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The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto

The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto

Date: November 2013
Creator: unknown
Description: Paper included in a report for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on research data management and the DataRes Project. This section reports on The Denton Declaration. Abstract: On May 22, 2012, at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders and promotes collaboration, transparency, and accountability across organizational and disciplinary boundaries.
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Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa

Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa

Date: July 2013
Creator: Assefa, Shimelis; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Description: Paper discussing the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using exploratory research method, this paper set out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
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Digital Curation Tools: Metadata Enhancement with Selenium IDE

Digital Curation Tools: Metadata Enhancement with Selenium IDE

Date: February 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Weidner, Andrew
Description: Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 International iConference. This paper describes metadata enhancement with Selenium IDE.
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Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project

Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project

Date: October 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Schultz, Matt; Halbert, Martin & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: In this paper, the authors describe research led by Educopia Institute regarding the preservation needs for digitized and born-digital newspapers. The 'Chronicles in Preservation' project, builds upon previous efforts (e.g. the U.S. National Digital Newspaper Program) to look more broadly at the needs of digital newspapers in all of their diverse and challenging forms. This paper conveys the findings of the first research phase, including substantive survey results regarding digital newspaper curation practices.
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Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies

Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies

Date: October 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Description: This paper accompanies a poster presentation discussing empowering digital libraries users through combining taxonomies and folksonomies.
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Enhancing Content Visibility in Institutional Repositories: Overview of Factors that Affect Digital Resources Discoverability

Enhancing Content Visibility in Institutional Repositories: Overview of Factors that Affect Digital Resources Discoverability

Date: February 2013
Creator: Tmava, Ahmet Meti & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Paper accompanying a poster for the 2013 International iConference. This paper describes factors that affect digital resource discoverability.
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Enhancing the Quality of Metadata: Modular Approach to Digital Resource Lifecycle Management

Enhancing the Quality of Metadata: Modular Approach to Digital Resource Lifecycle Management

Date: 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Paper for the 2007 IS&T Annual Archiving Conference. This paper describes how to enhance the quality of metadata and a modular approach to digital resource lifecycle management.
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Expanding the Search for Digital Preservation Solutions: Adopting PREMIS in Cultural Heritage Institutions

Expanding the Search for Digital Preservation Solutions: Adopting PREMIS in Cultural Heritage Institutions

Date: 2009
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2009 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. This paper provides some preliminary results on factors that affect the adoption of PREMIS (Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies) in cultural heritage institutions.
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Exploration of Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions

Exploration of Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions

Date: 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: Paper presented at the 2010 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses preservation metadata and its role in the challenges of long-term access.
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Exploratory Analysis of Metadata Edit Events in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections

Exploratory Analysis of Metadata Edit Events in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections

Date: 2015
Creator: Tarver, Hannah & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This paper discusses an exploratory analysis of metadata edit events in the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' digital collections.
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An Exploratory Analysis of Subject Metadata in the Digital Public Library of America

An Exploratory Analysis of Subject Metadata in the Digital Public Library of America

Date: 2015
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Phillips, Mark Edward; Zavalina, Oksana & Kizhakkethil, Priya
Description: Paper describing an analysis of subject representation in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), an aggregate digital library containing more than 8 million item-level metadata records at the time of the study. The findings provide information about the minimum, maximum, and average number of subjects in records from different hubs and hub types, as well as the distribution of unique subject terms across the entire collection.
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Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study

Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study

Date: 2002
Creator: Alexander, Katherine; Harker, Karen; Higa-Moore, Mori Lou; Mayo, Helen; McKibbon, Shelley & Wilder, Laura
Description: Document accompanying a poster presentation on an ontological study of customer input prior to a home page redesign.
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Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks

Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks

Date: June 11, 2009
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine & McMillan, Gail
Description: Paper contributed to the 2009 International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). This paper discusses digital preservation readiness for growing ETD collections and distributed preservation networks.
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How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries' Collection: A Case Study

How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries' Collection: A Case Study

Date: 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Shakeri, Shadi
Description: Paper describing the results of initial research to evaluate general information about how records change in a digital library, using the UNT digital collections as a sample set. The analysis looked at several key concepts including the number of records that have been edited, the number of edits per record, the number of editors per record, the amount of change in file size and in completeness (i.e., values in required fields), and changes in access to digital objects.
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Implementing Name Authority Control into Institutional Repositories: A Staged Approach

Implementing Name Authority Control into Institutional Repositories: A Staged Approach

Date: 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Waugh, Laura; Phillips, Mark Edward & Hicks, William
Description: Paper written for the 2013 Open Repositories conference about the implementation of name authority in the UNT Digital Library.
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Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content

Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content

Date: April 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This paper discusses improving access to web archives through innovative analysis of PDF content. The paper discusses the overall workflow and describes the tools used to extract document features. Findings suggest opportunities for the development of retrieval tools that will provide new ways of selecting content and building collections from large Web archives.
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Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Date: April 3, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: 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.
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Integrating Controlled Vocabularies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Portal to Texas History Experience

Integrating Controlled Vocabularies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Portal to Texas History Experience

Date: 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Belden, Dreanna
Description: 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.
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The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Resources: Lessons from the Texas History Portal

The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Resources: Lessons from the Texas History Portal

Date: April 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Paper for the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This article discusses the issues of compliance and interoperability in integrating heterogeneous digital resources and lessons from the Texas History Portal.
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Laying the Groundwork for Newspaper Preservation through Collaboration and Communication: The Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Laying the Groundwork for Newspaper Preservation through Collaboration and Communication: The Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Date: June 2013
Creator: Krahmer, Ana & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This paper discusses the history of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program and associated digital newspaper initiatives at the University of North Texas Libraries.
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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: July 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections.
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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.
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Literature Review: Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library

Literature Review: Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library

Date: February 18, 2015
Creator: Welch, Rebecca
Description: 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.
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