TDL Update: January/February 2016
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Volume 7, Issue 1 | January/February 2016
In this issue:
Stephen F. Austin State University logo
Newest TDL Member: Stephen F. Austin State

The TDL is pleased to welcome Stephen F. Austin State University as a new member to the consortium. SFA will begin working with the TDL on preservation with DuraCloud@TDL.
TDL Spring Survey 2016
TDL Spring Survey

In March, we will be sending out an online survey to TDL Members in order to get your feedback on current services, community engagement, and professional development, as well as new opportunities and topics of interest. The TDL will also be administering a survey to non-member institutions of higher education in Texas.
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DSpace 5 Upgrades are Complete!

Through December and January, TDL upgraded member institutions to DSpace 5. Thank you to the DSpace 5 Working Group for testing, making recommendations, and putting together information about the newest version of DSpace for TDL members.
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New 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 discussions on the recent upgrade to DuraCloud3.6, Open Journal Systems training, and an update from the TDL Dataverse Implementation Working Group on an upcoming pilot project.
  • Wednesday, February 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Vireo 3 Training Class

This instructional course is a refresher for current users and an overview tutorial for those with new roles involving the use of Vireo 3. The class is free for TDL Members, but registration is required. 
  • Thursday, March 24, 9am - 4pm
  • Perry Castaneda Library, UT Austin
  • Register online
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2016 TDL Awards

The TDL Awards recognize the innovative and important work happening throughout the state in digital libraries. Award recipients will receive one complimentary registration to the 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) per group/awardee and be honored at the TCDL Conference Reception.
  • TCDL Conference Dates: May 24-26
  • Extended nomination deadline: February 12
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Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

The 2016 TCDL will feature keynote speaker Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer for the National Digital Platform at the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences. 
  • TCDL conference dates: May 24 - 26, 2016
  • Early-bird registration through April 15
  • Extended proposal deadline: February 12
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TxDHC Mini-Conference

The Texas Digital Humanities Consortium (TxDHC) will be hosting a mini-conference immediately following TCDL. Attendees of TCDL receive a discounted registration rate, but space is limited.
  • TxDHC mini-conference date: May 27, 2016
  • Extended proposal deadline: February 12
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TxETDA/USETDA Region 3 Joint Conference

The Texas Electronic Theses and Dissertations Association (TxETDA) and the US Electronic Theses and Dissertations Association (USETDA) Region 3 Joint Conference will be held at the University of Houston Library in Houston, Texas.
  • Conference dates: February 25-26, 2016
  • Ryan Steans will be discussing Vireo 4 development at the conference
  • Regular registration through February 12
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Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference

The 11th Annual Conference on Electronic Resources and Libraries will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
  • Conference dates: April 3-6, 2016
  • Regular registration through February 18
Texas Library Association 2016 Conference logo
Texas Library Association Annual Conference

The Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
  • Conference dates: April 19-22, 2016
  • Regular registration is now open (online registration discount)
Research Data Access and Preservation Summit
Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

The Research Data Access and Preservation Summit will be held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel and CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Conference dates: May 4-7, 2016
  • Registration is coming soon.
Open Access Symposium
Open Access Symposium

The 7th Annual Open Access Symposium will be held at the University of North Texas Libraries in Denton, Texas. This year's conference is being held in conjunction with the third annual Library Publishing Forum.
  • OA Symposium dates: May 19-20, 2016
  • Library Publishing Forum dates: May 17-19, 2016
  • Early-bird registration through March 31
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Open Repositories Conference

The 11th Annual Conference on Open Repositories will be held at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin Ireland. 
  • Conference dates: June 13-16, 2016
  • Early-bird registration through April 1
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.

January/February 2016 Member Profile: Joy Perrin

Joy Perrin
Joy Perrin, Texas Tech University
Digital Resources Librarian, Texas Tech University

  • 2010: Master of Information Sciences, University of North Texas
  • 2005: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas Tech University
Professional Experience
  • 2010-2011: Assistant Librarian/Virtual Library Research and Development Librarian, Texas Tech University
  • 2008-2010: Unit Coordinator/Digital Lab Manager, Texas Tech University
  • 2005-2008: Specialist III, Texas Tech University
Featured Publication
December 2015 Perrin, J. Digitizing Flat Media: Principles and Practices. LITA-Guide Series. Lanham, Maryland. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. ISBN 9781442258099

Involvement with TDL
  • Texas Digital Library Vireo Steering Committee Member (2013 - present)
  • Texas Digital Library Preservation Working Group Member (2011)
  • Texas Digital Library Survey Team Member (2012) 
Question and Answer with Joy

1. Why did you choose to work in libraries?

When I was a student assistant in the library, I was impressed at how the library functioned. There seemed to be so many people working behind the scenes that students took for granted, and I was enamored of the complexity of the process. I was also excited by the idea of making processes more efficient, or figuring out what processes didn't need to happen so that patrons could get more for their investment of time and resources into the library.

2. What projects or initiatives are you most excited about at your library?
My library is doing a lot of development of software and apps. Up till now, development has been slow due to a lack of sufficient technical resources, but now we have a full development team and excited librarians who are collaborating to make things. Some of the notable examples are Occam's Reader, which was started at Texas Tech and has blossomed into a collaboration with University of Hawaii and GWLA. A group of Librarians and Staff at Tech received an award for an app they developed called Book Raider, and most recently a group in my department worked with the development group to produce a streaming sound and audio player for restricted ETDs, which has allowed us to make our ETD collection more complete.

There are other things in development that are niche products that may have broader appeal. I'm excited about this trend because it's new for Texas Tech to have the resources, and I'm encouraged by the number of librarians getting involved in software development.

3. What is your most memorable TDL experience?
I love going to TCDL every year. Every year is memorable. I remember when James Hilton came to speak at TCDL in 2012 about the Digital Preservation Network. I guess we were all staying in the AT&T conference center and hotel, because when we got to our room we found a plate of snacks and  a very nice letter to James Hilton at our table. We had to call up to the front desk to tell them they put it in the wrong room. Mr. Hilton's presentation was also memorable, as it put in very clear terms the dangers that digital files were in. That presentation made it easier to talk to IT about digital preservation because I could use those arguments and they started to understand that there was a difference between backups and preserving something digitally. 
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