Formalization of Collection Development in Selected Medium-sized Academic Libraries

Formalization of Collection Development in Selected Medium-sized Academic Libraries

Date: December 1984
Creator: Harvill, Melba S.
Description: The degree of formalization of collection development(the dependent variable) in selected medium-sized academic libraries and six independent variables believed to be related to the dependent variable were examined. The formalization of collection development was measured by an index of five dimensions. The six independent variables examined were age of the library, number of graduate degrees offered by the parent institution, estimated years of growth potential in terms of available shelf space, attitude of the library director toward cooperation, number of memberships held by the library in cooperative endeavors, and percentage of increase in the materials budget, from 1972 to 1982.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Breaking Silos: Interdepartmental Collaboration for Better Electronic Collection Development

Breaking Silos: Interdepartmental Collaboration for Better Electronic Collection Development

Date: March 17, 2014
Creator: Crawford, Laurel
Description: Presentation for the 2014 ER&L Annual Conference. This presentation discusses interdepartmental collaboration for better electronic collection development.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
At Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Resources

At Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Resources

Date: June 12, 2006
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This presentation discusses the Web-at-Risk project and the issues related to capturing and preserving web resources. It introduces collection development issues, organization and metadata issues, and the findings that support the needs for a web archiving service.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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
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 poster discusses 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
Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content

Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content

Date: April 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This paper discusses improving access to web archives through innovative analysis of PDF content. The paper discusses the overall workflow and describes the tools used to extract document features. Findings suggest opportunities for the development of retrieval tools that will provide new ways of selecting content and building collections from large Web archives.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Collection Planning Guidelines

Collection Planning Guidelines

Date: May 31, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is developing a Web Archiving Service (WAS) that will enable the project's partner institutions to act as archive agencies that will assist the project's curators in building and managing archived collections of web-published materials.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. Each of the projects represents a collaborative effort to preserve for future generations born-digital or digitized cultural heritage materials and collections. The Web-at-Risk project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University. The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content will be collected largely from US federal and state government agencies, but will also include political policy documents, campaign literature, and information surrounding political movements. The project work will be conducted along four paths of overlapping activities. The Web-at-Risk Project work paths include (1) Content identification, selection, and acquisition; (2) Content harvest and analysis; (3) Content ingest, retention, and transfer; and (4) Partnership building.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Needs Assessment Toolkit

Needs Assessment Toolkit

Date: May 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This presentation discusses the needs assessment toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project. This presentation outlines the details related to the web archive development process and the activities related to the needs assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Breaking Silos: Interdepartmental Collaboration for Better Electronic Collection Development

Breaking Silos: Interdepartmental Collaboration for Better Electronic Collection Development

Date: March 17, 2014
Creator: Crawford, Laurel
Description: Handout accompanying a presentation for the 2014 ER&L Annual Conference. This handout includes presentation session information, agenda, and selected references and further readings.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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