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Reminder – 2015 TCDL Call for Proposals

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.

TCDL 2015 Call for Proposals

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.

Announcing keynote speaker for TCDL 2015

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.

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

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.

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

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

Call for Applications – Pinkett Minority Student Award

The application period for the 2013 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award is now open!

The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students,
such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal
achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of
American Archivists. The recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration to the SAA
Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the SAA Annual Meeting in New
Orleans, Louisiana in August 2013. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year
membership in SAA.

Eligibility
The Pinkett Award is awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a
minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival
management during the academic year proceeding the date on which the award is given.

Details and Application
http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett

Deadline
February 28, 2013

Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Nominations

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2013 award.

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:

  • 2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
  • 2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team
  • 2010: The Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 2009: Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections of the University of Toledo’s “From Institution to Independence”
  • 2008: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the CBC Digital Archives (Les Archives de Radio-Canada)

 

Eligibility:
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, organizations.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to the Awards Committee by February 28, 2013.

For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp .