TDL Update newsletter - September 2013



Volume 5, Issue 6 | September 2013

In this issue:

  • TDL Director and members to present at 2013 DLF Forum
  • Promoting open access to research during OA Week, October 21-27
  • TDL Travels: Strengthening the TDL Membership
  • Advanced DSpace training offered October 16-17
  • Join the TDL Forum on September 18th
TDL Director and members to present at 2013 DLF Forum
TDL Executive Director Debra Hanken Kurtz will present alongside other TDL member librarians and administrators at the 2013 DLF Forum, to be held November 4-6 in Austin, Texas.

The 2013 DLF Forum, which is taking place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, is open to all who are interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museum and archives services, and collections. The Forum will feature presentations and panels, workshops, research updates, working sessions, demos, and more.
Debra Hanken Kurtz
Above: TDL Executive Director Debra Hanken Kurtz

Open Access Week 2013
Promoting open access to research during OA Week

Open Access Week is coming October 21-27! OA Week is an annual, global event that promotes the benefits of free and immediate access to research.

Representatives from the Texas Digital Library will speak at the Alkek Library at Texas State University and at UT Austin as part of Open Access Week festivities at these member institutions.

For more information about TDL’s support for Open Access publishing and Open Access Week, visit the TDL website.

TDL Travels: Strengthening the TDL Membership

Under the leadership of new Executive Director Debra Hanken Kurtz, TDL is traveling across Texas this fall to fulfill its commitment to visit all member university campuses by the end of the calendar year.

Hanken Kurtz has visited a number of libraries already this fall, with additional trips on the calendar for September and October.

Additionally, in an effort to reach out to institutions not yet part of the TDL consortium, the Texas Digital Library is planning a series of regional informational meetings to talk about the benefits of TDL membership. The first of these meetings took place in September and was hosted by Texas State University in San Marcos.

For more information about TDL’s travels this fall, please refer to the periodically updated travel calendar available on the TDL homepage

Interested in scheduling a visit with TDL?

If you haven’t heard from us yet and want to schedule a time for TDL to come to your campus, please contact Kristi Park at or 512-495-4417.
Advanced DSpace training offered October 16-17

DSpace logoThe Texas Digital Library will hold an Advanced DSpace training course on October 16-17, 2013, in Room 1.202 of the Perry-Castañeda Library at UT Austin. The two-day Advanced DSpace course provides instruction on advanced features and customizations in DSpace 1.7.

All seats for the October 16-17 course are currently filled and registration is closed. However, TDL is evaluating the success of the course and the feasibility of offering additional instances of Advanced DSpace training in the future.

To check for additional course dates and to find out more about the Advanced DSpace course, go to

Join us for the TDL Forum - September 18th at 10:30am
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Keep current with the Texas Digital Library’s activities and plans by calling in to the monthly TDL Forum, during which TDL staff provide updates and take questions from participants.

The TDL Forum takes place on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:00 am, unless otherwise noted. The next call is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30am.

Instructions for joining the call and viewing the presentation are available on the TDL website.


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