Managing our online repository, Texas ScholarWorks (TSW), is a collaborative effort that wouldn’t be possible without many people from the library, from across the university, and from our users. In a spirit of gratitude and appreciation, I’d like to recognize the groups that contribute to TSW.
- TSW staff – we have a repository librarian, a repository specialist, and a student worker who do most of the day to day work of adding and editing items in TSW.
- Texas Digital Library (TDL) – TDL hosts our repository and provides all the technical support for keeping it going, along with creating a community of repository managers that we rely on for ideas and feedback. TDL also hosts Vireo, the thesis and dissertation (ETDs) submission software that we use in conjunction with TSW to publish UT ETDs.
- Cataloging – library staff who catalog all electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and various other items that are uploaded to TSW.
- Digitization – library staff digitize older theses and dissertations, Daily Texan issues, Cactus yearbook, Great Britain Ministry of Information, other large projects, and individual item requests to get physical items available online in TSW
- Library information technology – assist with related tools like this blog, online storage, and website information that help round out our TSW services.
- Liaison librarians & other library staff – we rely on library staff, especially our subject liaison librarians, to inform faculty, staff, and students about available repository services.
- Partners across campus – there are many units on campus that we work with for TSW. Some of these units manage their own collections in TSW and some share their documents with us and we manage their collections in TSW. Both groups are responsible for helping us better share the scholarly works being created at UT Austin.
- Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) – our partners at OGS manage most of the ETD submission process and send ETD files to us when they are ready to be published.
- All our users – none of this would be possible without the interest and usage from our community of users across the globe.
Thank you to all of you for making TSW possible!