Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today

Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today

Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Jessica
Description: This book chapter discusses educating communities. and preserving tomorrow's treasures today. Librarians, curators, archivists, and volunteers work hard to conserve and preserve materials as they are added to their collections, insuring that the materials can be safely used. However, not all genealogical and historical information is held in cultural institutions; unknown numbers of valuable information sources reside with individuals and in residences. By educating the community today on how to protect the treasures in their care, we have the potential to minimize the repairs needed for these items in the future.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Digitizing Historical Publications: Enhancing the Official Electronic Collection of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Digitizing Historical Publications: Enhancing the Official Electronic Collection of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Date: April 1999
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: This report discusses a project for digitizing historical publications and making them available online. The authors' goal will be to develop a process that balances level of access with the cost of digitizing and making the data available on the Internet.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Focus Group Report: California Digital Library, Oakland, CA, August 31, 2005

Focus Group Report: California Digital Library, Oakland, CA, August 31, 2005

Date: March 21, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
WAS Release 4 - Usability Test Results

WAS Release 4 - Usability Test Results

Date: June 26, 2007
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report discusses the usability test results for the Web-at-Risk project at the University of North Texas (UNT). Usability testing of the Web Archiving Service (WAS) Release 4 was conducted on May 29, 2007. Eight of the project's curators participated in test sessions, which generally were completed in 45-60 minutes. Two testing teams, each consisting of a facilitator and two observers were involved in testing.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
iCAMP: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve

iCAMP: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve

Date: April 2012
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This presentation discusses the iCAMP project. The UNT College of Information's iCAMP project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is developing a four course, competency-based, online graduate academic certificate program in data curation and data management for a hybrid audience of information professionals and disciplinary researchers and scholars. This presentation gives an overview of the iCAMP project and its development.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Collection Plan Guidelines for Project Curators

Collection Plan Guidelines for Project Curators

Date: May 9, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. These policy and planning documents typically guide collection management within libraries and archives. Some familiar concepts and practices from collection development for non-digital materials easily transfer to collection development for web-based materials while some new concepts and unfamiliar practices are introduced. To effectively manage web collections, it is good practice to either create new policies and plans or modify existing collection policies and plans.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Curators' Evaluation of WAS Release 1

Curators' Evaluation of WAS Release 1

Date: October 20, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Description: This report discusses the curators' evaluation of Web Archiving Service (WAS) release 1, as part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report summarizes the feedback received from the curators and provides details details to illustrate the areas that were either confusing or problematic to them. Their recommendations as well as some considerations for future development are also included. Additionally, many of the observations and suggestions in the Quick Heuristic Evaluation of the WAS echo the feedback received from the curators. These commonalities are noted in the document.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls

Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls

Date: January 31, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This report was prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). It outlines the current state of and future conversion roadmap for the content captured by Blue Angel Technologies during the time period of 2002-2006 for TSLAC as part of the Texas Resource and Information Locator Service (TRAIL). This document will give a history of the data stored at the University of North Texas Libraries and information about the makeup of the collection as it exists in 2011, including the physical layout on disk, number of files, and MIME types. Finally, this document outlines a conversion path from the current file based organization system to a standard archival data format for inclusion in a future TRAIL discovery interface.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Needs Assessment Toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project describes the project's needs assessment activities and includes data collection tools, which are designated to identify the needs and requirements of curators, web-content producers, and end users with regard to the Web Archive Service. Additionally, information gathered by some of the data collection tools will help to identify curators' requirements for the web crawler and its crawl analyzer tool, which will be developed as part of the project. Each of the assessment activities described in the Needs Assessment Toolkit was designated to follow a collection development framework for web archives. This report contains a data analysis of the survey results. Results from focus group discussions and interviews with content providers and end users are presented in separate reports.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Assessment Path Final Report

Assessment Path Final Report

Date: December 27, 2007
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report describes the major assessment activities, their contributions to the project, and key findings. The assessment work areas included needs assessment, collection planning, and WAS evaluation.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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