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The E-Quality Service Model: Collaboration between the Reference and Circulation departments as a means to improve the library experience for distance education patrons in an academic library
This presentation discusses collaboration between the reference and circulation departments as a means to improve the library experience for distance education patrons in an academic library. The two authors give perspectives from the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc179679/
Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa [presentation]
Presentation for the International Association of Agriculture Information Specialists (IAALD) World Congress. The authors discuss the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177418/
Moodle for Professional Development to Agricultural Extension Professionals in Africa: Workshop
Presentation for the International Association of Agriculture Information Specialists (IAALD) World Congress. The authors discuss the Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle) software package and its use for professional development to agriculture extension professionals in Africa. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177419/
NDNP at UNT: Building Open Access To Our Heritage
This presentation discusses the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the University of North Texas (UNT). The author gives a background of the project, discusses the production, the data and workflow, collaboration efforts, and helpful software tools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177420/
Name Authority Control: An institutional repository approach
Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. This presentation discusses the importance of name authority, how the UNT Name App tool addresses challenges with name authority, the migration and implementation process, and implications for future use. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177417/
Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in Digital Collections
Presentation on the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections. It includes a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177428/
Preparation is Key: Lessons Learned from an ERMS Implementation
This presentation discusses lessons learned from an Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177424/
Pay It Forward: Mentoring library students for career development
Presentation for the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) conference. The authors discuss mentoring library students for career development. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177423/
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177276/
Partnership for Enhancing Developing Countries' Capacity in Participating in Global Knowledge Production and Use
Poster discussing a partnership for enhancing developing countries' capacity in participating in global knowledge production and use. This poster highlights some of the contributing factors that enhance the capacity of African institutions to play active roles in the current global knowledge economy (in terms of information and knowledge creation, access, use and reuse). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177271/
Studying Ourselves: Libraries and the User Experience at UNT
This presentation was part of a program discussing applications of traditional sociological and anthropological research methods to the study of libraries, librarians and library use. This presentation discusses a user-centered study conducted about the UNT Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174710/
Textbooks Weighing You Down? Check out our e-readers
This poster discusses a grant project for purchasing e-book readers as a way of circulating textbooks to college students at the University of North Texas. The poster includes text, a timeline, graphs, photos of marketing materials, and sample survey questions from the project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174734/
Implementing Name Authority Control into Institutional Repositories: A Staged Approach
This presentation discusses name authority for institutional repositories. It gives an overview of some major initiatives in name authority and outlines the staged approach taken by the UNT Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174737/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174739/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc172339/
Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Dates Research Datasets
Two datasets, each with 390,751 date samples from the UNT Libraries' digital collections. These samples were compiled for research regarding the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standard. The first dataset contains a concatenated list of date values from the metadata records in The Portal to Texas History, the UNT Digital Library, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History. The "classified" dataset includes labels expressing whether each date is EDTF-valid and the level of conformance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc172363/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc172365/
The UNT Libraries Website Redesign 2011-2012: Project Plan
This report documents the project plan for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' website redesign. This report discusses why the redesign is necessary the scope of the work to be excluded, stakeholders, project phases, deliverables, and major milestones, assumptions, constraints, and risks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171464/
Collaborative Approach to Address Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation Challenges
Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation (SCDC) affinity group meeting. In this presentation, the authors discuss collaborative approaches to address scholarly communications and digital curation challenges. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171451/
Encouraging Research and Publication among Academic Librarians
Presentation for the 2013 Library Management Institute Summer Conference. This presentation discusses encouraging research and publication among academic librarians. It covers topics on why support is needed, related surveys and methodology, respondents, and library research committees. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171460/
Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Open Access
Presentation for a workshop at the 2013 Open Access Symposium. This presentation discusses the impact of open access for students, the impact of open access on universities, and the impact of open access on publishing practices. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171452/
Documenting Captured Records From Terrorist Organizations
Article discussing documenting captured records from terrorist organizations. This article discusses documenting captured records from terrorist organizations. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American forces captured 43,000 boxes of government documents and thousands of hours of previously unknown audio recordings. This article traces the release of these records, archival considerations, political initiatives, effect of these records on protecting the public, and future developments. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171450/
[Handout to Accompany Poster on Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard]
Handout with supplementary information to accompany the poster "Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard in Digital Library Metadata." In includes examples of dates that meet Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standards, examples of problems encountered when normalizing date displays for users, additional statistics related to already-valid dates in the digital collections at the time that the standards were formally adopted, and links to online materials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159536/
Mapping the Southwest Project: Putting the Region's Maps Online
This poster discusses the Mapping the Southwest Project, involving putting our region's maps online. The poster includes background information on the project, the project plan, workflow and equipment, and the impacts and lessons learned. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159528/
Student-Centered Value Research: Assessment activities of the UNT Libraries
