The Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories (TCIR) is accepting proposals for full sessions (30-45 minutes) and lightning talks (5-10 minutes). Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Copyright
  • Open Access
  • Outreach and Promotion
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Research Data Management
  • Library-based Publishing
  • Platforms
  • Migration
  • Role and Responsibilities
  • Development and Growth
  • Future Trends

The deadline for submission is April 21, 2017. There are two submission options: (1) send all proposals - name, title, type of presentation and abstract - to, or (2) submit - with similar information - through this conference website ( via the "Submit Event" link. If you have never registered for a Digital Commons account, you will need to do so. For more information, contact Dillon Wackerman, Digital Repository Librarian at Southern Methodist University, at

The conference will be hosted by Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX on June 2, 2017 and is sponsored by the SMU Central University Libraries, the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative’s Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation Affinity Group, and bepress.

The keynote speaker for this event will be Sarah Shreeves, Associate Dean for Digital Strategies at the University of Miami. Sarah's talk will focus on the "purpose and usefulness of institutional repositories" with a perspective from the past and a look toward the possible future states and roles of institutional repositories.

Registration for this event is free and attendees are encouraged to contact for registration. Participants and attendees from outside of Texas are welcome. Parking will not be provided but instructions and maps are linked below.

Parking related links:

Travel information

For any other parking, travel or logistics information please contact Dillon Wackerman at

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TCIR 2017 - Presentations