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Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls

Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls

Date: January 31, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This report was prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). It outlines the current state of and future conversion roadmap for the content captured by Blue Angel Technologies during the time period of 2002-2006 for TSLAC as part of the Texas Resource and Information Locator Service (TRAIL). This document will give a history of the data stored at the University of North Texas Libraries and information about the makeup of the collection as it exists in 2011, including the physical layout on disk, number of files, and MIME types. Finally, this document outlines a conversion path from the current file based organization system to a standard archival data format for inclusion in a future TRAIL discovery interface.
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Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers

Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers

Date: March 2012
Creator: Barker, Trista; Berrios, Reyes; Fisher, Sarah Lynn; Krahmer, Ana & Tarver, Hannah
Description: This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.
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Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library

Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library

Date: September 4, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Presentation on the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections, including the results of an analysis performed in February 2013. It provides a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF.
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Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library

Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library

Date: July 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections.
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Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure to Support a Modern Research Library

Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure to Support a Modern Research Library

Date: May 30, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Presentation for the University of Oklahoma series "Beyond our Walls: A Conversation with Mark Phillips." This presentation discusses the digital library activities at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the use of the existing digital library infrastructure to build research collections that support a growing research institution.
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Leveraging the Results of NDNP: the Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Leveraging the Results of NDNP: the Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Date: 2010
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses how the University of North Texas Libraries and The Portal to Texas History leveraged the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and created the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP).
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Leveraging the UNT Digital Library Infrastructure to Support our Extended Communities

Leveraging the UNT Digital Library Infrastructure to Support our Extended Communities

Date: March 12, 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project: Multi Stakeholders National Partnership

The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project: Multi Stakeholders National Partnership

Date: February 2013
Creator: Stark, Shannon; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Eisenhauer, Stephen
Description: Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 International iConference. This paper discusses the Lifecycle Management of ETDs project.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project: Multi Stakeholders Partnership [Poster]

The Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project: Multi Stakeholders Partnership [Poster]

Date: February 2013
Creator: Stark, Shannon; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Eisenhauer, Stephen
Description: Poster presentation for the 2013 International iConference. This poster discusses the Lifecycle Management of ETDs Project.
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Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Toward A Collaborative Approach To Stakeholders' Involvement In ETDs Curation

Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Toward A Collaborative Approach To Stakeholders' Involvement In ETDs Curation

Date: May 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Henry, Geneva & Stark, Shannon
Description: This presentation discusses the management and curation of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). It highlights and discusses the early findings of an IMLS-funded project on Lifecycle Management of ETDs.
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Linked Data in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections

Linked Data in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections

Date: April 17, 2015
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: 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.
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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.
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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.
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Managing Data at the UNT Libraries

Managing Data at the UNT Libraries

Date: June 4, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Presentation for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Workgroup. This presentation discusses managing data at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
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Managing Serials in a Large Digital Collection: Case Study of the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Managing Serials in a Large Digital Collection: Case Study of the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Date: April 4, 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Presentation for the 2014 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses serials in the UNT digital collections, including ways of finding/browsing serials, how we describe them in the metadata, and examples of various exceptions.
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Managing Serials in a Large Digital Library: Case Study of the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Managing Serials in a Large Digital Library: Case Study of the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Date: June 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Waugh, Laura; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Article discussing a case study of the UNT Libraries digital collections and managing serials in a large digital library.
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Managing Serials in the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Managing Serials in the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Date: July 25, 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Presentation for the 2014 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses serials in the UNT digital collections, including ways of finding/browsing serials, how we describe them in the metadata, and examples of various exceptions.
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Mapping the Southwest: Final Performance Report

Mapping the Southwest: Final Performance Report

Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This report documents the Mapping the Southwest project, led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and with their partner, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries Special Collections. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This final report briefly describes the Mapping the Southwest project activities and accomplishments in six work areas, and provides a discussion of achievements, issues faced and resolved, and lessons learned that may be of benefit to others. Additional detail is provided in some areas with appendices.
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"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
Mapping the Southwest Project: Putting the Region's Maps Online

Mapping the Southwest Project: Putting the Region's Maps Online

Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Jones, Jerrell; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward; Hodges, Ann & Kadri, Carolyn
Description: This poster discusses the Mapping the Southwest Project, involving putting our region's maps online. The poster includes background information on the project, the project plan, workflow and equipment, and the impacts and lessons learned.
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"Mapping the Southwest": UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

"Mapping the Southwest": UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

Date: May 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Jones, Jerrell & Hodges, Ann
Description: This presentation discusses a collaborative project between the University of North Texas (UNT) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to digitize 5,000 historically-significant, rare maps of the American southwest.
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Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities

Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: 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.
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Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities [Poster]

Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities [Poster]

Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: Poster presented at the 2005 ASIS&T Annual conference. This poster discusses challenges, opportunities, and meeting the demands of digital scholarship.
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.
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