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Building Search Systems for Digital Library Collections

Building Search Systems for Digital Library Collections

Date: May 31, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
OAI Static Repositories

OAI Static Repositories

Date: May 31, 2007
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: 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
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Introduction to METS: UNT Libraries' Tech Talks

Introduction to METS: UNT Libraries' Tech Talks

Date: October 16, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: 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. 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.
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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Rolling Your Own Digital Library System

Rolling Your Own Digital Library System

Date: 2008
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Date: June 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries