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Libraries Deploying Digital Asset Management System

Sept. 20, 2019

Staff who create and manage digital resources at the University of Texas Libraries will now be able to more effectively preserve and provide access to these collections thanks to the introduction of a new digital asset management system (DAMS). Digital files along with descriptive metadata are being added to the system, many of which will be made publicly accessible through a web portal.

New Library Search Tools Coming in January 2020

Sept. 16, 2019

The University of Texas Libraries announces the launch of new library search tools coming in January 2020. 

The new tools – designed specifically for use in libraries – will replace the Libraries’ current resource management system with a more robust option that will improve functionality for users while streamlining underlying management processes to provide a highly integrated solution for resource discovery.

Texas Digital Library Receives Planning Grant for Secure Data Preservation Project

July 31, 2019

The Texas Digital Library and a group of partners recently received an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to support the development of the first nationally distributed digital preservation (DDP) service for sensitive data. 

2019 Graduates Make Tribute Gift to the Libraries

May 28, 2019

This year’s graduates showed some real class.

The 2019 graduating seniors earmarked their senior class gift for the Libraries Tomorrow Fund, which provides additional monies for the University of Texas Libraries.

Students were encouraged by their peer leaders at the Texas Student Foundation to donate a gift in the amount of $20.19 for the class gift through the university’s crowdfunding platform, Hornraiser. To date, the gift has raised over $34,000 from more than 850 students and library supporters.

Winners for "Images of Research" Competition Announced

April 11, 2019

The University of Texas Libraries announce the winners of the second "Images of Research" competition.

Texas Archival Resources Online Receives NEH Grant

April 4, 2019

The Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) consortium and the University of Texas Libraries have received a grant of $348,359 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to enhance their efforts to provide researchers worldwide with access to collection descriptions of archival primary sources in libraries, archives and museums across Texas.

Read more at Tex Libris.

Celebrating the Return of the Historic Hall of Texas

March 29, 2019

Eighty-five years after its original opening, the Hall of Texas in the historic Main Building at The University of Texas at Austin has been returned to its essential purpose as a contemplative space for visitors to the library at the heart of the Forty Acres.

New Tex Libris Series Highlights Small-Scale Web Exhibits

Jan. 23, 2019

A new series at Tex Libris — “Illuminating Explorations” — presents digital exhibits and celebrates UT Libraries collections in small-scale form. The exhibits will highlight unique materials to elevate awareness of a broad range of content. “Illuminating Explorations” will be created and released over time, with the intent of encouraging use of featured and related items, both digital and analog, in support of new inquiries, discoveries, enjoyment and further exploration.

Learn more about featured exhibits at Tex Libris:

A Happy Homecoming for Marine Science

Jan. 7, 2019

A little over a year after Hurricane Harvey cause significant damage to the Marine Science Insitute at Port Aransas, the Marine Sciene Library was finally able to reopen this fall, and staff recently reconnected with the community through their temporarily-suspended holiday party. 

Read more at Tex Libris.