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Library Publishing Directory 2014
The first edition of the Library Publishing Directory provides a snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries, including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and the future plans of institutions that are engaged in this emerging field. In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators. Specifically it is hoped that this Directory will: • Introduce all readers to the emerging field of library publishing and help articulate its unique characteristics as a distinctive "publishing field." • Facilitate collaboration among library publishers and other publishing entities, especially the university presses and learned societies that share their values. • Alert authors of scholarly content to a range of potential publishing partners dedicated to supporting their experimentation with new forms of scholarly communication and open access business models. The Directory is also available Open Access in several electronic formats through www.librarypublishing.org. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc234934/
Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia
Hand-colored map of the state of Virginia in 1861, used by General Scott to plan campaigns during the Civil War. Counties are labeled and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. It includes advertisements, tables of population, steamboat routes, and altitudes, and notes on mapping and geology in text blocks around the outside of the map. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29448/
Ma`rid as-Sanatain al-`Arabi al-auwal
Exhibition catalog for the first biennial Arab art festival, held in Baghdad, Iraq by the Arab Artist Union. The catalog includes a list of the entry titles, materials, creation dates, and dimensions for each artist, with photographs of selected pieces. The entries are organized by country of origin. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155614/
Manuscript leaf from a Roman missal of ca.1450.
Manuscript leaf with text in Latin, in red and black, with occasional blue letters. Penciled notation on bottom of recto: "L44 1450 [illeg] Roman Missal." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29461/
[Manuscript leaf of music]
Vellum/parchment with Latin writing (mostly red ink) and musical notation (in black ink) on both sides. Probably a modern creation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29462/
Manuscript leaf of music.
Vellum / parchment leaf with writing on both sides. The text is in Latin, in black, with occasional red letters. It includes sections of musical notation (5-line staff notation, square dots used for the notes). Recto with 12 full lines of text, 3 partial lines of text and one partial line of music, and one line of music. Verso with two lines of music, one partial line of music (out to side on left), and 12 lines of text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29460/
Map of Colorado Territory, Compiled from Government Maps & actual Surveys made in 1861.
Map of Colorado Territory compiled from government maps and surveys. Includes place names, rivers and some geographical features, with relief shown by hachures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29451/
[Map of North Texas State College, 1953]
The image here is a black and white campus map of the North Texas State College, dating back to 1953. On the upper left corner is a framed box with a cartoon of a casual dressed man searching for something. Next to the man is the title of the map. Beneath the title, on the lower right corner, is an inked compass that points north, for reference. All buildings are purely black and have a number assigned to them. Streets are displayed as straight lines. Found on the right of the map is the legend. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673734/
Map of Public Surveys in Colorado Territory to accompany a report of the Surveyor Gen., 1863
Map of Colorado Territory in 1863 showing place names and geographical features (with relief shown by hachures). Scale 1:1,140,480 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29452/
Map of Routes to the Principal Mining Districts in the Central States of Mexico.
Map of several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico in central Mexico from 1828. The routes to the principal mining districts and other roads are marked, as well as towns, landmarks, rivers, and some topographic features (with relief shown by hachures). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29432/
Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States, Showing the Track pursued by the Expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820
Map of the Great Lakes region showing the track of the expedition under Governor Cass in 1820. Includes place names, rivers and an inset drawing of Upper Red Cedar or Cassina Lake. Some routes are highlighted in red. Scale 1:3,801,600 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29427/
Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America
An 1845 map of the Pacific coastline starting slightly west of present-day Alaska and extending to Mexico, including Oregon, California,and regions north to the Arctic. It shows cities and some towns, and selected rivers, mountains, and other features. This map is meant to accompany a history of Oregon, California, and other west-coast territories. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29434/
Map of United States Military Rail Roads : Showing the Rail Roads operated during the War from 1862-1866 as Military Lines
Map of U. S. railroads 1861-1865 used during Civil War by the military. Relief shown by hachures. Scale 1:1,267,200. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29447/
Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia
Hand-drawn color map of the state of Virginia which shows the location of Civil War battlefields (1861-1865), Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad lines, distinguishing between those which are pre-war and post-war, other railroads during the war, plank roads, turnpikes, other roads and light houses. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29449/
Mapping the Future of Scholarly Publishing
The National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) hosted a conference in late 2013 to explore the broad issue related to scholarly publishing. The Open Science Initiative (OSI) is a working group convened by the National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) in October 2014 to discuss the issues regarding improving open access for the betterment of science and to recommend possible solutions. The following document summarizes the wide range of issues, perspectives and recommendations from this group’s online conversation during November and December 2014 and January 2015. The 112 participants who signed up to participate in this conversation were drawn mostly from the academic, research, and library communities. Most of these 112 were not active in this conversation, but a healthy diversity of key perspectives was still represented. Individual participants may not agree with all of the viewpoints described herein, but participants agree that this document reflects the spirit and content of the conversation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701350/
[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]
Two maps that accompany a narrative about a U.S. expedition in 1849. The first sketch map is of the area around the Dead Sea (Scale ca. 1:126,720). The second sketch map details the area around the River Jordan (Scale ca. 1:63,360). Each map includes some landmarks of the area and depths including relief shown by hachures. An additional page (front and back) has handwritten notes containing the expense sheet from the expedition. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29435/
Marie Antoinette
Biography of Marie Antoinette, starting with the death of Charles VI, emperor of Austria, in 1770. It includes a description of her childhood, her life as queen, and her trial and execution. Each chapter heading includes a short summary of events. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98136/
Mortality of Striped Bass Eggs and Larvae in Nets: A Special Report to Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
This report summarizes the results of studies conducted to determine the net-induced mortality rates of striped bass in the Hudson River. In the study, an experimental flume was constructed to test the "efficacy of devices designed to reduce fish impingement at the Indian Point generating station" (p. 2). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29390/
al-Muʾtamar al-awwal lil-Ittiḥād al-ʻĀmm lil-Fannānīn al-Tashkīlīyīn al-ʻArab
Proceedings of the first conference for the Arab Artists Association in Baghdad, Iraq. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc119356/
National Digital Newspaper Program: Impact Study 2004 – 2014
During the summer of 2014, the Division of Preservation and Access sought to evaluate the impact of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) since its beginnings in 2004. Information about the program was obtained through interviews of project directors, performance reports from the awardees, and a survey of NDNP participants developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress. Reports from the state partners on their projects were analyzed and examined the ways in which Chronicling America resources are being used. This document summarizes the results of the investigations and demonstrates the impact of NDNP through a constellation of examples. Among other things, the impact study identifies several projects that are taking advantage of this massive, centralized resource as scholars experiment with data mining tools for humanities research. The report concludes in summarizing many project directors' view in saying that the benefits of the National Digital Newspaper Program far surpassed anything anyone could have imagined when the program was launched a decade ago. In sum, NDNP stands as a fine example of what a federal agencies working collaboratively with state partners can achieve. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701336/
National Highways preliminary map of the state of Texas: showing sixty-two hundred miles of national highways proposed by the National Highways Association, Washington, D.C.
Blue line political map of Texas with proposed highways in red. Various statistics are shown in the bottom left corner. Scale 1:1,000,000 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc387/
Near-Death Experiences While Drowning: Dying Is Not the End of Consciousness!
Due to advances in resuscitation and defibrillation practices over the past decades, people are returning from the brink of death in numbers unprecedented in human history. Of the millions of people who survive drowning each year, about 20% report a near-death experience (NDE): a reported memory of profound psychological events that contain certain paranormal, transcendental, and mystical features. NDEs are usually hyperreal and lucid experiences dominated by pleasurable feelings and more rarely dominated by distressed feelings. This book presents a summary of 40 years of research on NDEs. It contains 22 drowning NDE accounts and recommendations for how water safety professionals can use NDE-related information in their work with people they successfully resuscitate. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701339/
A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.
