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Annexation of Texas Project

Annexation of Texas Project

Date: June 21, 2003
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Presentation for the 2003 GODART Preconference at the American Library Association Annual Conference. This presentation outlines the "From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856" project. This grant funded project involved digitizing 6000 objects.
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Electronic Archives and Partnerships - Preserving Government Information for Tomorrow

Electronic Archives and Partnerships - Preserving Government Information for Tomorrow

Date: July 2003
Creator: Lyons, Susan; Barnum, George & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This presentation discusses electronic archives, partnerships, and preserving government information. In this presentation, the authors discuss digital libraries and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). They present the background of the FDLP, developing the Memorandum of Understanding, the CyberCemetery, and gives a current status of the FDLP.
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Findings from the MetaScholar Projects: AmericanSouth and MetaArchive

Findings from the MetaScholar Projects: AmericanSouth and MetaArchive

Date: October 24, 2003
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: Article summarizing major findings of the MetaArchive and AmericanSouth projects, two of the seven projects of the 2001 Mellon Metadata Harvesting Initiative.
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Metadata and XML

Metadata and XML

Date: November 7, 2003
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses how XML can help store metadata. The University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Projects Unit developed the UNTL metadata element set with IndexData that tailored the data to meet their needs.
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No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library

No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library

Date: December 3, 2003
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This lecture script examines the nature and role of standards for the emerging 21st century library. Given the dynamic character of the networked environment, when are standards appropriate and how can they be developed in a manner consistent with the volatility of information technologies and changing library services? What are the roles and responsibilities of standards developing organizations, technology vendors, content creators, and librarians for standards? Do local practices of libraries threaten standards-based resource sharing and resource access technologies? Can local needs be balanced with broader library community responsibilities, and how do standards affect this balance? The speaker's assumption is that adherence to standards has never been more critical, yet his implementation experience with Z39.50 and MARC suggests that the commitment to national and international standards by librarians, technology vendors, and content creators are often an example of good intentions rather than actual practice. This standards disconnect threatens the emerging 21st century library's ability to deliver fundamental services in appropriate ways to their users.
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Architecture of a Centralized Portal to Distributed Information: The Portal to Texas History

Architecture of a Centralized Portal to Distributed Information: The Portal to Texas History

Date: 2004
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This handout discusses the development of the architecture to build The Portal to Texas History through the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
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The Cybercemetery: Prolonging Usable Afterlife

The Cybercemetery: Prolonging Usable Afterlife

Date: 2004
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Hastings, Samantha Kelly & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: 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.
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The Deep Web: Resource Discovery in the Library of Texas

The Deep Web: Resource Discovery in the Library of Texas

Date: 2004
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Moen, William E.
Description: Article discussing the deep web and the new resource discovery service of the statewide virtual Library of Texas (LOT).
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The 'Texas Register' Web-Site Creations and Related Processes: Revised Report - 2003

The 'Texas Register' Web-Site Creations and Related Processes: Revised Report - 2003

Date: 2004
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Report on the Texas Register, a weekly publication by the Office of the Secretary of State. This report discusses a partnership between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Office of the Secretary of State to insure permanent storage and public access to the non-current electronic files of the Texas Register.
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The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions

The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions

Date: 2004
Creator: Nordstrom, Kurt; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This paper discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History's archival challenges and solutions. The UNT Texas History Portal Project strives to balance the goals of accessibility of information and long-term preservation of digital objects. This poster details the system that automates the collection of metadata records to coordinate access to web-viewable files and preservation of archived master files.
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The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions [Poster]

The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions [Poster]

Date: 2004
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Nordstrom, Kurt & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Poster presented at the 2004 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). This poster details the system that automates the collection of metadata records to coordinate access to web-viewable files and preservation of archived master files.
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What's My Leadership Color?

What's My Leadership Color?

Date: 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Description: This presentation discusses leadership skills in relation to colors. The topics relate to the "True Colors" quiz, leadership colors, attributes and stressors, and esteem and colors. The discussion is based on "True Colors - An Approach to Understanding Self and Others" by Julie Ray, Partners in Learning.
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[Reviews] From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

[Reviews] From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Date: June 1, 2004
Creator: McKnight, Mark
Description: This article reviews the book "From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland," by R. Allen Lott and published in 2003.
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The MetaCombine Project

The MetaCombine Project

Date: December 2004
Creator: Krowne, Aaron; Ingram, Stephen; Pathak, Saurabh & Halbert, Martin
Description: This poster presentation discusses the MetaCombine project, a Mellon-funded effort based at Emory University, with the goal of discovering and developing systems and methods to more meaningfully combine digital libraries, digital library resources, and digital library services.
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Ensuring Universal Access for the Global Information Flow: Responding to the Demands of Scholarship in the Digital Age

Ensuring Universal Access for the Global Information Flow: Responding to the Demands of Scholarship in the Digital Age

Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: This presentation was presented in Session 6.4 Reports of Current Research (Juried Papers), at the 2005 ALISE Conference. It summarizes current situations and developing trends in information technologies. Africa is used as a case to illustrate how local policies have played important roles in the process of information globalization.
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Implementing a Robust Architecture for a Centralized Portal System

Implementing a Robust Architecture for a Centralized Portal System

Date: January 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Poster presented at the 2005 ALISE Annual Conference. This poster discusses the architecture for a centralized portal system.
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The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources: Lessons from Texas History Portal [Poster]

The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources: Lessons from Texas History Portal [Poster]

Date: January 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Poster presented at the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This poster describes issues related to portal building and explores compliance and interoperability issues. It also assesses the current status and the emerging trends in innovative uses of portal technologies and provides an overall scenario.
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Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities

Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: 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.
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Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities [Poster]

Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities [Poster]

Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: Poster presented at the 2005 ASIS&T Annual conference. This poster discusses challenges, opportunities, and meeting the demands of digital scholarship.
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The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries

The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries

Date: 2005
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses how The Portal to Texas History is harnessing technology to enable collaboration with small museums and libraries. This presentation includes information on the workflows, planning, metadata elements, and goals for the Portal project.
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Presidential End of Term Web Harvest Lessons Learned

Presidential End of Term Web Harvest Lessons Learned

Date: 2005
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This paper discusses web harvesting and the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Presidential End of Term Web Harvest Project in which they captured government websites for archiving. In this paper, the author describes what web harvesting is, gives information on the project, and links and tools.
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[Review] Speaking of Music: Music Conferences, 1835-1966

[Review] Speaking of Music: Music Conferences, 1835-1966

Date: January 2005
Creator: McKnight, Mark
Description: This article reviews the book "Speaking of Music: Music Conferences 1835-1966," edited by James R. Cowdery, Zdravko Blažeković and Barry S. Brook.
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Setting That Record Straight: Revised Program Notes for Sounds of New Music, Smithsonian Recordings

Setting That Record Straight: Revised Program Notes for Sounds of New Music, Smithsonian Recordings

Date: 2005
Creator: Hartsock, Ralph
Description: Revised program notes for the recording "Sounds of New Music" produced by Smithsonian Recordings. The document includes an introduction, a list of relevant formats and associated OCLC numbers to which the notes correspond, and a brief description of each piece appearing on the recording.
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Focus Group Report: ALA, Chicago, June, 2005

Focus Group Report: ALA, Chicago, June, 2005

Date: February 14, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings.
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