2022 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Now in its fifteenth year, the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) is a home for communities of library and information workers who support scholarly, cultural heritage, educational materials, open access, open source, and transparency in libraries through digital preservation, repositories, metadata, theses and dissertations, scholarly communications, and research data management. TCDL honors its roots in digital librarianship while also including the work that many other library workers, archivists, and various information professionals do to build, improve, provide outreach, expand, and use digital library resources and ecosystems of scholarship. As founder and host of TCDL, Texas Digital Library is committed to dismantling white supremacy within our organization and associated communities, addressing inequities in our staff organization and the broader consortium, and helping transform practice and culture in the larger higher education and cultural heritage communities in which we operate. To that end, we enthusiastically invite and encourage members of minoritized communities to attend, present, and enjoy TCDL regardless of your profession, affiliation, or background. All are welcome! With presentation session types that include informal conversations, posters, lightning talks, workshops, presentations, and more, TCDL encourages and welcomes submissions from students, scholars, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and users. TCDL 2022 will take place live online and we welcome proposals from Texas-based colleagues and beyond. Learn more about TCDL 2022 at https://www.tdl.org/tdl-events/tcdl/2022-tcdl/ and view the conference recordings on TDL's YouTube channel:


Recent Submissions

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    Session 1B | It’s alive! Reviving OER with interactive content to create a living online course
    (2022-05-23) McLeod, John; Davis, Mick; Masura, Julie; Jones, Christine
    "The 5Rs of OER are not only a framework for licensing, but an opportunity to breathe life into texts that might otherwise be forgotten. The 5Rs also power the generosity that open education advocates and practitioners have been sharing with their peers who are new to online education. The speed at which open textbook creators can now adapt material for new contexts is a valuable skill as the future of higher education constantly shifts, and, coupled with the potential for OER to grow and fill new gaps, OER creators are poised to lead the shift to blended and online learning. This discussion will feature educators who have incorporated formative and summative assessment into their OER to use the resource as a package for an online course. By using H5P interactive content, importing chapters from other texts, and/or adding a social annotation layer with Hypothesis, participants have revived OER to become the basis for online learning and an efficient way to transfer a previously in-person course to a blended or online classroom. Our participants will share their experiences with creating and incorporating H5P content, speaking about their challenges, their successes, and their surprises.
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    Session 1D | Imaging Group Birds-of-a-Feather
    (2022-05-23) Mazzei, Erin; Willis, Shannon; Jones, Jerrell; McIntosh, Marcia; McKee, Margaret
    The TDL Imaging Group was founded in 2019 to address the challenges of cultural heritage imaging among regional practitioners. The groups’ goals include exchanging knowledge on topics such as equipment use, color management, workflows, project management, and other tricks of the trade in a supportive environment. Attendees of this birds-of-a-feather will be able to discuss among peers their imaging specific issues and triumphs, including, but not limited to, how the field has adapted to challenges over the past few years.
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    Session 1F | Retaining Student Employees in Digital Libraries
    (2022-05-23) Kellum, Christina
    Holding a space for student supervisors to come together and discuss student employee retention efforts including conversations about student employees, hiring resources, sharing advice, and offering shared experiences. As a reverse workshop, we will begin with the question: “How can we retain student employees and inspire a future in libraries?” and “What tactics or information have you used to the best supervisor that you can be?” Student supervisors from across multiple parts of the library are invited to come and join in the conversation.
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    Session 1F | Shared Experiences from Graduate Students
    (2022-05-23) Johnson-Freeman, Whitney
    As a graduate student, I wasn't sure how to translate my work into a conference proposal. Admittedly, I still struggle with this, and I've seen this in the graduate students I've managed. I'd like to organize a BOAF specifically for graduate students to introduce themselves, highlight why they're getting their degree, share a project they're working on either in a professional position or from coursework, and have an opportunity to share their successes/challenges. My hope is that they'll feel more comfortable presenting with other graduate students who might have similar experiences and not feel as daunted. Maybe this could be a PechaKucha series instead.
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    Session 1G | DSpace User Group Birds-of-a-Feather
    (2022-05-23) Fairweather-Leitch, Taylor; Lyon, Colleen
    The DSpace User Group (DUG) meets monthly to discuss all things DSpace/Repositories - we would like to carry on the conversation at TCDL. Our round-table discussion will consist of introductions, sharing the cool things going on/in our different repositories, ORCID activity, and so much more. We will have planned questions/topics to inspire conversation/questions/and discussions.
