Reminder – 2015 TCDL Call for Proposals

Posted by Lauren on December 18, 2014

Help to build the program for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries!

The 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will be held April 27-28 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is the premiere gathering of digital library and information professionals across Texas and beyond. This is your opportunity to be part of the program.


Submit a Proposal for 2015!


TCDL addresses a wide range of topics including creation, promotion, preservation and management of digital projects and assets, as well as the software and applications that drive the digital library world.  Through a blend of interactive presentations, engaging speakers and informative workshops, TCDL 2015 will be a great place to network and experience the latest in all things digital.

What kind of broad areas would we hope to see covered at TCDL 2015? Here are some ideas!

  • Unexpected finds:  present new ways to use existing technology or demonstrate a new piece of software that’s really made an impact on your workflow.  Show off a new digital collection or project or present novel uses of your institution’s collection material.
  • Unexplained gaps: present ways the larger digital library community can work together to solve problems; initiate dialogues to answer to difficult questions that have faced your institution and to suggest solutions you’d like to see offered at a state or national level.
  • Unexplored collaborations: discover ways to partner together to address an unmet collecting need, novel partnerships that produced interesting results or ideas for greater exposure for collaborative collections.

Whatever you choose to submit, topics explored can include project management, intellectual property issues, deep explorations of software applications … the sky’s the limit! Need more inspiration? Check out last year’s successful programs to get your creative juices flowing.

How can you make your mark on TCDL 2015? Simple: submit a session proposal today. Sessions can take a number of forms, including:

  • PresentationsGeneral presentations on practical work, theoretical or speculative issues, or ongoing or completed research.
  • Panels:  Panel sessions should address a single topic from multiple perspectives and should engage the audience for a full 80-minute session.
  • 24×7 Presentations (24 slides in 7 minutes): 7-minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides.
  • Posters: Posters will be featured at the conference reception and through a “Minute Madness” session, during which presenters will give a 60-second summary of each poster.
  • Workshops, Tutorials & Demos, Birds of a Feather SessionsThese events provide venues for in-depth instruction in important areas of digital library practice (workshops), demonstrations of new or useful tools and technologies (tutorials), and gatherings of interested attendees to engage in discussion about a particular topic (birds-of-a-feather sessions). Events in this category can range from 1 to 4 hours.

How to Submit a Proposal

More information and the Proposal Submission link can be found at the conference website.

Important Dates

Be a part of TCDL 2015 by submitting your session proposal now. Deadlines and other key dates are approaching quickly!

  • November 17: Call for Proposals
  • February 9: Deadline for all Conference Proposal Submissions
  • March 16: Notification of acceptance
  • March 31: Early bird registration deadline

Questions? Email us at support@tdl.org.

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AHA! Holiday party and Elections, December 11

Posted by rebruss on November 18, 2014

This year the University of St. Thomas will be hosting the annual holiday party and meeting. Please plan to attend Thursday, December 11th at 6 pm in the Crooker Center – Ahern Room, 1st Floor. Guest speakers are Margaret Culbertson and Michelle Johnson from the William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive.

•Elections – A new board for 2015 will be elected. You must be a member of AHA! to vote. Candidates to be announced shortly.
•Food – It will be potluck, so please bring something to share. AHA! Board is providing a ham and rolls for the party.

Address:
University of St. Thomas

Crooker Center – Ahern Room
3909 Graustark
Houston, Texas

Street parking is available or there is also a parking garage. The Moran Center Parking Garage, located at the corner of West Alabama and Graustark (enter on Graustark) is available to all students, employees and visitors. Rate: $2/day. More information on parking and location of Crooker Center can be found: http://www.stthom.edu/Campus_Student_Life/Campus_Security/Parking_and_Bicycle_Regulations.aqf?Page_ID=100222

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TCDL 2015 Call for Proposals

Posted by Lauren on November 18, 2014

Help to build the program for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries!

 

The 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will be held April 27-28 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is the premiere gathering of digital library and information professionals across Texas and beyond. This is your opportunity to be part of the program.
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Submit a Proposal for 2015!
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TCDL addresses a wide range of topics including creation, promotion, preservation and management of digital projects and assets, as well as the software and applications that drive the digital library world. Through a blend of interactive presentations, engaging speakers and informative workshops, TCDL 2015 will be a great place to network and experience the latest in all things digital.

What kind of broad areas would we hope to see covered at TCDL 2015? Here are some ideas!

  • Unexpected finds: present new ways to use existing technology or demonstrate a new piece of software that’s really made an impact on your workflow. Show off a new digital collection or project or present novel uses of your institution’s collection material.
  • Unexplained gaps: present ways the larger digital library community can work together to solve problems; initiate dialogues to answer to difficult questions that have faced your institution and to suggest solutions you’d like to see offered at a state or national level.
  • Unexplored collaborations: discover ways to partner together to address an unmet collecting need, novel partnerships that produced interesting results or ideas for greater exposure for collaborative collections.

Whatever you choose to submit, topics explored can include project management, intellectual property issues, deep explorations of software applications … the sky’s the limit! Need more inspiration? Check out last year’s successful programs to get your creative juices flowing.

How can you make your mark on TCDL 2015? Simple: submit a session proposal today. Sessions can take a number of forms, including:

  • Presentations: General presentations on practical work, theoretical or speculative issues, or ongoing or completed research.
  • Panels: Panel sessions should address a single topic from multiple perspectives and should engage the audience for a full 80-minute session.
  • 24×7 Presentations (24 slides in 7 minutes): 7-minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides.
  • Posters: Posters will be featured at the conference reception and through a “Minute Madness” session, during which presenters will give a 60-second summary of each poster.
  • Workshops, Tutorials & Demos, Birds of a Feather Sessions: These events provide venues for in-depth instruction in important areas of digital library practice (workshops), demonstrations of new or useful tools and technologies (tutorials), and gatherings of interested attendees to engage in discussion about a particular topic (birds-of-a-feather sessions). Events in this category can range from 1 to 4 hours.

How to Submit a Proposal

More information and the Proposal Submission link can be found at the conference website.

Important Dates

Be a part of TCDL 2015 by submitting your session proposal now. Deadlines and other key dates are approaching quickly!

  • November 17: Call for Proposals
  • February 9: Deadline for all Conference Proposal Submissions
  • March 16: Notification of acceptance
  • March 31: Early bird registration deadline

Questions? Email us at support@tdl.org.

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Announcing keynote speaker for TCDL 2015

Posted by Lauren on November 15, 2014

Make plans now to attend the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (#tcdl2015), to be held April 27-28 in at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

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BESS SADLER WILL BE TCDL 2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are delighted to announce that Bess Sadler from Stanford University Libraries will serve as the keynote speaker for TCDL 2015.

An open source advocate and self-described library “geek,” Bess Sadler is Manager for Application Development at Stanford and was formerly Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment and Research and Development Librarian at University of Virginia Library. She is a co-founder of several successful open source software projects including Blacklight (http://projectblacklight.org) and Hydra (http://projecthydra.org), which are used by libraries, museums, archives, and cultural institutions around the world.

You can follow Bess Sadler on Twitter at https://twitter.com/eosadler and on her blog “Solvitur ambulando” at http://www.ibiblio.org/bess/.

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EARLY REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JANUARY 20

Discounted early registration will open on January 20, 2015. Conference registration fees will cover conference sessions, including the keynote session, presentations, poster sessions, and some workshops. Light breakfast and snacks, as well as a conference reception, will be included as part of the regular registration package.

Costs: Discounted rates for early registration will be $125 for TDL members, $185 for regular attendees, and $60 for students. Early registration will open on January 20 and continue through March 31, after which rates will increase. More information about registration is available on the TCDL website.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the conference center hotel at a special rate of $179 per night through March 30, 2015. See the conference website for details.

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ABOUT TCDL 2015
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 TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, cataloguers, faculty members, technical staff, and others — in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries.

When: April 27-28, 2015
Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas
For more information, and to view information about past conferences, visit the TCDL 2015 website.

For more information, and to view information about past conferences, visit the TCDL 2015 website.

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Save the date: AHA! Holiday Party, Thursday, December 11

Posted by rebruss on October 31, 2014

AHA!’s annual holiday party and elections will be held on December 11, 2014 at University of St. Thomas. Please bring potluck dishes to share.

Guest speakers are Margaret Culbertson and Michelle Johnson from the William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive. More details will be available soon.

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Save the Date! TCDL 2015: April 27-28 in Austin

Posted by Lauren on October 28, 2014

Mark your calendars!

The Texas Digital Library conference committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will be held April 27-28, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

TCDL 2015 will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, located on the UT Austin campus.

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 TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, cataloguers, faculty members, technical staff, and others — in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries.

When: April 27-28, 2015
Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas

More information about registration rates and conference programming will be coming soon! Registration will cover conference sessions, including keynotes, presentations, poster sessions, and some workshops. Light breakfast and snacks, as well as a conference reception, will be included as part of the regular registration package.

For more information, and to view information about past conferences, visit the TCDL 2015 website.