Map showing plan of London (Westminster and Southwark) as of 1761. Streets and some buildings are noted. Scale 1:10,800. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29424/
New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31520/
[North Texas State Teachers College: The Eagle's Nest, Campus Map, 1927]
The map titled "The Eagle's Nest" shows a basic view of the main campus in North Texas State Teachers College. It is purely in black and white, with each street and building provided its given name. No legend is assigned. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673736/
[North Texas State University: Campus Map, 1983]
This map is of the Texas State University campus and goes back as far as 1983. It takes two pages of an appendix. The first page is the map itself, with buildings marked in black and assigned numbers while streets are titled and displayed in gray. On the left side of the map is a printed compass pointing north. A legend is provided on the second page. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673723/
[North Texas State University: Campus Map, Denton, Texas, 1972/73]
There are two pages to this map of North Texas State University, dating back to the campus during the 1972-1973 school year. On the first page is the title, "North Texas State University," and "Campus Map," respectively. Beneath these is the location, "Denton, Texas." These are all aligned to the right side of the page. On the second page is the map itself, which is completely in black and white print. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673721/
Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1
Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1028/
Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3
Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1026/
Office of Scholarly Communication: Scope, Organizational Placement, and Planning in Ten Research Libraries
The phrase “scholarly communication” appears often in the description of library roles and responsibilities, but the function is still new enough that it takes different forms in different institutions. There is no common understanding of where it fits into the library’s organizational structure. This landscape review of offices of scholarly communication grows out of research originally conducted by Ithaka S+R for the Harvard Library. The project was designed to undertake a review of how academic institutions support the scholarly communication function in their libraries and to gather basic information about the issues at some of the largest research intensive university libraries. It finds categorical differences in the vision for the scholarly communications unit and its organizational placement, as well as associated differences in staffing and budget. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799758/
Oral Literature in Africa
This revised edition makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language” and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. This volume is complemented by original recordings of stories and songs from the Limba country (Sierra Leone), collected by Finnegan during her fieldwork in the late 1960s, digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123529/
Outrageous Oral Volume 3: The Dallas Way GLBT History Project
This video recording presents Outrageous Oral Volume 3. For this event, attendees welcomed members of The Dallas Way GLBT History Project to the University of North Texas (UNT) campus. This is a group of community members dedicated to preserving the history of gay life in Dallas, and their Outrageous Oral events bring together artists, activists, and civic leaders to share their stories of life as gay people in the DFW area, pre-Stonewall, pre-DADT, and during the first cataclysmic years of the AIDS Epidemic. These oral histories are alternately hilarious and compelling, heartwarming and devastating. The Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo) and the UNT Libraries join the students of Glad: UNTs Queer Alliance, and the UNT Multicultural Center in bringing these stories to campus on National Coming Day (October 11, 2012), to help build bridges between UNT and the community, and between generations of gay and trans men and women. The UNT Libraries will be represented tonight by Arturo Ortega, who will share stories of what it was like growing up in Laredo, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc139522/
Parables of our Lord
An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5782/
Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings
This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve library technologies, space, and services. Participatory design is a relatively recent approach to understanding library user behavior. It is based on techniques used in anthropological and ethnographic observation. The report is based on a series of presentations at the second CLIR Seminar on Participatory Design of Academic Libraries, held at the University of Rochester’s River Campus June 5-7, 2013. Chapters focus on projects at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Colby College; University of Connecticut; Columbia University; Rush University Medical Center; Purdue University; Northwestern University; and the University of Rochester. David Lindahl, of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, provided the keynote. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc282584/
Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide
Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29446/
[Photograph: Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis]
Photograph of Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis. Toscanini is on the left in a dark suit, with his hands behind his back. Gillis is on the right in a lighter-colored suit and necktire, leaning on his right elbow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86071/
The Picayune's Map of New Orleans
Map of New Orleans in 1906 showing street layout of the city including parks and roads. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29440/
Pictorial Landscape-Photography
Book containing discussions of photographic analysis and techniques. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799744/
Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations
Map of the city of New Orleans in 1798, including adjacent plantations (with property notes and the history of land ownership) and points of interest. Scale ca. 1:18,676 (ca. 280 toesas per inch). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29433/
Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
UNESCO issued this publication to demystify the concept of Open Access (OA) and to provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. Building capacities in Member States for Open Access is a necessary but not sufficient condition for promotion of the concept. Creating an enabling policy environment for OA is therefore a priority. This publication will serve the needs of OA policy development at the government, institutional and funding agency level. The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access. The guidelines are not prescriptive in nature, but are suggestive to facilitate knowledge-based decision-making to adopt OA policies and strengthen national research systems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc141806/
[Portrait of Don Gillis]
Black-and-white portrait of Don Gillis in a suit jacket and necktie, and thick-rimmed glasses. Gillis is facing somewhat angled to the right. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86073/
Preservation Health Check: Monitoring Threats to Digital Repository Content
The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has suggested the need for digital preservation repositories to perform periodic “health checks” as a routine part of their preservation activities. In the same way that doctors monitor basic health properties of their patients to spot indications of infirmity, repositories should monitor a set of properties associated with “preservation health” to provide an early warning of potential threats to the ongoing security of the archived digital objects in their care. The Preservation Health Check (PHC) project, undertaken as a joint effort by OPF and OCLC Research, aims to evaluate the usefulness of the preservation metadata created and maintained by operational repositories for assessing basic preservation properties. The PHC project seeks to develop an implementable logic to support preservation health checks of this kind, and to test this logic against the store of preservation metadata maintained by an operational preservation repository. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has agreed to share their preservation metadata in support of this project. The authors aim is to advance the use of preservation metadata as an evidence base for conducting preservation health checks according to a standardized, widely-applicable protocol. Doing so opens up possibilities for internal or third-party threat assessment services that can be used for internal repository planning and auditing/certification. Accordingly, this paper provides background on the problem addressed by the PHC project, the authors' approach for operationalizing the concept of a preservation health check, some preliminary findings, and next steps. The report is important for anyone involved with defining, implementing and promoting the use of preservation metadata and for those trying to get a handle on how preservation metadata works with threat models. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463532/
Radioecological Studies of the Hudson River
"This report summarizes the results of the Hudson River radioecological studies conducted in 1973" (p. 1). The study investigates the behavior of gamma-emitting radionuclides in the Hudson River and the accumulation of natural alpha-emitting radionuclides. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29392/
Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
This document is a technical Recommendation for use in developing a broader consensus on what is required for an archive to provide permanent, or indefinite long-term, preservation of digital information. This Recommendation establishes a common framework of terms and concepts which comprise an Open Archival information System (OAIS). It allows existing and future archives to be more meaningfully compared and contrasted. It provides a basis for further standardization within an archival context and it should promote greater vendor awareness of, and support of, archival requirements. Through the process of normal evolution, it is expected that expansion, deletion, or modification of this document may occur. This Recommendation is therefore subject to CCSDS document management and change control procedures which are defined in Procedures Manual for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. Current versions of CCSDS documents are maintained at the CCSDS Web site: http://www.ccsds.org/ digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123533/
Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
This document is a technical Recommended Practice for use in developing a broader consensus on what is required for an archive to provide permanent, or indefinite Long Term, preservation of digital information. This Recommended Practice establishes a common framework of terms and concepts which make up an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). It allows existing and future archives to be more meaningfully compared and contrasted. It provides a basis for further standardization within an archival context and it should promote greater vendor awareness of, and support of, archival requirements. CCSDS has changed the classification of Reference Models from Blue (Recommended Standard) to Magenta (Recommended Practice). Through the process of normal evolution, it is expected that expansion, deletion, or modification of this document may occur. This Recommended Practice is therefore subject to CCSDS document management and change control procedures, which are defined in the Procedures Manual for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. Current issue updates document based on input from user community (note). Current versions of CCSDS documents are maintained at the CCSDS Web site: http://www.ccsds.org/ digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123535/
Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
This document has been approved for publication by the Management Council of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) and represents the consensus technical agreement of the participating CCSDS Member Agencies. The procedure for review and authorization of CCSDS documents is detailed in the Procedures Manual for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, and the record of Agency participation in the authorization of this document can be obtained from the CCSDS Secretariat at the address below. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123534/
Regional Assessment of Water Quality: Trinity River Basin
The purpose of this study is "to identify significant issues affecting water quality" within the Trinity River watershed, located in the eastern half of Texas, "and to provide sufficient information for the Commission, river authorities, and other local government bodies to take appropriate corrective action necessary to maintain and improve the quality of [the] state's water resources" (p. [1]). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29403/
Report on the Maturity of the Library’s System Development Life Cycle Processes and Procedures
The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process applies to information system development projects ensuring that all functional and user requirements are met by using a structured and standardized process during all phases of a system’s life cycle. Systems developed according to information technology (IT) best practices are more likely to provide secure and reliable long‐term performance. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) engaged CliftonLarsonAllen’s (CLA’s) to perform an audit of the Library’s SDLC process to assess the maturity of the Library’s current policies and practices and to evaluate the efficiency of Information Technology Services’ (ITS) process for structuring, planning, and controlling the development of the Library’s vital information systems. This included an assessment of ITS’ compliance with the Library’s SDLC policy and the application of generally accepted IT best practices. In its report, CLA identified several weaknesses in the Library’s SDLC process that places the Library at risk of developing IT systems that are not adequately documented and lack cost and performance data needed to properly monitor and make prudent IT investment decisions. By optimizing its current SDLC process, the Library can mitigate these risks while improving efficiency and governance of IT system development. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701335/
Repository Planning Checklist and Guidance
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799759/
Research Data Management Principles, Practices, and Prospects
This report examines how research institutions are responding to data management requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies. It also considers what role, if any, academic libraries and the library and information science profession should have in supporting researchers’ data management needs. University of North Texas (UNT) Library Director Martin Halbert opens the report with an overview of the DataRes Project, a two-year investigation of data management practices conducted at UNT with colleagues Spencer D. C. Keralis, Shannon Stark, and William E. Moen. His introduction is followed by a series of papers that were presented at the DataRes Symposium that UNT organized in December 2012. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc234929/