Smoothing the information seeking path: Removing representational obstacles in the middle-school digital library.

Smoothing the information seeking path: Removing representational obstacles in the middle-school digital library.

Date: May 2002
Creator: Abbas, June M.
Description: Middle school student's interaction within a digital library is explored. Issues of interface features used, obstacles encountered, search strategies and search techniques used, and representation obstacles are examined. A mechanism for evaluating user's descriptors is tested and effects of augmenting the system's resource descriptions with these descriptors on retrieval is explored. Transaction log data analysis (TLA) was used, with external corroborating achievement data provided by teachers. Analysis was conducted using quantitative and qualitative methods. Coding schemes for the failure analysis, search strategies and techniques analysis, as well as extent of match analysis between terms in student's questions and their search terms, and extent of match analysis between search terms and controlled vocabulary were developed. There are five chapters with twelve supporting appendixes. Chapter One presents an introduction to the problem and reviews the pilot study. Chapter Two presents the literature review and theoretical basis for the study. Chapter Three describes the research questions, hypotheses and methods. Chapter Four presents findings. Chapter Five presents a summary of the findings and their support of the hypotheses. Unanticipated findings, limitations, speculations, and areas of further research are indicated. Findings indicate that middle school users interact with the system in various sequences of patterns. ...
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The Portal to Texas History

The Portal to Texas History

Date: October 24, 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This presentation presents information about The Portal to Texas History, a digital gateway to cultural heritage collections in Texas. This presentation discusses the IOGENE project, the research processes involved in developing The Portal to Texas History, the research with genealogists, and shows illustrations of the contents of The Portal to Texas History.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

Date: August 2002
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hastings, Samantha Kelly & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: Article discussing metadata approaches to preservation of digital resources and the experiences of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
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Update on Digitization Projects at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Update on Digitization Projects at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Date: February 5, 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation gives an update on the Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History collections held by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries in 2010.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Discover America's Cultural Heritage Collections on the Web

Discover America's Cultural Heritage Collections on the Web

Date: February 25, 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library collections. It also discusses the invisible internet, other Texas digital collections, other large digital collections, major digital collections in other states, subscription databases, and gives strategies for searching all of these databases.
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Update on Digitization at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries

Update on Digitization at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries

Date: February 22, 2008
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation gives an update on the digital collection at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries in their Digital Collection and The Portal to Texas History in 2008.
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Update on Digitization Projects at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Update on Digitization Projects at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Date: February 13, 2009
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Description: This presentation gives an update on the Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History collections held by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries in 2009 and the future projects planned.
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The MetaCombine Project

The MetaCombine Project

Date: December 2004
Creator: Krowne, Aaron; Ingram, Stephen; Pathak, Saurabh & Halbert, Martin
Description: This poster presentation discusses the MetaCombine project, a Mellon-funded effort based at Emory University, with the goal of discovering and developing systems and methods to more meaningfully combine digital libraries, digital library resources, and digital library services.
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UNT Libraries 2011-2012 Annual Report

UNT Libraries 2011-2012 Annual Report

Date: 2012
Creator: unknown
Description: Annual report of the UNT Libraries for fiscal year 2011-2012.
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Texas Digital Newspaper Program Issue Dataset for IFLA/Rootstech Analysis

Texas Digital Newspaper Program Issue Dataset for IFLA/Rootstech Analysis

Date: January 16, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Krahmer, Ana
Description: This dataset contains the descriptive metadata harvested from the Texas Digital Newspaper Program collection on The Portal to Texas History and is accompanied by a dataset derived from the harvested metadata. This dataset was used for an IFLA Newspaper Section and Rootstech presentation.
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Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices

Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices

Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. The purpose of this document is to explain the PREMIS Event microservice as prototyped for the MetaArchive Cooperative, primarily from a developer's standpoint. The document will attempt to explain the purpose of the microservice, the underlying principles on which it operates, and a practical example of its usage. The MetaArchive has installed all of the components needed to deploy this microservice and looks forward to opportunities to experiment with practical implementations in future development projects.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Supporting Faculty Scholarly Activity

Supporting Faculty Scholarly Activity

Date: January 21, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation is part of a panel discussion titled Academic Libraries as Partners in Research. This presentation discusses how digital libraries can support faculty scholarly activity, with examples and strategies from the UNT Digital Library collections.
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Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet

Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet

Date: 2006
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Description: Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet.
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.
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Collection-Level Subject Access in Aggregations of Digital Collections: Metadata Application and Use

Collection-Level Subject Access in Aggregations of Digital Collections: Metadata Application and Use

Date: 2010
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: This doctoral dissertation is about collection-level subject access in aggregations of digital collections. The author discusses metadata richness and user interaction.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Date: October 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hastings, Samantha Kelly; Hawamdeh, Suliman M.; McLean, Austin & Rorissa, Abebe
Description: Paper for the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This paper discusses open access and scholarly communication and the current landscape, future direction, and the influence on global scholarship.
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Digitization 101

Digitization 101

Date: April 11, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Moore, Jeremy D. & Hall, Nathan
Description: This document discusses digitization processes, including computer hardware, setting up the computer with Windows XP, setting up Windows 7 for digital projects, identifiers, folder management, standards, scanning, and digital preservation.
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The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries

The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries

Date: 2007
Creator: Chung, EunKyung & Moen, William E.
Description: Paper discussing a two-dimensional approach for investigating issues of semantic interoperability in digital libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Contextual Metadata in Digital Aggregations: Application of Collection-Level Subject Metadata and its Role in User Interactions and Information Retrieval

Contextual Metadata in Digital Aggregations: Application of Collection-Level Subject Metadata and its Role in User Interactions and Information Retrieval

Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: Article discussing a study of contextual metadata in digital aggregations. Results of this study prove importance of provision of collection-level metadata in general and subject metadata in particular to enhance user experiences and information retrieval in digital libraries.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
UNT Digital Libraries: Past, Present and Future

UNT Digital Libraries: Past, Present and Future

Date: April 25, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation gives an overview of various digital initiatives by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
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Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Date: June 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses the preservation and digitization of content at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include a background of the digital initiatives at the UNT Libraries, the organization of the digital initiatives, the collaborative projects, the collections held by the UNT Libraries, and areas of research.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Curation of the End-of-Term Web Archive

Curation of the End-of-Term Web Archive

Date: 2011
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.; Ko, Lauren & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Paper for the 2011 IS&T Archiving Conference. This paper discusses the Classification of the End-of-Term Archive research project at the University of North Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Measuring the Impact of Preserving Digital Assets

Measuring the Impact of Preserving Digital Assets

Date: June 13, 2012
Creator: Belden, Dreanna & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This presentation discusses measuring the impact of preserving digital assets. This presentation reports the initial findings of a study of the impact of digitizing assets, specifically: (a) a framework of impact areas and indicators and (b) findings for the Portal's content partners and users.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Outreach and Collaboration: Strategies for Digital Repositories

Outreach and Collaboration: Strategies for Digital Repositories

Date: May 24, 2012
Creator: Waugh, Laura
Description: Presentation for the 2012 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses outreach and collaboration strategies for digital repositories.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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