From Kristi Park, Interim Director and Marketing Manager, Texas Digital Library
Austin, Texas Don’t miss out on the exciting opportunities available through the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (#tcdl2015), taking place April 27-28. The conference program is now available and includes a host of workshops, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and tutorials in addition to a strong main conference program of presentations and posters.
1. VIEW the preliminary program.
2. REGISTER for the conference.
3. SIGN UP
for workshops and tutorials.
Find out more about what’s happening at TCDL 2015:
The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is delighted to welcome keynote speaker Bess Sadler (Stanford University Libraries) who will speak about “Libraries and the Long Now.” 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.
The full TCDL 2015 program will be chock full of workshop and demo offerings, but the Program Committee is especially pleased to offer a special pre-conference training opportunity on Karma
, an open source tool for converting data from a variety of formats into Linked Data. The workshop will introduce the basic capabilities of Karma and provide attendees with hands on training in the tool. The workshop will take placeSunday, April 26 from 1-5 PM in the Perry-Castañeda Library. The cost to attend is $25. Space is limited so register today
Other workshops, tutorials, and birds-of-a-feather sessions have been posted. These events are FREE with conference registration, but advanced registration is required. Learn more about workshops and events HERE
TCDL 2015 will introduce an exciting new opportunity to gather information, extend conversations or just take a break with colleagues: the TCDLounge! We’ve arranged a comfortable area for attendees to check email, watch or deliver a demo, chat with a friend from another institution – or your own! – or just settle in with a cup of coffee. The TCDLounge will be located in Room 104 of the conference facility and will beopen during conference hours. You’ll even be able to arrange times for meetings or demos: Just use the sign-up board at the registration desk and the Twitter hashtag #tcdlounge to arrange for and keep track of meet-ups!