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Static Bustle: Patterns Achieved Through Repetitive Processes (Artists Statement)
Static Bustle is a gradute work that explores relationships between visual art and sound through experiments with new and traditional media, including sound, video, digital images prints and fibers. Through strategic processes of layering and repetition, the researcher seamlessly unifies this remarkable range of media into an accessible and cohesive vision. Overall, this research shows visual and sonic pattern achieved through repetitive processes.
University of North Texas Libraries: We make a difference in our student's and faculty's lives
Poster for the 2015 UNT Student Portraits Symposium. This poster discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries making a difference for students and faculty.
OER: Open Educational Resources
Presentation for the Tarrant County College Northwest Campus discussing copyright, open educational resources, and creative commons licensing.
Rescuing Texas History: Institutional Repository Development at the University of North Texas
Presentation for the 2015 Digital Initiatives Symposium discussing the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Digital Libraries Division's institutional repositories including The Portal to Texas History, The UNT Digital Library, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History.
Digitization Project Rubric
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses a Project Completion Rubric developed at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to provide realistic estimates for digitization projects.
Piloting a Peer-Review Process for Trusted Digital Repositories
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses a collaborative peer-review process for the Trusted Repository Audit Checklist (TRAC).
Emerging Trends and Evolving Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses emerging trends and evolving issues in open access and scholarly communication.
Academic Library Innovations and Developments in Support of Student Learning
Presentation for the 2015 Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium. This presentation discusses academic library innovations and developments in support of student learning.
Linked Data in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections
Presentation for the Linked Data: An Emerging Trend Panel at the Texas Library Association (TLA) 2015 Annual Conference. This presentation discusses linked data in the UNT Libraries' digital collections.
Transforming an Academic Library from a Traditional Service Model to a Community Partner
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses transforming an academic library from a traditional service model to a community partner.
Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the results of a survey that was administered from October 27 through November 17, 2014. The survey assessed how Public Services employees rate the importance of Cataloging and Metadata Services activities, and how satisfied Public Services employees are with Cataloging and Metadata Services activities.
ILLiad and Discovery Services
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses ILLiad and discovery services.
Copyright and Creative Commons (CC) Licenses
Presentation for the 2015 Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses copyright and creative commons (CC) licenses.
Enhancing UNT's Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Building Partnerships with Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions
Presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This presentation discusses enhancing UNT's presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and building partnerships with Ethiopian higher education institutions.
A Visual Argument: Embedded Omeka Support for Art History
Poster presentation for the 2015 Texas Digital Humanities Conference. This poster discusses embedded Omeka support for art history.
Hold It! Improving Access to Collections with an Online Holds Service
Article on improving access to collections with an online holds service at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Serenity Now! Overcoming the Fear of Negative Evaluation
Poster presentation for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. This poster discusses overcoming the fear of negative evaluation.
The Variable Fee Structure for Eagle Editions: The Scholarly Publishing Services of the University of North Texas Libraries
Poster presented at the 2015 Library Publishing Forum. This poster provides an overview of a recently launched scholarly publishing service at the University of North Texas.
Advocating to Grow Collections Mentoring to Grow Leaders
Presentation for the 2015 Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Government Documents Round Table Section (GODART) Breakfast Meeting. This presentation discusses advocating to grow collections and mentoring to grow leaders.
How Are We Doing? Assessing the Relevance of Cataloging Services
Poster presentation for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference. This poster summarizes the results of a survey administered by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services Department from October 27 through November 17, 2014. The purpose of the research study was to assess how Public Service employees rate the importance of Cataloging and Metadata Services activities, and how satisfied Public Service employees are with Cataloging and Metadata Services activities.
A For-Fee Library-Based Publishing Service: Eagle Editions at the University of North Texas Libraries [1]
Poster presented at the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference. This poster provides an overview of a recently launched scholarly publishing service at the University of North Texas.
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 46, Number 1, Spring 2015
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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. In the current issue (Vol. 46, No.1) of JARC, the following five articles were included: - Disability Adjustment and Vocational Guidance Counseling for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, Sarah Ehlke, Ardis Hanson, Melanie Sosinski, and Cristina M. Gonzalez) - Treatment Planning for Individuals with Lupus: Case Conceptualization Using the DOACLIENTMAP Framework (Neelam Agarwal, Erin F. Barnes, and Vinod Kumar) - Trauma and Returning to Work: Women's Lived Experiences and its Implications for Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (Mary Ballou, Oyenike Balogun, Galina Gittens, Atsushi Matsumoto, and William Sanchez) - A Guide to Developing Evidence-based Programs in Rehabilitation Counseling Research (Gina R. Oswald, Mary J. Huber, and Judson Workman) - Rural Ethics and Mental Health: An Overview for Rehabilitation Counselors (Wendy A. Coduti, and Melissa Manninen Luse)
Rethinking How We Pay for Scholarly Monographs
Paper presented as a keynote address for the 2015 Reinventing University Publishing Symposium. This paper discusses rethinking how we pay for scholarly monographs.
