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17 USC 108(h): The “Last Twenty Years” Exception

Description: This document is part of a series of white papers on various copyright issues. One statute, 17 USC § 108, provides a number of exceptions specifically for libraries. In addition to fair use, there are a variety of other exceptions built into the copyright law that don’t get as much attention.This paper specifically addresses one of 108’s lesser-used provisions and the value it may hold for libraries and archives: 108(h).
Date: December 2017
Creator: Wolfson, Stephen M.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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17 USC 109: The First Sale Doctrine

Description: This document is part of a series of white papers on various copyright issues. One statute, 17 USC § 109, provides a number of exceptions specifically for libraries. In addition to fair use, there are a variety of other exceptions built into the copyright law that don’t get as much attention.This paper argues that as there is no digital first sale, libraries can continue to use 17 USC ​§ ​109 for physical collections and are safe to lend the books they own without worrying about copyright problems.
Date: January 2018
Creator: Wolfson, Stephen M.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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2016 Performance and Accountability Report

Description: The FY 2016 Performance and Accountability Report for the Institute of Museum and Library Services comes as IMLS begins a yearlong celebration marking its 20th Anniversary. In the last 20 years, IMLS has worked to benefit libraries of all types: public, research, academic and tribal; and museums of all disciplines: history, botanic gardens, aquariums, science and technology centers, children’s museums and zoos. With the help of a range of partners, IMLS has inspired libraries and museums to advance innovation, learning and civic engagement. That work will continue into the coming years as libraries and museums are urged abd encouraged to “Reimagine the Future” and how they can best serve the communities in which they reside. Those goals are reflected in this year’s report: to continue to focus on creating a nation of learners by preserving and providing broad public access to collections and content; and promoting policies that ensure robust library, museum, and information services for all Americans. IMLS continues to be an outstanding steward of federal funds and will continue to look for ways to achieve even greater impact on library and museum services throughout the United States.
Date: 2016
Creator: Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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2019 Web Almanac: HTTP Archive's Annual State of the Web Report

Description: The Web Almanac is an annual state of the web report combining the expertise of the web community with the data and trends of the HTTP Archive. The Web Almanac is a project organized by HTTP Archive. HTTP Archive was started in 2010 by Steve Souders with the mission to track how the web is built. It evaluates the composition of millions of web pages on a monthly basis and makes its terabytes of metadata available for analysis on BigQuery48.
Date: 2019
Creator: Pollard, Barry
Partner: UNT Libraries
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AACR 2 Headings: A Five-Year Projection of Their Impact on Catalogs

Description: Text providing an overview of research and results regarding the implementation of AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition) and the effects on existing catalogs. It includes an overview of the problem and hypotheses, literature review, general research method, description of study libraries, differences found in samples between AACR 2 and pre-AACR 2 headings, conflicting headings found in catalogs, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and AACR 2 headings, summary and conclusions, and related appendices. Index starts on page 143.
Date: 1982
Creator: Taylor, Arlene G., 1941-
Partner: UNT Libraries

ActivAmerica

Description: Series of fictional stories and commentaries about sports in the United States and how they affect individuals and communities.
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Date: November 2017
Creator: Cass, Meagan
Partner: UNT Press
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Advancing the National Digital Platform: The State of Digitization in US Public and State Libraries

Description: The publication summarizes the results of a needs assessment and gap analysis of digitization activities by public libraries and state library agencies in the United States. The report outlines key findings from surveys of U.S. public libraries and state library agencies, and provides observations and recommendations for future exploration in the area of supporting digitization efforts in public libraries.
Date: 2017
Creator: Morgan, Kendra & Proffitt, Merrilee
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Description: The "Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation" (ANADP) conference was held at the National Library of Estonia, from May 23-25, 2011. More than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries were gathered in Tallinn, Estonia and explored how to create and sustain international collaborations to support the preservation of digital cultural memory. This publication contains a collection of peer-reviewed essays that were developed by conference panels and attendees in the months following ANADP.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Educopia Institute
Partner: UNT Libraries

All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music

Description: Historical account of musicians in Texas, grouped by region, describing "underappreciated" artists as well as some famous artists. Each chapter provides anecdotes and biographical information about an artist or musical group. Index starts on page 299.
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Date: May 2017
Creator: Corcoran, Michael
Partner: UNT Press
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Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries

