Introduction to Metadata

Introduction to Metadata

Date: April 14, 2010
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Presentation on what metadata is, the differences in syntax and semantics in metadata, and examples of associations and organizations that have developed metadata schemas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
jEdit

jEdit

Date: February 2010
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: This Tech Talks presentation discusses the jEdit text editor. jEdit is an open-source text editor available online which is used within the Digital Projects Lab for programming and for editing XML metadata files. In this Tech Talk, Metadata Librarian Hannah Tarver describes some of the ways that jEdit can be customized to make editing quicker and easier for documents that use mark-up languages or plain text.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata Tools and Workflows at the University of North Texas

Metadata Tools and Workflows at the University of North Texas

Date: June 27, 2010
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: This presentation illustrates the metadata tools, workflows, and quality control measures at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
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
[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
Scanning TRAIL Project Technical Reports: A Workflow for a Large-Scale Collaborative Digitization Effort

Scanning TRAIL Project Technical Reports: A Workflow for a Large-Scale Collaborative Digitization Effort

Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Poster illustrating the workflow used in the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Projects Unit to digitize large numbers of TRAIL (Technical Report and Image Library) documents.
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
Stretching Schemas: Flexible Metadata for Diverse Collections

Stretching Schemas: Flexible Metadata for Diverse Collections

Date: May 27, 2011
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Presentation on metadata schemas and utilizing flexibility in the metadata to address the needs of diverse collections.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Introduction to the UNT Digital Collections

Introduction to the UNT Digital Collections

Date: October 1, 2011
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: Presentation on the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History. The topics include featured collections in The Portal to Texas History and in the UNT Digital Library, and the special collections of maps and their features and usage.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Controlled Vocabulary Graphic]

[Controlled Vocabulary Graphic]

Date: September 22, 2012
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Description: This graphic expresses kinds of controlled vocabularies as a continuum of least to most complex and illustrates how different vocabularies are related; it includes notes describing the image on a separate page. The slide was used as a visual aid at a workshop during THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) as part of the Digital Frontiers conference at UNT Libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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