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    Session 1H | Breathing New Life into Maverick Veterans’ Voices Using Oral History Metadata Synthesizer
    (2022-05-23) Ohira, Yumi
    "University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is the nation’s No. 1 four-year institution for veterans and their families to earn a college degree. The University serves and supports UTA veterans and their families enabling them to continue their education. The UTA Libraries has created and published a variety of digital collections while offering worldwide access to these collections. One of these collections is Maverick Veterans’ Voices (https://library.uta.edu/mavvets/), providing access to the oral histories of veterans belonging to the UTA community. The Maverick Veterans’ Voices is a collaborative project with the UTA Libraries and the Department of History. The Department of History has long supported UTA’s rich tradition with, and connection to, the armed forces and America’s military history. The Maverick Veterans’ Voices project was launched in 2012 to collect, share and preserve the stories of the UTA veterans. There were a total of 14 video interviews conducted between 2012 and 2015. Those video interviews were presented online, but that video content was not accessible. In 2015, the Maverick Veterans’ Voices project became an inactive project. In 2019, the UTA Libraries launched and applied the Oral History Metadata Synthesizer (OHMS) system to the Maverick Veterans’ Voices project and gave the Maverick Veterans’ Voices a new life. This presentation will discuss the project background, reactivating processes, and project challenges.
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    Session 1H | Getting to know you: Results of the Texas Data Repository User Survey
    (2022-05-23) Chan-Park, Christina; Sare, Laura; Waugh, Laura
    "The Assessment Committee of the Texas Data Repository (TDR) Steering Committee conducted a survey in Spring 2022 of TDR users. The TDR uses the Dataverse platform for publishing and archiving datasets (and other data products) created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions and hosted by the Texas Digital Library. There are currently nine participating member institutions. The purpose of the survey is to gauge overall user experience with the TDR in order to identify areas for improvement and/or future integrations with a focus on how the platform is used for research. The survey was administered to over 1000 registered users of the TDR including researchers from member institutions as well as any researchers that created accounts to deposit or download data. In addition to general questions about using the TDR, users were asked about their experience creating collections, depositing data, and downloading data. In this presentation, we report on the findings of this study.
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    Session 1H | Piloting OpenProject for Digital Projects
    (2022-05-23) McIntosh, Marcia
    One digitization lab continues its development of project management systems by piloting the open source software OpenProject. Come hear about the many features and how the lab has customized OpenProject to track digital projects. Their test is your gain.
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    Session 1H | Sprinting While Juggling: Learning Through Immersive Community GIS Skill-Building
    (2022-05-23) Flaxbart, Jennifer; Been, Joshua; Claunch, Kristina; Henry, Cynthia; Jones, Sylvia
    "In July 2021, the Mentoring Subcommittee of the Texas Digital Library’s GIS Interest Group (IG) planned and sponsored a GIS Learning Community Sprint. This free virtual initiative utilized an approach to learning GIS concepts modeled on the short, time-boxed “Sprint” associated with the Agile Method used by IT developers. The Sprint sourced and showcased GIS expertise from within the IG membership, comprised of library professionals at institutions across Texas, to build both familiarity with a range of GIS concepts and community through immersive co-learning. The Sprint Planning Group was deliberate about identifying learning outcomes for each topic covered, as a way of aligning “introductory overviews” of material with hands-on exercises for individual completion. We leveraged multiple virtual platforms in working with participants, some of which continue to serve Sprint participants well for ongoing consultation and discussion. We covered a broad range of topics, including databases, cloud platforms, software and related resources. We also performed daily brief-survey assessments to iteratively improve our approach to instruction and support during the course of the Sprint based on the feedback received. This presentation will discuss the construct, content, assessment, lessons learned and future applications of this piloted approach to GIS and geospatial skill-building. While specific to GIS tools, resources and concepts in this case, the model developed is versatile and has strong potential for application to a broad array of subject matter. The learning community created through this effort continues to benefit from the work of the GIS IG in multiple ways.
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    Session 1H | The Lessons My Sheep have Taught Me About Working With Faculty
    (2022-05-23) Herbert, Bruce
    I raise a heritage breed of sheep called Gulf Coast Native. They are smart, hardy and willful. I was standing out in my back paddock and started thinking that working with my herd provides important lessons about libraries working diverse communities, including faculty.
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    Session J1H | Creative Writing: Imperfection is Encouraged
    (2022-05-23) Pike, Ursula
    In this workshop, we'll talk about writing for everyone. We'll give tips for writing when you don't feel inspired. Writer's Block is often perfectionism keeping us from expressing ourselves. Participants will be given prompts and exercises to generate writing and be inspired to write. Ursula Pike is the author of An Indian among los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir (2021) from Heyday Books. Ursula lives in Austin, Texas and teaches Creative Writing at Austin Community College. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Western Illinois University. She is a member of the Karuk Tribe. Her work has appeared in LitHub, Yellow Medicine Review, Ligeia Magazine, World Literature Today, and O’Dark 30.