Enhancing Access to E-books
Article on a study of enhancing access to e-books.
Leveraging the UNT Digital Library Infrastructure to Support our Extended Communities
Presentation for the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) 2015 Meeting. This presentation discusses leveraging the University of North Texas (UNT) Library infrastructure to support extended communities.
I Learned All That I Know About Digital Preservation From Trading Concert Recordings
Presentation for the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) 2015 Meeting. This presentation discusses digital preservation and learning from trading live concert recordings.
Building an Online Academic Profile
Presentation for the Toulouse Graduate School spring workshop series. This presentation discusses building an online academic profile.
The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan Library
Book chapter on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this chapter discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses
The Library of Congress has established policies and procedures for managing its information technology (IT) resources, but significant weaknesses across several areas have hindered their effectiveness: -Strategic planning: The Library does not have an IT strategic plan that is aligned with the overall agency strategic plan and establishes goals, measures, and strategies. This leaves the Library without a clear direction for its use of IT. -Investment management: Although the Library obligated at least $119 million on IT for fiscal year 2014, it is not effectively managing its investments. To its credit, the Library has established structures for managing IT investments—including a review board and a process for selecting investments. However, the board does not review all key investments, and its roles and responsibilities are not always clearly defined. Additionally, the Library does not have a complete process for tracking its IT spending or an accurate inventory of its assets. For example, while the inventory identifies over 18,000 computers currently in use, officials stated that the Library has fewer than 6,500. Until the Library addresses these weaknesses, its ability to make informed decisions will be impaired. -Information security and privacy: The Library assigned roles and responsibilities and developed policies and procedures for securing its information and systems. However, its implementation of key security and privacy management controls was uneven. For example, the Library's system inventory did not include all key systems. Additionally, the Library did not always fully define and test security controls for its systems, remediate weaknesses in a timely manner, and assess the risks to the privacy of personal information in its systems. Such deficiencies also contributed to weaknesses in technical security controls, putting the Library's systems and information at risk of compromise. -Service management: The Library's Information Technology Services (ITS) division is primarily responsible for providing IT services to the agency's operating units. While ITS has catalogued these services, it has not fully developed agreements with the other units specifying expected levels of performance. Further, the other units were often not satisfied with these services, which has contributed to them independently pursuing their own IT activities. This in turn has resulted in units purchasing unnecessary hardware and software, maintaining separate e-mail environments, and managing overlapping or duplicative IT activities. -Leadership: The Library does not have the leadership needed to address these IT management weaknesses. For example, the agency's chief information officer (CIO) position does not have adequate authority over or oversight of the Library's IT. Additionally, the Library has not had a permanent CIO since 2012 and has had five temporary CIOs in the interim. In January 2015, at the conclusion of GAO's review, officials stated that that the Library plans to draft an IT strategic plan within 90 days and hire a permanent CIO. If it follows through on these plans, the Library will be in a stronger position to address its IT management weaknesses and more effectively support its mission.
Opening Up the Urban Archive: Digital Outreach to Urban Studies Scholars
Paper for the 2015 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium. This paper discusses opening up the urban archive and digital outreach to urban studies scholars.
Using Students in Cataloging
Presentation notes presented as part of a panel, "Utilizing Student Employees in the Cataloging Workflow," at the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) Annual Convention
The Status of Research Data Management in the United States
Presentation for the first Open Data Hackathon at UNT, organized as part of International Open Data Day. This presentation discusses the status of research data management in the United States and the challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends.
Literature Review: Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library
Paper discussing a literature review on the assessment of cataloging services in an academic library. This paper is part of a Cataloging Survey Project at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Web-Archiving: Collecting and Preserving Important Web-based National Resources
Presentation for the National Archives and Library of Ethiopia on web-archiving and collecting and preserving important web-based national resources.
Open Access and the Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication
Presentation for Addis Ababa University on open access and the evolving landscape of scholarly communication.
