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Don't miss out on these exciting opportunities available through the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries<https://conferences.tdl.org/tcdl/> (#tcdl2015). Register <https://conferences.tdl.org/tcdl/index.php/TCDL/index/pages/view/2015registration> by March 31 to get discounted early registration rates!
TCDL 2015 will be held April 27-28 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center<http://meetattexas.com/> in Austin.
The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is delighted to welcome Bess Sadler from Stanford University Libraries as the keynote speaker for 2015. 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<http://projectblacklight.org/>) and Hydra (http://projecthydra.org<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<https://conferences.tdl.org/tcdl/index.php/TCDL/index/pages/view/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 place Sunday, April 26 from 1-5 PM in the Perry-Castaņeda Library. The cost to attend is $25. Space is limited so register today<http://utdirect.utexas.edu/txshop/item_details.WBX?application_name=LFGENLIB&component=0&dept_prefix=LF&item_id=119&cat_seq_chosen=02&subcategory_seq_chosen=000>!
TCDL 2015 will introduce an exciting new opportunity to gather info, 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 open during conference hours. You'll even be able to arrange times for meetings or demos using a sign-up board and the Twitter hashtag #tcdlounge!
Stay tuned for more news about the full program schedule, coming in mid-March!
About the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries
The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries addresses a wide range of topics including creation, promotion, preservation and management of digital projects and assets, as well as the software and applications that drive the digital library world. Through a blend of interactive presentations, engaging speakers and informative workshops, TCDL 2015 will be a great place to network and experience the latest in all things digital.
This year's conference, to be held April 27-28, 2015, will take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center<http://meetattexas.com/> in Austin.
More about TCDL 2015:
· Sponsorship Opportunities<https://conferences.tdl.org/tcdl/index.php/TCDL/index/pages/view/sponsorship>
· Conference Overview<https://conferences.tdl.org/tcdl/index.php/TCDL/TCDL2015/schedConf/overview>
· Conference Code of Conduct<https://conferences.tdl.org/tcdl/index.php/TCDL/index/pages/view/code_of_conduct>
Head, Digital Systems & Collection Services
Digital Innovations Librarian
Galter Health Sciences Library
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Clinical and
Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)
303 E. Chicago Ave, 2-212
Chicago, Illinois 60611
office: (312) 503 0421
violeta.ilik at northwestern.edu