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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! 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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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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Archives Month 2014 activities

Posted by rebruss on October 1, 2014

Archives month

Check out all the events sponsored by AHA! this month on our Archives Month 2014 page!

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Gulf Coast Reads

Posted by rebruss on September 18, 2014

Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. This year the selected book is Remember Ben Clayton written by Stephen Harrigan and Winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best American Historical Fiction. World War I plays a central role in Remember Ben Clayton and throughout the month of October, Houston area libraries, archives, and museums will host discussions, movie viewings, exhibits, and more inspired by the book.

For more information please visit the Gulf Coast Reads website: http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/

Digital Images from Local Archives

Soldiers from Colorado County at Camp Travis

Soldiers from Colorado County at Camp Travis. World War I – Images from Local Archives – Showcasing World War I materials from area archives.

 

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Louisiana Archives and Manuscript Association Annual Conference, November 7, 2014

Posted by rebruss on August 4, 2014

Members of  AHA! are  invited to the Louisiana Archives and Manuscript Association Annual Conference, which will be held on Friday November 7, 2014 at the Old US Mint in New Orleans, LA. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00.

We have a great line up of speakers and topics. Tara Laver and Jessica Mlotkowski, both of LSU Libraries Special Collections, will present on the Free People of Color Project in a session titled “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past through a Collaborative Digital Project.”  In our second session “Records Management an Update from the State Archives”, Carrie Fager, Records Management Officer Statewide, Louisiana Secretary of State, will discuss important changes at the State Archives and laws impacting Archivists in Louisiana. And our final presentation of the day will be given by Mary Linn Wernet, Dr. Charles Pellegrin, and Cammie Henry, all from Northwestern State University, on the Kent Courtney Collection.  Following the presentations, we will hold our annual business meeting. The day will conclude with tours of the Old Mint and wine and cheese at the Old Ursuline Convent.

If there is interest, a dinner will be planned on Thursday night for early arrivers.

Attached you will find the registration form, with information about the conference hotel, parking, a restaurant guide for lunch and other goings on in the City of New Orleans.  Two important dates to remember: the deadline for conference registration is Friday October 24, 2014 and for those who plan on staying at the conference hotel, the deadline to receive the conference rate is Monday October 6, 2014.LAMA, 2014 Registration Form

Please consider joining us.

In the meantime, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me: mcourtney@arch-no.org

Sincerely,

Michael Courtney

Vice-President/President Elect

Louisiana Archives and Manuscript Association

 

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Early Houston artists and Sam Houston celebrated in 2 new exhibits

Posted by rebruss on July 11, 2014

Houston Founders at City Hall

The Mayor’s Office, in conjunction with William Reaves Fine Art are showcasing art made by earlier Houston artists in the working conference rooms of Houston City Hall. The exhibition acknowledges the Bayou City’s rich arts legacy and recognizes local artists who have made life-time contributions to the growth of the Houston arts scene. The exhibition will be on display through August 1, 2014.  Reception with brief remarks by Randy Tibbits is this Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5-7 in the Rotunda of City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002. For more information visit: http://reavesart.com/?page_id=5236

Following General Sam Houston

As part of the centennial celebration of Sam Houston Park, the Heritage Society is presenting a set of etchings on the life of General Sam Houston, created by celebrated artist Bernhardt Wall. The exhibit will also feature some personal objects from the Houston family from the Permanent Collection of The Heritage Society. The etchings are on loan from The Printing Museum. The exhibition will be on display through August 2, 2014. For more information visit: http://www.heritagesociety.org/museumgallery.html

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Basics of Managing Electronic records DAS webinar – Wednesday, Dec. 18

Posted by rebruss on December 13, 2013

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library is hosting an upcoming DAS (Digital Archives Specialist) webinar:

Basics of Managing Electronic Records — Getting You Started!

This DAS Foundational course will provide attendees the basics they need to know in order to start solving their electronic records problems.  Topics include identifying preservation formats, appraising, accessioning, and preserving electronic records, and working with records creators.

 A full course description is available at:

http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/f-basics-of-managing-electronic-records-getting-you-started-das

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Julia Ideson Building | Norma Meldrum Room
550 McKinney | Houston, TX 77002

Parking is available in the Central Library’s Parking Garage for a fee.
(Downtown Houston Parking Information)

 The course is provided to participants at no cost but preregistration is required.

 To register send your name and email address to Elizabeth Sargent at elizabeth.sargent@houstontx.gov

 

This webinar is one of five being offered through collaboration between:

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
McGovern Historical Collections, Texas Medical Center Library
Rice University
University of Houston Libraries

 

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Outside the Lines exhibit opens tonight at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Posted by rebruss on October 31, 2013

Outside the Lines exhibit opens tonight at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on the occasion of its 65th anniversary. The six-part exhibition, “conceived as an evolving dialogue on contemporary abstraction”, draws from the CAMH’s archive. (The CAMH archive is maintained by the MFAH Archives).

There is an opening reception this evening from 6-11 pm. The exhibition runs through March 23, 2014. For additional information, visit http://camh.org/exhibitions/outside-lines#.UnKLTRCaI6g

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