TDL DSpace User Group Pre-conference Session
The TDL DSpace User Group proposes a full-day (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM) preconference to take place on May 21, 2019. A series of interactive sessions has been planned and will be offered to any TCDL registrant, regardless of whether they are a member of the User Group. Key presenters and organizers for each session have committed to leading the planning and design of this pre-conference in collaboration with the coauthors of this proposal. The proposed pre-conference schedule is as follows: 10 AM - 12 PM: Hack-at-thon session with possible breakout sessions, including focuses on DSpace fundamentals and DSpace API functionality; 12 PM - 1 PM: Networking lunch; 1 pm - 2:30 PM: DSpace import training workshop, focused on using the SAFCreator tool and SAF bulk packaging functionality; 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: DSpace Accessibility Panel, with potential participants including representatives from DuraSpace, TDL developer staff, and UT-Austin DEI community; 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: TDL update on DSpace 7, with a virtual call from Tim Donohue at DuraSpace. This preconference has been developed in coordination with the entire TDL DSpace User Group and addresses many of the most pressing issues faced by the community. Each session will be developed in open collaboration with the User Group so that there are opportunities for members to interact with one another around a variety of different aspects of the DSpace technology as well as repository services and scholarly communication more generally.