Hidden Collections Redux: Summer 2013

Hidden Collections Redux: Summer 2013

Date: 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian; Parks, Sue; Phillips, Mark Edward & Sears, Suzanne
Description: This report is offers an update on the hidden collections at the UNT Libraries. Its purpose is to serve as a true representation of the collections in the UNT Libraries with little or no access.
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Textbooks Weighing You Down? Check out our e-readers

Textbooks Weighing You Down? Check out our e-readers

Date: June 30, 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Sears, Suzanne
Description: This poster discusses a grant project for purchasing e-book readers as a way of circulating textbooks to college students at the University of North Texas. The poster includes text, a timeline, graphs, photos of marketing materials, and sample survey questions from the project.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Web Content Authorship: Academic Librarians in Web Content Management

Web Content Authorship: Academic Librarians in Web Content Management

Date: May 2012
Creator: Vassilieva, Elena
Description: An increasing number of libraries and information centers are using content management (CM) applications to develop, redesign, and maintain their websites. the purpose of this research was to provide understanding of attitudes of academic librarians about how their utilization of CM technology influences the information services they provide at the academic library’s website and to examine their perceptions of how using CM affects the creation of the web content. This research applied a qualitative research design (electronic survey and in-depth semi-structured interviews of academic subject librarians) with elements of a quantitative approach. the study discussed the concept of web authorship and supplied fundamentals for future theoretical research about authorship in web content development at academic libraries. the study provided an overview of CM at academic libraries and explored characteristics of dynamic content and semantic web applications at their websites. It discussed librarians’ opinions about issues of migration to the new content management system (CMS), factors affecting its efficient employment, and roles of librarians in web content management. Results of this study will serve to future research on management behavior of academic librarians authoring web content with the help of CM. the findings about the difficulties observed in the use of ...
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A Study Of The Perception Of Cataloging Quality Among Catalogers In Academic Libraries

A Study Of The Perception Of Cataloging Quality Among Catalogers In Academic Libraries

Date: December 2011
Creator: Snow, Karen
Description: This study explores the concept of "quality" in library cataloging and examines the perception of quality cataloging among catalogers who work in academic libraries. An examination of the concept of "quality cataloging" in library science literature revealed that even though there is some general agreement on how this concept is defined, the level of detail and focus of these definitions often vary. These various perceptions were dissected in order to develop a framework for evaluating quality cataloging definitions; this framework was used to evaluate study participants' definitions of quality cataloging. Studying cataloger perceptions of quality cataloging is important because it is catalogers (particularly original catalogers) who are largely responsible for what is included in bibliographic records. Survey participants (n = 296) provided their personal definition of quality cataloging as well as their opinions on their department's cataloging, their influence upon their department's policies and procedures, and the specific data that should be included in a quality bibliographic record. Interview participants (n = 20) provided insight on how their opinions of quality cataloging were formed and the influences that shaped these opinions.
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Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then...

Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then...

Date: August 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Harker, Karen
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Utilizing Digital Library Infrastructure to Build Modern Research Collections

Utilizing Digital Library Infrastructure to Build Modern Research Collections

Date: April 24, 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This keynote presentation covers the opportunities that digital library infrastructure offers if utilized effectively as a tool to build novel research collections. It highlights examples from the UNT Libraries and other institutions, which demonstrate these concepts.
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The Impact of Embedded Librarianship on Liaison Activities

The Impact of Embedded Librarianship on Liaison Activities

Date: October 28, 2013
Creator: O'Toole, Erin
Description: Poster on the impact of embedded librarianship on liaison activities presented for the Medical Library Association, South Central Chapter Annual Meeting. This poster took third place in the judging for the 2013 Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Awards.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Digital Library Evaluation

Digital Library Evaluation

Date: March 9, 2011
Creator: Hall, Nathan
Description: This Tech Talk presentation discusses digital libraries and methods used to evaluate these collections and the practices for developing and maintaining them.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Activities and Experiences of Academic Librarians Embedded in Online Courses

Activities and Experiences of Academic Librarians Embedded in Online Courses

Date: May 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Description: Presentation for the 2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Conference. This presentation discusses activities and experiences of academic librarians embedded in online courses and common practices to assess various experiences.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Educational Background of Academic Library Deans

The Educational Background of Academic Library Deans

Date: May 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr & Downey, Annie
Description: This presentation discusses a study of the educational backgrounds of academic library deans. This study uses quantitative methods to study the degrees and majors of all 123 academic library deans at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
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