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Folksonomy

Folksonomy

Date: July 2, 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This Tech Talk presentation explores Folksonomy. The author explores some of the more common aspects of folksonomies in the context of Web 2.0.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Future is in the Preservation Metadata

The Future is in the Preservation Metadata

Date: 2003
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This presentation discusses the issue of digital preservation and how metadata provides a critical part of the solution to the preservation challenges from detecting preservation threats to promoting preventative measures.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
An Introduction to MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema

An Introduction to MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema

Date: October 17, 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This Tech Talks presentation offers an introduction to MODS. The presenter utilizes real life examples to show how MODS can be used with the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Maintaining Quality Metadata: Toward Effective Digital Resource Lifecycle Management

Maintaining Quality Metadata: Toward Effective Digital Resource Lifecycle Management

Date: 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This presentation discusses the critical issues of metadata quality in digital libraries and describes the efforts being made by the University of North Texas Libraries to ensure metadata quality at various levels of digital resources' life cycle.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata Madness: Quality Issues in Metadata Management

Metadata Madness: Quality Issues in Metadata Management

Date: 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This presentation provides an introductory discussion on metadata quality issues. It outlines factors that influence metadata quality including the resource types, local requirements, collaborators' requirements, and cost issues and addresses how to manage metadata quality.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Meeting the Digital Resource Preservation Challenges: The University of North Texas Libraries Initiative

Meeting the Digital Resource Preservation Challenges: The University of North Texas Libraries Initiative

Date: 2002
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This presentation describes the University of North Texas Libraries' initiatives to ensure long-term access to various digital resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Integrating Folksonomies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Challenges and Opportunities of Web 2.0

Integrating Folksonomies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Challenges and Opportunities of Web 2.0

Date: 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: In this presentation, the author defines Folksonomy and the advantages and disadvantages of Folksonomy. He begins with a background on information retrieval and changing technologies, discusses trends in technologies, and explains the use of tags and Folksonomy.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Enhancing the Quality of Metadata: Modular Approach to Digital Resource Lifecycle Management

Enhancing the Quality of Metadata: Modular Approach to Digital Resource Lifecycle Management

Date: March 16, 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This Tech Talk presentation discusses digital resource management. Templates, validation, controlled vocabularies, analysis tools, graphical reports, and more are explained in this presentation.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata Quality Assurance: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

Metadata Quality Assurance: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

Date: 2009
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Tarver, Hannah
Description: Presentation on issues related to metadata quality management and demonstrates a number of tools, workflows, and quality assurance mechanisms employed by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
My InfoQuest and the Handheld Librarian

My InfoQuest and the Handheld Librarian

Date: October 24, 2009
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Breaking Down the Costs - What are Your Digitization Projects Really Costing?

Breaking Down the Costs - What are Your Digitization Projects Really Costing?

Date: July 10, 2009
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses the costs and values of digital collections. It looks at the digital collections held at the University of North Texas (UNT) and does a cost comparison of the options based on their choices including the expenses that are related to building their digital collections.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Collaboration in Practice: Megadata Happens

Collaboration in Practice: Megadata Happens

Date: June 6, 2008
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and how collaborations with other organizations has helped add to the collection. In this presentation, the author illustrates examples from The Portal to Texas History with information about metadata management, quality issues, and the automated systems in place by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Cost-Benefit Approach for Describing and Processing Digital Objects

A Cost-Benefit Approach for Describing and Processing Digital Objects

Date: August 30, 2008
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses the costs and benefits associated with creating the metadata and ensuring metadata quality in The Portal to Texas History.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Digitization Basics for Museums

Digitization Basics for Museums

Date: April 5, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and illustrates what types of items are in the collection and the resources available to museums, educators, and partners. It also discusses the future goals of The Portal to Texas History.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Exploring the Texas Revolution Online through The Portal to Texas History

Exploring the Texas Revolution Online through The Portal to Texas History

Date: April 19, 2008
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation illustrates examples of items held in The Portal to Texas History collection and how these works contribute to learning about the history of the Texas Revolution.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Making it Work, Making it Fun: Metadata in Action

Making it Work, Making it Fun: Metadata in Action

Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses metadata and how to ensure quality. It illustrates how the University of North Texas (UNT) utilizes a metadata analysis tool and a metadata template creator.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Research, Rummage, and Reconnoiter: Online Exploration at The Portal to Texas History

Research, Rummage, and Reconnoiter: Online Exploration at The Portal to Texas History

Date: March 8, 2007
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses what The Portal to Texas History is and the benefits that it provides to the community and to educators. It also illustrates how to use The Portal to Texas History, shows examples of the collections, and discusses future goals.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Teaching With The Portal to Texas History

Teaching With The Portal to Texas History

Date: October 13, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and how the collections and resources for educators are used to enhance learning and as teaching aids.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Update on Digitization at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries

Update on Digitization at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries

Date: February 22, 2008
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation gives an update on the digital collection at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries in their Digital Collection and The Portal to Texas History in 2008.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Update on Digitization Projects at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Update on Digitization Projects at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Date: February 13, 2009
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation gives an update on the Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History collections held by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries in 2009 and the future projects planned.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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