BU Joins Texas Digital Library

Baylor University has joined the Texas Digital Library initiative, a consortium of universities across the state dedicated to providing a collaborative digital infrastructure for the scholarly activities of Texas universities. Established in 2006 by the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and the University of Houston, the TDL will serve as the center of excellence for the creation, curation, and preservation of digital scholarly information for the State. Baylor is now one of eight Texas universities that have joined the TDL as Associate Members, which will allow the Baylor Libraries to become part of an historic digital library initiative, and thus be a leader in this emerging collaborative effort.

Baylor's involvement with the Texas Digital Library will include cataloging electronic theses and dissertations through the TDL, improvements to Baylor's institutional repository (BEARdocs), faculty research archives, digitization and distribution of unique collections, electronic journal publication, and the development of a plan for ongoing preservation of digital materials. For more information about the Texas Digital Library, go to the TDL web site at: www.tdl.org