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Libraries Deploying Digital Asset Management System

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.… Read More

New Library Search Tools Coming in January 2020

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… Read More

Texas Digital Library Receives Planning Grant for Secure Data Preservation Project

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. 

The IMLS award of $87,384 will fund the Preserving Sensitive Data in Distributed Digital Storage Networks project, supporting the research and data… Read More

2019 Graduates Make Tribute Gift to the Libraries

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… Read More

UT Libraries Announces 2019 Information Literacy Award Winners

The University of Texas Libraries announced the winners of the 2019 Signature Course Information Literacy Award at the Undergraduate Research and Writing Award Ceremony on April 4, 2019.

The Signature Course Information Literacy Award recognizes exemplary student work that achieves the learning outcomes of the Signature Course information literacy requirement. Winning students have… Read More

Winners for "Images of Research" Competition Announced

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

The competition celebrates undergraduate contributions to the research mission of the University by giving undergraduate researchers from across campus an opportunity to present a visual representation of their work, whether in the lab, in the field or in the libraries and archives on… Read More

Texas Archival Resources Online Receives NEH Grant

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

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.

Situated in the Life Science Library beneath the iconic UT Tower, the Hall of Texas has for around thirty years served as the… Read More

New Tex Libris Series Highlights Small-Scale Web Exhibits

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… Read More

A Happy Homecoming for Marine Science

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.

Alexander Archives Acquires Historic Preservation Collection

The Alexander Architectural Archives has acquired the archive of Volz & Associates, Inc. The collection contains material spanning over 40 years of architecture, interior design and consultation work focusing primarily on preserving and restoring historic buildings and interiors, with an emphasis on notable buildings in Texas.

Included among the resources are materials related to… Read More

Haricombe In Line for ARL Leadership Position

The Association of Research Libraries Board of Directors ratified the election of Vice Provost and University of Texas Libraries Director Lorraine J. Haricombe as incoming vice president/president-elect of ARL at the organization’s fall meeting.

The board is the governing body of the ARL and represents the interests of 125 member libraries in directing the business of the Association,… Read More

Benson Fundraising Event Features Journalist Enrique Acevedo

The University of Texas Libraries will highlight the approaching centenary of the Latin American collections at the Benson Latin American Collection with the help of noted journalist Enrique Acevedo.

“An Evening of Discovery” will feature Acevedo discussing how the growth of Latin American populations and expanded interest in their history and culture has influenced the ascendency of… Read More

Second Annual Lone Star Zine Fest Happening 9/2

Event: Lone Star Zine Fest, a gathering of ‘zine makers and enthusiasts. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 1 p.m., Sunday, September 2.

Where: The North Door, 501 Brushy St., Austin, Texas.

Background: The Lone Star Zine Fest ( is back for a second year!

The gathering will feature an exhibition with over three dozen tables… Read More

Gathering Recognizes UT/Guatemalan Partnership

Representatives from LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice visited Guatemala City on July 27 for a seminar on archival partnerships between the University of Texas and Guatemalan institutions.

Read more at Tex Libris.