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    Session 2A | Opening Plenary & Keynote
    (2022-05-24) Westbrooks, Elaine; DeForest, Lea; Zerangue, Amanda; Park, Kristi
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    Session 2B | Achieving Unified Search across Digital Repository Platforms
    (2022-05-24) Creel, James; Huff, Jeremy; Savell, Jason; Welling, William; Laddusaw, Ryan; Day, Kevin
    "Texas A&M University Libraries have begun going live with production exhibits in the new open-source Solr AGgregation Engine (SAGE). SAGE has been in development since 2019 and consists in two complimentary feature sets: (1) The aggregation of multiple Solr indices into a target index with arbitrary fields, and (2) Curator-configurable views of any Solr index with custom filters, facets, and display fields. The ubiquity of Solr indices in library applications like VuFind, Blacklight/Spotlight, DSpace, Fedora, and others, juxtaposed with the tantalizing prospect of one search interface across the myriad of library holdings, led readily to the concepts behind SAGE. Once the development team implemented the aggregation functionality, it proved straightforward enough to make a configurable display of the fields of the bespoke Solr documents SAGE was writing. Soon, the development team was demonstrating rough views of synthesized collections of DSpace, Fedora, and Spotlight documents. However, when it came time to prepare these views for curatorial management and public display, numerous issues arose for the product owners. Among other things, the views posed problems with formatting and normalization of metadata, uniquely identifying objects, and providing viewers for content like images, PDFs, and A/V. Resolving these issues to the satisfaction of product owners has yielded the first production hybrid collection in SAGE, the Apfelbaum collection of World War I Postcards. In this presentation, we will describe the means whereby this content from DSpace and Fedora repositories was brought together in a harmonious view."
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    Session 2B | Migration from Dspace to Islandora version 8
    (2022-05-24) Peters, Todd; Long, Jason
    This presentation will discuss the recent installation of an Islandora 8 repository at Texas State University. The University Libraries has maintained a Dspace repository serving as an Institutional Repository for several years. It contains not only scholarship such as electronic theses and dissertations and faculty publications, but also digitized items from special collections. There is general satisfaction with how Dspace supports Institutional Repository scholarship workflows and documents, however, the platform has limitations for support of special collections type material, such as images, audio and video. The University Libraries recently moved special collections materials into a newly established Islandora 8 repository. This presentation will discuss exporting and cross walking Dspace Dublin Core metadata into Islandora using the external Islandora tool, Workbench. Installation and setup of the Islandora 8 software using Docker and customizing Islandora to include searching and faceting will also be discussed.
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    Session 2C | Juggling Digital Content: Developing Policies for Access and Preservation
    (2022-05-24) Johnson, Emily; Barrera-Gomez, Julianna; Law, Kristin
    In 2020, UTSA Libraries launched a new DSpace Institutional Repository called the Runner Research Press. Previously, the only existing access platform for digital content was CONTENTdm, which showcases digitized material from the UTSA Libraries Special Collections, including University Archives. The launch of the repository coincided with the creation of the Digital Stewardship Governance Group (DSGG), a group of staff from across the organization charged with developing a practical, shared vision of digital stewardship for the Libraries content from creation through preservation. In the course of the DSGG’s work, it became clear that there was overlap between records in University Archives and UTSA’s scholarly output, which caused confusion on which access platform to use (DSpace vs CONTENTdm), as well as which specific content types in the repository should be transferred to the University Archives for permanent retention. Members of the DSGG realized they had a unique opportunity to break down silos and develop policies for access and preservation of the scholarly and historical output of the university, utilizing both DSpace and CONTENTdm. A subgroup of the DSGG was formed and developed a guiding document for access and preservation to UTSA’s digital content across multiple platforms and content types. This presentation will provide an overview of the team’s work to develop this document and provide insights for other libraries interested in developing similar guidelines.
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    Session 2C | Wrangling Serial Titles and Place Names in the UNT Libraries’ Digital Collections
    (2022-05-24) Phillips, Mark
    The UNT Libraries’ Digital Collections has grown to include over 3 million unique digital resources including maps, newspapers, photographs, audio, and video records. These digital collections use the UNTL metadata format, that is based on Dublin Core and includes qualifiers that allow for more specificity about a field to be represented. While the UNTL metadata format works well in describing a wide range of digital resources held in our collections, one thing that has not been modeled well historically is the concept of a “Title” such as a serial title for a newspaper, like the Austin American-Statesman or a “Place” such as Denton, Texas. This past year we have taken the first steps to manage titles and place names in a more robust way in the UNT Libraries’ Digital Collections. This involved the creation of a system to model the concept of a Title and the concept of a Place that could be populated with information that provides descriptive and specificity to adequately represent these concepts. Trying not to reinvent the wheel, this approach leveraged data from the Library of Congress databases to link title records with existing LCCN and OCLC numbers. Likewise places are linked with Geonames and Wikidata to provide equivalences between systems. Finally appropriate user interface elements were integrated into the system to expose this information to the end user so that they are able to make use of this effort in identification and disambiguation of these concepts. This presentation will present the problem we were facing, explain the approach, and provide examples of next steps in this space.
