Texas Digital Library

Texas Digital Library

Kristi Park, Executive Director
Email: kristi.park@austin.utexas.edu

Program Overview

A collaborative consortium based in Texas and rooted in higher education, the Texas Digital Library builds capacity among its membership for ensuring access to and preservation of digital content of value to research, instruction, cultural heritage, and institutional memory.

TDL partners with its member libraries to provide various publishing services, including Open Access peer-reviewed journals, datasets, electronic theses and dissertations, and Open Educational Resources. TDL provides shared infrastructure for publishing such as hosted institutional repositories, hosted journal software (OJS), a consortial research data repository (the Texas Data Repository), and tools for ETD submission and curation. It also provides coordination across institutions to support local development of value-added publishing services at the institutional level.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2005
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English, Spanish
  • Organization: organization (e.g. non-profit association, library consortia) that provides or supports library publishing activities on behalf of its library members
  • Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage Comments:
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 90%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 5
  • Graduate students: 0.5
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Other: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Datasets 248
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 64
Journals, campus-based student-created 6
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? Are you part of a consortium which provides support for publishing

Work with a university press? Does your program work with a university press

Administer a university press? Does your program work with a university press

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Dataverse
  • OJS
  • Vireo

Additional Services:
  • training
  • DOI assignment (datasets only)
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon S3
  • DuraCloud
  • In-house
  • PKP Preservation Network
  • Chronopolis