Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma: Final report, best practices, and lessons learned Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.

Title

  • Main Title Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma: Final report, best practices, and lessons learned

Creator

  • Author: Hawkins, Kevin S.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: National Endowment for the Humanities

Date

  • Creation: 2020-03-20

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This white paper provides a summary of grant activities and provides some best practices and lessons learned for other efforts to make out-of-print humanities books available in ebook format.
  • Physical Description: 6 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: electronic publishing
  • Keyword: digital libraries
  • Keyword: ebooks
  • Keyword: grants

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas
  • Place Name: United States - Oklahoma

Source

  • Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities; Humanities Open Book Program

Relation

  • References: "Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma: Application Cover Page and Narrative for Grant Application for Humanities Open Book Program," ark:/67531/metadc826654
  • References: "Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma," ark:/3A/67531/metadc849999/
  • References: "Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma," ark:/67531/metadc980796
  • References: "Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma," ark:/67531/metadc993958

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Paper

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Grant Number: HZ-234002-16
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1633737

Degree

  • Academic Department: UNT Libraries

Note

  • Display Note: Abstract: The digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 146 books on the history of Texas and Oklahoma. The books were selected by the University of North Texas Press, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Portal to Texas History, the Texas State Historical Association, and the UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services. This two-year project, led by the University of North Texas Libraries, will broaden access to 141 books selected by one of three publishers or by the UNT Libraries for their relevance to the history of Texas and Oklahoma. It will also broaden access to five humanities-related books to be selected once the grant starts. Those books not yet available online through the Gateway to Oklahoma History, Portal to Texas History, or UNT Digital Library websites will be digitized, with full-text searching, and added to the appropriate site. All books will be converted to EPUB and Kindle formats, made available to download with the digitized version online, and added to the UNT Library Catalog and to WorldCat. The project also includes the production of "print-ready" PDFs from the scans of many of the books to allow them to be made available for sale in print again using print-on-demand technology.
Back to Top of Screen