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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Evaluation of Project Outcome: User Satisfaction Report, February 2010
This report presents information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This document reports information about the survey questionnaire, the respondents, the research findings, and includes the positive overall outcome regarding user satisfaction with the work conducted in this project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32984/
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Final Project Report, February 2010
This report discusses a research project conducted by the UNT Libraries. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year study to redesign the interface to The Portal to Texas History, a digital library program at the UNT Libraries. This report opens with background information for the project, describes the project's methods and working model, guides the reader through the project's three phases and associated feedback from the review process, and presents the revised model for application development. The report closes with measures of the project's success as well as reflections on the experience gained and its value for future digital library application development projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32974/
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Functional Requirements for The Portal to Texas History, July 2008
This report includes the results of an initial assessment of genealogists' requirements for the redesign of the Portal's interface. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the libraries' Portal to Texas History. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements and continuing through usability testing of the redesigned Portal interface. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32980/
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, December 2008
This report is the second interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32972/
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2008
This report is the first interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is December 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32981/
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2009
This report is the third interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009. The report includes three sections: Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32973/
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Portal to Texas History: Baseline Survey Results, June 2009
This report discusses the questionnaire for the IOGENE Project. From September 26, 2008 through June 26, 2009, an online survey questionnaire captured both demographic data from Portal visitors as well as their opinions regarding the utility of the Portal and their satisfaction with it. The objective of this data collection effort was twofold: to characterize Portal users and to establish baseline measurements for user satisfaction. The survey will be repeated following each of two planned releases of the redesigned Portal, one in the summer of 2009 and the second in the fall of 2009. Comparison of future survey results to the baseline results reported in this paper will be one gauge of the success of the IOGENE project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32983/
Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Usability Tests: Summary Report, February 2010
This is a summary report of the findings of usability tests. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History and to redesign the interface to the Portal to meet those requirements. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32986/
Organization of Long-Term Interstellar Distributed Digital Preservation Networks
This presentation discusses the organization of long-term interstellar distributed digital preservation networks. Long term (centuries) management of large growing public bodies of information is both more and less understood. This presentation discusses what we can learn from current efforts to develop long term strategies for digital preservation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86899/
Organizational Alignment
This paper discusses organizational alignment and digital preservation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97935/
The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections
This presentation discusses the origins of SIG-III and its 30 years' journey. In light of the 75th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Anniversary Celebration and the 30th celebration of International Information Issues (III), the participants on this panel will discuss the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of ASIS&T and its early years. In addition to the reflections of the last 30 years, the authors look forward and discuss the future of the SIG. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130187/
The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections
This paper discusses the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and its early years. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122172/
Outreach and Collaboration: Strategies for Digital Repositories
Presentation for the 2012 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses outreach and collaboration strategies for digital repositories. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86159/
The Overhaul of Collection Evaluation
Poster presented at the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) Annual Conference. This poster discusses research on a project by the UNT Libraries' Collection Development Department on an expanded collection assessment beyond the bounds of accreditation reviews. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc228267/
Pancho Villa and the Battle of Columbus: Frontiers in Digital Newspapers
This poster discusses frontiers in digital newspapers. Since early 2011, the University of New Mexico and the University of North Texas have been engaged in a historical newspaper digitization project. The endeavor is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP): a long-term project coordinated by the Library of Congress with the goal of digitizing 100,000 pages of historical newspapers from each of the 50 states and publishing them to the Web at Chronicling America. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86831/
Parsing Records from TSLAC ARIS Database into XML: Notes (Work Area B.2 - B.4)
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. The report describes parsing records from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Archives and Information Services (ARIS) database into XML files, creating XML schemas, and mapping elements to simple Dublin core schema. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29815/
A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetary
Handout accompanying a presentation for the 2010 AGA Regional Professional Development Conference. The handout and presentation discuss the CyberCemetary, its purpose and development, technical details, users by country, and types of content. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67621/
A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetery
This presentation discusses preserving access to government websites through the CyberCemetary. It includes information about what the CyberCemetary is, its purpose, the development, archival process, technical details, users by country, types of content, and using the CyberCemetery. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67599/
Partnership for Enhancing Developing Countries' Capacity in Participating in Global Knowledge Production and Use
Poster discussing a partnership for enhancing developing countries' capacity in participating in global knowledge production and use. This poster highlights some of the contributing factors that enhance the capacity of African institutions to play active roles in the current global knowledge economy (in terms of information and knowledge creation, access, use and reuse). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177271/
Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then...
This poster discusses patron driven acquisitions. The ups and downs of initiating and assessing a patron acquisitions program at the University of North Texas (UNT) will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on changing the philosophy of collection development, how to start the program (through a jobber or direct), coordinating print and electronic acquisitions processes, and assessing the first year's purchases. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130196/
Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then...
