Commons Learning CenterAustin, TX
May 15 – 17, 2018
For more conference information check out our TCDL Overview page, and be sure to stay tuned for updates about conference programming including conference sessions, presentations, poster sessions, and workshops coming soon.
Registration is open! Texas Digital Library members receive a 25% discount on registration. Fees are as follows:
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The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials.
The goal of the TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, catalogers, faculty members, technical staff, and others — in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries.
The 2018 TCDL will take place at the Commons Learning Center (CLC) on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas on May 15 – 17, 2018. The CLC is within walking distance of the Texas Advanced Computing Center and near the pedestrian-friendly Domain Austin, featuring more than 100 stores, restaurants, and hotels.
If you are interested in presenting at TCDL 2018, visit our call for proposals page for guidelines.
The 2018 TCDL conference venue provides ADA-compliant meeting rooms, parking spaces, and accessible restrooms. If you require disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the Texas Digital Library at firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.
STATEMENT OF INCLUSION
The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) invites information professionals working in higher education, public and private libraries, and cultural heritage institutions from all backgrounds and at all stages in their careers. The TCDL program covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials.
The goal of the TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, catalogers, faculty members, technical staff, students, and others — in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries.
The TCDL Planning Committee and the Texas Digital Library are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We believe that digital libraries are stewarded and utilized by diverse participants, and that supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all digital library community members. As such, this conference values inclusiveness and the maintenance of a safe and accountable space for all participants.
Texas Digital Library is dedicated to providing collaborative and conference experiences that are free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. We know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers. We therefore expect participants in the Texas Digital Library community to help create thoughtful and respectful environments where that interaction can take place.
The above statement was crafted from examples set forth by the Different Games Conference and the Digital Library Federation Code of Conduct.
For any questions regarding TCDL please contact Loryn McCullick at 512-495-4358.
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Increasing numbers of higher ed institutions require graduate students to submit electronic, rather than print, versions of their theses or dissertations. To make the process of submission and management of these electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) more efficient, the Texas Digital Library host the Vireo ETD Submission and Management System, which addresses all steps of the ETD process, from submission to approval by the graduate office to publication in one or more institutional repositories.
With Vireo, students submit their digital theses and dissertations via a simple online interface, while graduate offices can manage the ETD approval process behind the scenes. Institutions can also use Vireo to publish the ETDs in their TDL Institutional Repositories and the TDL Statewide ETD Repository, where they are readily available to other researchers.
The Texas Digital Library, in close collaboration with Texas A&M University, provided initial development of Vireo and released it under an open source license in 2010. The TDL and members of the Vireo Users Group continue to oversee development of the application.
Online Student Submission
Vireo provides a simple and intuitive interface through which students can submit their theses and dissertations online.
The submission interface features:
- An easy five-step process.
- Autofill capability for personal information to reduce typos.
- Embargo options for any document.
- Ability to send ETDs to UMI Dissertation Publishing.
Workflow Management for Graduate Schools and Libraries
Vireo’s expert interface lets graduate school staff and librarians shepherd theses and dissertations through the entire ETD workflow, from submission to approval to publication in an institutional repository.
The workflow management interface provides useful tools for:
- Tracking and managing the manuscript review process
- Creating flexible workflows using customizable filters.
- Exporting documents and metadata.
- Managing communications with all participants, including students, faculty advisers, and staff.
Vireo Users Group
The Vireo Users Group (VUG) guides the future development of the Vireo ETD Submission and Management System and provides a forum for mutual support among Vireo users. For more information about the Vireo Users Group, and for instructions on joining the VUG email list, visit the Vireo Users Group website.
How do I start using Vireo?
The TDL hosts Vireo for its consortial members and continues active development on the software. To find out more about membership opportunities, please see the Membership section of our Web site. If you are a member of the Texas Digital Library and want to deploy Vireo at your institution, please contact the TDL staff to get started.
Vireo is also freely available for download under an open-source license.
Want to know more about Vireo?
- For an introduction to Vireo, please download this brief presentation with screen shots of the Vireo system: Introduction to Vireo.
- Learn more about the Vireo Users Group on its website.
- Check out Vireo end user documentation.
- Download Vireo from GitHub.
- Vireo was developed initially with grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Find out more about the grant here.