TDL Update: January/February 2017
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Volume 8, Issue 1 | January/February 2017
In this issue:
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Building the Data Environment at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries

Originally published January 27, 2017 in Tex Libris, Office of the Director, University of Texas Libraries.

Jessica Trelogan was brought in last year to fill the new position of Data Management Coordinator in order to build, maintain and enhance the data services deployed by the Libraries.

"This February will be the one-year mark for me here at UTL. I can't believe how quickly the time has flown! Looking back, though, I can see why: our Research Data Services unit has been busy. We've accomplished a lot in a year, including a website overhaul, a GIS pilot, a move to a new department, and a bunch of workshops and consultations.

Perhaps most exciting of all is the launch of the Texas Data Repository (TDR), which we are shouting loudly about this month. This long-anticipated new service has been the result of a huge amount of effort by our friends at Texas Digital Library (TDL), who have been working toward it since Fall of 2013. After initially identifying a need for a repository service to handle small to medium-sized research data, they settled on the open-source Dataverse platform, developed and used by Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and they decided to roll it out as a consortial service for TDL members. The Dataverse Implementation Working Group (DIWG) were hard at it for over a year, piloting, testing, assessing, and, at last, launching the service this month.

I am especially excited to be managing our local instance of it here at the Libraries. Thanks to the highly flexible Dataverse platform, each local institution that takes advantage of the service gets to decide how much control to give users. We've decided to give our users full control, meaning anyone from the UT-Austin community can log in with an EID, deposit data, and decide how much, with whom, and when to share it. I have high hopes that this new service, which complements our publication repository, Texas ScholarWorks, will help our research community comply with funder mandates for data sharing and archiving, get credit by facilitating reliable data citation, and promote open and reproducible research.

I look forward to getting the word out this spring about the Texas Data Repository, along with all our other research data-related services. One way we plan to do so is through a workshop series we're launching called Data and Donuts. you'll find us talking about research data every Friday this semester at 3pm at the Libraries (mostly at PCL). Oh yeah, plus there will be donuts!"
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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 2017 Member Profile: Cameron Kainerstorfer

Cameron Kainerstorfer
Cameron Kainerstorfer, UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Manager, Digital Collections, UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • MSIS: University of North Texas
  • BA (Studio Option): California State University, East Bay
Professional Experience
  • September 2013 - present: Digital Collections Manager/Digital Archivist, UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center
  • September 2010 - September 2013: Website Specialist, UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center
  • September 2006 - September 2013: Technical Support Specialist, UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center
  • December 2004 - August 2006: Library Information Specialist, UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center
Featured Presentations
Kainerstorfer, C. (2016). Making the case for Grand Rounds at UT Southwestern. Session presented at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX.

Maina, B., Zimmerman, M., Kainerstorfer, C. (2012). Dallas Medical History, 1890-1975: A Digital Collection. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Baton Rouge, LA. 

Carpenter, S., Chapa, K., Harker, K., Kainerstorfer, C., Minzenmayer, T., Ramos, T., Thompson, L., Thompson, P., & Turner, A. (2008). Proving value and preserving staff sanity: A centralized data repository. Poster session presented at the annual Library Assessment Conference, Seattle, WA. 

Involvement with TDL
  • Texas Digital Library 4 Task Force, Summer 2014
  • Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Planning Committee, 2013-2014
Question and Answer with Cameron

1. Why did you choose to work in libraries?

It may simply be a matter of slow gravitational pull that led me to libraries. I love the combination of service to others, and the variety of content that I deal with on a daily basis. One patron may need help with 17th century books on ophthalmology, and the next may have questions about the permanence of QuickTime files. The lifecycle of content through the library is also quite compelling. Although many think of the library as a source to access books, we assist with content creation, access, archives, and more.  

2. What projects or initiatives are you most excited about at your library?
The growth in student-oriented works in our institutional repository is exciting. We are in the process of depositing the annual Medical Student Research Forum posters, which down the road are sometimes cited when it is time for residency applications. At the same time, we have just digitized and added some unique student-created newsletters from the 1960s and 1970s.

