[Handout to Accompany Poster on Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard]

[Handout to Accompany Poster on Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard]

Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Handout with supplementary information to accompany the poster "Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard in Digital Library Metadata." In includes examples of dates that meet Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standards, examples of problems encountered when normalizing date displays for users, additional statistics related to already-valid dates in the digital collections at the time that the standards were formally adopted, and links to online materials.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
An Examination of the Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions: An Exploratory Study Using Diffusion of Innovations Theory

An Examination of the Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions: An Exploratory Study Using Diffusion of Innovations Theory

Date: May 2009
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Digital preservation is a significant challenge for cultural heritage institutions and other repositories of digital information resources. Recognizing the critical role of metadata in any successful digital preservation strategy, the Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) has been extremely influential on providing a "core" set of preservation metadata elements that support the digital preservation process. However, there is no evidence, in the form of previous research, as to what factors explain and predict the level of adoption of PREMIS. This research focused on identifying factors that affect the adoption of PREMIS in cultural heritage institutions. This study employed a web-based survey to collect data from 123 participants in 20 country as well as a semi-structured, follow-up telephone interview with a smaller sample of the survey respondents. Roger's diffusion of innovation theory was used as a theoretical framework. The main constructs considered for the study were relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability, observability, and institution readiness. The study yielded both qualitative and quantitative data, and analysis showed that all six factors influence the adoption of PREMIS in varying degrees. Results of a regression analysis of adoption level on the six factors showed a statistically significant relationship. The R2 value for the model was ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Dates Research Datasets

Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Dates Research Datasets

Date: February 28, 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Two datasets, each with 390,751 date samples from the UNT Libraries' digital collections. These samples were compiled for research regarding the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standard. The first dataset contains a concatenated list of date values from the metadata records in The Portal to Texas History, the UNT Digital Library, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History. The "classified" dataset includes labels expressing whether each date is EDTF-valid and the level of conformance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard in Digital Library Metadata

Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard in Digital Library Metadata

Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Poster illustrating issues involved in fully-implementing the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standards in the UNT Libraries' digital collections, comprising The Portal to Texas History, the UNT Digital Library, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in Digital Collections

Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in Digital Collections

Date: August 16, 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. It includes 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries