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[Portrait of Don Gillis]

[Portrait of Don Gillis]

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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Preservation Health Check: Monitoring Threats to Digital Repository Content

Preservation Health Check: Monitoring Threats to Digital Repository Content

Date: April 2014
Creator: Kool, Wouter; Werf, Titia van der & Lavoie, Brian
Description: 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 ...
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Radioecological Studies of the Hudson River

Radioecological Studies of the Hudson River

Date: 1973
Creator: New York University. Medical Center. Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Description: "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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Date: January 2002
Creator: CCSDS Secretariat, Program Integration Division (Code M-3), National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: 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/
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Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Date: June 2012
Creator: CCSDS Secretariat, Space Communications and Navigation Office, 7L70
Description: 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/
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Date: August 2009
Creator: CCSDS Secretariat, Space Communications and Navigation Office, 7L70, Space Operations Mission Directorate
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Regional Assessment of Water Quality: Trinity River Basin

Regional Assessment of Water Quality: Trinity River Basin

Date: October 1992
Creator: Alan Plummer and Associates, Inc.
Description: 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]).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Report on the Maturity of the Library’s System Development Life Cycle Processes and Procedures

Report on the Maturity of the Library’s System Development Life Cycle Processes and Procedures

Date: February 2015
Creator: United States. Library of Congress Office of the Inspector General
Description: 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.
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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
Research Data Management Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Research Data Management Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Date: November 2013
Creator: Asher, Andrew; Deards, Kiyomi; Esteva, Maria; Halbert, Martin; Jahnke, Lori; Jordan, Chris et al.
Description: 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.
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Resignation of University of North Texas President Gretchen Bataille

Resignation of University of North Texas President Gretchen Bataille

Date: 2010
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries
Description: This is a collection of web pages related to the resignation of University of North Texas President, Gretchen Bataille, which took place in the spring of 2010. It includes official press releases from the University of North Texas, articles from local and national news sources, and social media websites. These sites were crawled on a regular basis during Febrary and March of 2010.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture

Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture

Date: 2002
Creator: Everett, Holly J.
Description: In this study of roadside crosses, the first of its kind, Holly Everett presents the history of these unique commemoratives and their relationship to contemporary memorial culture. The meaning of these markers is presented in the words of grieving parents, high school students, public officials, and private individuals whom the author interviewed during her fieldwork in Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
Sacros. Concilii Tridentini Canones et decreta: item declarationes cardinalium concilii interpretum, ex ultima recognitione Ioannis Gallemart.  Cum citationibus Ioan. Sotealli Theologi, & Horaty Lucy Iurisconsulti : necnon Remissionibus P. Augustini Barbosa et decisionibus variis rotæ Romanæ eodem spećtantibus , è bibliotheca D. Prosperi Farinaeii I. C.

Sacros. Concilii Tridentini Canones et decreta: item declarationes cardinalium concilii interpretum, ex ultima recognitione Ioannis Gallemart. Cum citationibus Ioan. Sotealli Theologi, & Horaty Lucy Iurisconsulti : necnon Remissionibus P. Augustini Barbosa et decisionibus variis rotæ Romanæ eodem spećtantibus , è bibliotheca D. Prosperi Farinaeii I. C.

Date: 1624
Creator: Gallemart, Joannes
Description: Sacred Council of Tridentine canons and decrees. Declarations by by the Council of Cardinals.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2006 Annunal Edition

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2006 Annunal Edition

Date: 2007
Creator: Bailey, Charles W.
Description: According to the preface, this bibliography presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and 2006; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included.
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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2007 Annunal Edition

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2007 Annunal Edition

Date: 2008
Creator: Bailey, Charles W.
Description: This bibliography lists citations of English-language articles, books and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published from 1990 through 2007; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annunal Edition

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annunal Edition

Date: 2009
Creator: Bailey, Charles W.
Description: This bibliography lists citations of English-language articles, books and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published from 1990 through 2008; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010

Date: 2011
Creator: Bailey, Charles W.
Description: This bibliography lists citations of English-language articles, books and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published from 1990 through 2010; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Searching for  Sustainability:  Strategies  from Eight  Digitized Special  Collections

Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections

Date: November 2013
Creator: Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah
Description: This report aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing libraries and cultural heritage organizations: how to move their special collections into the 21st century through digitization while developing successful strategies to make sure those collections remain accessible and relevant over time. Through a cooperative agreement as part of the National Leadership Grants Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), in partnership with Ithaka S+R, to undertake in-depth case studies of institutions that have worked to build the audience, infrastructure, and funding models necessary to maintain and grow their digital collections. The eight collections profiled provide useful models and examples of good practice for project leaders to consider when digitizing their own materials. We hope that these case studies will encourage greater discussion among individuals in the academic library and cultural heritage communities about the reasons why they invest so much time and energy in the creation and ongoing management of their digitized special collections, the goals they set for them, and the planning needed to realize those aims. These questions become even more pressing in an environment where the traditional sources of funding for digitization are beginning to wane. ...
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

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
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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Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son

Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son

Date: June 2016
Creator: Duban, James
Description: This collection of essays on Richard Wright’s Native Son developed from a research-oriented, upper- division University of North Texas Honors College course, spring 2015. It contains the following seven chapters: Chapter I: The Cognitive Dissonance of Bigger Thomas (by Rachel Martinez) Chapter II: The Equal of Them: Violence and Equality in Native Son and “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” (by Molly Riddell) Chapter III: Above the Sceptered Sway: Holy Justice, and the Trials of Bigger and Shylock (by Alberto Puras) Chapter IV: Through His Eyes: Critical Analysis of Wright’s Native Son and Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (by Rachel Torres) Chapter V: Perceptual Misadventure: Becoming Rather than Enacting the Stereotype in Wright’s Native Son and Melville’s “Benito Cereno” (by Stormie Garza) Chapter VI: Psychologically Rather than Physically Dismembered: Reconsideration of Self-conception in Native Son and Moby-Dick (by Yacine Ndiaye) Chapter VII: Specious Dialectic in Wright’s Native Son (by Nicholas Grotowski). The student authors have exhibited burgeoning skills as historical contextualists, mindful of the author’s times, social circumstance, personal reading, narrative point of view, and aesthetic achievement, evidenced by six of these essays having been accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Studies Association of Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Something About Marybell...

Something About Marybell...

Date: 2011
Creator: Yonemaru, Tomoko
Description: Children's book about a young girl with a tail and her adventures with a winged cat.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
State of the Federal Web Report

State of the Federal Web Report

Date: 2011
Creator: .gov Reform Task Force
Description: The report highlights the size and scope of federal websites, how agencies are managing them, and opportunities for improvement.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
State Papers and Correspondence Bearing Upon the Purchase of the Territory of Louisiana.

State Papers and Correspondence Bearing Upon the Purchase of the Territory of Louisiana.

Date: 1903
Creator: United States. Department of State.
Description: Book containing journal entries, notes, and correspondence among state officials regarding the Louisiana Purchase. Index starts on page 293.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Story of North Texas : from Texas Normal College, 1890, to the University of North Texas system, 2001

The Story of North Texas : from Texas Normal College, 1890, to the University of North Texas system, 2001

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 2002
Creator: Rogers, James L.
Description: A history of the institution of the University of North Texas, featuring photographs of people and events on campus and charting its development from the Texas Normal College to its role in the sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences and teacher education, amongst others.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries