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Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings

Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings

Date: February 2014
Creator: Council on Library and Information Resources
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 1: 1839-1845

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 1: 1839-1845

Date: 1996
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Description: This book is the first in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston. According to information on the inside front cover, it includes letters "between Sam Houston and his wife, and their letters to other family members, family physicians, and close personal friends." The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has a bibliography, appendix, and index (which starts on page 377).
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 2: 1846-1848

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 2: 1846-1848

Date: 1998
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Description: This book is the second in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston, primarily between Houston and his wife. The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has a bibliography and index (which starts on page 391).
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 3: 1848-1852

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 3: 1848-1852

Date: 1999
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Description: This book is the third in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston. The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has appendices, a bibliography, and an index (which starts on page 493).
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 4: 1852-1863

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 4: 1852-1863

Date: 2001
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Description: This book is the fourth in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston. The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has an appendix, addenda, bibliography, and an index (which starts on page 523).
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Date: 1851
Creator: Atwood, J. M. (John M.)
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
[Photograph: Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis]

[Photograph: Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
The Picayune's Map of New Orleans

The Picayune's Map of New Orleans

Date: 1906
Creator: The Picayune
Description: Map of New Orleans in 1906 showing street layout of the city including parks and roads.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations

Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations

Date: December 24, 1798
Creator: Trudeau, Carlos
Description: 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).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

Date: 2012
Creator: Swan, Alma
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries