Texas Tech University Libraries provides support for the publication and dissemination of scholarship from the Texas Tech Community through the digitization, publication, and preservation of the community's scholarly outputs, from electronic theses and dissertations to datasets; support for increased access to TTU research, both through our institutional repository, ThinkTech, and through support for local Open Access Journals; and, in line with university-wide initiatives on increasing student affordability, the creation of affordable digital textbooks for adoption in Texas Tech classrooms.
Research Data Management Services
Enhance your research data with our Data Management Services. The librarians of the Data Management Team are available to assist faculty and student researchers with the management and preservation of research data. We can also assist in finding and acquiring external data for your work. The library offers data management plan consultations for faculty and students as they prepare grant proposals.
Every member of the TTU community has access to the Texas Data Repository, a platform for publishing and archiving datasets. For more information, please contact Data Management and Metadata Librarian, Matt McEniry.
- Discovering Dataverse (Texas Data Repository)
- Introduction to Metadata and Metaraider
- Managing your Research Data
Digital Scholarship Lab
The Digital Scholarship Lab supports the Texas Tech University community in the transformation of research, teaching, and primary archival sources through new media and digital technologies. The lab provides digital asset management, digital preservation, training, and consultations for digital scholarship, teaching, and learning. The Digital Scholarship Lab is located in Room 204, on the east side of the library building. For more information, please contact the Digital Scholarship Librarian, Shelley Barba.
The Digital Scholarship Lab curates the TTU electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) collection. If you have questions about your thesis or dissertation once you graduate, please contact Shelley Barba.
The digital humanities represent the intersection of traditional humanities research and digital- or computer-based technologies. If you would like a consultation on your digital humanities project or would like to approach the Digital Scholarship Lab for possible collaboration, please contact Shelley Barba or the Digital Services Librarian, Heidi Winkler.
A digital repository is a collection of online resources. The digital institutional repository, ThinkTech, is an online publishing and archival service for the Texas Tech University community that scholars may use to distribute and archive their scholarly works with no limitations on content or format. ThinkTech also provides access to materials that traditional publications cannot.
The digital collections are a repository of digitized books and primary sources designed to be used for research. The Texas Tech University Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library also curates digital archival collections of a number of their holdings.
Office hours by appointment only.
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Phone: (806) 834-3694
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Phone: (806) 834-2283
Digital Services Librarian
Phone: (806) 834-1304
Data Management and Metadata Librarian
Phone: (806) 834-2688