Digital Public Library of America: Bulk Metadata Download Feb 2015
Dataset containing metadata contributed to the Digital Public Library of America and normalized into their internal format.
Emerging Trends in Academic Research Libraries
Presentation for the 2015 Consortium of Ethiopia Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) General Meeting Workshop. This presentation discusses emerging trends in academic and research libraries.
Report on the Maturity of the Library’s System Development Life Cycle Processes and Procedures
The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process applies to information system development projects ensuring that all functional and user requirements are met by using a structured and standardized process during all phases of a system’s life cycle. Systems developed according to information technology (IT) best practices are more likely to provide secure and reliable long‐term performance. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) engaged CliftonLarsonAllen’s (CLA’s) to perform an audit of the Library’s SDLC process to assess the maturity of the Library’s current policies and practices and to evaluate the efficiency of Information Technology Services’ (ITS) process for structuring, planning, and controlling the development of the Library’s vital information systems. This included an assessment of ITS’ compliance with the Library’s SDLC policy and the application of generally accepted IT best practices. In its report, CLA identified several weaknesses in the Library’s SDLC process that places the Library at risk of developing IT systems that are not adequately documented and lack cost and performance data needed to properly monitor and make prudent IT investment decisions. By optimizing its current SDLC process, the Library can mitigate these risks while improving efficiency and governance of IT system development.
UNT Libraries Edit Event Dataset 2014
Dataset containing metadata edit events for the UNT Libraries Digital Collections from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014. There are a total of 94,222 samples in the dataset from 193 different metadata editors.
A For-Fee Scholarly Publishing Service Based in the Library
Slides from a presentation to the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Scholarly Communications Interest Group at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. This presentation discusses a for-fee scholarly publishing service based in the library.
Teaching the Catalog as a Reference Tool
Article in a column for "The Reference Librarian," Material-Mind-Method: On the Teaching of Reference. This article discusses teaching the catalog as a reference tool.
UNT Scholarly Works Record Discoveries Dataset
Dataset containing four tab-delimited data files and associated code for analysis of data. Dataset represents record discoveries identified from Apache log files created by the UNT Digital Library platform. Record discoveries are for the UNT Scholarly Works Repository from May 2014 to January 2015.
Scholarly Communication Transformation Initiative Planning Document
Report created for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries outlining plans for the Scholarly Communication Transformation Initiative.
Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC
Since 2011, OCLC researchers have been experimenting with as a vehicle for exposing library metadata to Web search engines in a format they seek and understand. is sponsored by Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex as a common vocabulary for creating structured data markup on Web pages. OCLC’s experiments led to the 2012 publication of metadata elements expressed as linked data on 300 million catalog records accessible from In 2011, BIBFRAME was launched by the Library of Congress (LC) as an initiative to develop a linked data alternative to MARC, building on the Library’s experience providing linked data access to its authority files. In the past year and a half, OCLC has focused on the tasks related to the use of refining the technical infrastructure and data architecture for at-scale publication of linked data for library resources in the broader Web, and investigating the promise of as a common ground between the language of the information-seeking public and professional stewards of bibliographic description. BIBFRAME has focused on publishing additional vocabulary and facilitating implementation and testing. These new developments prompt the need to re-examine the relationship between the LC and OCLC models for library linked data. This document is an executive summary of a more detailed technical analysis that will be released later this year.
Economics: From the Dismal Science to the Moral Science: The Moral Economics of Kendall P. Cochran
Adam Smith published The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759 and established the ethical foundation for The Wealth of Nations (1776) as well as the important role played by custom and fashion in shaping behaviors and outcomes. Kendall P. Cochran believed in Smith’s emphasis on value-driven analysis and seeking solutions to major problems of the day. Cochran believed that economists moved too far in the direction of analysis free of words like ought and should and devoted his career to establishing that economics is a moral science. A recent study by two Harvard professors, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, Growth in a Time of Debt (2010), asserted that healthy economic growth and high levels of government debt are incompatible. These conclusions are associated with the austerity movement, which calls for policymakers to reduce government spending in order to reduce the government’s debt and improve long-term growth prospects. The austerity movement has been used to justify the sharp decline in public sector employment that has restrained job growth since the recession of 2007. In 2013, a graduate student named Thomas Herndon discovered an error in the calculations of Reinhart and Rogoff, publishing his findings in a paper co-authored by his professors, called "Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff." These findings call the entire austerity movement into question, causing many to reconsider the current obsession with reducing the government debt during a time of economic stagnation. Cochran would have held a celebration to toast Herndon and his professors for their work, not only for the sake of technical accuracy, but also because the policy prescriptions associated with the austerity movement are misguided and harmful to the unemployed and underemployed during times of economic hardship. Cochran’s articles are significant at this time because he is able to argue persuasively that economists have a moral obligation to provide policy recommendations that are consistent with a social agenda of fairness and opportunity. While many agree with Adam Smith that individuals are motivated by self-interest, it does not follow that any action or policy that promotes an individual’s self-interest is therefore worthwhile or beneficial from society’s perspective. If a person is handsomely rewarded for placing a bomb in the city center, does the potential gain for that individual justify the harm to society? Cochran makes an eloquent case that economists must identify instances in which government policy can and should be used to protect and promote society’s well-being.
