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The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

Date: March 2012
Creator: De Rosnay, Mélanie Dulong & De Martin, Juan Carlos
Description: Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before. Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated, used and remixed using devices that are increasingly user-friendly and affordable. However, along with this technological democratization comes a paradoxical flipside: the norms regulating culture's use — copyright and related rights — have become increasingly restrictive. This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain — that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information — is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing.
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Effects of Entrainment by the Indian Point Power Plant on Biota in the Hudson River Estuary, March 1975

Effects of Entrainment by the Indian Point Power Plant on Biota in the Hudson River Estuary, March 1975

Date: March 1975
Creator: New York University. Medical Center. Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Description: "The data presented in this report represent an analysis of the abundance of four life-history stages of striped bass collected in the Hudson River at Indian Point and the intakes and discharge canal at the Indian Point Power Station" (p. 54).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Guidance Documents for Lifecycle  Management of ETDs

Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs

Date: March 19, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Donovan, Bill; Halbert, Martin; Han, Yan; Henry, Geneva; Hswe, Patricia et al.
Description: In 2011, a research team led by the University of North Texas, the Educopia Institute/MetaArchive Cooperative, and the worldwide Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), began studying the production, dissemination, and preservation of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). The original intent was to develop and disseminate documentation for academic libraries that would help curators better understand and address the preservation challenges presented by these new digital collections. As researchers from the libraries of University of North Texas, Virginia Tech, Rice University, Boston College, Indiana State University, Penn State, and the University of Arizona began to grapple with ETD lifecycle management issues, they quickly realized that librarians were but one of many academic stakeholder groups that work collaboratively to produce and maintain ETD collections. Studying the library role in isolation was neither feasible nor helpful. The scope of our work increased to encompass the roles and responsibilities of core stakeholders in the ETD lifecycle: students, faculty, administrators, technologists, commercial vendors, and librarians. The resulting Guidance Documents address areas of interest to ETD program planners, managers, and curators. They will help this extended set of stakeholders understand, document, and address the administrative, legal, and technical challenges presented by ETDs—from submission ...
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A Guide to the Best Revenue  Models and Funding Sources  for your Digital Resources

A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for your Digital Resources

Date: March 2014
Creator: Maron, Nancy
Description: With the support of the Jisc-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), Ithaka S+R has developed this guide to support those who are actively managing digital projects and are seeking to develop funding models that will permit them to continue investing in their projects, for the benefit of their users, over time. This report updates Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources (2008) in two major ways: first, by expanding the list of revenue models covered in order to take into account emerging models, including highlighting those methods that are compatible with open access. Second, the report places the notion of ‘revenue generation’ in the context of the fuller range of funding activities we have observed in higher education and the cultural sector. In addition to practices more often seen in the commercial world like advertising and corporate sponsorships, the report devotes time to discussions of a range of philanthropic sources of support as well as support offered by host institutions.
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Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

Date: March 4, 2014
Creator: Skinner, Katherine & Schultz, Matt
Description: The Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness address a specific set of preservation challenges faced by libraries, archives, historical societies, and other organizations that curate substantial collections of digital newspaper content. The Guidelines are intended to inform curators and collection managers at libraries, archives, historical societies, and other such memory organizations about various practical readiness activities that they can take. They provide links to technical resources that curators can either implement themselves or work with their technical staff to implement. The Guidelines (Version 1.0) only deal with digital newspapers at this point, not broadcast or other forms of digital news.
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[Interview with Adelma Benavente Garcia]

[Interview with Adelma Benavente Garcia]

Date: March 25, 2008
Creator: Kidd, Allison & Westrup, Sarah
Description: This transcript is the record of an interview with photographer Adelma Benavente Garcia about how technology affects her work as part of a lecture series, "Women Art Technology." During the interview, Garcia discusses the projects she has worked on to preserve photographs in the Andes mountains and other parts of Peru. The transcript includes a brief introduction with a biography of Garcia and general information about the lecture series and the specific interview. A list of 'Suggested reading' materials is also listed at the end of the transcript.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses

Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses

Date: March 2015
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office
Description: The Library of Congress has established policies and procedures for managing its information technology (IT) resources, but significant weaknesses across several areas have hindered their effectiveness: -Strategic planning: The Library does not have an IT strategic plan that is aligned with the overall agency strategic plan and establishes goals, measures, and strategies. This leaves the Library without a clear direction for its use of IT. -Investment management: Although the Library obligated at least $119 million on IT for fiscal year 2014, it is not effectively managing its investments. To its credit, the Library has established structures for managing IT investments—including a review board and a process for selecting investments. However, the board does not review all key investments, and its roles and responsibilities are not always clearly defined. Additionally, the Library does not have a complete process for tracking its IT spending or an accurate inventory of its assets. For example, while the inventory identifies over 18,000 computers currently in use, officials stated that the Library has fewer than 6,500. Until the Library addresses these weaknesses, its ability to make informed decisions will be impaired. -Information security and privacy: The Library assigned roles and responsibilities and developed policies and procedures ...
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New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

Date: March 2011
Creator: Walters, Tyler & Skinner, Katherine
Description: The report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors consider a "promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena," describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.
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Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas

Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas

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Date: March 2016
Creator: Gonzales, Richard J.
Description: Based on articles written for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, author Richard J. Gonzales draws on his educational, inner-city and professional life experiences to weave eyewitness testimony into issues facing Chicanos, including economic, health, education, criminal justice, politics, immigration, and cultural issues. Raza Rising offers first-hand observations, supported by well-documented scholarly research, of Chicanos’ growth and subsequent struggles to participate fully in North Texas’ political and economic life. Raza Rising takes the reader to the organization of an immigration reform march, to the actual march with 20,000 people, to a protest demonstration of the City of Farmers Branch’s attempt to prohibit renting to the undocumented immigrant, to the author’s awakening in Chicago on the importance of learning, and to his poignant experience as a guest speaker in a Fort Worth public school classroom.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Repository Planning Checklist and Guidance

Repository Planning Checklist and Guidance

Date: March 25, 2008
Creator: DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE)
Description: This document introduces the Planning Tool for Trusted Electronic Repositories (PLATTER) toolkit which assists repositories in setting the necessary objectives and targets for achieving trustworthiness. PLATTER is not in itself an audit or certification tool but is rather designed to complement existing audit and certification tools by providing a framework which will allow new repositories to incorporate the goal of achieving trust into their planning from an early stage. A repository planned using PLATTER will find itself in a strong position when it subsequently comes to apply one of the existing auditing tools to confirm the adequacy of its procedures for maintaining the long term usability of and access to its material.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones

Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones

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Date: March 2015
Creator: Alexander, Bob
Description: Many well-read students, historians, and loyal aficionados of Texas Ranger lore know the name of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones (1856-1893), who died on the Texas-Mexico border in a shootout with Mexican rustlers. In Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands, Bob Alexander has now penned the first full-length biography of this important nineteenth-century Texas Ranger. At an early age Frank Jones, a native Texan, would become a Frontier Battalion era Ranger. His enlistment with the Rangers coincided with their transition from Indian fighters to lawmen. While serving in the Frontier Battalion officers' corps of Company D, Frank Jones supervised three of the four “great” captains of that era: J.A. Brooks, John H. Rogers, and John R. Hughes. Besides Austin Ira Aten and his younger brothers Calvin Grant Aten and Edwin Dunlap Aten, Captain Jones also managed law enforcement activities of numerous other noteworthy Rangers, such as Philip Cuney "P.C." Baird, Benjamin Dennis Lindsey, Bazzell Lamar "Baz" Outlaw, J. Walter Durbin, Jim King, Frank Schmid, and Charley Fusselman, to name just a few. Frank Jones’ law enforcing life was anything but boring. Not only would he find himself dodging bullets and returning fire, but those Rangers under his supervision would also experience gunplay. ...
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University of Chicago Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra Technical Report: April 1, 1951 - March 31, 1952, Part 1

University of Chicago Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra Technical Report: April 1, 1951 - March 31, 1952, Part 1

Date: 1952-03~
Creator: University of Chicago. Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra.
Description: Report containing articles, manuscripts, and tabulations of recorded spectra created by the Spectroscopic Laboratory of the University of Chicago.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
University of Chicago Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra Technical Report: April 1, 1951 - March 31, 1952, Part 2

University of Chicago Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra Technical Report: April 1, 1951 - March 31, 1952, Part 2

Date: 1952-03~
Creator: University of Chicago. Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra.
Description: Report containing articles, manuscripts, and tabulations of recorded spectra created by the Spectroscopic Laboratory of the University of Chicago.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: April 1, 1950 - March 31, 1951, Part 1

University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: April 1, 1950 - March 31, 1951, Part 1

Date: 1951-03~
Creator: University of Chicago. Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra.
Description: Report containing articles, manuscripts, and tabulations of recorded spectra created by the Spectroscopic Laboratory of the University of Chicago.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: April 1, 1950 - March 31, 1951, Part 2

University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: April 1, 1950 - March 31, 1951, Part 2

Date: 1951-03~
Creator: University of Chicago. Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra.
Description: Report containing articles, manuscripts, and tabulations of recorded spectra created by the Spectroscopic Laboratory of the University of Chicago.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: June 1, 1949 - March 31, 1950, Part 1

University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: June 1, 1949 - March 31, 1950, Part 1

Date: 1950-03~
Creator: University of Chicago. Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra.
Description: Report containing articles, manuscripts, and tabulations of recorded spectra created by the Spectroscopic Laboratory of the University of Chicago.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: June 1, 1949 - March 31, 1950, Part 2

University of Chicago Spectroscopic Laboratory Annual Report: June 1, 1949 - March 31, 1950, Part 2

Date: 1950-03~
Creator: University of Chicago. Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Spectra.
Description: Report containing articles, manuscripts, and tabulations of recorded spectra created by the Spectroscopic Laboratory of the University of Chicago.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds

WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds

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Date: March 2016
Creator: Rickman, Sarah Byrn
Description: WASP of the Ferry Command is the story of the women ferry pilots who flew more than nine million miles in 72 different aircraft—115,000 pilot hours—for the Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, during World War II. In the spring of 1942, Col. William H. Tunner lacked sufficient male pilots to move vital trainer aircraft from the factory to the training fields. Nancy Love found 28 experienced women pilots who could do the job. They, along with graduates of the Army’s flight training school for women—established by Jacqueline Cochran—performed this duty until fall 1943, when manufacture of trainers ceased. In December 1943 the women ferry pilots went back to school to learn to fly high-performance WWII fighters, known as pursuits. By January 1944 they began delivering high performance P-51s, 47s, and 39s. Prior to D-Day and beyond, P-51s were crucial to the air war over Germany. They had the range to escort B-17s and B-24s from England to Berlin and back on bombing raids that ultimately brought down the German Reich. Getting those pursuits to the docks in New Jersey for shipment abroad became these women’s primary job. Ultimately, more than one hundred WASP pursuit pilots were engaged in this vital ...
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