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Merging Departments, Service Desks and Staff: Managing Change While Improving Customer Service and Staff Morale
Presentation for the 2014 Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference. This presentation discusses merging departments, service desks and staff and managing change while improving customer service and staff morale. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306980/
MetaArchive: Final Report
This report provides summary information about the goals, activities, and results of this project, focusing on January 2008-December 2011. Section One will provide a brief summary of the outcomes of the project work based on the authors' project's performance objectives. Section Two will offer a brief reiteration of the authors' project's original goals and ambitions and an in-depth discussion of the authors' findings and development activities. Section Three will describe plans for the program's continuation and its long-term impact. Section Four will provide a list of the staff who have worked on various aspects of this project during the project period. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc109710/
The MetaCombine Project
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81391/
Metadata Analysis at the Command-Line
This article discusses metadata analysis tools, processes, and methodologies aimed at helping to focus limited quality control resources on the areas of the collection where they might have the most benefit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc157309/
Metadata and XML
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28339/
A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience
Article discussing metadata approaches to preservation of digital resources and the experiences of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29308/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29820/
Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms
Abstract document accompanying a poster presentation for the 2008 ALISE Annual Conference (Work in Progress session. The topic is maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections using a complex set of actions and some of the tools and quality assurance mechanisms used at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39334/
Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms
This poster presentation was presented at the 2008 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference (Work in Progress session). The poster discusses that maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections requires a complex set of actions, and demonstrates some of the tools and quality assurance mechanisms used at the UNT Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39319/
Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management
Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes the roles of metadata in facilitating the ETD lifecycle, methods to capture metadata manually and automatically, examples of programs using metadata to enhance ETD access, and strategies to manage metadata over time. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279711/
Metadata Madness: Quality Issues in Metadata Management
This presentation provides an introductory discussion on metadata quality issues. It outlines factors that influence metadata quality including the resource types, local requirements, collaborators' requirements, and cost issues and addresses how to manage metadata quality. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29295/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29318/
Metadata Quality: A Phased Approach to Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Resources
Poster presented at the 2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This poster discusses how an effective metadata management approach can help institutions improve consistency, clarity of lineage, and relationships to that they can better use, reuse, and integrate resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29287/
Metadata Quality Assurance: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience
Presentation on issues related to metadata quality management and demonstrates a number of tools, workflows, and quality assurance mechanisms employed by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29301/
Metadata Quality Assurance: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience
Article on metadata quality assurance and the experience of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29320/
Metadata Quality Enhancement for Large Digital Collections: Web Browser Automation with Selenium IDE
Poster presented at the 2012 TCDL Annual Conference. This poster discusses metadata quality enhancement for large digital collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86138/
Metadata to fit your needs... How much is too much?
This presentation briefly introduces the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and their mission. It explains the structure of the Digital Projects Unit having the Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History, and discusses their metadata structure and its role in Digital Projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28356/
Metadata Tools and Workflows at the University of North Texas
This presentation illustrates the metadata tools, workflows, and quality control measures at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29304/
Metadata Training Needs Assessment: Final Report
Report prepared for the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group (MWG). In this report, the focus is on the project that was tasked in creating metadata course/modules for beginners and experts alike. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc226885/
Mining Newspaper Archives
This presentation discusses mining online newspaper archives. The topics in this presentation include the types of information found in these newspapers, the technology and standards for digitizing newspapers and offering effective search and navigation, ways to search, view, and browse the newspapers and how to use the search results. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103254/
A Model for Integrating the Publication and Preservation of Journal Articles
Presentation for Open Repositories 2014 discussing a model for integrating the publication and preservation of journal articles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc304744/
A Model for Integrating the Publication and Preservation of Journal Articles [Revision]
Revised version of a presentation for Open Repositories 2014 discussing a model for integrating the publication and preservation of journal articles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc307491/
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177276/
Moodle for Professional Development to Agricultural Extension Professionals in Africa: Workshop
Presentation for the International Association of Agriculture Information Specialists (IAALD) World Congress. The authors discuss the Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle) software package and its use for professional development to agriculture extension professionals in Africa. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177419/
Motivating Student Employees
Presentation for the Student Assistant Supervisors Workgroup on motivating student employees. The author discusses training and orientation, following up, communication, recognition and rewards, the work environment and helpful resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc179678/
My InfoQuest and the Handheld Librarian
This presentation discusses My InfoQuest, a service that lets you text a question to a librarian and receive a quick response on your mobile device. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc152428/
Name Authority Control: An institutional repository approach
Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. This presentation discusses the importance of name authority, how the UNT Name App tool addresses challenges with name authority, the migration and implementation process, and implications for future use. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177417/
