Perspectives on Cultural Context: The Use of an Online Participatory Learning Environment as an Expansion of the Museum Visit

Perspectives on Cultural Context: The Use of an Online Participatory Learning Environment as an Expansion of the Museum Visit

Date: August 2010
Creator: Sreenan, Patrick N.
Description: Technology offers opportunities for museums to expand the ways in which cultural perspectives relevant to objects on display can be exchanged and understood. Multimedia content offered online in an environment with user input capabilities can encourage dialogue and enrich visitor experiences of museums. This action research project using narrative analysis was an effort to develop the use of web technology in museum education practice, with an emphasis on constructivist learning. Concepts including the visitor-centered museum and multiple narratives led the researcher to collaborate with a pre-service art teacher education classroom and a local Hindu community to create content that might better develop understandings of one museum's Hindu sculpture collection that are personal, cultural, and complex.
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Engaging the Twitter Backchannel as Digital Scholarship: Methods for Analyzing Scholarly Engagement in Alternative Media

Engaging the Twitter Backchannel as Digital Scholarship: Methods for Analyzing Scholarly Engagement in Alternative Media

Date: March 26, 2013
Creator: Najmi, Anjum & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Description: Article on methods for analyzing scholarly engagement in alternative media and engaging the Twitter backchannel as digital scholarship.
Contributing Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
APA Review: Citing Social Media and Websites

APA Review: Citing Social Media and Websites

Date: February 2014
Creator: Whitmer, Susan
Description: Presentation at the University of North Texas (UNT) for the research fellows from the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. This presentation discusses citing social media and websites.
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Social Media: Federal Agencies Need Policies and Procedures for Managing and Protecting Information They Access and Disseminate

Social Media: Federal Agencies Need Policies and Procedures for Managing and Protecting Information They Access and Disseminate

Date: June 28, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Federal agencies increasingly use recently developed Internet technologies that allow individuals or groups to create, organize, comment on, and share online content. The use of these social media services-- including popular Web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube-- has been endorsed by President Obama and provides opportunities for agencies to more readily share information with and solicit feedback from the public. However, these services may also pose risks to the adequate protection of both personal and government information. GAO was asked to (1) describe how federal agencies are currently using commercially provided social media services and (2) determine the extent to which agencies have developed and implemented policies and procedures for managing and protecting information associated with this use. To do this, GAO examined the headquarters-level Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels of 24 major federal agencies; reviewed pertinent policies, procedures, and guidance; and interviewed officials involved in agency use of social media.."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Mr Secrets and Social Media:  the Confession of Richard Rodriguez

Mr Secrets and Social Media: the Confession of Richard Rodriguez

Date: May 2013
Creator: Burns, Amanda Jill
Description: Richard Rodriguez's works create troubling situations for many scholars. Though numerous critics see him as the penultimate Chicano writer, many others see his writing as only pandering to the elite. However, all politics and controversies aside, he is a writer whose ideas upon language and public confession have been revolutionary. Throughout the thesis, I argue that Rodriguez's ideas upon language and identity are applicable to the social media landscape that we reside in currently, especially the public confession. Also, I use deconstructionism, along with postmodern criticism, to illustrate the changing arc of Rodriguez's confession from his first autobiography to his final one. In his first memoir, Rodriguez remains in the closet upon his sexuality, and the reader only catches glimpses of the 'real' character inside his work. In the second memoir, the reader sees a better glimpse because of his coming out; yet, even in this regard, he does not do so wholly and still leaves his confession unfinished. By the third, he applies themes and problems seen in his first and second works to discuss our browning nature, and how we are all sinners and that we desire to confess our sins. In my assessment of Rodriguez, I argue ...
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Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Justin Strickland Hoff

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Justin Strickland Hoff

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Hoff, Justin Strickland
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Justin Strickland Hoff.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Ann Howington

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Ann Howington

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Howington, Ann
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Ann Howington.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: XuHao Yang

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: XuHao Yang

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Yang, XuHao
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, XuHao Yang.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Caleb Zouhary

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Caleb Zouhary

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Zouhary, Caleb
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Caleb Zouhary.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Cassie Phan

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Cassie Phan

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Phan, Cassie
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Cassie Phan.
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Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Chance Dunlap

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Chance Dunlap

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Dunlap, Chance
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Chance Dunlap.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Rachel Christensen

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Rachel Christensen

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Christensen, Rachel
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Rachel Christensen.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Michael Blair

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Michael Blair

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Blair, Michael
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Michael Blair.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
ASIS&T SIG-III's 30th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

ASIS&T SIG-III's 30th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

Date: 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Book published for the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III). As part of the celebrations for the 75th ASIS&T anniversary and 30th anniversary of SIG-III), this special commemorative publication was created. In this anniversary publication, current and past SIG-III officers attempt to capture some of the SIG-III activities and highlight the challenges as well as the successes that the ASIS&T community has had in the last 30 years.
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Uses and Gratifications of Facebook Members 35 Years and Older

Uses and Gratifications of Facebook Members 35 Years and Older

Date: August 2011
Creator: Valentine, Aimee
Description: Online social networking sites continue to grow as a medium of consumption, acting as a changing force for interpersonal communication and media interaction. It is important to understand how and why each demographic segment is using these sites. Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the U.S., with older adults representing a substantial portion of the site’s growth. Previous studies have investigated the use of Facebook among college students and young adults; however, older age demographics are a fairly new segment to the online social networking landscape that has not yet been investigated. Through a large-scale online survey, this study represents the first empirical investigation of Facebook members age 35 and older. Findings provide a baseline of knowledge for understanding time spent, frequent activities and gratifications obtained by this audience on Facebook. Results indicate adults 35 and older allocate a substantial amount of time to the site and use it most often for communication with people in their network. While many activities on the site were found to be similar between older and younger audiences, adults 35 and older in this study reported more passive activities of surveillance rather than participation. Factor analysis yielded five gratification factors for ...
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Copyright and Social Media

Copyright and Social Media

Date: April 2, 2014
Creator: Helge, Kris & McKinnon, Laura F.
Description: Presentation for the Oklahoma Library Association on copyright and social media.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
CIO.gov

CIO.gov

Date: 2011
Creator: Chief Information Officers Council (U.S.)
Description: This website contains information about the Chief Information Officers Councils, which use innovative information technology (IT) in order to promote governmental transparency, accountability, and public participation. It includes resources related to Federal IT and information about the work of the government to close the technology gap between the public and private sectors.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
UNT Research, Volume 20, 2011

UNT Research, Volume 20, 2011

Date: 2011
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: UNT Research magazine includes articles and notes about research at University of North Texas in various academic fields.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
Twitter: Journalism Chases the Greased Pig

Twitter: Journalism Chases the Greased Pig

Date: August 2010
Creator: Hill, Desiree
Description: The study seeks to find a baseline of Twitter usage of traditional media. Findings suggest that traditional media are using Twitter (a non-traditional medium) in a traditional way. The study explores why a tool like Twitter needs to be approached by journalists in ways to which they may not be accustomed. The study additionally finds that newsrooms are underutilizing Twitter's potential for audience interactivity and have not established guidelines for journalists in the use of Twitter for work purposes. Conclusions include the need for more understanding of Twitter on the part of managers, a usage of Twitter that fits the medium, rather than traditional journalism models and more study in the future so that the journalism business can stay ahead of the curve when new communication technologies are introduced.
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Inter-organizational digital divide: Civic groups' media strategies in the Trinity River Corridor Project

Inter-organizational digital divide: Civic groups' media strategies in the Trinity River Corridor Project

Date: November 7, 2011
Creator: Ignatow, Gabriel & Schuett, Jessica Lynn
Description: Article on inter-organizational digital divides and civic groups' media strategies in the Trinity River Corridor Project.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Faculty Use of Altmetrics at UT Arlington College of Engineering

Faculty Use of Altmetrics at UT Arlington College of Engineering

Date: December 13, 2013
Creator: George-Williams, Sylvia
Description: Presentation for the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation (SCDC) Affinity Group 2013 Winter Meeting. This presentation discusses altmetrics at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Digital Rights, Media and Practice: The Right to Bear Arms in the Information Age

Digital Rights, Media and Practice: The Right to Bear Arms in the Information Age

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Papić, Mariette
Description: Presentation for the 2012 Digital Frontiers Conference. The author discusses digital rights, media and practice and reviews issues pertaining to image making in the public sphere, mobile technologies, and the rights of individuals in an era of increased governmental surveillance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
Social Media on Schedule

Social Media on Schedule

Date: September 20, 2013
Creator: Hansen, Elizabeth
Description: Presentation for the 2013 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. In this presentation, the author discusses scheduled social media updates at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.
Contributing Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
Social Media and User Engagement @BU Digital Collections

Social Media and User Engagement @BU Digital Collections

Date: September 20, 2013
Creator: Ames, Eric S.
Description: Presentation for the 2013 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. The presenter discusses the Baylor University Libraries digital collections, some of their challenges, and the social media that they chose to help engage users with their digital collections.
Contributing Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
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