TARO is currently researching possible ways to update the site and better serve researchers. Longer term goals include updating the site to allow browsing by names, subjects, formats, digital objects, as well as providing for a sustainable functional model and governance structure. Shorter term goals include bringing the TARO project into use of schema-compliant EAD/XML.
The 2014 TARO Steering Committee has formed sub-committees to help move the project forward, made up of volunteers from the TARO participating repositories. Learn more about the committees, ask questions, volunteer your time and expertise! See http://texastaro.pbworks.com/.
Several people have adopted the ead schema and started producing all their XML files this way either using Archon or Archivist Toolkit. These repositories have stopped submitting their files to TARO due to the fact that they would have to essentially redo hours of work to make them dtd compliant.
Thanks to Amanda Focke, CA - Rice University this is no longer an obstacle. Amanda has kindly shared a stylesheet they use to convert their schema compliant files to dtd.
See "how do i" page Retro Convert schema XML to dtd XML for more info.
Support for Urchin Analytics was dropped by Google and subsequently the University of Texas-Austin earlier this year. As a result, we have had to migrate stats to a different (and interim) platform while search for a more permanent solution.
Full TARO reports continue to be found at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/admin/stats.html, they have switched to monthly from the previous quarterly.
Old news can be found at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/admin/old_news.html.
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