Digital Libraries Round Table Programs

 



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Program information for DLRT Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events: 

2018 TLA Conference

    • Data Readiness for the Digital Public Library of America
      • Get your metadata ready for DPLA. Meet the people who will help you map the metadata for your digital collections to DPLA requirements, including the DPLA standard rights statements.

      • Speakers: Albert Duran, Houston Public Library, Judith Hiott, retired Houston Public Library, Kristi Lynn Park, Texas Digital Library and Hannah Tarver, University of North Texas

      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table

    • DIY Digital Collections
      • More and more libraries need to make their archival and special collections available online, but for small libraries (public, academic, or special) this can be quite a challenge. This session will showcase how you can DIY Digital Collections using free to low-cost tools. Review affordable tools such as scanners, cameras, and software to plan and develop digital collections. Presenters also will address challenges faced in digitization projects.

      • Speakers: Megan Blair, St. Edward’s University and Liza Talbot, LBJ Library 

      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table

    • Digital Pride
      • Speakers discuss LGBTQ digital initiatives, the process of transforming physical into digital surrogates, as well as successes and challenges faced, both in the process and to materials.

      • Speakers: Brian Riedel David Taffet Morgan Davis Gieringer, University of North Texas; Brian Riedel, Rice University, and David Taffet, Dallas Voice

      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table; College and University Libraries Division; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table

    • SimplyE Comes to Texas
      • Users seeking ebooks are saddled with multiple vendor interfaces, and SimplyE makes the experience easier for them. The app creates a union catalog across ebook aggregators, while hiding the aggravation of digital rights management (DRM). Discuss its development and implementation in Texas and nationally.

      • Speakers: James English, The New York Public Library and Christine Peterson, Amigos Library Services

      • Hosted by: Automation and Technology Round Table; Digital Libraries Round Table.

2017 TLA Conference

    • #ColorOurCollections: Create Your Own Digital Archival Coloring Book
      • A favorite pastime has returned as a method of stress relief and artistic expression. Libraries are on trend with #ColorOurCollections, highlighting digital archival materials with downloadable coloring pages. Bring your laptop and learn how to create a coloring book to connect with your community in a new way.
      • Speaker: Jeanette Claire Sewell, Houston Public Library
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Grateful Data: Data Cleaning, Digital Humanities, and Deadheads
      • From shared audio to set list statistics, Deadheads were data pioneers. Participants will learn how to acquire publicly available data about the Grateful Dead and normalize it using Open Refine, an open-source application. The workshop will be accompanied with detailed notes and instructions available on GitHub, along with sample datasets.
      • Speaker: Scott Carlson, Rice University
      • Hosted by: Cataloging and Metadata Round Table, Automation and Technology Round Table, and Digital Libraries Round Table

2016 TLA Conference

    • Texas Digital Library: A Chat with TDL's New Leadership
      • Texas Digital Library's Kristi Park discusses the organization's vision, resources, and future plans.
      • Speaker: Kristi Park, Texas Digital Library
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Copyright and Digital Collections: Lessons from Astrodome Memories
      • Five Houston archives have partnered with each other and the public to create an online exhibit for Astrodome history and memories. This IMLS-grant funded project includes creating a model for managing copyright concerns. Learn about issues, progress, and a copyright manual that resulted from this work.
      • Speakers: Judith Hiatt, Houston Area Library Automated Network and Gretchen McCord, Digital Information Law
      • Hosted by: Programming Committee and Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Streaming Media: How are Libraries Handling It? 
      • Subscriptions to streaming media are becoming more prevalent in libraries, but are we really managing them as best we can? A panel representing public and academic backgrounds will discuss the challenges and best practices in managing these materials.
      • Speakers: Richard Guajardo, University of Houston; Marianne Lorio, Houston Public Library; Jacob Mangum, University of North Texas; and Michael Saperstein, Harris County Public Library
      • Hosted by: Electronic Resources and Serials Management Round Table (ESMART) and Digital Libraries Round Table

2015 TLA Conference

    • You are Not an Imposter: Finding Confidence as a Library Professional
      • Despite the recent attention to "imposter syndrome," many amazing professionals still hide in fear of being discovered as frauds. Why do so many librarians and information professionals still chalk up their achievements to everything but their own talent? The speaker examines what makes this mindset so powerful and how to break free from its grip. 
      • Speaker: Nicholas Means, WellMatch
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Innovative Uses of Technology and Social Media in Reference and Information Services: Lightning Talks
      • Discover how a variety of libraries are using social media and technology. Take home ideas to energize your reference services. This fast-paced session features a variety of speakers highlighting their experiences.
      • Speakers: Michael Castellon, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; Eric Frierson, Ebsco Information Services; Allyssa Guzman, Graduate Research Assistant; Jenne C. Harte, Sterling Municipal Library; Julie Judkins, University of North Texas Libraries; Arta Kabashi, Amigos Library Services; Ashlynn Kogut, Texas Medical Center Library; Elizabeth McArthur, Blumberg Memorial Library, Texas Lutheran University; Linda Sappenfield and Chris Sauder, Round Rock Public Library; and Rachel M. Stout, Community Engagement, Houston Public Library
      • Hosted by: Reference & Information Services Round Table, Automation & Technology Round Table, Digital Libraries Round Table, Library Instruction Round Table, Media & Related Technologies Round Table, and Public Libraries Division