This paper accompanies a poster presentation on patron driven acquisitions. The ups and downs of initiating and assessing a patron acquisitions program at the University of North Texas (UNT) will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on changing the philosophy of collection development, how to start the program (through a jobber or direct), coordinating print and electronic acquisitions processes, and assessing the first year's purchases. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130195/
Pay It Forward: Mentoring library students for career development
Presentation for the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) conference. The authors discuss mentoring library students for career development. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177423/
The Peasant Union Movement: The Quest for the Political Organization of Peasants in the Soviet Union in the 1920s
This book chapter discusses the peasant union movement and the quest for the political organization of peasants in the Soviet Union in the 1920s. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181691/
Pictures of Charlotte: The Illustrated Charlotte Temple and Her Readers
Article on the illustrated Charlotte Temple and her readers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97934/
Portal Partner Update
This presentation was given at a dinner celebrating The Portal to Texas History. The presentation describes recent projects, discusses feedback from Portal users, describes the work of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program, and provides examples of how graduate students have used The Portal to Texas History for their research. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc110998/
The Portal to Texas History
This presentation describes how The Portal to Texas History was started, the processes involved, and how the IOGENE project developed. It discusses the many planning phases and reasons for the decisions that were made and illustrates the outcomes and how The Portal to Texas History works. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28320/
The Portal to Texas History
This presentation presents information about The Portal to Texas History, a digital gateway to cultural heritage collections in Texas. This presentation discusses the IOGENE project, the research processes involved in developing The Portal to Texas History, the research with genealogists, and shows illustrations of the contents of The Portal to Texas History. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32884/
The Portal to Texas History and Digital Projects at UNT
This presentation discusses the two digital collections in the UNT Libraries, The Portal to Texas History and the Digital Library. It discusses the benefits of these collections, how the partnerships work with organizations who contribute to the collections, and gives examples of the projects and items within these two collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29797/
The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries
This presentation discusses how The Portal to Texas History is harnessing technology to enable collaboration with small museums and libraries. This presentation includes information on the workflows, planning, metadata elements, and goals for the Portal project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29801/
The Portal to Texas History: Technology Overview
This presentation discusses the technology utilized for The Portal to Texas History. It outlines the infrastructure for managing digital content and gives an overview of how the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries built and maintains The Portal to Texas History. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132983/
The Portal to Texas History Usability Test
This presentation discusses a usability test conducted on users of The Portal to Texas History website managed by the University of North Texas. The study looks at the navigation of the Portal website and recruited users that UNT sees as their target audience. This presentation discusses the purpose of the usability testing, the test environment, test methodology, the usability scenario and tasks, user profiles, findings and analysis, and recommendations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83319/
Portal Wireframe
This document outlines the wireframe outline for building The Portal to Texas History. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32996/
PREMIS Event Service
This presentation discusses the PREMIS Event Service. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries has created a digital library infrastructure that is designed using the Curation Micro Services methodology for building repositories. Based on modular components designed for reuse and re-configuration the authors propose a general-purpose preservation event logging system using the PREMIS Event and Agent data model. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84318/
PREMIS Event Service
This paper discusses the PREMIS Event Service. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries have created a digital library infrastructure that is designed using the Curation Micro Services methodology for building repositories. Based on modular components designed for reuse and re-configuration the authors propose a general-purpose preservation event logging system using the PREMIS Event and Agent data model. An example implementation developed with the Django Web framework and employing RESTful design patterns with the Atom Publishing Protocol is described. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40413/
Preparation is Key: Lessons Learned from an ERMS Implementation
This presentation discusses lessons learned from an Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177424/
Preservation of Newspapers: Preliminary Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project
This presentation discusses the preliminary findings of the 'Chronicles in Preservation' project involving the preservation of newspapers. In this presentation, the authors describe the project background, the state of the field report, and the phase 1 findings and progress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc109725/
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/
Preserving Born-Digital Government Information: UNT's Congressional Research Service Reports Archive
This presentation describes the University of North Texas' Congressional Research Services (CRS) Report Archive project. The idea is to capture all CRS reports made available on the web and archive them in one searchable and browsable spot. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28363/
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/
Preserving Our Collective Digital History
This presentation introduces the mission and the roles of the departments in the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and focuses on the infrastructure of the Digital Projects Unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28358/
Preserving Public Government Information: The 2008 End of Term Crawl Project
This presentation explains the End of Term Presidential Harvest, a collaborative project to preserve U.S. Government web sites at the end of the 2008 Presidential election. The Library of Congress, Internet Archive, California Digital Library, University of North Texas, and the US Government Printing Office were the participating organizations for this project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28366/
Presidential End of Term Web Harvest Lessons Learned
This paper discusses web harvesting and the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Presidential End of Term Web Harvest Project in which they captured government websites for archiving. In this paper, the author describes what web harvesting is, gives information on the project, and links and tools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29814/
Prioritization of WAS Enhancement Ideas
This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. Several enhancement ideas for future releases of the Web Archiving Service (WAS) have been identified. In order to refine and prioritize these ideas as well as elicit new enhancement ideas, 16 project curators participated in an online exercise between November 27 and December 16, 2007. The exercise employed a Delphi technique that consisted of a series of three online questionnaires, each available for a five or six day period. This report describes the exercise and reports the results. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33121/
The Problem of Data: iSchools and the New Data Professional
Paper outlining a fishbowl discussion event at the 2013 International iConference. The theme of the fishbowl event is data curation, data lifecycle, pedagogy, professional development, and library education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc185788/
The Problematic Future of Research Data Management: Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging Patterns Identified by the DataRes Project
Paper presented at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference on the problematic future of research data management. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc185786/
Processing Non-English Content
This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation describes the NDNP New Mexico project's experience encoding ALTO OCR file language codes to enable enhanced discovery of its Spanish language content on the Chronicling America website. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107765/
Professionalism and Your Career: Tips for the Work Place and Your Future Careers
Presentation for a UNT Libraries workshop for student assistants. The presentation discusses professionalism in one's career and offers tips for the work place and future careers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc226876/
Prospects for Research Data Management
Paper included in a report for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on research data management and the DataRes Project. This chapter highlights some of the most provocative findings of the DataRes Project on the topic of research data management in higher education and possible scenarios for the future and the implications of these scenarios. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc234912/
Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow
This poster talks about the electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)-Lifecycle Management project. This project is collaborative, IMLS-funded research to study the challenges faced by libraries charged with curating and preserving ETD content. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc77210/
Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow
This presentation will highlight and discuss the early findings from an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded project hosted by the University of North Texas (UNT) that is researching and documenting a range of life cycle curation and preservation practices for Electronic Theses and Dissertations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130183/