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Food for Fines: Helping Students and the Community
This article discusses a Food for Fines program at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. A Food for Fines drive is a way for a library to help students take care of their library fines and help the local community as well. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc185798/
Creating Order Out of Chaos: Introducing Name Authority into a Large ETD Collection
Presentation for the sixteenth international symposium on electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). This presentation describes the challenges associated with controlling names, the approach of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries, the development and implementation of the UNT Name App, and discuss lessons learned. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181654/
Hidden Collections Redux: Summer 2013
This report is offers an update on the hidden collections at the UNT Libraries. Its purpose is to serve as a true representation of the collections in the UNT Libraries with little or no access. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181658/
National Status of Data Management: The DataRes and CLIR/Sloan Research Projects on Data Management Policies and Practices
Presentation discussing the DataRes and the CLIR/Sloan Research Projects on data management policies and practices. This presentation discusses these two collaborating projects researching emerging policies and practices in data management. These research projects are being undertaken by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the University of North Texas (UNT). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc77211/
SIG Annual Activities Report and SIG-Of-The-Year Criteria and Checklist: International Information Issues (SIG-III)
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc226887/
Automated NDNP Quality Review
This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington DC. The presentation discusses automated processes for the NDNP at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. In this presentation, the author discusses the processes and ensuring quality. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181692/
Setting That Record Straight: Revised Program Notes for Sounds of New Music, Smithsonian Recordings
Revised program notes for the recording "Sounds of New Music" produced by Smithsonian Recordings. The document includes an introduction, a list of relevant formats and associated OCLC numbers to which the notes correspond, and a brief description of each piece appearing on the recording. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181696/
Focus Group Report: Federal Depository Library Conference - Washington, D.C. - October, 2005
This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33124/
Focus Group Report: University of North Texas - Denton - August 2005
This report discusses a focus group that was part of the Web-at-Risk project. The report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36325/
Focus Group Report: New York University - New York City - September, 2005
This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36317/
Assessing the Usage of Electronic Theses and Dissertations: An Overview of ETD Statistics and Metrics in the UNT Libraries
This presentation discusses electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and gives an overview of ETD statistics and metrics in the UNT Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32969/
What If... ? Analysis of Demand-Driven Acquisitions of E-Books at UNT
This poster discusses Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) of e-books at UNT. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102304/
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/
Studying Ourselves: Libraries and the User Experience at UNT
This presentation was part of a program discussing applications of traditional sociological and anthropological research methods to the study of libraries, librarians and library use. This presentation discusses a user-centered study conducted about the UNT Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174710/
Textbooks Weighing You Down? Check out our e-readers
This poster discusses a grant project for purchasing e-book readers as a way of circulating textbooks to college students at the University of North Texas. The poster includes text, a timeline, graphs, photos of marketing materials, and sample survey questions from the project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174734/
Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Missions
This book chapter discusses digital collection preservation. The authors provide a philosophical base for cultural memory organizations' need to participate in distributed digital preservation solutions as community-owned and community-led initiatives. This chapter will be useful for all readers, particularly those with questions about the value of collaborative engagement in the digital arena for cultural memory organizations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75415/
Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today
This book chapter discusses educating communities. and preserving tomorrow's treasures today. Librarians, curators, archivists, and volunteers work hard to conserve and preserve materials as they are added to their collections, insuring that the materials can be safely used. However, not all genealogical and historical information is held in cultural institutions; unknown numbers of valuable information sources reside with individuals and in residences. By educating the community today on how to protect the treasures in their care, we have the potential to minimize the repairs needed for these items in the future. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86769/
Stop Using Cheesy Clip Art: Designing Better Graphics
This presentation discusses graphics. The author argues against using clip art and instead offers alternative options including tips for taking better photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67613/
Quality Review of Digital Newspapers: Lessons Learned at UNT
This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation describes a quality review of digital newspapers and lessons learned at the University of North Texas (UNT). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc109726/
An NDNP Partnership
This presentation discusses the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) partnership between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Society. It offers a background on how this collaboration began, information on the workflows, and the successes and challenges. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29800/
No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library
This lecture script examines the nature and role of standards for the emerging 21st century library. Given the dynamic character of the networked environment, when are standards appropriate and how can they be developed in a manner consistent with the volatility of information technologies and changing library services? What are the roles and responsibilities of standards developing organizations, technology vendors, content creators, and librarians for standards? Do local practices of libraries threaten standards-based resource sharing and resource access technologies? Can local needs be balanced with broader library community responsibilities, and how do standards affect this balance? The speaker's assumption is that adherence to standards has never been more critical, yet his implementation experience with Z39.50 and MARC suggests that the commitment to national and international standards by librarians, technology vendors, and content creators are often an example of good intentions rather than actual practice. This standards disconnect threatens the emerging 21st century library's ability to deliver fundamental services in appropriate ways to their users. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36316/
Improving Access: Texas Topographic Map Project
In this presentation, the author gives the background, goals, process, challenges, and next steps of the Texas Topographic Map Project. For this project, the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit is digitizing topographic maps to be included in The Portal to Texas History. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86933/
Supporting Faculty Scholarly Activity
This presentation is part of a panel discussion titled Academic Libraries as Partners in Research. This presentation discusses how digital libraries can support faculty scholarly activity, with examples and strategies from the UNT Digital Library collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75413/
Applying User-Centered Design Principles to Redesign the Interface to the Portal to Texas History: The IOGENE Project
This paper discusses applying user-centered design principles to redesign The Portal to Texas History, as part of the IOGENE project at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28324/
Community-Driven Approaches to Digital Preservation
This presentation discusses community-driven approaches to digital preservation. The authors state the importance of collaboration and who is collaborating and how. In addition, information on some core principles of collaborative preservation and what these look like in practice. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86856/
A Cost-Benefit Approach for Describing and Processing Digital Objects
This presentation discusses the costs and benefits associated with creating the metadata and ensuring metadata quality in The Portal to Texas History. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29790/
Chronopolis, University of North Texas, MetaArchive: Preservation Cooperation
This presentation discusses how preservation systems can share objects and specifically a collaboration between Chronopolis, MetaArchive, and the University of North Texas (UNT). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29802/
Digitizing Historical Publications: Enhancing the Official Electronic Collection of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
This report discusses a project for digitizing historical publications and making them available online. The authors' goal will be to develop a process that balances level of access with the cost of digitizing and making the data available on the Internet. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36284/
[Review] Letting Go Of The Words: Writing Web Content That Works
This book review discusses 'Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works' by Janice (Ginny) Redish. The book offers strategies, processes, and tactics for creating or revising content for the web. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc71801/
Digital Curation: Curation Micro-services approach to Building Repositories
This presentation discusses digital curation, preservation and stewardship. The author provides information on Curation Micro-Services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29803/
Digital Initiatives at the University of North Texas Libraries
This presentation gives an overview of the University of North Texas (UNT) Library's Digital Projects Unit (DPU) and their digitization initiatives. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28340/
Archiving Web-published Materials
This handout accompanies a presentation about archiving Web-published materials. The topics include an overview of the Web-at-Risk project, information about the needs assessment, the key findings, Web collection development, and the Web Archiving Service (WAS). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36324/
Assessment of Library Support for Distance Learning at UNT
This presentation discusses assessments of library support for distance learning at the University of North Texas (UNT). The methods used include LibQUAL+ surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38880/
End User Interview Questionnaire
This document is the end user interview questionnaire used for the Web-at-Risk project. It includes instructions for the interviewer, key concepts, and digital archive examples along with the questions to be asked. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33123/
Enemies of History: Murderers of the Past
This presentation is about a workshop for high school students. The workshop focused on preservation and how it relates to the study of history. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32990/
End User Interviews: Summary Report
This report summarizes the results of the interviews with end users for the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. The project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University (NYU). The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build, store, and manage collections of web-published materials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33122/
Collection Development and Management Issues
This presentation discusses collection development and management issues. It describes considerations to keep in mind, suggestions and strategies, and ideas for successful digitization projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84316/
Collaboration in Practice: Megadata Happens
This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and how collaborations with other organizations has helped add to the collection. In this presentation, the author illustrates examples from The Portal to Texas History with information about metadata management, quality issues, and the automated systems in place by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29791/
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/
Preserving Access to Government Websites: Development and Practice in the CyberCemetery
This paper discusses the development and practice in the CyberCemetery. In the late 1990's, online U.S. government information was appearing and disappearing at a rapid pace. In 1999, the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) formed a partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to address this issue by archiving electronic government websites. This archive, known as the CyberCemetery, provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This partnership between UNT and GPO has expanded to include the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This paper covers the CyberCemetery's development and the process of identifying, capturing, and publishing content in the archive. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67623/
Copyright, Digital Media, and Libraries
This article discusses copyright, digital media, and libraries. Librarians are ostensibly supposed to be experts on the proper use of the collections of information they administer. This column is devoted to a brief bibliography on the subject of copyright and digital media. The author had never considered many of the issues raised in the sources reviewed below and thinks they will be of interest to all librarians who have added any kind of digital media (e.g., software and CD-ROM databases) to their collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc77218/
Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections
This presentation discusses the Chronicles in Preservation project. This project aims to study, document, and model the use of data preparation practices and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. This presentation gives the background of the Chronicles in Preservation project, the State of the Field report, and early findings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86854/
Citing UNT: Scholarly Works that have Utilized UNT Resources
This document is a citation list of the scholarly works that were found to have utilized University of North Texas (UNT) resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111276/
Metadata Tools and Workflows at the University of North Texas
This presentation illustrates the metadata tools, workflows, and quality control measures at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29304/
Metadata to fit your needs... How much is too much?
This presentation briefly introduces the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and their mission. It explains the structure of the Digital Projects Unit having the Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History, and discusses their metadata structure and its role in Digital Projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28356/
Selecting and Assessing Practicum Students
This presentation discusses selecting and assessing practicum students, the goals and competencies, learning objectives, and gives examples of necessary skills. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39328/
Study Blue
This presentation is part of the Eagle Commons Library CLC Workshop Series. It introduces Study Blue, an online study tool system. This article outlines what Study Blue can do, its features, and offers examples for how to navigate and best utilize the system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40386/
What's My Leadership Color?
This presentation discusses leadership skills in relation to colors. The topics relate to the "True Colors" quiz, leadership colors, attributes and stressors, and esteem and colors. The discussion is based on "True Colors - An Approach to Understanding Self and Others" by Julie Ray, Partners in Learning. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36277/
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/
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