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    TxHUB Metadata Guidelines
    (Texas Digital Library, 2019-11-01) Long, Kara; Woodward, Nicholas; Graciani Picardo, Paloma; Washington, Anne; Tarver, Hannah; Duran, Albert; Tomfohrde, Katie; Gushee, Liz
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    Texas Digital Library Guidebook: Setting Up an Open Access Journal Using Open Journal Systems
    The Texas Digital Library OJS User Group developed this guide as a resource for new users of the TDL's journal hosting service. The guidebook includes resources for planning, staffing, and sustaining a new academic journal using Open Journal Systems (OJS).
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    The Texas Digital Library: A Business Case
    (2006-07-12) Leggett, John; McFarland, Mark; Racine, Drew
    A business case is presented for a commitment to designing and implementing a digital infrastructure for the scholarly activities of the major research universities in Texas. The issues of scholarly resource management are sweeping, touching most aspects of the daily lives of all Texans. This document describes the purpose, value, composition, and plan for the creation of what will surely become one of the most important tools for research and education in Texas for the future.
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    Collections as Data in Texas Digital Library Repositories: Practical Recommendations for Use
    (Texas Digital Library, 2020-11-23) Roig Blay, Karla M.; Tuck, Katy; Morgan, Anne
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    Texas Digital Library Racial Equity Action Plan
    (Texas Digital Library, 2021-03-15) Park, Kristi; Mumma, Courtney
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    Texas Digital Library Strategic Plan 2020-2023
    (Texas Digital Library, 2020-11-10) Park, Kristi; Mumma, Courtney; Gonzalez, Kelly; Heath, Joan
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    TDL 2018 Hyku Pilot Report
    (Texas Digital Library, 2018-07-31) Mumma, Courtney
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    TDL DSpace Education Working Group Training Needs Survey: Final Report
    (2017-05-24) Barba, Shelley; Dabrowski, Anna J.; Elkins, Susan; Lindsey, Nerissa; Lyon, Colleen; McElfresh, Laura Kane; Mitchell, Alexandra; Waugh, Laura; Wills, Faedra
    The Texas Digital Library (TDL) DSpace Education Working Group convened in Spring 2016 with the objective of assessing, updating, and standardizing DSpace training offered to member institutions by TDL. In order to understand the type of training that repository managers need, the Working Group developed an exploratory survey. The "DSpace Training Needs Survey" was launched during the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) in May 2016, and remained open through June 2016. This report outlines the survey objectives, methodology, results, and recommendations for future implementation of DSpace training at the TDL.
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    Data Competencies
    (2016) Williamson, Peace Ossom
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    Texas Digital Library Dataverse Implementation Working Group Final Report
    (Texas Digital Library, 2016-09-30) Thompson, Santi; Herbert, Bruce; Parks, Kristi; Donald, Jeremy; Rodgers, Denyse; Buckner, Sean; Kaspar, Wendi; Smith, Cecilia; Starcher, Christopher; Peters, Todd; Uzwyshyn, Ray; Steans, Ryan; Lauland, Nick; Waugh, Laura
    Since September 2015, the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Dataverse Implementation Working Group (DIWG) has worked with Texas Digital Library staff to pilot and implement a consortial repository for small to medium-sized research data, as well as to develop policies and workflow documentation associated with a data repository service. Comprised of 14 librarians and technical staff across six universities and the TDL, the DIWG's charge was to "pilot test, assess, and launch a consortial repository for research data archiving and management," addressing costs and possible funding models, technical configuration of the repository, workflows and outreach, policy and governance, and metadata needs. The DIWG built upon the work of a predecessor group - the TDL Data Management Working Group - which evaluated multiple available data management platforms and recommended the use of Dataverse as a consortial service. The result of the group's work is the Texas Data Repository (, a platform for publishing and archiving datasets and other data products created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. The repository is built in Dataverse and is intended for sharing small- to medium-sized datasets from any discipline.
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    Texas Digital Library Strategic Plan 2011 - 2014
    (Texas Digital Library, 2012-02-01)
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    Vireo ETD System Deployment Experiences
    (2010-06) Nürnberg, Peter J.; Leggett, John J.; McFarland, Mark
    The Vireo electronic theses and dissertation (ETD) submittal and management system has been in use at several universities throughout the United States. Vireo was developed over the last several years at the Texas Digital Library (TDL), a consortium of public and private institutions throughout the state of Texas. The TDL has recently undertaken a Vireo productization effort. The result of this effort is both an updated software system and accompanying support in the form of documentation, training and support infrastructures. In this paper, we describe this effort. We first review the methodologies we used to undertake the effort itself. This review includes a discussion of the development and testing methodologies we employed for the Vireo system software, including those practices we found especially useful or problematic. We then describe the deployment of the software and support. Specifically, we describe the strategies we used to accommodate the roll-out of software to nearly 20 institutions nearly simultaneously, as well as how we managed the risks inherent in such a deployment. We also describe the development of training and support materials that allow us to scale these activities to our user community. Finally, we reflect on the unique challenges that the productization of an ETD system engenders relative to generic productization efforts. We conclude with recommendations for other organizations faced with development, deployment, maintenance and support of ETD systems.
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    TDL Data Management Working Group Report
    (2015-08) Herbert, Bruce; Buckbee, Martha; Donald, Jeremy; Esteva, Maria; Lyon, Colleen; Peters, Christie; Park, Kristi; Steans, Ryan; Thompson, Santi
    The need for Data Management services is one of two large‐scale needs consistently expressed by Texas Digital Library (TDL) members, a need driven in part by the February 2013 mandate from the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy to make the results of federally funded research publicly accessible. The TDL Data Management Working Group convened in Fall 2013 to begin to address this gap, with a particular focus on finding solutions for making research data accessible and reusable. The charge of the group was to help the Texas Digital Library determine what kinds of data management services it could provide at a consortial level. This report discusses the group's process in evaluating various research data platforms and its recommendations to the consortium for further work.
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    Texas Digital Library Descriptive Metadata Guidelines for Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Version 2.0
    (2015-09) Potvin, Sarah; Thompson, Santi; Rivero, Monica; Long, Kara; Lyon, Colleen; Park, Kristi