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Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Needs Assessment Toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project describes the project's needs assessment activities and includes data collection tools, which are designated to identify the needs and requirements of curators, web-content producers, and end users with regard to the Web Archive Service. Additionally, information gathered by some of the data collection tools will help to identify curators' requirements for the web crawler and its crawl analyzer tool, which will be developed as part of the project. Each of the assessment activities described in the Needs Assessment Toolkit was designated to follow a collection development framework for web archives. This report contains a data analysis of the survey results. Results from focus group discussions and interviews with content providers and end users are presented in separate reports.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. Each of the projects represents a collaborative effort to preserve for future generations born-digital or digitized cultural heritage materials and collections. The Web-at-Risk project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University. The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content will be collected largely from US federal and state government agencies, but will also include political policy documents, campaign literature, and information surrounding political movements. The project work will be conducted along four paths of overlapping activities. The Web-at-Risk Project work paths include (1) Content identification, selection, and acquisition; (2) Content harvest and analysis; (3) Content ingest, retention, and transfer; and (4) Partnership building.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Collin County Genealogical Society: Focus Group Discussion, July 2008

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Collin County Genealogical Society: Focus Group Discussion, July 2008

Date: July 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report provides information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. The Portal provides users with a digital gateway to collections in Texas libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies, as well as to private collections. It contains primary source materials, including maps, books, manuscripts, diaries, photographs, and letters. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements and continuing through usability testing of the redesigned Portal interface. The results of this study will provide the library community with information about the needs and interface requirements of a little-studied group of lifelong learners who comprise a significant proportion of digital library users.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Dallas Genealogical Society: Focus Group 1 Discussion, July 2008

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Dallas Genealogical Society: Focus Group 1 Discussion, July 2008

Date: July 23, 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This is a report of the findings from the March 16, 2008 focus group discussion with members of the Dallas Genealogical Society. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas history. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements and continuing through usability testing of the redesigned Portal interface.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Dallas Genealogical Society: Focus Group 2 Discussion, July 2008

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Dallas Genealogical Society: Focus Group 2 Discussion, July 2008

Date: July 23, 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report presents findings from the March 30, 2008 focus group discussion with members of the Dallas Genealogical Society. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas history. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements and continuing through usability testing of the redesigned Portal interface.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Denton County Genealogical Society: Initial Usability Test Results, August 2008

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Denton County Genealogical Society: Initial Usability Test Results, August 2008

Date: August 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report presents the findings of usability tests given as part of the IOGENE project. During March and April of 2008, members of the Denton County Genealogical Society participated in usability testing of the existing interface to the Portal. The purpose of the testing was to identify ways in which The Portal to Texas History could be improved to better address genealogists' needs. This report tells the findings from those tests. These findings in conjunction with the findings from focus group discussions held in the spring of 2008 will inform the initial redesign of the Portal's interface.
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Evaluation of Project Outcome: User Satisfaction Report, February 2010

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Evaluation of Project Outcome: User Satisfaction Report, February 2010

Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report presents information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This document reports information about the survey questionnaire, the respondents, the research findings, and includes the positive overall outcome regarding user satisfaction with the work conducted in this project.
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Final Project Report, February 2010

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Final Project Report, February 2010

Date: February 2010
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report discusses a research project conducted by the UNT Libraries. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year study to redesign the interface to The Portal to Texas History, a digital library program at the UNT Libraries. This report opens with background information for the project, describes the project's methods and working model, guides the reader through the project's three phases and associated feedback from the review process, and presents the revised model for application development. The report closes with measures of the project's success as well as reflections on the experience gained and its value for future digital library application development projects.
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Functional Requirements for The Portal to Texas History, July 2008

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Functional Requirements for The Portal to Texas History, July 2008

Date: July 24, 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report includes the results of an initial assessment of genealogists' requirements for the redesign of the Portal's interface. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the libraries' Portal to Texas History. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements and continuing through usability testing of the redesigned Portal interface.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, December 2008

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, December 2008

Date: December 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This report is the second interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2008

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2008

Date: July 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This report is the first interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is December 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2009

