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Southwest Retort, Volume 68, Number 5, January 2016

Southwest Retort, Volume 68, Number 5, January 2016

Date: November 2016
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
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Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Description: While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
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Data: What do we need, and what do we do with it once we have it?

Data: What do we need, and what do we do with it once we have it?

Date: August 5, 2016
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson & Ossom Williamson, Peace
Description: This presentation discusses how to find and evaluate a quality data resource, and the process of building data expertise and service models for students, faculty, and librarians.
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Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man

Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man

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Date: August 2016
Creator: Grauer, Michael
Description: Frank Reaugh (1860–1945; pronounced “Ray”) was called “the Dean of Texas artists” for good reason. His pastels documented the wide-open spaces of the West as they were vanishing in the late nineteenth century, and his plein air techniques influenced generations of artists. His students include a “Who’s Who” of twentieth-century Texas painters: Alexandre Hogue, Reveau Bassett, and Lucretia Coke, among others. He was an advocate of painting by observation, and encouraged his students to do the same by organizing legendary sketch trips to West Texas. Reaugh also earned the title of Renaissance man by inventing a portable easel that allowed him to paint in high winds, and developing a formula for pastels, which he marketed. A founder of the Dallas Art Society, which became the Dallas Museum of Art, Reaugh was central to Dallas and Oak Cliff artistic circles for many years until infighting and politics drove him out of fashion. He died isolated and poor in 1945. The last decade has seen a resurgence of interest in Reaugh, through gallery shows, exhibitions, and a recent documentary. Despite his importance and this growing public profile, however, Rounded Up in Glory is the first full-length biography. Michael Grauer argues for Reaugh’s ...
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Superstitious Behavior Classroom Game Teaching

Superstitious Behavior Classroom Game Teaching

Date: August 2016
Creator: Pourmorshed, Hormat Saadat
Description: Superstitions flourish in cultures around the word and in everyday life. Superstitions are so prevalent and influence personal and political decisions, therefore, we sought to develop a classroom demonstration of superstitious behavior that could be used to show quickly and effectively how powerful adventitious reinforcement could be in modifying behavior. An online game was developed and played by one hundred thirteen university students enrolled in a class on critical thinking. Participants gained points (reinforcement) arbitrarily during either 25% or 50% of each game's (A or B) 3 minute duration. Although points were non-contingent, students often engaged in superstations rules or patterns. Results of both self-reports and computer generated data showed, the games were successful in producing superstitious behavior patterns in about 50% of our participants. More students showed superstitious behavior in the 50% game than in the 25% game. We conclude that this is due to the higher reinforcement rate of in 50% game. For future studies, rearranging the stimulus array into a pattern that does not itself strongly control behavior could help refine the results.
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Assessing the Success of a Professional Development Program

Assessing the Success of a Professional Development Program

Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen; Sassen, Catherine & O'Toole, Erin
Description: This poster describes how assessment can be incorporated into a professional development program for academic librarians by using measures of need, participation, satisfaction, and impact.
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Charting New Territory: Mapping the UNT Libraries Collections

Charting New Territory: Mapping the UNT Libraries Collections

Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen & Klein, Janette
Description: Presentation given at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference on July 22, 2016. This presentation describes the components and creation of the Collection Map, a collection assessment tool developed by the University of North Texas.
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Evaluation of a Bestsellers Leasing Program in an Academic Library

Evaluation of a Bestsellers Leasing Program in an Academic Library

Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Condrey, Coby
Description: This presentation provides an overview of the University of North Texas Libraries assessment of a book leasing program for popular fiction and non-fiction items.
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From Acceptance to Assessment: Academic Librarians CAN Card-Swipe

From Acceptance to Assessment: Academic Librarians CAN Card-Swipe

Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Smith, Susan
Description: This poster describes the results of longitudinal research of academic librarians using card-swiping technologies to improve collaborative assessment efforts on a large public university campus.
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Making MINES for Libraries Work for Your Library

Making MINES for Libraries Work for Your Library

Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen & Parwani, Priya B.
Description: This presentation provides an overview of the use of MINES for Libraries® at the University of North Texas Libraries.
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Promoting Excellent Service: Establishing Core Competencies in Training Student Employees

Promoting Excellent Service: Establishing Core Competencies in Training Student Employees

Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh; Knox, Briana & Peebles, Emily
Description: This presentation provides an overview of the University of North Texas Libraries Access Services training plan for student employees.
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OA Resource Rubric

OA Resource Rubric

Date: July 19, 2016
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson
Description: This rubric represents a simple and effective way to determine if an Open Access resources is of appropriate quality for inclusion in a library catalog.
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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2016

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2016

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Date: Summer 2016
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)
Description: Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. This edition of JARC sought to highlight international trends and in the current issue (Vol. 46, No.2), the following articles were included: -Employment of Latinos with Disabilities: The Impact on Academic/Work Self-Concept. (Alicia B. Becton, Jerome Fischer, Noel A. Ysasi, Abdoulaye Diallo, & Yuleinys Castillo) - Career and Technical Education, Work Study, & School Supervised Work: How Do They Impact Employments with Disabilities. (Alfred W. Daviso, Robert M Baer, Robert W. Flexer, & Richard Meindl) -VR Service Patterns and Employment Outcomes of Transition-Aged Youth. (Gina Oswald) - Using DSM-5 and ICF Tools to Understand Client Cultural and Environmental Perspectives (Raymond C. Ortega & William E. Garner) -Positive Psychology and Hope as Means to Recovery from Mental Illness. (Jinhee Park & Roy K. Chen).
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Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma

Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma

Date: June 17, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Description: This overview of the grant-funded project was given as a lightning-round presentation during the panel "Giving New Life to Old Books: The NEH/Mellon Humanities Open Book Program" at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses.
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Sharing Session Handout on Tabletop Game Genre Terms

Sharing Session Handout on Tabletop Game Genre Terms

Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Yanowski, Kevin; Robson, Diane & Sassen, Catherine
Description: Handout for the American Library Association's Games and Gaming Round Table sharing session "A Winning Game Plan: Using Genre Terms to Enhance Discovery of Tabletop Games" demonstrating bibliographic and genre authority records for tabletop games.
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The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 3

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 3

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Date: June 2016
Creator: Reaves, Gayle
Description: This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2014 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest, run by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The event is hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. The contest honors exemplary narrative work and encourages narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across the United States. First place winner: Dan Barry, “The Boys in the Bunkhouse,” published by The New York Times, exposed thirty years of physical and mental abuse of intellectually disabled men living in an Iowa group home. Second place: Christopher Goffard, “The Favor,” published by the Los Angeles Times, describes the plea bargain sentence of the son of a former California assembly speaker, after the son pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and whose prison sentence was later reduced by then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Third place: Stephanie McCrummen, “A Father’s Scars,” published by the Washington Post, about a Virginia state senator one year after he was stabbed multiple times by his mentally ill son before the son killed himself. Runners-up include Nathan Bomey, John Gallagher and Mark Stryker, “How Detroit was Reborn” (Detroit Free Press); Monica Hesse, “Love and Fire” (Washington Post); Sarah Schweitzer, “Chasing Bayla” ...
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Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son

Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son

Date: June 2016
Creator: Duban, James
Description: This collection of essays on Richard Wright’s Native Son developed from a research-oriented, upper- division University of North Texas Honors College course, spring 2015. It contains the following seven chapters: Chapter I: The Cognitive Dissonance of Bigger Thomas (by Rachel Martinez) Chapter II: The Equal of Them: Violence and Equality in Native Son and “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” (by Molly Riddell) Chapter III: Above the Sceptered Sway: Holy Justice, and the Trials of Bigger and Shylock (by Alberto Puras) Chapter IV: Through His Eyes: Critical Analysis of Wright’s Native Son and Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (by Rachel Torres) Chapter V: Perceptual Misadventure: Becoming Rather than Enacting the Stereotype in Wright’s Native Son and Melville’s “Benito Cereno” (by Stormie Garza) Chapter VI: Psychologically Rather than Physically Dismembered: Reconsideration of Self-conception in Native Son and Moby-Dick (by Yacine Ndiaye) Chapter VII: Specious Dialectic in Wright’s Native Son (by Nicholas Grotowski). The student authors have exhibited burgeoning skills as historical contextualists, mindful of the author’s times, social circumstance, personal reading, narrative point of view, and aesthetic achievement, evidenced by six of these essays having been accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Studies Association of Texas.
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Rescuing Texas History at The Portal to Texas History

Rescuing Texas History at The Portal to Texas History

Date: May 26, 2016
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Mangum, Jake
Description: This presentation provides an overview of the Rescuing Texas History Program, in which University of North Texas Libraries partners with external organizations to preserve at-risk materials.
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Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network

Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network

Date: May 25, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas
Description: This presentation is part of the panel "Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network" from the 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries and contains a brief overview on the GIS data and services provided by the University of North Texas.
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Evaluation of Online-Only Journal Quality from Analysis of Email Solicitations

Evaluation of Online-Only Journal Quality from Analysis of Email Solicitations

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Burggren, Warren W.
Description: This presentation contains an analysis of ~600 solicitation emails related to 317 scholarly journals received within a one-year period to assess the quality of publishing venues available.
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Fair Open Access: A Roadmap

Fair Open Access: A Roadmap

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Rooryck, Johan
Description: This presentation provides a model for flipping subscription journals to Open Access using Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA) as an example.
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GIS Trends and Open Access

GIS Trends and Open Access

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas & Rodriguez, Allyson
Description: Presentation for the 2016 Open Access Symposium discussing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and data in relation to open access initiatives.
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Improving Openness of Scholarly Communication

Improving Openness of Scholarly Communication

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Nosek, Brian
Description: This presentation contains an overview of the Open Science Framework as a free, open scholarly commons.
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OA Monographs: The Cost of Creating Them Today To Make Them Open For Tomorrow

OA Monographs: The Cost of Creating Them Today To Make Them Open For Tomorrow

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Maron, Nancy
Description: This presentation contains findings from a 2015 Mellon-funded study to understand the costs of publishing monographs, and their next steps in building a tool to estimate publishing costs.
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