Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries

Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries

Date: April 2008
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Battle, Mary
Description: This book is a collection of essays on sustaining digital libraries. The essays report on early findings from pioneers who have worked to establish digital libraries, not merely as experimental projects, but as ongoing services and collections intended to be sustained over time in ways consistent with the long-held practices of print-based libraries. Particularly during this period of extreme technological transition, it is imperative that programs across the nation and indeed the world - actively share their innovations, experiences, and techniques in order to begin cultivating new standard practices. The collective sentiment of the field is that we must begin to transition from a punctuated, project-based mode of advancing innovative information services to an ongoing programmatic mode of sustaining digital libraries for the long haul.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
UNT Digital Libraries: Past, Present and Future

UNT Digital Libraries: Past, Present and Future

Date: April 25, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation gives an overview of various digital initiatives by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries

Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries

Date: July 2012
Creator: Henry, Geneva
Description: This study examines basic functional aspects of large digital libraries and draws on examples of existing digital libraries to illustrate their varying approaches to storage and content delivery, metadata approaches and harvesting, search and discovery, services and applications, and system sustainability.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Collaboration and Crowdsourcing: The Cases of Multilingual Digital Libraries

Collaboration and Crowdsourcing: The Cases of Multilingual Digital Libraries

Date: 2012
Creator: Budzise-Weaver, Tina; Chen, Jiangping & Mitchell, Mikhaela
Description: Article discussing research on collaboration and crowdsourcing. The purpose of the study is to understand existing multilingual digital libraries and to suggest strategies for building and sustaining multilingual digital libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries

The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries

Date: 2007
Creator: Chung, EunKyung & Moen, William E.
Description: Paper discussing a two-dimensional approach for investigating issues of semantic interoperability in digital libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Web Harvesting in Support of Faculty Research and Environmental Science Digital Library Development

Web Harvesting in Support of Faculty Research and Environmental Science Digital Library Development

Date: July 13, 2009
Creator: Hall, Nathan
Description: This poster presentation discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' process for harvesting web materials and creating a digital library collection with the data obtained.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Date: June 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses the preservation and digitization of content at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include a background of the digital initiatives at the UNT Libraries, the organization of the digital initiatives, the collaborative projects, the collections held by the UNT Libraries, and areas of research.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices

Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices

Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. The purpose of this document is to explain the PREMIS Event microservice as prototyped for the MetaArchive Cooperative, primarily from a developer's standpoint. The document will attempt to explain the purpose of the microservice, the underlying principles on which it operates, and a practical example of its usage. The MetaArchive has installed all of the components needed to deploy this microservice and looks forward to opportunities to experiment with practical implementations in future development projects.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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: Poster presented at the 2005 ASIS&T Annual conference. It is based on the University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History project and provides a general overview on the emerging trends and innovative use of portal technologies.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

Date: August 2002
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hastings, Samantha Kelly & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This article discusses a metadata approach to preservation of digital resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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