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"Good" Digital Collections

"Good" Digital Collections

Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This Tech Talks presentation covers the principles that apply to "good" digital collections and analyzes how objects, metadata, and the user interface together create the users' experience of a collection.
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The Impact of Open Access on the Current Landscape of Scholarly Communication

The Impact of Open Access on the Current Landscape of Scholarly Communication

Date: July 7, 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Presentation for Jimma University in summer 2015 discussing the impact of open access on the current landscape of scholarly communication.
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).
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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
"Mapping the Southwest" Project: Collaboration for Curation of Wide-format Items

"Mapping the Southwest" Project: Collaboration for Curation of Wide-format Items

Date: April 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This presentation discusses the 'Mapping the Southwest' project and the collaboration for curation of wide-format items.
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.
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Open Access and Scholarly Communication: Digital Curators' Perspectives of the Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Open Access and Scholarly Communication: Digital Curators' Perspectives of the Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Date: October 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Presentation for the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This presentation discusses open access and scholarly communication.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections

The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections

Date: October 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This presentation discusses the origins of SIG-III and its 30 years' journey. In light of the 75th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Anniversary Celebration and the 30th celebration of International Information Issues (III), the participants on this panel will discuss the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of ASIS&T and its early years. In addition to the reflections of the last 30 years, the authors look forward and discuss the future of the SIG.
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Understanding User Discovery of ETD: Metadata or Full-Text, How Did They Get There?

Understanding User Discovery of ETD: Metadata or Full-Text, How Did They Get There?

Date: September 30, 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Presentation for the 2015 US Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses understanding user discovery of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and whether uses make use of metadata records when searching or full text searching.
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.
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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
The Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication: Stakeholders' Roles in a Global Ecosystem

The Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication: Stakeholders' Roles in a Global Ecosystem

Date: November 14, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hawkins, Kevin S.
Description: Presentation for a panel at the 2014 University Partnerships Workshop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and the U. S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan. This presentation discusses the evolving landscape of scholarly communication and stakeholders' roles in a global ecosystem.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Assessing the Usage of Electronic Theses and Dissertations: An Overview of ETD Statistics and Metrics in the UNT Libraries

Assessing the Usage of Electronic Theses and Dissertations: An Overview of ETD Statistics and Metrics in the UNT Libraries

Date: March 31, 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Presentation for the 2011 Texas Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs) Association Annual Conference. This presentation gives an overview of ETD statistics and metrics in the UNT Libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Digital Repository: Promoting Scholarship via the convergence of (local/global and digital/analogue) contents

Digital Repository: Promoting Scholarship via the convergence of (local/global and digital/analogue) contents

Date: February 19, 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Presentation at Jimma University discussing digital repositories and promoting scholarship through the convergence of local/global and digital/analogue contents.
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
Open Access and the Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication

Open Access and the Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication

Date: February 17, 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Presentation for Addis Ababa University on open access and the evolving landscape of scholarly communication.
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
Balancing Scholarly Activities, Primary Assignments and Service to the Community

Balancing Scholarly Activities, Primary Assignments and Service to the Community

Date: November 19, 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Wahl, Diane
Description: Presentation for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries as part of the career development program. This presentation discusses getting started on a research project and balancing scholarly activities, primary assignments, and service to the community.
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Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group Update

Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group Update

Date: 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Davis, Jee-Hyun; Thomale, Jason; Chen, Mingyu; Mercer, Holly; Hazzard, Jeanne et al.
Description: This presentation provides an update on three projects the Texas Digital Library Metadata Working Group (TDL-MWG) is working on. These include designing a metadata information website, creating best practices for images and datasets, and creating metadata courses for Texas Digital Library (TDL) training.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Emerging Trends and Evolving Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications

Emerging Trends and Evolving Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications

Date: April 27, 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Helge, Kris; Tmava, Ahmet Meti & Priyanto, Ida Fajar
Description: Presentation for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses emerging trends and evolving issues in open access and scholarly communication.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Toward A Collaborative Approach To Stakeholders' Involvement In ETDs Curation

Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Toward A Collaborative Approach To Stakeholders' Involvement In ETDs Curation

Date: May 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Henry, Geneva & Stark, Shannon
Description: This presentation discusses the management and curation of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). It highlights and discusses the early findings of an IMLS-funded project on Lifecycle Management of ETDs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
"Mapping the Southwest": UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

"Mapping the Southwest": UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

Date: May 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Jones, Jerrell & Hodges, Ann
Description: This presentation discusses a collaborative project between the University of North Texas (UNT) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to digitize 5,000 historically-significant, rare maps of the American southwest.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Curating the Southwest Region's Maps: UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

Curating the Southwest Region's Maps: UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

Date: August 16, 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference discussing the Mapping the Southwest project. Mapping the Southwest was a 3-year project (2010-2013) funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People grant. This presentation discusses the background of the project, the goals and activities, impacts, and lessons learned.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries