Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in Digital Collections

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Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. This presentation discusses the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections. It includes a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF.

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69 p.

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Tarver, Hannah August 16, 2013.

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Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. This presentation discusses the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections. It includes a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF.

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69 p.

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  • Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference, 2013, Denton, Texas, United States

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Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections.

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  • August 16, 2013

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  • Aug. 23, 2013, 9:48 a.m.

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Tarver, Hannah. Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in Digital Collections, presentation, August 16, 2013; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177428/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .