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Analyzing the Persistence of Referenced Web Resources with Memento
Paper presenting the results of a study into the persistence and availability of web resources reference from papers in scholarly repositories.
Applying User-Centered Design Principles to Redesign the Interface to the Portal to Texas History: The IOGENE Project
This paper discusses applying user-centered design principles to redesign The Portal to Texas History, as part of the IOGENE project at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Assessment: We know we should do it but does it have to be so difficult?
This paper discusses assessment in library instruction programs.
Avoiding the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks
This paper discusses digital preservation readiness for growing collections and distributed preservation networks.
Better Guidelines, Better Functionality: How Metadata Supports the Cycle of System Improvement at the University of North Texas
Paper on how metadata supports the cycle of system improvements at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Building Institutional Capacity in Digital Preservation
Paper for the IPRES Annual Conference on building institutional capacity in digital preservation.
Chronicles in Preservation Project
This paper discusses digital preservation frameworks.
Chronopolis and MetaArchive: Preservation Cooperation
This paper will examine ongoing work between two major preservation systems, the Chronopolis Digital Preservation Program, and the MetaArchive Cooperative.
Classifying the End-of-Term Archive
This paper discusses the Classification of the End-of-Term Archive project.
Collaborations, Best Practices, and Collection Development for Born-Digital and Digitized Materials
This paper discusses collaborations, best practices, and collection development for the preservation of born-digital and digitized materials.
Comparison of Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)
Paper for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This paper describes examinations of various digital asset management systems' (DAMS) capabilities and functions. Evaluation is based on the documentation relating to each package.
Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint Sponsored by: SIG/III
This paper discusses Africa and the global knowledge footprint.
Curation of the End-of-Term Web Archive
Paper for the 2011 IS&T Archiving Conference. This paper discusses the Classification of the End-of-Term Archive research project at the University of North Texas.
Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving
This paper presents the results of a survey of quality assurance (QA) practices within the field of web archiving. To understand current QA practices, the authors surveyed 54 institutions engaged in web archiving, which included national libraries, colleges and universities, and museums and art libraries.
The Cybercemetery: Prolonging Usable Afterlife
Paper for the 2004 IS&T Annual Archiving Conference. This paper discusses issues related to digital resource management when capturing and preserving web-based, heterogeneous digital materials produced by a variety of software in various versions.
Data Desiccation: Facilitating Long-Term Access, Use, and Reuse of ETDs
This paper discusses data desiccation and facilitating the long-term access, use, and reuse of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
The DataRes Research Project on Data Management
Paper for the 2012 International iConference. This presentation discusses data management and the DataRes Project.
The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto
Paper included in a report for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on research data management and the DataRes Project. This section reports on The Denton Declaration. Abstract: On May 22, 2012, at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders and promotes collaboration, transparency, and accountability across organizational and disciplinary boundaries.
Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa
Paper discussing the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using exploratory research method, this paper set out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
Digital Curation Tools: Metadata Enhancement with Selenium IDE
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 iConference. This paper describes metadata enhancement with Selenium IDE.
Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project
In this paper, the authors describe research led by Educopia Institute regarding the preservation needs for digitized and born-digital newspapers. The 'Chronicles in Preservation' project, builds upon previous efforts (e.g. the U.S. National Digital Newspaper Program) to look more broadly at the needs of digital newspapers in all of their diverse and challenging forms. This paper conveys the findings of the first research phase, including substantive survey results regarding digital newspaper curation practices.
Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies
This paper accompanies a poster presentation discussing empowering digital libraries users through combining taxonomies and folksonomies.
Enhancing Content Visibility in Institutional Repositories: Overview of Factors that Affect Digital Resources Discoverability
Paper accompanying a poster for the 2013 iConference. This paper describes factors that affect digital resource discoverability.
Enhancing the Quality of Metadata: Modular Approach to Digital Resource Lifecycle Management
Paper for the 2007 IS&T Annual Archiving Conference. This paper describes how to enhance the quality of metadata and a modular approach to digital resource lifecycle management.
Expanding the Search for Digital Preservation Solutions: Adopting PREMIS in Cultural Heritage Institutions
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2009 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. This paper provides some preliminary results on factors that affect the adoption of PREMIS (Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies) in cultural heritage institutions.
Exploration of Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions
Paper presented at the 2010 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses preservation metadata and its role in the challenges of long-term access.
Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study
Document accompanying a poster presentation on an ontological study of customer input prior to a home page redesign.
Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks
This paper addresses "Calf-Path" problems for Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) repositories, problems associated with the early ad hoc and idiosyncratic workflow patterns. This paper also documents relatively simple principles and guidelines for such ETD programs that can greatly improve the subsequent likelihood of implementing successful distributed digital preservation programs. These best practices can benefit start-up programs that have not yet established regular procedures and standards for directory structures, metadata, and file naming conventions. These guidelines were distilled from workflow analyses within the MetaArchive Cooperative.
How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries' Collection: A Case Study
Paper describing the results of initial research to evaluate general information about how records change in a digital library, using the UNT digital collections as a sample set. The analysis looked at several key concepts including the number of records that have been edited, the number of edits per record, the number of editors per record, the amount of change in file size and in completeness (i.e., values in required fields), and changes in access to digital objects.
Implementing Name Authority Control into Institutional Repositories: A Staged Approach
Paper written for the 2013 Open Repositories conference about the implementation of name authority in the UNT Digital Library.
Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content
This paper discusses improving access to web archives through innovative analysis of PDF content. The paper discusses the overall workflow and describes the tools used to extract document features. Findings suggest opportunities for the development of retrieval tools that will provide new ways of selecting content and building collections from large Web archives.
Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report contains installation procedures for the Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) identified as the most suitable candidates for the deployment by the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI) partners.
Integrating Controlled Vocabularies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Portal to Texas History Experience
Paper accompanying a poster for the 2007 ASIS&T Annual Conference. Paper discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' digital libraries' implementations experience. It discusses various scenarios and strategies for integrating controlled vocabularies in the uncontrolled digital library world.
The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Resources: Lessons from the Texas History Portal
Paper for the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This article discusses the issues of compliance and interoperability in integrating heterogeneous digital resources and lessons from the Texas History Portal.
Laying the Groundwork for Newspaper Preservation through Collaboration and Communication: The Texas Digital Newspaper Program
This paper discusses the history of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program and associated digital newspaper initiatives at the University of North Texas Libraries.
Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers
This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.
Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library
Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections.
Measuring the Impact of Preserving Digital Assets
This paper discusses measuring the impact of preserving digital assets.
Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2005 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This paper provides an overall scenario in the areas of aggregating a variety of digital formats, archiving digital content, and innovative uses of digital library technologies.
Metadata: Batch Editing of MARC Records (work area D)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This reports workflows developed for the conversion of two sets of metadata records and serves the following objectives: research different avenues for the batch import and export of MARC records from popular integrated library systems, identify tools/software which aids in batch editing of MARC records, and document workflow for batch editing MARC records.
Metadata Quality: A Phased Approach to Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Resources
Paper accompanying a poster presentation at the 2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses metadata quality and a phased approach to ensuring long-term access to digital resources.
Modular Curation for ETD Repositories
This paper discusses the Lifecycle Management of ETDs project led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This paper explains the research methodology the project took to evaluate these various tools, IRs and related submission systems; share findings; and discuss how these findings have solidified implementation improvements for the above mentioned curation technologies (Clam, AV, JHOVE/JHOVE2, DROID & FITS).
OAI Static Repositories
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report gives an overview of the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) static repositories' and their restrictions and conformation rules. Also, intermediation with a Static Repository Gateway, workflows and best practices, and interfaces for the creation of metadata for OAI static repositories
Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship
Paper for the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses open access and scholarly communication and the current landscape, future direction, and the influence on global scholarship.
Open Access Publishing Fees: Responses, Strategies and Emerging Best Practices
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 iConference. This paper discusses research on open access publishing fees and article processing charges.
Open Source Components, Standards Conformance, and UCD: Building Blocks for Successfully Managing and Enhancing an Established Digital Archive
This paper discusses open source components, standard conformance, and UCD as it relates to The Portal to Texas History.
Organizational Alignment
This paper discusses organizational alignment and digital preservation.
The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections
This paper discusses the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and its early years.
Parsing Records from TSLAC ARIS Database into XML: Notes (Work Area B.2 - B.4)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. The report describes parsing records from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Archives and Information Services (ARIS) database into XML files, creating XML schemas, and mapping elements to simple Dublin core schema.
Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then...
This paper accompanies a poster presentation on patron driven acquisitions. The ups and downs of initiating and assessing a patron acquisitions program at the University of North Texas (UNT) will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on changing the philosophy of collection development, how to start the program (through a jobber or direct), coordinating print and electronic acquisitions processes, and assessing the first year's purchases.