2014 TLA Conference

    • What Can MarcEdit Do for You? (Ticketed event)
      • Technical Services is constantly evolving, and you need a tool that will evolve with you. MarcEdit is a metadata edit suite of tools that will allow metadata specialists to work with MARC, XML, and non-XML-based data to translate, modify. Learn to create new representations and metadata surrogates necessary for RDA.
      • Speaker: Terry Reese, Digital Initiatives at Ohio State University (Columbus)
      • Hosted by: Cataloging and Metadata Round Table and Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Introducing the Digital Public Library of America
      • The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums and makes them freely available to the world. It offers cultural heritage institutions opportunities to reach more users, increase access to their content, and collaborate in new ways. Join us and be inspired. 
      • Speaker: Emily Gore, Digital Public Library of America (Cambridge, MA)
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table, the Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table, and the Conference Program Committee
    • Digital Libraries: Lightning Talks
      • It's YOUR turn! The Digital Libraries Round Table invites librarians to share information about their digital projects in five minutes or less. If you have cool digitized resources, promote them! If you've documented your standards and best practices, share them! We want to hear and see and learn what you've done! A business meeting follows the program.
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Personal Digital Archiving
      • Managing digital media can be difficult, but preserving and archiving it can seem downright overwhelming. A representative of the Library of Congress will provide resources about personal digital archiving, a common-sense approach to the problem. The presenter will also show you how to host a personal digital archiving event for the public.
      • Speaker: Butch Lazorchak, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table and the Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table
    • Hands-on Omeka (Hands on Lab 5; ticketed, register online only)
      • Omeka is an open-source tool for managing digital content and building interactive online exhibits. The hosted Omeka.net service provides much of the same functionality at low or no cost. Attendees will build a basic Omeka.net site and discover resources to help them put their digital content online. Seating is limited; Hands on Lab tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 21 through online preregistration only. 
      • Speaker: Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Danielle Plumer Associates
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table and the Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table

2013 TLA Conference

    • Shaping User Web Experience through Usability Research (Ticketed event)
      • Usability research is often overlooked as a step toward satisfying and retaining an audience for a library's website. Understand the concepts behind usability research and learn strategies for assessing your target audience. This workshop will show you how to develop goals for product usability testing, implement a usability study, and incorporate feedback into your library's online presence. (Lunch is not provided).
      • Speakers: Tara Carlisle and Ana Krahmer, University of North Texas; and Kate Crane and Brian Still, Technical Communications at Texas Tech University
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table and the Automation and Technology Round Table
    • Digital Public Library of America
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Exploring the Digital Humanities
      • For a new generation of researchers in the humanities, libraries and archives are much more than repositories of books. Come learn about the "digital humanities" and new tools that give us computational access to archival and other digital collections. We will focus on ways that librarians can support the needs of digital humanities researchers and learn about new models of publishing in the humanities.

      • Speakers: Lisa Spiro, Rice University; Andrew J. Torget, University of North Texas; and Tanya Clement, University of Texas at Austin's School of Information

      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table

    • Reflections on John F. Kennedy: A Texas Resource Guide
      • Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination, The Sixth Floor Museum introduces a web-based resource guide that brings together the rich and diverse JFK collections located at Texas institutions.
      • Speakers: Tara Carlisle, University of North Texas; Brenda McClurkin, University of Texas at Arlington; Elizabeth Sargent, Houston Metropolitan Research Center; Ann Serano, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; Betty Shankle, Genealogy, History, Archives, Fort Worth Library; Krishna B. Shenoy, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza; and John H. Slate, Dallas Municipal Archives
      • Hosted by: Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table and the Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Behind the Scenes at FamilySearch and Ancestry.com: Genealogical Information Digitization
      • FamilySearch and Ancestry.com have changed the archival and genealogical research landscape. Representatives from these organizations discuss digitization efforts and metadata workflow.
      • Speakers: Dennis Meldrum, Book Scanning, FamilySearch; and Anne Mitchell, Ancestry.com
      • Hosted by: Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table, the Cataloging and Metadata Round Table, the Digital Libraries Round Table, and the Government Documents Round Table
    • Digital Libraries: Lightning Talks 
      • It’s YOUR turn! The Digital Libraries Round Table invites librarians to share information about their digital projects (in five minutes or less). If you have cool digitized resources, promote them! If you’ve documented your standards and best practices, share them! We want to hear and see what you’ve done!

