Repurposing Existing Digital Resources and Smoothing Interdisciplinary Communication: Environmental Policy Collection Development Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Repurposing Existing Digital Resources and Smoothing Interdisciplinary Communication: Environmental Policy Collection Development

Creator

  • Author: Hall, Nathan
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Virginia Tech University
  • Author: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Phillips, Mark Edward
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Contributor

  • Organizer of meeting: American Society for Information Science and Technology
    Contributor Type: Organization

Date

  • Creation: 2012-10
  • Embargoed Until: 2013-02-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This paper accompanies a poster presentation discussing repurposing existing digital resources and smoothing interdisciplinary communication.
  • Physical Description: 3 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: digital resources management
  • Keyword: digital libraries
  • Keyword: collection development strategies
  • Keyword: digital preservation
  • Keyword: metadata
  • Keyword: reuse
  • Keyword: repurposing

Source

  • Conference: American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Relation

  • Is Version Of: Repurposing Existing Digital Resources and Smoothing Interdisciplinary Communication: Environmental Policy Collection Development [Poster], ark:/67531/metadc122176

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Paper

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc122174

Degree

  • Academic Department: Digital Projects Unit

Note

  • Display Note: Abstract: Given the proliferation of scholarly digital contents, it has become increasingly difficult for researchers to find relevant contents on their own, not to mention related, disciplines. The situation is even worse in interdisciplinary fields such as environmental sciences. Many academic libraries provide services to support the creation, organization, management, use, and reuse of digital contents. This poster describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' initiative to provide digital infrastructure and stewardship in order to ensure long-term access to the resources collected. The preliminary results from usage and related statistics analysis suggest significant research and educational impact of the Environmental Policy Collection. Based on the UNT Libraries' experience in integrating heterogeneous digital resources from diverse sources and providing seamless access, this paper describes guidelines for future digital collection development, and make recommendations for further study of collection development strategies.