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Designing Information Communities for the 3D Environment
This abstract describes a panel presentation for the 2002 ASIS&T Annual Conference. The panel provides a summary of current research efforts in 3D imaging technologies, including how metadata fit into the panorama of building information communities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40416/
Meeting the Digital Resource Preservation Challenges: The University of North Texas Libraries Initiative
This presentation describes the University of North Texas Libraries' initiatives to ensure long-term access to various digital resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29291/
A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience
This article discusses a metadata approach to preservation of digital resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29308/
The Future is in the Preservation Metadata
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29292/
Targeted Access for Varied Audiences to Integrated, Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2003 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This paper describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History project, which aims to integrate and ensuer long-term access to large quantities of heterogeneous digital resources from many different institutions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29309/
Targeted Access for Varied Audiences to Integrated, Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources
Poster presented at the 2003 ASIS&T Annual Conference. The poster describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History project, which aims to integrate and ensure long-term access to large quantities of heterogeneous digital resources from many different institutions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29283/
XML for Text Markup: An Introduction to XML Markup
This presentation introduces the extensible markup language (XML) for text markup. It explains where XML came from, the advantages, gives a comparison of XML to HTML, and discusses how XML works and can be used. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28338/
Annexation of Texas Project
This presentation outlines the "From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856" project. This grant funded project involved digitizing 6000 objects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28337/
Metadata and XML
This presentation discusses how XML can help store metadata. The University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Projects Unit developed the UNTL metadata element set with IndexData that tailored the data to meet their needs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28339/
Architecture of a Centralized Portal to Distributed Information: The Portal to Texas History
This handout discusses the development of the architecture to build The Portal to Texas History through the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29813/
The Cybercemetery: Prolonging Usable Afterlife
Paper for the 2004 IS&T Annual Archiving Conference. This paper discusses issues related to digital resource management when capturing and preserving web-based, heterogeneous digital materials produced by a variety of software in various versions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29310/
The 'Texas Register' Web-Site Creations and Related Processes: Revised Report - 2003
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29311/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29812/
The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions
Poster presented at the 2004 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). 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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29806/
Implementing a Robust Architecture for a Centralized Portal System
Poster presented at the 2005 ALISE Annual Conference. This poster discusses the architecture for a centralized portal system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc77155/
The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources: Lessons from Texas History Portal
Poster presented at the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This poster describes issues related to portal building and explores compliance and interoperability issues. It also assesses the current status and the emerging trends in innovative uses of portal technologies and provides an overall scenario. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29285/
Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2005 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This paper provides an overall scenario in the areas of aggregating a variety of digital formats, archiving digital content, and innovative uses of digital library technologies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29312/
Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities
Poster presented at the 2005 ASIS&T Annual conference. It is based on the University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History project and provides a general overview on the emerging trends and innovative use of portal technologies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29284/
The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries
This presentation discusses how The Portal to Texas History is harnessing technology to enable collaboration with small museums and libraries. This presentation includes information on the workflows, planning, metadata elements, and goals for the Portal project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29801/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29814/
Needs Assessment Toolkit
This presentation discusses the needs assessment toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project. This presentation outlines the details related to the web archive development process and the activities related to the needs assessment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32892/
Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet
Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38890/
The UNTL Metadata Guidelines: [Version-2, 2006]
Report on the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries metadata guidelines. This report discusses describing digital objects in a consistent way that ensures long-term preservation and that provides for optimum searching, discovery and retrieval of information by users of our heterogeneous digital collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29314/
Status Report Period: Fall Semester 2006 (Updated February 15)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report details the status of the project and covers encountered problems and activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29817/
Federated Search
This presentation discusses federated and faceted searching including target audiences, expectations, approaches, protocols, uses, and issues. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28362/
Preserving Born-Digital Government Information: UNT's Congressional Research Service Reports Archive
This presentation describes the University of North Texas' Congressional Research Services (CRS) Report Archive project. The idea is to capture all CRS reports made available on the web and archive them in one searchable and browsable spot. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28363/
Parsing Records from TSLAC ARIS Database into XML: Notes (Work Area B.2 - B.4)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. The report describes parsing records from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Archives and Information Services (ARIS) database into XML files, creating XML schemas, and mapping elements to simple Dublin core schema. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29815/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33120/
Creating a Culture of Collaboration: Collaborative Models for Digital Libraries in a Heterogeneous Institutional Landscape
This presentation gives a brief overview of the collaborative efforts of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Digital Projects Unit and its partners in digitization projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28357/
Facet Forward: Faceted Navigation of Federated Search Results for Cultural Heritage Materials
This presentation discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' web harvesting system organization. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28352/
Integrating Controlled Vocabularies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Portal to Texas History Experience
Paper accompanying a poster for the 2007 ASIS&T Annual Conference. Paper discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' digital libraries' implementations experience. It discusses various scenarios and strategies for integrating controlled vocabularies in the uncontrolled digital library world. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29315/
Integrating Controlled Vocabularies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Portal to Texas History Experience
Poster presented at the 2007 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This poster describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' digital libraries implementations experience. It discusses various scenarios and strategies for integrating controlled vocabularies in the uncontrolled digital library world. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29286/
Metadata Madness: Quality Issues in Metadata Management
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29295/
Real World Metadata Management with the University of North Texas Libraries' Metadata Analysis Tool
This presentation gives a brief introduction to the University of North Texas Libraries' digital initiatives, their collections and projects, what metadata management is, and metadata analysis tools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28353/
XML to Lucene to SRW
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report documents procedures of parsing XML records into Lucene index and making those records available via SRW. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29822/
Enhancing the Quality of Metadata: Modular Approach to Digital Resource Lifecycle Management
This Tech Talk presentation discusses digital resource management. Templates, validation, controlled vocabularies, analysis tools, graphical reports, and more are explained in this presentation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29296/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29818/
Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report contains installation procedures for the Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) identified as the most suitable candidates for the deployment by the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI) partners. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29819/
Collaborations, Best Practices, and Collection Development: Born-Digital and Digitized Materials
This presentation discusses the phases of web collection development, challenges with web archives, and the need and benefit for preserving web materials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28321/
Metadata: Batch Editing of MARC Records (work area D)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This reports workflows developed for the conversion of two sets of metadata records and serves the following objectives: research different avenues for the batch import and export of MARC records from popular integrated library systems, identify tools/software which aids in batch editing of MARC records, and document workflow for batch editing MARC records. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29820/
Building Search Systems for Digital Library Collections
This presentation describes the infrastructure and collection in the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Digital initiatives. This discusses issues related to searching and explains possible solutions to best enhance metadata and searching capabilities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28345/
OAI Static Repositories
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report gives an overview of the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) static repositories' and their restrictions and conformation rules. Also, intermediation with a Static Repository Gateway, workflows and best practices, and interfaces for the creation of metadata for OAI static repositories digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29821/
Introduction to METS: UNT Libraries' Tech Talks
This Tech Talk presentation explores METS. The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) is an initiative of the Digital Library Federation. Maintained by the Library of Congress, it provides a standard vocabulary and set of data structures for encoding hierarchical digital object content and metadata. METS employs a METS header, a descriptive metadata section, an administrative metadata section, a file section, and a structural map. In this presentation the author explains more about these parts of METS, and discusses how METS may be applicable to digital collections in the UNT Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28323/
An Introduction to MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29297/
Integrating Folksonomies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Challenges and Opportunities of Web 2.0
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29298/
Maintaining Quality Metadata: Toward Effective Digital Resource Lifecycle Management
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29299/
Maintaining Quality Metadata: Toward Effective Digital Resource Lifecycle Management
Book chapter on maintaining quality metadata and effective digital resource lifecycle management. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29317/
Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39334/
Rolling Your Own Digital Library System
This presentation discusses the topic of building your own digital library system. It explains why the University of North Texas built their own system and some of the initial challenges and the advantages associated with the process. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28368/
Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas
This presentation discusses the preservation and digitization of content at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include a background of the digital initiatives at the UNT Libraries, the organization of the digital initiatives, the collaborative projects, the collections held by the UNT Libraries, and areas of research. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36280/
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