the repository. The first is a collection of 244 audio cassette tapes which contain radio interviews of public figures of Los Dos Laredos carried out by Laredo musician and journalist Mr. Juan Edmundo Lozano Calzado (1932-2004) in his weekly radio program El Mundo de Mundo. The other is the Jorge González Streets of Laredo Collection. This VHS collection contains historic footage of the city of Laredo from the 70’s and 80’s.

3. What is your most memorable TDL experience?
I’ve enjoyed all of my TDL experiences, but serving on the on the 2014 TCDL planning committee stands out as a particularly enjoyable/memorable experience. I had never been involved with the planning of a conference before, so it was a neat experience for me. I worked with a great group of people, which made me look forward to all our conference call meetings. I have a particularly fond memory of meeting for dinner the night before the conference started, because I finally got to meet everyone in person, and I got to share my love of pink gin.
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2016 TCDL
2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, and participated in this year's TCDL! We had over 180 attendees this year from Texas, Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Hawaii. 

Presentations slides from the TCDL are now available on the conference website. 

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Congratulations to the 2016 TDL Award Winners!

TDL Award winners were honored at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries awards reception. Thank you to the 2016 TDL Awards Committee and congratulations to this year's winners!
POWRR Workshops
Congratulations POWRR Workshop Travel Scholarship Award Winners!

The Texas Digital Library and the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group are co-sponsoring two POWRR workshops, to be held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas July 7th and 8th. Both days of the workshop are now sold out.

Congratulations to our two TDL Members who have been selected to receive the TDL Travel Scholarship Award to attend a POWRR Workshop!
  • Hong Xu, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
  • Billy Cryer, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
DPN Webinar
Upcoming Digital Preservation Network Webinar

Join us for an upcoming webinar, "Launching DPN's Texas Preservation Node: Digital Preservation for the Texas Academy." 
Leadership from the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) will join the Texas Digital Library staff to discuss the launch of the Texas Preservation Node, an ingestion point to the Digital Preservation Network.

Registration is free for TDL Members, but required.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm (CST)
DSpace Training Survey
DSpace Training Needs Survey

The DSpace Education Working Group has put together a survey to gauge what kind of DSpace training needs there are among TDL's members. It's a rather short survey and the working group would love to have your input while figuring out what to share and how to go about sharing it! Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and encourage others you think would have an interest to do the same.

Survey open through June 22
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TDL Community Google Group

The TDL Community Google Group launched in December 2015 and provides an open forum for member discussions, questions, announcements, upcoming projects, and news to foster collaboration with colleagues throughout the state. Visit the TDL Community Google Group page to sign up and join the conversation!

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TDL Forum
Upcoming TDL Forum

The next TDL Forum will include updates on recent conferences and TDL activities, information on upcoming events and demos, and time for questions and answers. 
  • Wednesday, June 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
2016 ALA Annual Conference
American Library Association Annual Conference

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 
  • Conference dates: June 23-28, 2016
  • Advance registration through June 17
2016 International ETD Conference
International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2016 "Data and Dissertations") will be held in Lille, France, hosted by the Humanities and Social Sciences University of Lille and co-organized with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).
  • Conference dates: July 11-13, 2016
  • Registration is now open
Research Data Access and Preservation Summit
American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Conference dates: July 16-19, 2016
  • Regular Registration is now open
Archives and Records Conference
Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and Society of American Archivists

The Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and Society of American Archivists will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Conference dates: July 31 - August 6, 2016
  • Early-bird registration through July 6
2016 Digital Frontiers
Digital Frontiers Annual Conference

The 5th annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp will be held at Rice University in Houston, hosted by Fondren Library and the Humanities Research Center. The opening keynote speaker is Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English and Secondary English Education at Salem State University. The closing keynote speaker is Patrick Meier, an internationally recognized expert and consultant on Humanitarian Technology and Innovation.
  • Conference dates: September 22-24, 2016
  • Registration is open through September 9
USETDA Annual Conference
USETDA Conference

The 6th annual US Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (ETDA) Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Ohio ETD Association and OhioLINK.
  • Conference dates: September 26-28, 2016
  • Early bird registration through August 15
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Digital Library Federation Forum

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year will also include Digital Preservation 2016 immediately following the Forum and the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference
  • DLF Conference dates: November 7-9, 2016
  • Regular registration is now open
ACRL 2017
ACRL 2017 Conference

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland. Proposals for poster sessions, roundtable discussions, TechConnect presentations, and virtual conference webcasts proposals are due October 14, 2016.
  • Conference dates: March 22 - 25, 2017
  • Early bird registration through January 27 (2017)
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