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    Session 2D | Introduction to ArcGIS Online
    (2022-05-24) Shensky, Michael; Jones, Sylvia; Carter, Kate
    This 90-minute session will provide a brief introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and ArcGIS Online. It will show how ArcGIS Online can be used to manage, visualize, and share geospatial data. Participants will learn how to search ArcGIS Online for data, upload local datasets, customize dataset symbology, and carry out basic analysis. They will also learn how to create content in ArcGIS Online by publishing a hosted feature layer and by saving and sharing a web map. The workshop structure will consist of presentation slides and a hands-on interactive portion where participants will gain direct experience working with ArcGIS Online. This session is intended for all TCDL attendees who are interested in GIS and no prior experience is required. It is preferred that attendees have a pre-existing institutional ArcGIS Online account created prior to the start of the workshop, but this is not a requirement and attendees will have the option to create a public ArcGIS Online account during the session. Participants will be given time to ask questions at the end of the workshop.
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    Session 2E | Responding to Faculty Interest in Rapid Publishing During the Pandemic: The Role of interoperable Scholarly Communication Systems at Texas A&M
    (2022-05-24) Herbert, Bruce
    In 2019 and 2020, the Office of Scholarly Communications pursued a strategy of the vertical integration of our scholarly communication systems in order to make them more useful to researchers, specifically our repository (DSpace), research information management system (VIVO) and Altmetrics from Digital Science. These systems can be used to “publish” a range of documents, represent the publications on faculty Scholars@TAMU profiles, and collect engagement metrics for the publications. We were ready, then, when faculty requests for help with special research projects while working from alternative working locations. The faculty wanted to rapidly publish special publications that were related to the pandemic or the Black Lives Matter protests. The outcomes from this initiative were very exciting. Heidi Campbell edited a volume entitled The Distanced Church: Reflections on Doing Church Online that explored how churches worldwide were responding to the pandemic. The volume went viral on social media, was written up in a Finnish newspaper, and was cited on a Wikipedia page. Dr. Campbell was pleased with the experience enough to publish nine other publications through the repository, including a Spanish language version of The Distanced Church. Srivi Ramasubramanian published an essay entitled The promise and perils of interracial dialogue in response to the BLM protests. Again, the success of her first publication led her to curate 26 other publications in OAK Trust. Kati Stoddard, an instructional faculty member, published an exemplary teaching resource, Academic Honesty Quiz, that seeks to support other faculty moving their courses online. The resource has been downloaded almost 1000 times in the few months is has been accessible. Finally, a community of engineering education faculty published survey results of the challenges their students faced as their classes moved online. The teaching resource has generated more than 2000 views and a citation. Again, the success of the project led the faculty to curate a large number of other documents in the repository. In this talk, we will discuss the needs and interests of faculty, the role played by the library in supporting these projects, and the nature of the scholarly communication systems at Texas A&M that allow all of this to happen.
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    Session 2E | Using Wikidata to Enhance Discovery for Dissertations, Authors, and Faculty Advisors in Texas A&M University’s Mechanical Engineering Department
    (2022-05-24) Ho, Jeannette; Stokes, Charity; Liu, Zao; Chubaryan, Tatyana
    The last couple of years brought about a drastic change in how libraries provided services to their patrons. UNT Health Science Center took what could have been a crippling time and turned it into an opportunity for evaluation and adaptation of library policies and procedures. From changing ILS to retirements to lockdown procedures this presentation will present how library processes and technology were evaluated and adapted to meet our goals and patron needs while preserving the sanity of library staff.
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    Session 2F | From Mold Remediation to Collection Digitization
    (2022-05-24) Mason, Michelia
    In the Fall of 2021, a section of the oldest journals in the Tom Slick Library fell subject to extensive mold. Using interlibrary loan data, OCLC availability, and the PAPR registry, the library staff were able to validate the cost to clean and maintain the entire area. The experience highlighted the value and susceptibility of the collection in full and leads to the prospect of digitization. This reverse workshop aims to encourage a forum of digitization insights, experiences and best practices, grants and potential partnerships to help guide efforts across our organizations.