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Appendix A: Preservation Business Model
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix includes the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan which highlights the Educopia institute's strengths and achievements to date and details the strategic planning process. Specifically this strategic plan declares Educopia institute's: Mission statement, Vision, Three Critical Challenges, and Six Programmatic Goals (with objectives and strategies).
Appendix B: MetaArchive-SRB Transfer
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document is a report on the status of a two-phase transfer test being carried out between the MetaArchive Cooperative and Chronopolis. These tests aim to demonstrate a proof-of-concept that the MetaArchive network may use Chronopolis's data grid preservation service as an exit strategy in the event that either MetaArchive or LOCKSS becomes unsustainable in the future.
Appendix C: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer Prep
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes the preparation of archival units residing on a LOCKSS file system that have been designated for packaging and exchange with a non-LOCKSS-based preservation environment-in this case an iRODS grid-based environment.
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes tools. These tools are designed to facilitate the transfer of data contained within a number of LOCKSS archival units and packaged into bags. The bags are then transferred to the iRODS grid. The user has the option of creating and sending filled bags, or holey bags. The primary tools are written in Python, and make use of the iRODS command line utilities for data transfer.
Appendix E: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes an automation process that involved the sending of a Folger Shakespeare Library collection (246 archival units measuring 1.3TB) hosted on a University of North Texas (UNT) LOCKSS cache to a storage resource hosted by Chronopolis at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. The purpose of this document is to explain the PREMIS Event microservice as prototyped for the MetaArchive Cooperative, primarily from a developer's standpoint. The document will attempt to explain the purpose of the microservice, the underlying principles on which it operates, and a practical example of its usage. The MetaArchive has installed all of the components needed to deploy this microservice and looks forward to opportunities to experiment with practical implementations in future development projects.
Appendix G: Contingency Plan Outline
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. In this appendix, the policy statements address the general requirements and procedures related to the enactment and handling of the MetaArchive Contingency Plan.
Bibliography for "Encouraging Research and Publication among Academic Librarians"
This bibliography accompanies a presentation for the 2013 Library Management Institute Summer Conference. This bibliography contains citations for information related to encouraging research and publication among academic librarians.
Bibliography for "Fostering a Culture of Research and Publication in Academic Libraries"
This bibliography accompanies a presentation for the 2013 Library Management Institute Summer Conference. This bibliography contains citations for information related to fostering a culture of research and publications in academic libraries.
Bibliography: Usage of E-books With Enriched Bibliographic Records
This bibliography accompanies a presentation for the 2014 Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference. The bibliography contains citations for information related to the usage of e-books with enriched bibliographic records.
Choosing Success
In this University Scholars Day keynote address, Dr. Wilkins discusses her academic career path, tracing the twists and turns from her first serious aspirations to be a ballet dancer to her current position as the chief academic officer at the University of North Texas.
Citing UNT: Scholarly Works that have Utilized UNT Resources
This document is a citation list of the scholarly works that were found to have utilized University of North Texas (UNT) resources.
[Client Survey Summary: Portal to Texas History Interface Redesign]
Document summarizing surveys conducted for the IOGENE project. It relates to information about the user interface of The Portal to Texas History.
Common Threads in Research Across Disciplines: A Reflection
This University Scholars Day keynote address discusses common threads in research across disciplines. Research lies at the heart of scholarship in all academic disciplines. The author identifies common threads of thought and practice that run through what is called "research". The author identifies six phases that are common to all such scholarly activities (observation, vision, logistics, experiment, assessment, and communication), exploring by example, anecdote and analysis this taxonomy of research as a proposed heuristic for aspiring researchers.
Content Producer Interview Questionnaire
This document is an interview, questionnaire for the Web-at-Risk project. The purpose of this interview is to explore the issues information publishers or content producers have regarding web archives. The purpose of this discussion is to elicit the needs and thoughts of the users regarding web archives of materials created by a third party, such as a universal library.
Creating Radioactive MARC Records and Z Queries Using the MARCdocs Database
This document describes how the authors can extend a relational database of MARC documentation to store the appropriate information that will support the automatic generation of the special, diagnostic MARC records the authors will call radioactive MARC (RadMARC) records. The information contained in the database will also support the generation of the Z queries used in the interoperability testing.
Creation and Evolution: What Should We Teach?
In this University Scholars Day keynote address, the author sketches an overview of the foundations of the creation/evolution debate in the United States today.
Culinary Indexing Reference Sources Questionnaire
Questionnaire for a study gathering recommendations of reference sources for culinary indexing. This questionnaire accompanies "Culinary Indexers' Reference Sources," and results of the study were presented at the 2014 Conference of the American Society for Indexing and the Culinary Indexing Special Interest Group.
Data Normalization Procedures on Decomposed MARC 21 Records
In this document, the authors present some aspects of data normalization of the decomposed records to improve the results of analysis. The data normalization processes use pattern-matching techniques to eliminate and/or generalize anomalous characters and terms. Since the unit of analysis in preparing the test dataset of 400,000 MARC 21 records is a "word," there was a need for data normalization to provide reliability in the subsequent analysis.
Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis
This document discusses decomposing MARC 21 records for analysis. To prepare the test dataset of the 1% sample of MARC 21 records from the WorldCat database for use in the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed, the authors need to be able to efficiently analyze the records to determine relevant records to be returned for a set of test searches. The first step in that analysis is to determine the occurrence of test search terms in specific records. This document describes the general approach for this analysis and identifies specifications for the analysis.
