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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 [paper]
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]
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 [paper]
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).
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.
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.
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.
Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study [paper]
Document accompanying a poster presentation on an ontological study of customer input prior to a home page redesign.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enhancing Content Visibility in Institutional Repositories: Overview of Factors that Affect Digital Resources Discoverability
Paper accompanying a poster for the 2013 iConference. This paper describes factors that affect digital resource discoverability.
Open Access Publishing Fees: Responses, Strategies and Emerging Best Practices
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 iConference. This paper discusses research on open access publishing fees and article processing charges.
Digital Curation Tools: Metadata Enhancement with Selenium IDE
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 iConference. This paper describes metadata enhancement with Selenium IDE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classifying the End-of-Term Archive
This paper discusses the Classification of the End-of-Term Archive project.
Measuring the Impact of Preserving Digital Assets
This paper discusses measuring the impact of preserving digital assets.
Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks
This paper addresses "Calf-Path" problems for Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) repositories, problems associated with the early ad hoc and idiosyncratic workflow patterns. This paper also documents relatively simple principles and guidelines for such ETD programs that can greatly improve the subsequent likelihood of implementing successful distributed digital preservation programs. These best practices can benefit start-up programs that have not yet established regular procedures and standards for directory structures, metadata, and file naming conventions. These guidelines were distilled from workflow analyses within the MetaArchive Cooperative.
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
This paper discusses digital preservation frameworks.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Transport Neutral Digital Object Replication
This paper discusses digital object replication. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries has implemented a simple transport neutral digital object replication strategy in its production digital repository infrastructure. This strategy is built with the same ideals as other Curation Micro-Services, in respect to lightweight, software independent specifications coupled to provide a set of services for digital repositories, this approach to replication has allowed the UNT Libraries the flexibility of multiple storage infrastructures and the reassurance that objects are being fully validated as they are replicated throughout the repository. Building on standard Web technologies and methodologies like the Atom Publishing Protocol and REST, coupled with digital library technologies such as Checkm and BagIt, a transport neutral replication strategy allows institutions to meet the increasing demands on their services while keeping the overall costs low by allowing the use of a variety of storage platforms.
Curation of the End-of-Term Web Archive
Paper for the 2011 IS&T Archiving Conference. This paper discusses the Classification of the End-of-Term Archive research project at the University of North Texas.
Collaborations, Best Practices, and Collection Development for Born-Digital and Digitized Materials
This paper discusses collaborations, best practices, and collection development for the preservation of born-digital and digitized materials.
Assessment: We know we should do it but does it have to be so difficult?
This paper discusses assessment in library instruction programs.
Simple Ways to Add Active Learning to Your Library Instruction
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.
Presidential End of Term Web Harvest Lessons Learned
This paper discusses web harvesting and the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Presidential End of Term Web Harvest Project in which they captured government websites for archiving. In this paper, the author describes what web harvesting is, gives information on the project, and links and tools.
The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions
This paper discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History's archival challenges and solutions. The UNT Texas History Portal Project strives to balance the goals of accessibility of information and long-term preservation of digital objects. This poster details the system that automates the collection of metadata records to coordinate access to web-viewable files and preservation of archived master files.
Comparison of Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)
Paper for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This paper describes examinations of various digital asset management systems' (DAMS) capabilities and functions. Evaluation is based on the documentation relating to each package.