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Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata
This paper discusses assessing descriptive substance in free-text collection-level metadata. This paper reports on a content analysis of collection records in an aggregation of cultural heritage collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83321/
Assessing Metadata Utilization: An Analysis of MARC Content Designation Use
This paper discusses metadata utilization. This paper reports results of an analysis of a large sample of MARC 21 bibliographic records. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36303/
Beyond Size and Search: Building Contextual Mass in Digital Aggregations for Scholarly Use
This paper discusses building contextual mass in digital aggregations for scholarly use. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc71795/
Chinese Information Retrieval Using Lemur: NTCIR-5 CIR Experiments at UNT
This paper discusses Chinese information retrieval using Lemur, a freely available information retrieval toolkit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96829/
Chinese QA and CLQA: NTCIR-5 QA Experiments at UNT
This paper describes our participation in the NTCIR-5 CLQA task. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96830/
CIMI's Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Search and Retrieval of Distributed Cultural Heritage Information
This paper discusses the Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI)'s international effort to provide distributed search and retrieval of cultural heritage information. A primary aspect of CIMI's work utilizes ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995, and American National Standard protocol for information retrieval. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently approved Z39.50 as ISO 23950. CIMI chose Z39.50 to enable uniform access to existing and emerging digital collections and the vast repositories of cultural heritage information resources. These resources include a variety of physical and digital objects--physical artifacts and digital derivatives of those artifacts, descriptive records designed for collection management, bibliographic records, full-text documents, online tools such as thesauri and authoritative lists of artists' names, and more. CIMI's application Z39.50 in the networked cultural heritage information environment is breaking new ground in distributed and integrated access to textual and non-textual digital collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36295/
Developing an Alternative Approach for Interoperability Testing of Library Z39.50 Servers
Paper describing a plan of work to develop and test an alternative approach for interoperability testing. This approach builds on the conceptual and technical infrastructure developed during the Z-Interop Project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111279/
Digital Curation in the Academic Library Job Market
With the increasingly important role librarians play in the fast-paced and data-intensive digital curation movement, there is a need to identify the qualifications and responsibilities expected by employers. An investigation of 110 recent job advertisements was conducted to identify competencies required of individuals working in the digital curation field. The job ads analysis serves as an important indicator of the emerging requirements for a qualified workforce in the field of digital curation in the academic library job market. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122170/
An Extensible Approach to Interoperability Testing: The Use of Special Diagnostic Records in the Context of Z39.50 and Online Library Catalogs
Paper discussing the use of special diagnostic records in the context of Z39.50 and online library catalogs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102276/
Extracting and Parsing of Herbarium Specimen Data: Exploring the Use of the Dublin Core Application Profile Framework
This paper discusses extraction and parsing of herbarium specimen data to make the critical information available in digital form. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81386/
Findings Pertaining to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections
This paper discusses the findings pertaining to the framework for building good digital collections. This paper is part of the three-year interim project report for the IMLS Digital Collections & Content Project, summarizing major findings October 2002 through September 2005. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc77124/
Free-Text Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Large-Scale Digital Libraries: A Comparative Content Analysis
This paper reports results of the study that used an in-depth comparative content analysis to assess free-text collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale digital cultural heritage aggregations in the United States and Europe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67617/
High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data
This two-year project will advance understanding of the workflow and processes best able to increase access to and use of digitized biological collection metadata within the stakeholder communities comprised of biologists, natural history museum collections managers, biodiversity standards groups, and the library and information science community. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81387/
iCAMP: Building Digital Information Curation Curriculum
The iCAMP (Information: Curate, Archive, Manage, and Preserve) project is developing a curriculum in digital curation and data management. The project will design and implement four courses using a competency-based curriculum approach. It also integrates principles of sound pedagogy, instructional design, and a learning environment that emphasizes practical training. This paper summarizes the goals and guiding principles behind the curriculum development and instructional design framework. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86944/
Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications
An operating assumption for the networked environment is that many different information systems need to interoperate for users to successfully discover and retrieve distributed resources. Meaningful interoperability is often elusive. In the library community, the Z39.50 standard protocol (ISO 23950/ANSI/NISO Z39.50) for information retrieval promised seamless and transparent networked access to library resources. Too often, the reality has not lived up to the promise. This paper discusses two efforts that offer solution paths to Z39.50 interoperability. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36283/
An Innovative Partnership to Recruit and Educate Biomedical Information Professionals
Article on an innovative partnership to recruit and educate biomedical information professionals. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279714/
Instructional Design Strategies for Teaching Technological Courses Online
This paper describes different instructional design strategies for teaching computer technological courses online. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96663/
An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details
This paper discusses a project to redesign courses on different levels of details. The Texas Course Redesign Project initiated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) aims to develop and distribute instructional resources to improve student learning outcomes and lower the costs of higher education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38886/
Learning from Artifacts: Metadata Utilization Analysis
