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Celebrating the Life

Digital Projects

Continued excellence in UT Library's Digital Contributions

Welcome

Welcome to the home of the initiative and committee devoted to ensuring Library resources are appropriated to continually improve upon the already astounding contributions the University of Texas Libraries make in digital collections.


Here you will find information about our current projects and how you may propose projects as a faculty or staff member.

Current Projects

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

  • Contributions in Marine Science
    Digitize back issues of "Contributions in Marine Science" and make them accessible in the UT Digital Repository.
  • Revolution and Counterrevolution
    Digitize the 2,636 broadsides, campaign posters and miscellany identified in the guide "Revolution and Counterrevolution in Guatemala, 1944-1963" and make them accessible via a cross-indexed, online digital archive.
  • Streaming Audio/Video Workflow
    Develop a workflow for selecting, purchasing, receiving, describing, and hosting streaming video and audio for UT EID holders.

Upcoming Deadlines

The next DPOC Process is scheduled for announcement in September 2013

Digital Projects Oversight Committee

Membership

  • Amy Rushing – current chair
  • Aaron Choate
  • Harlin Hanson
  • Ladd Hanson
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Carolyn Palaima

Charge

The purpose of the Digital Projects Oversight Committee (DPOC) is to:

  • manage the digital projects proposal process
  • evaluate the technical feasibility and the time required to execute proposed digital projects
  • oversee the projects once they are approved by the library administration
  • and manage an annual review of projects.

[DPOC Project Proposal Process]

Furthermore, using the DCC's Curation Lifecycle Model as a guide, DPOC will:

  • Identify and document the ongoing, sequential or occasional digital curation activities we are currently undertaking. Examine how these stages interact with other stages and stakeholders, and which other steps we are engaged with indirectly.
  • Identify and document our needs in terms of digital curation. Things to consider: which steps are problematic or inefficient? Does the curation cycle break at any point risking our data? Are there any problems in our interactions with other stakeholders who form part of the chain?
  • Determine which tools we can use within our data management infrastructure to improve the quality and efficiency of our curation activities and ensure that future DPOC project efforts serve to fulfill those needs.

[Data Lifecycle Management]

DPOC is comprised of the department heads of Digitization, Digital Access Services, Library Systems, Technology Integration Services, and Desktop Support Services.