TDL Update: September/October 2016
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Volume 7, Issue 5 | September/October 2016
In this issue:
Texas Tech University
University Libraries and TTU Press Launch Interdisciplinary Online Journal

Texas Tech University Libraries and Texas Tech Press recently launched the inaugural issue of the online journal "Archivation Exploration," an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal to be published twice a year.

The first issue of the journal, which was released in April, features presentations from the 2015 Sowell Collection Conference. According to Diane Warner, editor of "Archivation Exploration," this conference regularly features Texas Tech students and alumni and is a great showcase for student work and research. Each April issue will feature papers, panels and creative writing presented at the previous year's conference. Warner said that the upcoming issue in October will feature a sports theme. The following thematic issue in October 2017 will focus on weather.

Full Story
Original story posted on July 27, 2016 by Sarah Connell.
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.

September/October 2016 Member Profile: Peace Ossom Williamson

Peace Ossom Williamson
Peace Ossom Williamson, University of Texas at Arlington
Director for Research Data Services, University of Texas at Arlington

  • 2013: Master of Science in Health Studies, Texas Woman's University
  • 2013: Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University
  • 2010: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Oklahoma
Professional Experience
  • July 2016-present: Director for Research Data Services, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
  • January 2016-July 2016: Research Data Librarian, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
  • December 2014-October 2015: Interim FabLab Co-Manager, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
  • December 2013-December 2014: Health Sciences Librarian, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
  • October 2012-December 2013: Cataloger & Technical Services Assistant, Baylor Health Sciences Library
Featured Presentation
Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Webinar, May 23, 2016

Involvement with TDL
  • Data Literacy webinars planned for January 2017
Question and Answer with Peace

1. Why did you choose to work in libraries?

I was a work-study student at a law library for four years, and was looking into a role in the area of health sciences. After graduation, I worked in a public library and realized how I enjoyed both libraries and decided I wanted to combine my passion for libraries and health sciences in one career.

2. What projects or initiatives are you most excited about at your library?
I am most excited about our work in developing out research data services. We have a new Division of Scholarly Communication encompassing a large percentage of the library, now focused on unique collections; open access, open education, and open publishing; and digital scholarship. My role in research data services falls within this division, and we are looking to integrate the Libraries in all parts of the information transfer cycle. 

With my role centering on the creation of data management and visualization services and with the creation of dedicated lines focused on data analysis services and spatial data services, the campus has quickly begun integrating these new roles into their processes in instruction and research (and we haven'e even begun any major marketing efforts yet). Partnerships are quickly developing, and UTA Libraries is looking to invest further into long-term storage and preservation solutions for data and space options for data services and digital scholarship.

3. What is your most memorable TDL experience?
I have recently begun working with TDL staff since I just changed positions this year. However, I have been grateful for their quick welcome. TDL staff have reached out and began talks and plans, allowing me to quickly integrate with the state-wide work they've been leaders in accomplishing. I am very excited to progress in working with TDL and attending next year's TCDL and the TDL Data Symposium. 
Read the Full Member Profile
2016 TCDL
Announcing the 2017 TCDL Call for Proposals
  • TCDL Conference Dates: May 23rd - 25th
  • Commons Learning Center, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Austin, Texas
  • Call for Proposals: Now through February 3, 2017!
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Nominations are now open for the 2017 TDL Awards
  • Nominations for the 2017 TDL Awards accepted through January 31, 2017.
  • NEW Graduate Student Excellence Award
  • Award recipients will receive one complimetary registration per group/awardee for the 2017 TCDL
TDL Fall Data Symposium
TDL Fall Data Symposium

The Texas Digital Library will hold its first ever Fall Data Symposium, hosted by Baylor University Libraries on November 15th and 16th in Waco, Texas. This two-day symposium is designed to support the development of a core community of TDL member librarians who provide (or intend to provide) research data services on their campuses. 
Texas Data Repository
Texas Data Repository

The TDL-hosted Texas Data Repository is a platform for publishing and archiving datasets (and other data products) created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. If your TDL member institution is interested in getting started with the TDR, contact us:

Recent Webinar:
TDL Dataverse Implementation Working Group Final Report

The TDL Dataverse Implementation Working Group Final Report is now available. The goal of this working group was to conduct a pilot test, make assessments, and launch a consortial repository for research data archiving and management. The final report describes the process of the working group and the timeline for next steps, as well as how TDL Member institutions will be able to implement the Texas Data Repository at their local institutions.
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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 current TDL projects and upcoming events, as well as an update on the Texas Preservation Node through the DPN by Aaron Choate, Director of Digital Strategies at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
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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
2016 ALA Annual Conference
LITA 2016 Forum

The Library and Information Technology Association Forum will be held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. 
  • Conference dates: November 17-20, 2016
  • Registration is now open
2016 ALA Annual Conference
American Library Association Midwinter

The American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Conference dates: January 20-24, 2017
  • Registration is now open
ACRL 2017
ACRL 2017 Conference

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 Conference will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. 
  • Conference dates: March 22 - 25, 2017
  • Early bird registration through January 27 (2017)
ER&L 2017 Conference

The 12th Annual Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Annual Conference will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. 
  • Conference dates: April 2 - 5, 2017
  • Early bird registration open through December 31, 2016
ARSC Annual Conference

The 51st Annual Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference will be held at the Menger Hotel on Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, Texas. 
  • Conference dates: May 10 - 13, 2017
  • Registration will open soon
Texas Conference on Digital Libraries
Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

The 11th Annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will be held at the Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas. 
  • Conference dates: May 23 - 25, 2017
  • Call for Proposals Now Open
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