This presentation discusses student-centered value research and the assessment activities of the UNT Libraries. The UNT Libraries value research initiatives provide a means of measuring the Libraries' contribution to UNT's strategic goals. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159523/
[Handout to Accompany Poster on Scanning TRAIL Project Technical Reports]
Handout with supplementary information to accompany the poster "Scanning TRAIL Project Technical Reports: A Workflow for a Large-Scale Collaborative Digitization Effort." In includes a brief overview of the project, a list of hardware and software used in the project, and a detailed list of the steps for each stage of the process (Inventory, Scanning, Processing, Metadata, and Upload). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159537/
"Mapping the Southwest" Project: Collaboration for Curation of Wide-format Items
This presentation discusses the 'Mapping the Southwest' project and the collaboration for curation of wide-format items. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159529/
Utilizing Digital Library Infrastructure to Build Modern Research Collections
This keynote presentation covers the opportunities that digital library infrastructure offers if utilized effectively as a tool to build novel research collections. It highlights examples from the UNT Libraries and other institutions, which demonstrate these concepts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159539/
Scanning TRAIL Project Technical Reports: A Workflow for a Large-Scale Collaborative Digitization Effort
Poster illustrating the workflow used in the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Projects Unit to digitize large numbers of TRAIL (Technical Report and Image Library) documents. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159538/
Digital Curation Micro-Applications: Digital Lifecycle Management with AutoHotkey
Poster presented at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This poster discusses open source software tools coded with AutoHotkey that the UNT digital libraries group has developed for digital curation during the pre-ingest stage of the digital resource lifecycle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159530/
How Digital Libraries can Create a Culture of Open Access on Campus
Presentation for a panel discussion at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This panel presentation discusses how digital libraries can create a culture of open access on campus. Five panelists discuss their perspectives, strategies, challenges, and progress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159535/
The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto
Poster for 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This poster discusses the Denton Declaration, an open data manifesto created in May 2012 at the University of North Texas (UNT). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159525/
Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard in Digital Library Metadata
Poster illustrating issues involved in fully-implementing the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standards in the UNT Libraries' digital collections, comprising The Portal to Texas History, the UNT Digital Library, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159532/
Understanding large digital collections and learning new tools: The Texas Digital Newspaper Program Visualizations
This presentation discusses the Texas Digital Newspaper Program visualizations and learning new tools for digital collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159531/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159524/
One Million Pages of Texas Newspapers: Dataset
This dataset represents the first million pages of Texas newspapers added to The Portal to Texas History as part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. The dataset consists of 123,184 newspaper issues from 569 titles, comprising 1,000,003 pages. Additionally the 3,349,156 item uses associated with this dataset as of April 7, 2013 are included. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc158400/
Metadata Analysis at the Command-Line
This article discusses metadata analysis tools, processes, and methodologies aimed at helping to focus limited quality control resources on the areas of the collection where they might have the most benefit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc157309/
Bibliography for "Encouraging Research and Publication among Academic Librarians"
This bibliography accompanies a presentation for the 2013 Library Management Institute Summer Conference. This bibliography contains citations for information related to encouraging research and publication among academic librarians. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc157285/
Workflow Tools for Digital Curation
This article discusses workflow tools for digital curation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc157307/
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.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155622/
Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content
This presentation discusses improving access to web archives through innovative analysis of PDF content. It includes a background of the End of Term (EOT) 2008 Presidential Web Archive, a collaborative web archiving project, collection development with web archive content, and the workflow and processes involved in these projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155638/
Newspapers In The 21st Century: How NDNP State Projects Deliver The News
This poster discusses newspapers in the 21st century and how the National Digital Newspapers Program (NDNP) state projects deliver the news. NDNP Awardees' are creating their own digital newspaper sites to provide free access to content digitized through NDNP and beyond. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155636/
Beyond Google: Promoting Digitized Primary Sources in First-Year Writing
This presentation discusses promoting digitized primary sources in research. Topics include the background and interest in the subject, key term definitions, examples of items and usage, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) K-12 teaching resources, and FYC application. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155618/
Newspaper Metadata Manual
This document describes the process that the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Newspaper Unit (DNU) uses to create metadata for the scanned newspapers published on The Portal to Texas History as part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP). High quality metadata helps users find what they want more quickly. Over time, accurate descriptive metadata fosters trust among the Portal's user community. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155637/
Teaching RDA: A First Attempt
This presentation discusses teaching Resource Description and Access (RDA). The author describes a first attempt at teaching two students RDA as part of a formal library-school class on 'Special Problems in Music Cataloging.' digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155615/
In With The New: Adapting To Change Using ILLiad
This presentation discusses adapting to change using ILLiad. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155625/
Web-Published Materials: Preservation and NDIIPP Sponsored Research
This presentation discusses web-published materials, preservation and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc152430/
My InfoQuest and the Handheld Librarian
This presentation discusses My InfoQuest, a service that lets you text a question to a librarian and receive a quick response on your mobile device. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc152428/
Turning Challenges into Opportunities: How Law Libraries Can Capture and Preserve Government Web Resources
This presentation discusses issues for law libraries and how law libraries can capture and preserve government web resources. It gives a background and new issues encountered when collecting web published resources, research, and collection development planning tools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc152424/
Brown bag on iConference - 2013
This presentation was created for a brown bag luncheon about the 2013 iConference. It includes discussion on participants, the venues, programs, the role of the UNT Libraries, and reflections on the event. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc152427/