Conference at UT Austin to feature experts on digital libraries

tcdl-new-logo-mdThis spring, on May 17-18, the Texas Digital Library (TDL) will be hosting the 2010 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) at The University of Texas at Austin. In its fourth year, TCDL provides a forum for TDL members and others to explore issues related to digital libraries and digital scholarship.

The TCDL 2010 conference theme is Collaboration, and the conference program will be packed with experts speaking on issues of partnership and cooperation in the service of advancing scholarly communication.

The TDL is especially excited to announce its two keynote speakers for the event: Dr. Leslie Carr, of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and Dr. Reagan Moore, from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Leslie Carr, the TCDL 2010 opening keynote speaker, is a senior lecturer in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group (IAM) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. He is also the technical director of the EPrints Repository software team and the manager of the ECS repository. Dr. Carr writes about repositories and repository management on the blog RepositoryMan.

Dr. Reagan Moore, Professor in the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, will offer the closing address for TCDL 2010. Dr. Moore coordinates research efforts in development of policy-based data management systems that are used to support data grids, digital libraries, processing pipelines and persistent archives. He is the principal investigator for the development of the integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS), a technology in use by the Texas Digital Library as it develops a geographically-distributed Preservation Network for its members’ digital assets.

Along with these two distinguished scholars, TCDL 2010 will feature speakers, panels, and workshops highlighting cooperative work being done around the state on digital libraries and digital scholarship.

For more information about TCDL 2010, please visit the conference website.

Mark McFarland is the University of Texas Libraries Associate Director for Digital Initiatives, and Co-Director of the Texas Digital Library.

(Cross-posted at TDL.)

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