As the A&M/UT game approaches (and a football rivalry comes to an end, for now), the TAMUtimes focuses on ongoing areas of collaboration between the two universities — including projects where their libraries are working together to preserve library resources.
One of those projects is the Texas Digital Library. An excerpt from the article follows:
Projects from the shared libraries initiative have and will continue to benefit students, faculty, researchers of both systems, as well as the entire state of Texas, says interim dean Charles Gilreath.
“For several years the Texas A&M University Libraries has collaborated closely with our library colleagues at the University of Texas on projects to benefit library users in our respective systems and throughout the state, most notably the Texas Digital Library and the joint storage projects both in Austin and at the Riverside Campus,” Gilreath adds.
A partnership between Texas A&M and The University of Texas at Austin resulted in the establishment of the Texas Digital Library, an online repository for electronic theses and dissertations that today includes more than a dozen regional members, including many schools from the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.
The Texas A&M and University of Texas library collaboration also extends into the Texas Water Digital Library, which along with partners Texas Tech University and the Texas Water Resources Institute, will include water research and technology for disseminating scholarship. Since water research is conducted at institutions across the state of Texas, resources will be pooled and made accessible to all through the infrastructure and services of the Texas Digital Library.
The full article is available here.