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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: Book chapter on maintaining quality metadata and effective digital resource lifecycle management.
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
"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 Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms

Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms

Date: 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Abstract document accompanying a poster presentation for the 2008 ALISE Annual Conference (Work in Progress session. The topic is maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections using a complex set of actions and some of the tools and quality assurance mechanisms used at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms [Poster]

Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms [Poster]

Date: 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This poster presentation was presented at the 2008 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference (Work in Progress session). The poster discusses that maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections requires a complex set of actions, and demonstrates some of the tools and quality assurance mechanisms used at the UNT Libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management

Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management

Date: March 21, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes the roles of metadata in facilitating the ETD lifecycle, methods to capture metadata manually and automatically, examples of programs using metadata to enhance ETD access, and strategies to manage metadata over time.
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
Metadata Quality: A Phased Approach to Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Resources

Metadata Quality: A Phased Approach to Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Resources

Date: 2009
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Paper accompanying a poster presentation at the 2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses metadata quality and a phased approach to ensuring long-term access to digital resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata Quality: A Phased Approach to Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Resources [Poster]

Metadata Quality: A Phased Approach to Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Resources [Poster]

Date: 2009
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Poster presented at the 2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This poster discusses how an effective metadata management approach can help institutions improve consistency, clarity of lineage, and relationships to that they can better use, reuse, and integrate resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata Training Needs Assessment: Final Report

Metadata Training Needs Assessment: Final Report

Date: 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Report prepared for the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group (MWG). In this report, the focus is on the project that was tasked in creating metadata course/modules for beginners and experts alike.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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
Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Date: October 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Document proposal for a panel discussion at the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG/III), part of ASIS&T. There are five panelists listed with brief descriptions of their topics.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Review Compliance with Trustworthy Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC)

A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Review Compliance with Trustworthy Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC)

Date: 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This document details the steps taken by the University of North Texas' Digital Libraries in order to take a collaborative approach to the Trusted Repository Audit. It highlights UNT's collaboration with the University of Florida on a peer-review model and process in order to complete the Trusted Repository Audit Checklist (TRAC). This was part of a presentation given at the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Management in 2015.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
SIG Annual Activities Report and SIG-Of-The-Year Criteria and Checklist: International Information Issues (SIG-III)

SIG Annual Activities Report and SIG-Of-The-Year Criteria and Checklist: International Information Issues (SIG-III)

Date: 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Report on the annual activities from 2011-2012 for the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) and the SIG-of-the-Year criteria and checklist.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The 'Texas Register' Web-Site Creations and Related Processes: Revised Report - 2003

The 'Texas Register' Web-Site Creations and Related Processes: Revised Report - 2003

Date: 2004
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Report on the Texas Register, a weekly publication by the Office of the Secretary of State. This report discusses a partnership between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Office of the Secretary of State to insure permanent storage and public access to the non-current electronic files of the Texas Register.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Toward Best Practices in Integrating ETDs and Associated Data: UNT's Approach

Toward Best Practices in Integrating ETDs and Associated Data: UNT's Approach

Date: February 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 Texas ETD Annual Conference. This poster describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries approach toward best practices in integrating ETDs and associated data.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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
Theses and Dissertations from Print to ETD: The Nuances of Preserving and Accessing Those in Music

Theses and Dissertations from Print to ETD: The Nuances of Preserving and Accessing Those in Music

Date: 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hartsock, Ralph
Description: Book chapter discussing the unique challenges of digitizing music theses and dissertations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet

Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet

Date: 2006
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet.
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
Exploration of Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions

Exploration of Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions

Date: 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: Paper presented at the 2010 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses preservation metadata and its role in the challenges of long-term access.
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