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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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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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Teaching Information Literacy: A Performance Based Cycle

Teaching Information Literacy: A Performance Based Cycle

Date: December 2007
Creator: Downey, Annie & Byerly, Gayla
Description: This presentation discusses teaching information literacy and a project to assess student searching skills. It includes background information on the project, discusses the performance cycle of information literacy, active teaching, learning, and assessing, student navigation skills, and software and strategies.
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Gas Well Drilling: What Does it Mean for North Texas?

Gas Well Drilling: What Does it Mean for North Texas?

Date: February 15, 2011
Creator: Mondragon-Becker, Antonio
Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Gas Well Drilling: What Does It Mean for North Texas? Presenters include Dr. David Sterling, from the UNT Health Science Center, Dr. Terry Clower from the Center for Economic Development & Research, and Dr. Robert M. Figueroa from the Department of Philosophy & Religion.
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Enemies of History: Murderers of the Past

Enemies of History: Murderers of the Past

Date: April 16, 2008
Creator: Downey, Annie; May, Frances A.; Mears, Michelle M. & Smith, Jon
Description: This presentation is about a workshop for high school students. The workshop focused on preservation and how it relates to the study of history.
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Factors Affecting Selection of Information Sources: A Study of Ramkhamhaeng University Regional Campuses Graduate Students

Factors Affecting Selection of Information Sources: A Study of Ramkhamhaeng University Regional Campuses Graduate Students

Date: February 2011
Creator: Angchun, Peemasak; Turner, Philip Michael; Lin, Lin & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Poster presented at the 2011 International iConference. This poster presents research conducted on students at Ramkhamhaeng University (RU).
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Assessment Path Final Report

Assessment Path Final Report

Date: December 27, 2007
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report describes the major assessment activities, their contributions to the project, and key findings. The assessment work areas included needs assessment, collection planning, and WAS evaluation.
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Assessment: We know we should do it but does it have to be so difficult?

Assessment: We know we should do it but does it have to be so difficult?

Date: August 2008
Creator: Byerly, Gayla & Downey, Annie
Description: This paper discusses assessment in library instruction programs.
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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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The Portal to Texas History

The Portal to Texas History

Date: October 24, 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This presentation presents information about The Portal to Texas History, a digital gateway to cultural heritage collections in Texas. This presentation discusses the IOGENE project, the research processes involved in developing The Portal to Texas History, the research with genealogists, and shows illustrations of the contents of The Portal to Texas History.
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At Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Resources

At Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Resources

Date: June 12, 2006
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This presentation discusses the Web-at-Risk project and the issues related to capturing and preserving web resources. It introduces collection development issues, organization and metadata issues, and the findings that support the needs for a web archiving service.
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Footholds and Foundations: Setting Freshman on the Path to Lifelong Learning

Footholds and Foundations: Setting Freshman on the Path to Lifelong Learning

Date: 2006
Creator: Byerly, Gayla; Downey, Annie & Gosnell, Frank
Description: This presentation discusses an assessment in which the researchers collaborated with a software developer to create an online survey form for college freshman. This assessment was conducted to determine what skills college freshman have in relation to the libraries and research.
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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: 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Simple Ways to Add Active Learning to Your Library Instruction

Simple Ways to Add Active Learning to Your Library Instruction

Date: 2008
Creator: Downey, Annie; Ramin, Lilly & Byerly, Gayla
Description: This paper discusses library instruction. Assessments are recommended to determine the effectiveness of student learning. This paper also discusses a project by the UNT Libraries' in which they developed software to assess library instruction, called Library Instruction Software for Assessment (LISA) and the outcome of that study.
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End of Term 2008 Presidential Web Archive: PDF Content Analysis

End of Term 2008 Presidential Web Archive: PDF Content Analysis

Date: December 5, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses the End of Term 2008 Presidential Web Archive. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries collaborated with members of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) on the End of Term 2008 Presidential Web Harvest from October, 2008 to February, 2009. The project team archived 160,211,356 URIs during this collaboration, which became a research dataset for an IMLS-funded grant to investigate collection development using web archives. The project team analyzed the 10,318,073 PDFs and developed a retrieval and exploration system for collection developers interested in acquiring and developing born-digital collections from the End of Term Web Archive.
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Book Reviews in an Electronic Age

Book Reviews in an Electronic Age

Date: August 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler; Heil, Kathy & Wiest, Natalie H., 1948-
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 IAMSLIC Annual Conference. This poster discusses research on book reviews in marine and aquatic journals to gain insight into the characteristics of the reviews and their value to librarians and research.
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UNT Speaks Out On Coming Home

UNT Speaks Out On Coming Home

Date: November 15, 2012
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries.
Description: This video recording is of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Coming Home. This series features presentations by Dr. Shelley Riggs, Dr. Adriel Boals, and Doctoral Student Cindy Hasio. Dr. Shelley Riggs is a professor of psychology, director of the Family Attachment Lab, and is conducting the Student Veteran Research Project at the University of North Texas (UNT). She discusses the family relationships of veterans after deployment. Dr. Adriel Boals is professor of psychology and has a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study innovative approaches to understanding and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other responses to trauma and stress. He discusses what PTSD is and what causes it. Cindy Hasio is a doctoral student in the College of Visual Arts and Design. She discusses methods and findings from a project she participated in related to how veterans narrated their experiences through art. Her component of the study evaluated participants and described what they gained through creating arts and crafts. Stuart Presley, Domingo Rodriguez, and James Rumor are a panel of three student veterans who describe their experiences after deployment.
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Sexual Misconduct with Congregants or Parishioners: Crafting a Model Statute

Sexual Misconduct with Congregants or Parishioners: Crafting a Model Statute

Date: April 12, 2012
Creator: Toben, Bradley J. B. & Helge, Kris
Description: Article discussing sexual misconduct with congregants or parishioners and crafting a model statute.
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Creating A Featured Book Display: Marrying old and new technologies

Creating A Featured Book Display: Marrying old and new technologies

Date: January 30, 2013
Creator: Diehl, Melissa & Reese, Patricia
Description: This Tech Talk presentation describes the process used to select the individual works and the inspiration behind the solution to the problem - a physical representation of a digital object.
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Guide to Options for ETD Programs

Guide to Options for ETD Programs

Date: March 21, 2014
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes ETD access policies and intellectual property issues, deposit procedures, repository system options, ETD program management and ETD program services.
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