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Preliminary Models for a Database of Composition Styles of Twentieth Century Composers
Paper for the 1992 Music Library Association Contemporary Music Subject Access Roundtable Meeting. This paper discusses preliminary models for a database of composition styles of twentieth century composers.
Rethinking How We Pay for Scholarly Monographs
Paper presented as a keynote address for the 2015 Reinventing University Publishing Symposium. This paper discusses rethinking how we pay for scholarly monographs.
Literature Review: Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library
Paper discussing a literature review on the assessment of cataloging services in an academic library. This paper is part of a Cataloging Survey Project at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Barriers to Adopting PREMIS in Cultural Heritage Institutions: An Exploratory Study
Paper for the 2009 IS&T Archiving Conference. This paper discusses an exploratory study on barriers to adopting PREMIS in cultural heritage institutions.
Collecting and Disseminating New Music: Originally Presented as "The Impact of Women in Music, New Composers Forum"
Paper contributed to the 2002 Bar Harbor Music Festival. This paper discusses collecting and disseminating new music and the impact of women in music.
The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Resources: Lessons from the Texas History Portal
Paper for the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This article discusses the issues of compliance and interoperability in integrating heterogeneous digital resources and lessons from the Texas History Portal.
How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries' Collection: A Case Study
Paper describing the results of initial research to evaluate general information about how records change in a digital library, using the UNT digital collections as a sample set. The analysis looked at several key concepts including the number of records that have been edited, the number of edits per record, the number of editors per record, the amount of change in file size and in completeness (i.e., values in required fields), and changes in access to digital objects.
White Paper: Redefining Collection Development at University of North Texas Libraries
Paper discussing a proposal for redefining collection development at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving
This paper presents the results of a survey of quality assurance (QA) practices within the field of web archiving. To understand current QA practices, the authors surveyed 54 institutions engaged in web archiving, which included national libraries, colleges and universities, and museums and art libraries.
Texas Newspaper PDF Preservation: A Low-Cost Solution with Tremendous Value
Paper accompanying a presentation for the 2014 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress General Conference. This paper discusses Texas newspaper PDF preservation and low-cost solutions with tremendous value.
Students on both sides of the desk: Effective student training of exceptional service at a combined services desk
Contributed paper for the 2014 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This paper discusses effective student training of exceptional service at a combined services desk.
Understanding Repository Growth at the University of North Texas: A Case Study
This paper discusses a case study on understanding repository growth at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Research from Many Angles: Evaluating Usage and Impact of Digital Newspapers in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Paper for the 2014 IFLA International Newspapers Conference. This paper discusses evaluating usage and impact of digital newspapers in the Texas Digital Newspapers Program (TDNP).
The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto
Paper included in a report for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on research data management and the DataRes Project. This section reports on The Denton Declaration. Abstract: On May 22, 2012, at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders and promotes collaboration, transparency, and accountability across organizational and disciplinary boundaries.
Prospects for Research Data Management
Paper included in a report for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on research data management and the DataRes Project. This chapter highlights some of the most provocative findings of the DataRes Project on the topic of research data management in higher education and possible scenarios for the future and the implications of these scenarios.
Research Data Management in Policy and Practice: The DataRes Project
Paper for a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) report on research data management. This paper reports on data management and the DataRes Project.
The Problematic Future of Research Data Management: Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging Patterns Identified by the DataRes Project
Paper presented at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference on the problematic future of research data management.
Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study
Document accompanying a poster presentation on an ontological study of customer input prior to a home page redesign.
Building Institutional Capacity in Digital Preservation
Paper for the IPRES Annual Conference on building institutional capacity in digital preservation.
Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa
Paper discussing the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using exploratory research method, this paper set out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
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).
Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library
Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections.
Laying the Groundwork for Newspaper Preservation through Collaboration and Communication: The Texas Digital Newspaper Program
This paper discusses the history of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program and associated digital newspaper initiatives at the University of North Texas Libraries.
Implementing Name Authority Control into Institutional Repositories: A Staged Approach
Paper written for the 2013 Open Repositories conference about the implementation of name authority in the UNT Digital Library.
Reducing Service Points in the Academic Library: How to Provide Quality Customer Service in the Face of Budget Cuts
This paper discusses how to provide quality customer service in the face of budget cuts.
Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content
This paper discusses improving access to web archives through innovative analysis of PDF content. The paper discusses the overall workflow and describes the tools used to extract document features. Findings suggest opportunities for the development of retrieval tools that will provide new ways of selecting content and building collections from large Web archives.
Digital Curation Tools: Metadata Enhancement with Selenium IDE
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 International iConference. This paper describes metadata enhancement with Selenium IDE.
Open Access Publishing Fees: Responses, Strategies and Emerging Best Practices
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 International iConference. This paper discusses research on open access publishing fees and article processing charges.
Enhancing Content Visibility in Institutional Repositories: Overview of Factors that Affect Digital Resources Discoverability
Paper accompanying a poster for the 2013 International iConference. This paper describes factors that affect digital resource discoverability.
The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project: Multi Stakeholders National Partnership
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 International iConference. This paper discusses the Lifecycle Management of ETDs project.
Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint Sponsored by: SIG/III
This paper discusses Africa and the global knowledge footprint.
Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then...
This paper accompanies a poster presentation on patron driven acquisitions. The ups and downs of initiating and assessing a patron acquisitions program at the University of North Texas (UNT) will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on changing the philosophy of collection development, how to start the program (through a jobber or direct), coordinating print and electronic acquisitions processes, and assessing the first year's purchases.
The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections
This paper discusses the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and its early years.
Repurposing Existing Digital Resources and Smoothing Interdisciplinary Communication: Environmental Policy Collection Development
This paper accompanies a poster presentation discussing repurposing existing digital resources and smoothing interdisciplinary communication.
Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies
This paper accompanies a poster presentation discussing empowering digital libraries users through combining taxonomies and folksonomies.
Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project
In this paper, the authors describe research led by Educopia Institute regarding the preservation needs for digitized and born-digital newspapers. The 'Chronicles in Preservation' project, builds upon previous efforts (e.g. the U.S. National Digital Newspaper Program) to look more broadly at the needs of digital newspapers in all of their diverse and challenging forms. This paper conveys the findings of the first research phase, including substantive survey results regarding digital newspaper curation practices.
Organizational Alignment
This paper discusses organizational alignment and digital preservation.
Measuring the Impact of Preserving Digital Assets
This paper discusses measuring the impact of preserving digital assets.
Classifying the End-of-Term Archive
This paper discusses the Classification of the End-of-Term Archive project.
Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks
Paper contributed to the 2009 International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). This paper discusses digital preservation readiness for growing ETD collections and distributed preservation networks.
Studying Distance Students: Methods, Findings, Actions
This paper discusses the needs of distance learners.
Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers
This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.
Avoiding the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks
This paper discusses digital preservation readiness for growing collections and distributed preservation networks.
The DataRes Research Project on Data Management
Paper for the 2012 International iConference. This presentation discusses data management and the DataRes Project.
Chronicles in Preservation Project
Paper for the 2012 International iConference. This paper discusses the chronicles in preservation project.
Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship
Paper for the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses open access and scholarly communication and the current landscape, future direction, and the influence on global scholarship.
Preserving Access to Government Websites: Development and Practice in the CyberCemetery
This paper discusses the development and practice in the CyberCemetery. In the late 1990's, online U.S. government information was appearing and disappearing at a rapid pace. In 1999, the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) formed a partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to address this issue by archiving electronic government websites. This archive, known as the CyberCemetery, provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This partnership between UNT and GPO has expanded to include the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This paper covers the CyberCemetery's development and the process of identifying, capturing, and publishing content in the archive.
Data Desiccation: Facilitating Long-Term Access, Use, and Reuse of ETDs
This paper discusses data desiccation and facilitating the long-term access, use, and reuse of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
PREMIS Event Service
This paper discusses the PREMIS Event Service. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries have created a digital library infrastructure that is designed using the Curation Micro Services methodology for building repositories. Based on modular components designed for reuse and re-configuration the authors propose a general-purpose preservation event logging system using the PREMIS Event and Agent data model. An example implementation developed with the Django Web framework and employing RESTful design patterns with the Atom Publishing Protocol is described.
Analyzing the Persistence of Referenced Web Resources with Memento
Paper presenting the results of a study into the persistence and availability of web resources reference from papers in scholarly repositories.