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2009

Date: June 2009
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This report is the third interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009. The report includes three sections: Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Portal to Texas History: Baseline Survey Results, June 2009

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Portal to Texas History: Baseline Survey Results, June 2009

Date: June 29, 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report discusses the questionnaire for the IOGENE Project. From September 26, 2008 through June 26, 2009, an online survey questionnaire captured both demographic data from Portal visitors as well as their opinions regarding the utility of the Portal and their satisfaction with it. The objective of this data collection effort was twofold: to characterize Portal users and to establish baseline measurements for user satisfaction. The survey will be repeated following each of two planned releases of the redesigned Portal, one in the summer of 2009 and the second in the fall of 2009. Comparison of future survey results to the baseline results reported in this paper will be one gauge of the success of the IOGENE project.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Usability Tests: Summary Report, February 2010

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Usability Tests: Summary Report, February 2010

Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This is a summary report of the findings of usability tests. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History and to redesign the interface to the Portal to meet those requirements.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Prioritization of WAS Enhancement Ideas

Prioritization of WAS Enhancement Ideas

Date: December 21, 2007
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. Several enhancement ideas for future releases of the Web Archiving Service (WAS) have been identified. In order to refine and prioritize these ideas as well as elicit new enhancement ideas, 16 project curators participated in an online exercise between November 27 and December 16, 2007. The exercise employed a Delphi technique that consisted of a series of three online questionnaires, each available for a five or six day period. This report describes the exercise and reports the results.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Quality Assurance Tests: Release 1 Summary Test Results, June 2009

Quality Assurance Tests: Release 1 Summary Test Results, June 2009

Date: June 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report contains summaries of the results of two tests given as part of the IOGENE project. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process of the redesigned Portal interface. The first test in this report was conducted from April 6 through April 9, 2009. The second test in this report was conducted from June 1 - June 4, 2009.
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Quality Assurance Tests: Release 2 Summary Test Results, October 2009

Quality Assurance Tests: Release 2 Summary Test Results, October 2009

Date: October 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report discusses the key findings of the quality assurance testing conducted by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. These tests are part of a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This report discusses tests conducted by 22 members of the ITS and DPU staff between September 28 through October 1, 2009.
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Report from Special Interest Section Very Important Person: Suzanne Sears

Report from Special Interest Section Very Important Person: Suzanne Sears

Date: Summer 2010
Creator: Sears, Suzanne
Description: This report is by the Government Documents Special Interest Section (GD-SIS) invited Very Important Person (VIP), Suzanne Sears, for the 2010 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Research Consent Script for Telephone Interviews

Research Consent Script for Telephone Interviews

Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This document is a consent form for telephone interviews that are part of the Web-at-Risk project. This paper describes the purpose of the interview and what the Web-at-Risk project is, with a place for consent to be interviewed and a signature.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Resource Discovery System Usage Report, 02-01-2012 to 08-25-2014

Resource Discovery System Usage Report, 02-01-2012 to 08-25-2014

Date: September 2014
Creator: Thomale, Jason
Description: Report on the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries resource discovery system usage from 02-01-2012 to 08-25-2014.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries

Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries

Date: September 14, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Weng, Neena; Thomale, Jason & Hicks, William
Description: Report on resource discovery systems at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
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Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries: Phase Two Action Plan

Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries: Phase Two Action Plan

Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Weng, Neena; Thomale, Jason & Hicks, William
Description: Report on the timeline and implementation of the four objects of the Phase Two Action Plan for Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Scholarly Communication Transformation Initiative Planning Document

Scholarly Communication Transformation Initiative Planning Document

Date: January 20, 2015
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Brannon, Sian
Description: Report created for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries outlining plans for the Scholarly Communication Transformation Initiative.
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SIG Annual Activities Report and SIG-Of-The-Year Criteria and Checklist: International Information Issues (SIG-III)

SIG Annual Activities Report and SIG-Of-The-Year Criteria and Checklist: International Information Issues (SIG-III)

Date: 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Report on the annual activities from 2011-2012 for the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) and the SIG-of-the-Year criteria and checklist.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries