Effective Tools for Digital Object Management

Effective Tools for Digital Object Management

Date: 2009
Creator: Moore, Jeremy D. & Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Description: This presentation discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit workflow for digitization, including organizing materials, using a Wiki project page, internal workflow, managing objects and identifiers, and using a Magick Numbering system.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
UNT Digital Library Storage Architectures for Digital Collections

UNT Digital Library Storage Architectures for Digital Collections

Date: September 27, 2010
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library Program and possible solutions for sudden growth in digital content.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries

The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries

Date: 2005
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses how The Portal to Texas History is harnessing technology to enable collaboration with small museums and libraries. This presentation includes information on the workflows, planning, metadata elements, and goals for the Portal project.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Theses and Dissertations from Print to ETD: The Nuances of Preserving and Accessing Those in Music

Theses and Dissertations from Print to ETD: The Nuances of Preserving and Accessing Those in Music

Date: 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hartsock, Ralph
Description: Book chapter discussing the unique challenges of digitizing music theses and dissertations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections

Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections

Date: April 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Walters, Tyler
Description: This presentation discusses the Chronicles in Preservation project. This project aims to study, document, and model the use of data preparation practices and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. This presentation gives the background of the Chronicles in Preservation project, the State of the Field report, and early findings.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Searching for  Sustainability:  Strategies  from Eight  Digitized Special  Collections

Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections

Date: November 2013
Creator: Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah
Description: This report aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing libraries and cultural heritage organizations: how to move their special collections into the 21st century through digitization while developing successful strategies to make sure those collections remain accessible and relevant over time. Through a cooperative agreement as part of the National Leadership Grants Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), in partnership with Ithaka S+R, to undertake in-depth case studies of institutions that have worked to build the audience, infrastructure, and funding models necessary to maintain and grow their digital collections. The eight collections profiled provide useful models and examples of good practice for project leaders to consider when digitizing their own materials. We hope that these case studies will encourage greater discussion among individuals in the academic library and cultural heritage communities about the reasons why they invest so much time and energy in the creation and ongoing management of their digitized special collections, the goals they set for them, and the planning needed to realize those aims. These questions become even more pressing in an environment where the traditional sources of funding for digitization are beginning to wane. ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Appraising our digital investment : sustainability of digitized special collections in ARL libraries

Appraising our digital investment : sustainability of digitized special collections in ARL libraries

Date: February 2013
Creator: Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah
Description: Sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and conducted by Ithaka S+R, this study provides insight into how ARL libraries are managing and funding the hundreds of digitized special collections they have created and that they believe to be critical to their futures. This is the first survey of ARL institutions that specifically attempts to understand and benchmark the activities and costs of supporting these collections after they are created. By looking at questions of management, costs, funding sources, impact, and outreach, the survey offers data that will deliver insight to all those engaged in sustaining digitized special collections.
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
Improving Access: Texas Topographic Map Project

Improving Access: Texas Topographic Map Project

Date: June 24, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: In this presentation, the author gives the background, goals, process, challenges, and next steps of the Texas Topographic Map Project. For this project, the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit is digitizing topographic maps to be included in The Portal to Texas History.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Collection Development and Management Issues

Collection Development and Management Issues

Date: July 23, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This presentation discusses collection development and management issues. It describes considerations to keep in mind, suggestions and strategies, and ideas for successful digitization projects.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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