Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Green Building Council
Description: This document encourages governments to use LEED certifications in the construction of government buildings, and to promote LEED buildings in their jurisdictions. The document provides advice on how to promote and administer such projects.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group Update

Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group Update

Date: 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: This presentation provides an update on three projects the Texas Digital Library Metadata Working Group (TDL-MWG) is working on. These include designing a metadata information website, creating best practices for images and datasets, and creating metadata courses for Texas Digital Library (TDL) training.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Knowledge management in virtual organizations: A study of a best practices knowledge transfer model.

Knowledge management in virtual organizations: A study of a best practices knowledge transfer model.

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Date: May 2005
Creator: Berryman, Reba
Description: Knowledge management is a major concern for organizations today, and in spite of investments in technology, knowledge transfer remains problematic. This study sought to determine whether a relationship exists among participant group demographics (experience), implementation of an integrated knowledge transfer system (best practices model), knowledge transfer barriers, and knowledge transfer project (Web-based training) outcome in a virtual organization. The participant organization was a network of individuals and groups who practice patient advocacy in the research and treatment of cancer. These advocates volunteer in various capacities and are not collocated nor do they report to any single organizational entity. Volunteer participants were randomly assigned to a treatment or control condition. The treatment participants received a training supplement based upon a best practices knowledge transfer model. All participants reviewed a Web-based communications training module scheduled for deployment by the participant organization. Upon completion of the training program, participants were instructed to practice specific techniques from the program. At the end of this period, participants completed an online survey that measured demographics, perceived barriers to the knowledge transfer, and project outcome. Knowledge transfer barriers were defined as knowledge, source, recipient, and organizational context characteristics that inhibit the expected transfer. Project outcome was a ...
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Chronicles in Preservation: Building Institutional Capacity in Digital Preservation

Chronicles in Preservation: Building Institutional Capacity in Digital Preservation

Date: September 2013
Creator: Schultz, Matt; Phillips, Mark Edward; Krabbenhoeft, Nick & Eisenhauer, Stephen
Description: Poster presented at the 2013 iPres Conference. The poster discusses the Chronicles in Preservation project, which evaluates how to improve the preservation readiness of digitized and born-digital newspapers on a spectrum of essential to optimal levels of conformance to digital preservation standards.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Toward Best Practices in Integrating ETDs and Associated Data: UNT's Approach

Toward Best Practices in Integrating ETDs and Associated Data: UNT's Approach

Date: February 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 Texas ETD Annual Conference. This poster describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries approach toward best practices in integrating ETDs and associated data.
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[Review] Collaborate: The Art of We

[Review] Collaborate: The Art of We

Date: 2012
Creator: Joshua-Gojer, Ashwini Esther
Description: Book review discussing "Collaborate: The Art of We," by Dan Sanker, published in 2012.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Best Practices: Taking a Strategic Approach Could Improve DOD's Acquisition of Services

Best Practices: Taking a Strategic Approach Could Improve DOD's Acquisition of Services

Date: January 18, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO studied several leading companies in the private sector that have made dramatic changes to their process for acquiring services. GAO found that these changes generally began with a corporate decision to pursue a more strategic approach to acquiring services--from developing a better picture of what the company was actually spending on services to developing new ways of doing business. The Defense Department (DOD), the government's largest purchaser of services, already has some elements in place that are essential to such a strategic approach, such as a commitment by top management to adopting best practices. However, DOD has yet to conduct a comprehensive analysis of its spending on services or thoroughly assess it's current structure, processes, and roles. DOD's size, the range and complexity of the services that it acquires, the capacity of its information and financial systems, and the unique requirements of the federal government are among the factors that DOD will need to consider as it tailors a strategic approach to its diverse needs."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Best Practices: DOD Training Can Do More to Help Weapon System Programs Implement Best Practices

Best Practices: DOD Training Can Do More to Help Weapon System Programs Implement Best Practices

Date: August 16, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A chapter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the role the Department of Defense (DOD) training is playing in implementing best practices in weapon system programs, focusing on the: (1) contribution DOD training makes to program offices' ability to apply best practices; (2) different methods used by DOD and leading commercial firms in training on best practices; and (3) strategic approaches that underlie DOD's and leading commercial firms' training methods for best practices."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Best Practices: Highlights of the Knowledge-Based Approach Used to Improve Weapon Acquisition

Best Practices: Highlights of the Knowledge-Based Approach Used to Improve Weapon Acquisition

Date: January 1, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This is a best practices pamphlet discussing the highlights of the knowledge-based approach to improving weapons acquisition. It reviews the manufacturing processes through three phases, (1) technology development, (2) product development, and (3) production."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Best Practices: Improved Knowledge of DOD Service Contracts Could Reveal Significant Savings

Best Practices: Improved Knowledge of DOD Service Contracts Could Reveal Significant Savings

Date: June 9, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Department of Defense (DOD) spending on service contracts approaches $100 billion annually, but DOD's management of services procurement is inefficient and ineffective and the dollars are not always well spent. Recent legislation requires DOD to improve procurement practices to achieve savings. Many private companies changed management practices based on analyzing spending patterns and coordinating procurement in order to achieve major savings. This report evaluates five companies' best practices and their conduct and use of "spend analysis" and the extent that DOD can pursue similar practices."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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