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Job posting: Archivist I, African American Library at the Gregory School

Posted by rebruss on October 16, 2014

The African American Library at the Gregory School is seeking an Archivist I. This is a great opportunity to define and manage the oral history collections in a way that creates optimal value for the library and its customers and assist with the archival development for the African American Library at the Gregory School. This archival library is an Archeological landmark in Texas that is dedicated to documenting the community traditions and history of African Americans in Houston through special collections, archives, exhibits, oral histories, programs and a variety of media. The Library is located in historic Freedman’s Town and housed in the Gregory School building, the first African American public school in Houston..

This position is responsible for the development of the oral history collection and will manage the project to include building partnerships with outside agencies and businesses with historical collections of interest. The focus of the work is to positively impact library visits, program attendance and archival use. The Archivist I reports to the Archivist III (and Manager) and works as a contributing team member of the unit, and may lead the work of volunteers and staff on oral history projects. Performs advanced-level reference work to assist researchers in identifying and using archival collections and other library materials; interprets and enforces library policies for the security and administration of the collections; as appropriate, collaborates with the team to mount exhibitions that highlight archival collections. Provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people.

Other responsibilities include reference duties answering research questions pertaining to archival materials and programs, retrieval of requested archival collections, and assisting the Archivist team in inventorying, processing, and inputting data into Archivists Toolkit, newly acquired materials. The Archivist I is also expected to conduct tours, help with planning special programs, and assist, as required, with the editing, publishing and distribution of library publications. Requires some evening shift and weekend (Saturday and Sunday) work.

For more information please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=985658

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Job posting: Archivist/Assistant Librarian – Moran Library, Kinkaid School

Posted by Lauren on October 14, 2014

The Kinkaid School is seeking an experienced archivist/assistant librarian for the successful execution of archival processing of physical and born-digital records.  This full-time position reports to the Director of Libraries in the Upper School Division and also shares in the responsibilities of managing aspects of the Upper School Library, including educational sessions for students and faculty.

Archivist/Assistant Librarian, Moran Library (Upper School)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the institutional repository of the school and assist in the maintenance of school wide records retention program.
  • Work with staff throughout the school to support the use and promotion of archival materials.
  • Support the needs of the Advancement Office.
  • Follow national standards and best practices for archival description, process and arrange institutional records, recommend and implement appropriate preservation procedures, work with Archon software to generate encoded finding aids.
  • Create and manage procedures specifically for the preservation of born digital and digitized archival records.
  • Assist with reference responsibilities and other aspects of supporting an effective and efficient Upper School library.
  • Train and supervise volunteers assigned to assist with projects.
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, and attending professional development courses and trainings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited institution, specializing in archival enterprise.
  • Demonstrated experience with standard archival principles and practices, preferably within an institutional repository
  • Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivist, or Digital Archives Specialist preferred.
  • Experience with Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or ArchivesSpace or other XML database.
  • Interest in the history of The Kinkaid School and preserving its institutional memory.
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the Kinkaid community.
  • Collegial, Energetic, and Engaging.
  • Knowledge of current digital preservation trends, tools, and best practices
  • General fitness for lifting archive boxes up to 20 pounds and moving loaded carts.
  • Please submit Cover Letter, Resume, and References to:

Dr. Edward M. Trusty, Jr.
Assistant Headmaster
The Kinkaid School
201 Kinkaid School Dr.
Houston, TX, 77024
ed.trusty@kinkaid.org

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Job posting: UT Arlington Libraries Project Archivist

Posted by rebruss on October 13, 2014

UT Arlington Libraries is currently accepting applications for a grant-funded project archivist. The job description can be viewed at: https://uta.service-now.com/jobs/recruiting_job_posting_detail.do?sysparm_document_key=u_recruiting_job_posting,3fcc549b6f5ba5004811cd364b3ee47c

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SSA Call for Session Proposals for 2015 Annual Meeting

Posted by rebruss on October 7, 2014

Annual Conference Theme:  Game On: the Challenge of Change

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 27, 2014

SSA’s Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal for an educational session at the 2015 annual meeting in Arlington, Texas. The meeting theme relates to sports, games, and change.  Change is all around us, especially in the world of archives. We welcome session proposals on any aspect of change in the archival enterprise. That is a mighty broad topic, and we imagine that lots of folks will have something to say on the subject. Arlington is a sports and games town—home to the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and Six Flags over Texas, so we also welcome sessions related to sports and games.

Committee members are dedicated to putting together a great program in Arlington and would be happy to work with you to meet that goal. So take a swing at it and see what you can come up with for 2015! Visit http://southwestarchivists.org/annualmeeting for more information about submitting a proposal and proposal forms.

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