      • Speakers: Daniel Alemneh, University of North Texas, Roland Lemonius, Houston Public Library, Eric Frierson, EBSCO Publishing, Danielle Cunniff Plumer, DCPlumer Associates, Janet Bailey, Abilene Public Library, Karen Ellis, Taylor Public Library, Lisa Mullenburg, Del Mar College, Tara Carlisle, University of North Texas, Cheryl Smith, Plano Public Library System, Caroline Castillo, Houston Public Library

      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table

2012 TLA Conference

    • Developing a Large-Scale Digital Archives through a Library Consortium
      • The West Texas Digital Archives, a customized open source repository, contains historical materials including images, text, and video. This program highlights the elements involved in this fruitful collaborative project including the development of content practices, building an online repository, and marketing and sustaining the archive. A business meeting follows the program
      • Speakers: Devhra Bennett Jones and Eddy Smith, Abilene Library Consortium 
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table and the Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table
    • Digitizing Local History: Partnerships and Possibilities
      • All history may be local, as some historians claim, but local history is often overlooked. Join academic and public librarians as they discuss their experiences digitizing local history materials during a multi-year training program. Learn what worked, what didn't, and where you can go for help. A business meeting follows the program.
      • Speakers: Cindy Boeke, Southern Methodist University; Karen Ellis, Taylor Public Library; and Danny Gonzales, El Paso Public Library
      • Hosted by: Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table and the Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Digitizing Historic Newspapers: What We've Learned
      • Libraries are the primary access points for local newspapers. Speakers outline the Texas Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership among libraries to digitize historical newspapers, and debunk a few myths about digitizing resources. Attendees will find out about resources to help them start and fund their own project. 
      • Speakers: April Dillon, Hemphill County Library; Ana Krahmer, University of North Texas; and Mary J. McCoy, Lamar State College-Orange
      • Digital Libraries Round Table and the Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table
    • Metadata Strategies for Getting Objects Online
      • Does your digitization process always bottleneck at metadata? Do you have a lot of material scanned but a backlog of materials needing metadata? Learn tips and tricks from other librarians who have developed strategies to minimize and reduce the metadata backlog.
      • Speakers: Karen Holt, Fine Arts Library, University of Texas at Austin; and Cecilia Williams, Cataloging and Metadata, Houston Public Library
      • Hosted by: Conference Program Committee, the Archives Genealogy and Local History Round Table, the Cataloging and Metadata Round Table, and the Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Contemporary Collecting: Is Your Archives Keeping up with the Latest Trends
      • In our constantly changing society, archives and cultural institutions should consider collecting materials reflecting modern technologies, trends, and populations. Learn how to develop a selection policy allowing for the acquisition of contemporary materials and to anticipate issues regarding playback mechanisms, migration, and preservation of less common material types. 
      • Speakers: Caroline Frick, Texas Archive of the Moving Image; and Loraine A. Stuart, Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
      • Hosted by: Conference Program Committee, the Archives, Genealogy and Local History Round Table, and the Digital Libraries Round Table

2011 TLA Conference

    • Digitization Basics (Ticket purchase required)
      • Interested in digitizing your special collections, local history, or genealogical materials? Learn the basics of scanning photographs and documents. Instructors from the University of North Texas will cover basic equipment meeds, workflows, and digitization standards.
      • Speakers: Jeremy Moore, Digital Imaging Lab Manager, University of North Texas; Mark Phillips, Assistant Dean for Digital Libraries, University of North Texas; and Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Coordinator, Texas Heritage Online, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
      • Hosted by: Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Digital Collections: Exposing Oral Histories, Manuscripts, and Video Content
      • This session highlights best practices and lessons learned for expanding digital collections by including resources such as video, oral histories, and handwritten manuscripts. Learn about the panelists' experiences providing digital access and assessing the impact of that work.
      • Speakers: Lisa Spiro, Director of Digital Media Center, Rice University; Quinn Stewart, Lecturer and Coordinator of IT Services, School of Information at University of Texas at Austin; David Todd, Coordinator, Conservation History Association of Texas; and Marie Wise, Digital Projects Manager, Houston Public Library
      • Hosted by: Digital Libraries Round Table
    • Securing Rights for Digital Works: Case Studies and Methods
      • Managing rights for digital projects is frequently complex and time consuming. Library practitioners will discuss creative approaches to protecting copyright while maximizing access. A variety of formats including books, art, music, oral history, and orphan works will be covered. 
      • Speakers: Caroline Castillo, Digitization Project Assistant, Houston Public Library; Anne Karle-Zenith, Copyright Review Project Librarian, University of Michigan Library; and Tim Logan, Assistant Vice President, Baylor University Libraries
      • Hosted by: Conference Program Committee and the Digital Libraries Round Table
Created on Apr 16, 2013 | Last updated July 17, 2018