3. What is your most memorable TDL experience?
Exchanging ideas and learning about new processes with librarians from Mexico at one of the Texas Conferences on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This also happened to be the same year that I volunteered with the conference committee, and it was gratifying to see that we had attendance from other countries.
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Texas Woman's University
TDL Welcomes New Member Texas Woman's University

The Texas Digital Library is pleased to welcome the Texas Woman's University Library as its newest member. TWU is the largest public university in the nation primarily for women and has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students on campuses in Denton, Dallas, Houston, and online. The TWU Libraries is led by Suzanne Sears, dean of Libraries, and will be using the TDL to host The Repository@TWU institutional repository. 
Welcoming Courtney Mumma to the TDL
Welcoming Courtney Mumma to the TDL

We are pleased to announce that Courtney Mumma will be joining the Texas Digital Library (TDL) as our new TDL Services Manager on February 1, 2017. Courtney will be managing and promoting our digital preservation and research data services, including the Digital Preservation Network and the Texas Data Repository. Her work will include outreach, consulting, training, managing contracts, and product development. 
Texas Data Repository
Official Launch of the Texas Data Repository

The Texas Digital Library is pleased to announce the official launch of the Texas Data Repository. The TDL-hosted Texas Data Repository is a platform for publishing and archiving datasets created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. The repository is built in the open-source Dataverse platform, developed and used by Harvard University's institute for Quantitative Social Science.

If your TDL member institution is interested in getting started with the Texas Data Repository, contact us at The Texas Data Repository is located at
Texas Data Repository
TDL Spring Webinar Series: Laying the Foundation for Research Data Services

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) community is invited to attend a new 3-part webinar series, "Laying the Foundation for Research Data Services." This series addresses a need identified at the TDL Fall 2016 Data Symposium: to equip librarians with information on how to communicate data services to their campus communities. In this series, attendees will be introduced to the Texas Data Repository's role in the research data infrastructure and the Data Information Literacy (DIL) model as a framework for building a data service program. Registration is required, and free exclusively to TDL members.
  • Session 1. Getting Started with the Texas Data Repository and Data Competencies
    • Friday, February 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST) 
  • Session 2. Teaching Data: Developing Data Instruction Using a Multi-Level Competency Model
    • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Session 3. Learning By Example: Connecting Data Competencies with the Texas Data Repository
    • Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
2017 TCDL
2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

The eleventh annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) will be held May 23 - 25 at the Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas.

This year's TCDL will feature keynote speaker Mike Casey, Director of Technical Operations for Indiana University's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative which has digitally preserved more than 150,000 audio and video recordings. 
  • Proposal Deadline Extended: Through February 10, 2017!
  • Early-bird registration deadline: April 14
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Advanced Vireo Management Workshop: 2017 TxETDA Conference

As part of the 2017 Texas Electronic Theses and Dissertations Association (TxETDA) Annual Conference, Ryan Steans will lead an Advanced Vireo Management Workshop. Registration to the TxETDA Conference is required.
  • Advanced Vireo Management focused on using filters, generating reports, and creating automated email workflows. This workshop will conclude with an update on Vireo 4 development and an open Q&A session.
  • TxETDA Conference Registration Deadline: February 9, 2017
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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
Next TDL Forum

The next TDL Forum will feature an update on Vireo 4 by Stephanie Larrison, and include updates on current TDL projects and upcoming events.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
2016 ALA Annual Conference
TxETDA Annual Conference

The Texas Electronic Theses and Dissertations Association (TxETDA) Annual Conference will be held at Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.
  • Conference dates: February 23-24, 2017
  • Registration through Feb. 9
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
  • Advance registration through February 10
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
  • Advance registration through February 28, 2017
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. 
CTLC 2017 Conference
CTLC 2017 Conference

The 5th Annual Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference will be co-hosted by the Texas Woman's University (TWU) Libraries and the Denton Public Library in Denton, Texas. 
  • Conference date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Digital Frontiers 2017 Conference
Digital Frontiers 2017 Conference

The 6th annual Digital Frontiers Conference is coming home to the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas. The call for proposals and more information will be available in January 2017.
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