This paper describes the MARC Content Designation Utilization Project, which is examining a very large set of metadata records as artifacts of the library cataloging enterprise. This is the first large-scale examination of descriptive metadata utilization. Presents an overview of study activities and suggests the study's significance to the broader use of metadata in digital libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36318/
Mapping the Interoperability Landscape for Networked Information Retrieval
This paper discusses interoperability of networked information. Interoperability is a fundamental challenge for networked information discovery and retrieval. Often treated monolithically in the literature, interoperability is multifaceted and can be analyzed into different types and levels. This paper discusses an approach to map the interoperability landscape for networked information retrieval as part of an interoperability assessment research project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36320/
Open Access: A New Paradigm for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Access
The notion of open access to scholarly information is not new. In recent years, however, it has taken on prominence within the broader context of scholarly work, communication, and publishing. This brief paper intends to highlight and clarify key aspects of open access to assist UNTs initial discussions of the utility of open access for UNT researchers and scholars. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32975/
The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data: An Exploratory Study and Application
This paper presents an overview of an exploratory research project to identify, describe, and investigate the applicability of the Web services (WS) approach to access legacy data. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36314/
A Repository for Learning Objects: Supporting the Reuse and Repurposing of Redesigned Courses and Their Content
This paper describes the design and development of a learning object repository for a new statewide higher education initiative. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38885/
Resource and Resource Sharing in Intelligent Information Access
This paper reports an exploratory study on resources and resource sharing among researchers in Intelligent Information Access (IIA). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132970/
Resource Discovery Using Z39.50: Promise and Reality
This paper discusses the Z39.50 protocol. The ANSI/NISO Z39.50 protocol for information retrieval addresses the complex challenges of intersystem communication. Original uses envisioned for the protocol look very little like current implementations and uses. In the 1980s, users on one library catalog system would search and retrieve bibliographic records on a remote system. By the late 1990s, there was a need for discovering networked resources and integrating access to them. Yet, the Z39.50 protocol has addressed both these scenarios. This paper provides a portrayal of Z39.50 that explains its flexibility in response to a variety of information retrieval requirements in the networked environment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36297/
Review of the Tools and Software to Support Interoperability
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report reviews the tools and software to support interoperability between digital repositories and the Library of Texas federated search. This review will be used for providing recommendations for best practices and workflows for installing software and tools onto Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) and selected databases that support search interoperability. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29816/
The Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations
This paper presents a new area of research in library and information sciences - investigation into collection-level subject metadata that describes entire digital collections as integral wholes - and reports results of the multi-method exploratory study combining comparative content analysis of collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale aggregations of digital collections in the USA and Europe, transaction log analysis of user interactions with one of these portals, as well as interviews and observations of aggregation users. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc71787/
The Role of Content Analysis in Evaluating Metadata for the U.S. Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Results from an Exploratory Study
This paper discusses application of qualitative and quantitative content analysis techniques to assess metadata records from 42 Federal agencies' implementation of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36312/
The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries
Paper discussing a two-dimensional approach for investigating issues of semantic interoperability in digital libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36296/
Teaching Tools, Applications, and Infrastructure for Digital Curation Through the Use of a Virtual Lab
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 iConference. This paper discusses teaching tools, applications, and infrastructure for digital curation through the use of a virtual lab. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc146564/
Toward a Unified Retrieval Outcome Analysis Framework for Cross-Language Information Retrieval
This paper proposes a Retrieval Outcome Analysis Framework, or ROA Framework, to systematically evaluate retrieval performance of Cross-Language Information Retrieval systems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132969/
The "Triple-P" Domains of Ethical Behavior for Higher Education
This paper was awarded a Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for 2013. In this paper, the author discusses the "Triple-P" domains of ethical behavior: (1) the understanding of privacy ethics, (2) regards to piracy and plagiarism, and (3) pilfering and profiteering. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc161696/
Unremarkable on the Face of It
This paper was part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative 'Click! Photography Changes Everything'. This paper discusses family photographs and how sometimes seemingly unremarkable snapshots can be truly remarkable. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc71796/
UNT 2005 TREC QA Participation: Using Lemur as IR Search Engine
This paper reports the authors' TREC 2005 QA participation. The authors' QA system Eagle QA developed last year was expanded and modified for this year's QA experiments. Particularly, the authors used Lemur 4.1 as the Information Retrieval (IR) Engine this year to find documents that may contain answers for the test questions from the document collection. The authors' result shows Lemur did a reasonable job on finding relevant documents. But certainly there is room for further improvement. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96841/
UNT at ImageCLEF 2010: CLIR for Wikipedia Images
This paper presents the results of the team of the University of North Texas in the Wikipedia image retrieval track of Image-CLEF-2010. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96836/
UNT at TREC 2004: Question Answering Combining Multiple Evidences
This paper discusses Question Answering (QA) combining multiple evidences. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96842/
What Does Transaction Log Data Tell About Collection-Level Subject Access?
This paper accompanies a poster presentation on what transaction log data tells us about collection-level subject access. This paper reports results of the quantitative and qualitative study of a systematic sample of transaction log data that recorded user interactions with a large-scale aggregation of cultural heritage digital collections over a period of one year. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130200/