Designing Information Communities for the 3D Environment
This abstract describes a panel presentation for the 2002 ASIS&T Annual Conference. The panel provides a summary of current research efforts in 3D imaging technologies, including how metadata fit into the panorama of building information communities.
Digital Information Curation for 21st Century Science and Scholarship: Experience-Based Learning for Information Professionals and Disciplinary Researchers
This paper proposes a project on experience-based learning for information professionals and disciplinary researchers. Proposal written for the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
Digitization 101
This document discusses digitization processes, including computer hardware, setting up the computer with Windows XP, setting up Windows 7 for digital projects, identifiers, folder management, standards, scanning, and digital preservation.
Earth, Rotation of
Encyclopedia article entry in the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture by H. James Birx. This encyclopedia article discusses the rotation of the earth.
Encyclopedia article entry in the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture by H. James Birx. This encyclopedia article discusses eclipses.
Eighteenth-Century Women Novelists at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century
This bibliography provides an overview of eighteenth-century women authors at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
Eighteenth-Century Women Novelists at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century - Part II
This bibliography forms the sequel to the author's 'Eighteenth-Century Women Novelists at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century: A Selected Bibliography,' which appeared in this Newsletter in the spring of 2007. The author provides an overview of the most important French women writers of the eighteenth century who did not write novels primarily.
Emeritus College Presentation Lecture Notes
These lecture notes accompany a presentation titled 'This Side of the Border: The Mexican Revolution through the Lens of American Photographer Otis Aultman.' The lecture notes discuss the fifty-two presentation slides with the topics and details.
End User Interview Questionnaire
This document is the end user interview questionnaire used for the Web-at-Risk project. It includes instructions for the interviewer, key concepts, and digital archive examples along with the questions to be asked.
An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML Poster Abstract
This abstract describes a poster about the Apiary Project. The Apiary Project, a collaboration of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, is building a framework and web-based workflow for the extraction and parsing of herbarium specimen data. The workflow will support the transformation of written or printed specimen data into a high-quality machine-processable XML format. This poster describes an event model that informed the development of the Apiary XML Application Schema
Focus Group Discussion Guide
This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the focus group discussion guide used for the project. The purpose of the questions included in this guide are to create a comfortable atmosphere in which people feel valued for their participation, to establish the context for the discussion, and to provide the facilitator with information about the group.
Focus Group Participant Questionnaire
This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the focus group participant questionnaire and lists seven questions for participants to answer.
The Future of Democracy in the Middle East
This University Scholars Day keynote speech addresses the issue of democratization in the Middle East. Professor Sahliyeh discusses major reasons for the lack of democratization to date.
Indexing Guidelines to Support Z39.50 Profile Searches
This document provides guidelines for indexing MARC 21 records to support a set of searches using Z39.50. The Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) uses these guidelines to index the 400,000 MARC 21 records that comprise the Z-Interop reference implementation of the Z39.50 server and online catalog.
This encyclopedia entry describes Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization. Interpol facilitates cross-border police cooperation and assists all organizations, authorities, and services with a mission to prevent or combat international crime.
The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project: Multi Stakeholders Partnership
This document accompanies a poster discussing the Lifecycle Management of ETDs project.
Media Ethics and Dilemmas: Journalists, Citizens and Technology [presentation notes]
This document offers notes that accompany a presentation on media ethics and dilemmas. The presentation and its accompanying notes were presented with an essay that was awarded a 2013 Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award. The notes discuss media ethics and how changes in journalism and technology have led to new ethical dilemmas.
Metadata: A Networked Information Strategy to Improve Access to and Management of Government Information
This document is part of a Government Information Quarterly Special Issue. The author serves as the editor of this issue focusing on the use of metadata as a strategy to improve access to and management of electronic government information. Contributions by writers address federal and state metadata activities and issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship
Document proposal for a panel discussion at the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG/III), part of ASIS&T. There are five panelists listed with brief descriptions of their topics.
Encyclopedia article entry in the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture by H. James Birx. This encyclopedia article discusses photosynthesis.
Portal Wireframe
This document outlines the wireframe outline for building The Portal to Texas History.
The Problem of Data: iSchools and the New Data Professional
Paper outlining a fishbowl discussion event at the 2013 International iConference. The theme of the fishbowl event is data curation, data lifecycle, pedagogy, professional development, and library education.
Procedures for Issuing Test Searches from Z-Interop Testbed Participant's Z-Client: Phase 1
This document describes the procedures that participants in the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed (Z-Interop Participant) are to use when testing Z39.50 client (Z-client) applications. The testing of a Z-Interop reference implementation Z39.50 server. Specifically, the attribute combination and other query components (e.g., Boolean operators) are reviewed, and a report of the results will be prepared for each Z-Interop participant.
Project Work Plan Draft
This document details a work plan to guide the planning and execution of a new phase of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project.
Publisher's Note: Beyond the Death of Linear Response: 1/f Optimal Information Transport [Phys. Rev. Lett. 105,040601 (2010)]
This is a Publisher's Note for the article 'Beyond the Death of Linear Response: 1/f Optimal Information Transport' [Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 040601 (2010)].
Radioactive MARC Records Specifications
This document provides the preliminary specifications for the different RadMARC records to be created for use in the Z-Interop2 interoperability testbed. Experience with these records may result in revisions to the specifications.