National Gaming Day: Planning a successful gaming event
This presentation discusses the American Library Association's (ALA's) National Gaming Day @ your library, a fairly new event created to promote the "educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games". The University of North Texas (UNT) Library has participated for two years and has organized their event to offer fun along with a focus on research and development opportunities available for people interested in all aspects of gaming. In this presentation, the authors detail the planning and organization of National Gaming Day at an academic library. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86161/
National Status of Data Management: The DataRes and CLIR/Sloan Research Projects on Data Management Policies and Practices
Presentation discussing the DataRes and the CLIR/Sloan Research Projects on data management policies and practices. This presentation discusses these two collaborating projects researching emerging policies and practices in data management. These research projects are being undertaken by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the University of North Texas (UNT). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc77211/
NDNP at UNT: Building Open Access To Our Heritage
This presentation discusses the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the University of North Texas (UNT). The author gives a background of the project, discusses the production, the data and workflow, collaboration efforts, and helpful software tools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177420/
An NDNP Partnership
This presentation discusses the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) partnership between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Society. It offers a background on how this collaboration began, information on the workflows, and the successes and challenges. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29800/
Needs Assessment Survey
This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the needs assessment survey for the project. The purpose of this assessment is twofold: (1) to identify curator and end-user needs that impact the collection development process for web archives, and (2) To identify the requirements for the Curator User Interface (CUI) to the web crawler and associated tools in the areas of content crawling, crawl progress monitoring, crawl quality assessment, management and description of crawled content, searching and browsing of crawled content, and preservation of crawled content. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33129/
Needs Assessment Survey Report
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. The project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University (NYU). The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content of the collections for this project will be largely from US federal and state government agencies, but will also include political policy documents, campaign literature, and information surrounding political movements and labor unions. This report includes the methods, results, discussion, and appendices related to the Web-at-Risk project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36322/
Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36323/
Needs Assessment Toolkit
This presentation discusses the needs assessment toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project. This presentation outlines the details related to the web archive development process and the activities related to the needs assessment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32892/
Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33007/
Networking and Getting Involved Professionally
This presentation discusses networking and career development. It includes information about becoming involved in professional organizations, attending conferences, creating business cards, and staying in contact with others in the profession. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67607/
New Directions for Academic Video Game Collections: Strategies for Acquiring, Supporting, and Managing Online Materials
Article discussing new directions for academic video game collections and strategies for acquiring, supporting, and managing online materials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86184/
New World of Scholarly Publishing
Presentation for the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation (SCDC) Affinity Group Summer 2014 Meeting. This presentation discusses scholarly publishing activities at the University of Michigan (UM) Libraries and library publishing service ideas at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc304840/
Newspaper Metadata Manual
This document describes the process that the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Newspaper Unit (DNU) uses to create metadata for the scanned newspapers published on The Portal to Texas History as part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP). High quality metadata helps users find what they want more quickly. Over time, accurate descriptive metadata fosters trust among the Portal's user community. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155637/
Newspaper Preservation through Collaboration and Communication: The Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Presentation discussing the history and background, external support, communication, technology, and workflow of The Texas Digital Newspaper Program at the University of North Texas Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181687/
Newspapers In The 21st Century: How NDNP State Projects Deliver The News
This poster discusses newspapers in the 21st century and how the National Digital Newspapers Program (NDNP) state projects deliver the news. NDNP Awardees' are creating their own digital newspaper sites to provide free access to content digitized through NDNP and beyond. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155636/
The Next Generation of Creative Commons Licenses, What's New in CC 4.0
This Tech Talk presentation discusses the next generation of Creative Commons (CC) licenses and what is new in CC 4.0. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc284571/
No Child Left Behind
This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on No Child Left Behind. This series features Dr. Jeanne Turks, associate professor for teacher education and administration, Dr. D. Jack Davis, professor emeritus of art education and art history, and Dr. Troy Johnson, UNT's vice provost for enrollment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67595/
No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36316/
Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas
This presentation discusses the preservation and digitization of content at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include a background of the digital initiatives at the UNT Libraries, the organization of the digital initiatives, the collaborative projects, the collections held by the UNT Libraries, and areas of research. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36280/
OAI-ORE
This Tech Talk presentation discusses how the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) and the Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) are used in the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library. OAI-ORE define the standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28342/
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 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29821/
Occupation and authorship in The Indexer, 2000-09
Article on the occupations and authorship in The Indexer from 2000 through 2009. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83326/
Ode to Controlled Vocabulary
This poem pays homage to controlled vocabularies. It describes the importance of using controlled vocabularies and why it is a respected and utilized. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40411/