From Wright Field, Ohio, to Hokkaido, Japan: General Curtis E. LeMay's Letters to His Wife Helen, 1941–1945
In 1942, Colonel Curtis E. LeMay and his 305th Bomb Group left Syracuse, New York, bound for England, where they joined the Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force in war against Germany and her allies. Over the next three years LeMay led American air forces in Europe, India, China, and the Pacific against the Axis powers. His efforts yielded advancement through the chain of command to the rank of Major General in command of the XXIst Bomber Command, the most effective strategic bombing force of the war. LeMay’s activities in World War II are well-documented, but his personal history is less thoroughly recorded. Throughout the war he wrote hundreds of letters to his wife, Helen, and daughter, Jane. They are published for the first time in this volume, weaved together with meticulously researched narrative essays buttressed by both official and unofficial sources and supplemented with extensive footnotes. History remembers “LeMay, the Commander” well. From Wright Field, Ohio, to Hokkaido, Japan, will yield a better understanding of “LeMay, the Man.”
Mapping the Future of Scholarly Publishing
The National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) hosted a conference in late 2013 to explore the broad issue related to scholarly publishing. The Open Science Initiative (OSI) is a working group convened by the National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) in October 2014 to discuss the issues regarding improving open access for the betterment of science and to recommend possible solutions. The following document summarizes the wide range of issues, perspectives and recommendations from this group’s online conversation during November and December 2014 and January 2015. The 112 participants who signed up to participate in this conversation were drawn mostly from the academic, research, and library communities. Most of these 112 were not active in this conversation, but a healthy diversity of key perspectives was still represented. Individual participants may not agree with all of the viewpoints described herein, but participants agree that this document reflects the spirit and content of the conversation.
Near-Death Experiences While Drowning: Dying Is Not the End of Consciousness!
Due to advances in resuscitation and defibrillation practices over the past decades, people are returning from the brink of death in numbers unprecedented in human history. Of the millions of people who survive drowning each year, about 20% report a near-death experience (NDE): a reported memory of profound psychological events that contain certain paranormal, transcendental, and mystical features. NDEs are usually hyperreal and lucid experiences dominated by pleasurable feelings and more rarely dominated by distressed feelings. This book presents a summary of 40 years of research on NDEs. It contains 22 drowning NDE accounts and recommendations for how water safety professionals can use NDE-related information in their work with people they successfully resuscitate.
"Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated:" Findings from the TEI in Libraries Survey
Article on the findings of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) survey of text encoding practices in libraries.
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 45, Number 4, Winter 2014
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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. In the current special issue (Vol. 45, No.4) of JARC, which focused on the issues related to Ex-Offender Population and Employment, the following six articles were included: - Vulnerability and Marginalization of Adult Ex-Offenders with Disabilities in Community and Employment Reintegration (Debra A. Harley, Becky Cabe, Ralph Woolums, and Tyra Turner-Whittaker) - Engaging Employers and Business in the Hiring of Individuals with Criminal Records (J. Gordon Swensen, John Rakis, Melanie G. Snyder, and Randall E. Loss) - Disability, Race and Ex-Offender Status: The Tri-vector Challenge to Employment (Sonja Feist-Price, Lisa Lavergne, and Michelle Davis) - How Gender of Ex-Offenders Influences Access to Employment Opportunities (Rebecca L. Richardson and Shawn M. Flower) - Aging, Incarceration, and Employment Prospects: Recommendations for Practice and Policy Reform (Tina Maschi, Keith Morgen, Kimberly Westcott, Deborah Viola, and Lindsay Koskinen) - Ex-Offenders in Rural Settings Seeking Employment (Glacia Ethridge, Paige N. Dunlap, Quintin Boston, and Bridget H. Staten).