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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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Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: 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.
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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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Needs Assessment Survey Report

Needs Assessment Survey Report

Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: 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.
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Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: 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.
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Open Access to UNT Faculty's Scholarly Publications

Open Access to UNT Faculty's Scholarly Publications

Date: March 25, 2010
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Moen, William E. & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This presentation discusses open access policies at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include an introduction to open access, a discussion of open access policies, and implementation ideas for workflow and technology support.
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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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Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet

Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet

Date: 2006
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet.
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Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms

Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms

Date: 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: 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.
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Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Date: October 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: 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.
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