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.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah
Partner: UNT Libraries

Art Lies: A Contemporary Art Quarterly

Description: This is the official website for Art Lies, a print quarterly arts publication. Founded in Texas, Art Lies offers a critical examination of artistic practice, theory, and discourse on and about the contemporary arts. The first issue of Art Lies was published in 1994. The site includes news, information about current and past issues, the journal's editorial policies, advertising rates. Art Lies ceased operation in 2011.
Date: 2011
Creator: Art Lies
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
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Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories: Recommended Practice, Issue 1

Description: This document is a technical Recommendation to use as the basis for providing audit and certification of the trustworthiness of digital repositories. It provides a detailed specification of criteria by which digital repositories shall be audited. The OAIS Reference Model contained a roadmap which included the need for a certification standard. The initial work was to be carried out outside CCSDS and then brought back into CCSDS to take into the standard. In 2003, Research Libraries Group (RLG) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) created a joint task force to specifically address digital repository certification. That task force published Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist (TRAC—reference [B3]), on which this Recommended Practice is based. Through the process of normal evolution, it is expected that expansion, deletion, or modification of this document may occur. This Recommended Practice is therefore subject to CCSDS document management and change control procedures, which are defined in the Procedures Manual for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. Current versions of CCSDS documents are maintained at the CCSDS Web site: http://www.ccsds.org/
Date: September 2011
Creator: CCSDS Secretariat, Space Communications and Navigation Office, 7L70
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Beginner’s Guide to Persistent Identifiers

Description: The essay discusses specific concerns of digital humanists in hopes of bridging the gap between how library directors and digital humanities researchers think. It suggests many ways to respond to the needs of digital humanists, and creating a Digital Humanities center is appropriate in relatively few circumstances. The essay recommends that a “Digital Humanities-friendly” environment may be more effective than a Digital Humanities Center but that library culture may need to evolve in order for librarians to be seen as effective Digital Humanities partners. The authors conclude that what we call “The Digital Humanities” today will soon be considered “The Humanities.” Supporting Digital Humanities scholarship is not much different than supporting digital scholarship in any discipline. Increasingly, digital scholarship is simply scholarship.
Date: February 2014
Creator: Schaffner, Jennifer & Erway, Ricky
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research

Description: Report describing the conclusions of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research regarding ethics in research. It is broken into three main sections: A. Boundaries Between Practice and Research, B. Basic Ethical Principles (Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice), and C. Applications (Informed Consent, Assessment of Risks and Benefits, and Selection of Subjects).
Date: 1978
Creator: United States. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research: Appendix, Volume 1

Description: Second part of an appendix to accompany a report describing the conclusions of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research regarding ethics in research: "This Appendix contains (in two volumes) the full text of the papers that were prepared to assist the Commission in its consideration of the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of research involving human subjects" (title page). This volume has three sections: III. Boundaries Between Research and Practice, IV. Risk/Benefit Criteria, and V. Informed Consent
Date: 1978
Creator: United States. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research: Appendix, Volume 1

Description: First part of an appendix to accompany a report describing the conclusions of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research regarding ethics in research: "This Appendix contains (in two volumes) the full text of the papers that were prepared to assist the Commission in its consideration of the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of research involving human subjects" (title page). This volume has two sections: I. Preliminary Papers Prepared for the Commission and II. Basic Ethical Principles Relating to Research Involving Human Subjects.
Date: 1978
Creator: United States. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2012

Description: This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2012 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, which is hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. The contest honors exemplary narrative work and encourages narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across the United States.
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Date: May 2014
Creator: Getschow, George
Partner: UNT Press

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 5

Description: Anthology of writing by the ten winners of the 2016 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The pieces are published in order of places awarded: McCoy, “It Was an Accident, Baby” (1st place); Dreier, “A Child’s Scraped Knee” (2nd place); Baker, “The Power of Will” (3rd place), and runners up, Cox, “A Marine’s Conviction”; Goffard, “Framed”; Thompson, “The Long Way Home”; Kleinfield, “Fraying at the Edges”; Kuchment and Thompson, “Seismic Denial”; Caruba, “55 Minutes”; and Wangsness, “In Search of Sanctuary.”
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Date: June 2018
Creator: Reaves, Gayle
Partner: UNT Press
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