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End of Term Presidential Harvest 2012

Description: This is the collection for the End of Term Presidential Harvest 2012, an effort by the Library of Congress, the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas Libraries, the Internet Archive, and the U.S. Government Printing Office to preserve public United States Government web sites at the end of the presidential term that ended January 20, 2013. This collection documents federal agencies' presence on the World Wide Web during the transition of Presidential administrations.
Date: 2012/2013
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

End of Term Presidential Harvest 2016

Description: This is the collection for the End of Term Presidential Harvest 2016, an effort by the Library of Congress, the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas Libraries, the Internet Archive, George Washington University Libraries, Stanford University Libraries, and the U.S. Government Printing Office to preserve public United States Government web sites at the end of the presidential term that ended January 20, 2017. This collection documents federal agencies' presence on the World Wide Web during the transition of Presidential administrations.
Date: 2016-10~/2017-03
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

State Library Administrative Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 2014

Description: The State Library Administrative Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 2014 report provides a view of the condition of state library administrative agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for Fiscal Year 2014. The data includes state library agency identification, governance, public service hours, service outlets, collections, library service transactions, library development transactions, services to other libraries in the state, allied operations, staff, income, expenditures, and electronic services and information. State libraries administer federal funds through the IMLS Grants to States program and play a crucial role in helping libraries within their state meet the demand for content and services by establishing statewide plans for library services, investing in technology and content, and providing support for local programming. While the state libraries continued to offer a wide array of library services in 2014, the study results showed a multi-year pattern of decreases in revenues, expenditures, and staffing that coincided with the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The revenue from federal, state, and other sources to state library agencies totaled $1.1 billion in FY 2014, a 17 percent decrease in revenue from FY 2004.The report is useful to Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), policymakers in the executive and legislative branches of federal and state governments, government and library administrators at the federal, state, and local levels, the American Library Association and its members or customers, library and public policy researchers, the public, journalists, and others.
Date: August 2016
Creator: Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Through the Lenses of Ray Bankston and Don Shugart: Horse Photos from the University of North Texas Libraries

Description: The selected Horse Photos in this book represent samples images produced by the two most prolific equine photographers, Ray Bankston and Don Shugart between 1962 and 2000. While Ray Bankston and Don Shugart traveled extensively, many of their clients, including prominent ranches and prestigious performance horse events, were located in Texas, home of the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association, and the American Paint Horse Association. In addition to formal portraits of famous horses and their owners and riders, their photo collections also contain never-before-published informal shots of riders and horse-show exhibitors, as well as those of farms, ranches, rodeo arenas, and performance rings of a bygone era. Where available, the dates when horses were photographed are noted, as well as the names of their owners, riders, trainers, and the ranches and farms that represent them.
Date: 2015
Creator: Harrison, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries

From Wright Field, Ohio, to Hokkaido, Japan: General Curtis E. LeMay's Letters to His Wife Helen, 1941–1945

Description: In 1942, Colonel Curtis E. LeMay and his 305th Bomb Group left Syracuse, New York, bound for England, where they joined the Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force in war against Germany and her allies. Over the next three years LeMay led American air forces in Europe, India, China, and the Pacific against the Axis powers. His efforts yielded advancement through the chain of command to the rank of Major General in command of the XXIst Bomber Command, the most effective strategic bombing force of the war. LeMay’s activities in World War II are well-documented, but his personal history is less thoroughly recorded. Throughout the war he wrote hundreds of letters to his wife, Helen, and daughter, Jane. They are published for the first time in this volume, weaved together with meticulously researched narrative essays buttressed by both official and unofficial sources and supplemented with extensive footnotes. History remembers “LeMay, the Commander” well. From Wright Field, Ohio, to Hokkaido, Japan, will yield a better understanding of “LeMay, the Man.”
Date: 2015
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin Paul & Hurley, Alfred F.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones

Description: Many well-read students, historians, and loyal aficionados of Texas Ranger lore know the name of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones (1856-1893), who died on the Texas-Mexico border in a shootout with Mexican rustlers. In Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands, Bob Alexander has now penned the first full-length biography of this important nineteenth-century Texas Ranger. At an early age Frank Jones, a native Texan, would become a Frontier Battalion era Ranger. His enlistment with the Rangers coincided with their transition from Indian fighters to lawmen. While serving in the Frontier Battalion officers' corps of Company D, Frank Jones supervised three of the four “great” captains of that era: J.A. Brooks, John H. Rogers, and John R. Hughes. Besides Austin Ira Aten and his younger brothers Calvin Grant Aten and Edwin Dunlap Aten, Captain Jones also managed law enforcement activities of numerous other noteworthy Rangers, such as Philip Cuney "P.C." Baird, Benjamin Dennis Lindsey, Bazzell Lamar "Baz" Outlaw, J. Walter Durbin, Jim King, Frank Schmid, and Charley Fusselman, to name just a few. Frank Jones’ law enforcing life was anything but boring. Not only would he find himself dodging bullets and returning fire, but those Rangers under his supervision would also experience gunplay. Of all the Texas Ranger companies, Company D contributed the highest number of on-duty deaths within Texas Ranger ranks. The contents include: "Dragged to the ground lanced and scalped" -- "Beneath the heel of an indignant legislature" -- "We fought under the black flag" -- "Several shots and run him into the river" -- "Sworn enemy to Rangers and sheriffs" -- "Sixty thousand dollars to spend" -- "Most bold, high-handed murder" -- "Damnable act of savagery" -- "He caught for a pistol" -- "A strong undercurrent of excitement" -- "By God, they will never come back" -- "Just plain legal ...
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Date: March 2015
Creator: Alexander, Bob
Partner: UNT Press

Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses

Description: The Library of Congress has established policies and procedures for managing its information technology (IT) resources, but significant weaknesses across several areas have hindered their effectiveness: -Strategic planning: The Library does not have an IT strategic plan that is aligned with the overall agency strategic plan and establishes goals, measures, and strategies. This leaves the Library without a clear direction for its use of IT. -Investment management: Although the Library obligated at least $119 million on IT for fiscal year 2014, it is not effectively managing its investments. To its credit, the Library has established structures for managing IT investments—including a review board and a process for selecting investments. However, the board does not review all key investments, and its roles and responsibilities are not always clearly defined. Additionally, the Library does not have a complete process for tracking its IT spending or an accurate inventory of its assets. For example, while the inventory identifies over 18,000 computers currently in use, officials stated that the Library has fewer than 6,500. Until the Library addresses these weaknesses, its ability to make informed decisions will be impaired. -Information security and privacy: The Library assigned roles and responsibilities and developed policies and procedures for securing its information and systems. However, its implementation of key security and privacy management controls was uneven. For example, the Library's system inventory did not include all key systems. Additionally, the Library did not always fully define and test security controls for its systems, remediate weaknesses in a timely manner, and assess the risks to the privacy of personal information in its systems. Such deficiencies also contributed to weaknesses in technical security controls, putting the Library's systems and information at risk of compromise. -Service management: The Library's Information Technology Services (ITS) division is primarily responsible for providing IT services ...
Date: March 2015
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Report on the Maturity of the Library’s System Development Life Cycle Processes and Procedures

Description: The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process applies to information system development projects ensuring that all functional and user requirements are met by using a structured and standardized process during all phases of a system’s life cycle. Systems developed according to information technology (IT) best practices are more likely to provide secure and reliable long‐term performance. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) engaged CliftonLarsonAllen’s (CLA’s) to perform an audit of the Library’s SDLC process to assess the maturity of the Library’s current policies and practices and to evaluate the efficiency of Information Technology Services’ (ITS) process for structuring, planning, and controlling the development of the Library’s vital information systems. This included an assessment of ITS’ compliance with the Library’s SDLC policy and the application of generally accepted IT best practices. In its report, CLA identified several weaknesses in the Library’s SDLC process that places the Library at risk of developing IT systems that are not adequately documented and lack cost and performance data needed to properly monitor and make prudent IT investment decisions. By optimizing its current SDLC process, the Library can mitigate these risks while improving efficiency and governance of IT system development.
Date: February 2015
Creator: United States. Library of Congress Office of the Inspector General
Partner: UNT Libraries

[University of North Texas: Campus Map, Parking Map, 2014-2015]

Description: The map here displays where there is on-campus parking at the University of North Texas, for 2014-2015. There are two pages to this map piece. On the upper left corner of the map is the UNT logo in green, black, and white. It states, "University of North Texas: A green light to greatness." Found on the mid-left is a gray compass pointing north, for reference. Streets are marked gray and parking locations are color coded, based on parking permissions (e.g., reserved parking is color coded green). A map key is provided on the mid-right, which also covers parking garages, meter parking, planned construction, bicycle racks, crosswalks, emergency phone locations, ADA ('handicapped') parking, and more. Next to the map legend, on the left side, is information on the speed limit, a sign encouraging people to "share the road," and the UNT Smoke-Free logo. Below the map legend is the contact information for the Parking & Transportation Services and the UNT Police Department. Located on the second page is a mini-map of the UNT Discovery Park (upper left corner), Mean Green Village, and the Apogee Stadium (both on the lower right corner). Information on visitor parking is provided on the right side of the Discovery Park mini-map, while information to purchase it can be found on the lower left corner of the page.
Date: 2014~
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[University of North Texas: Campus Map, 2004]

Description: This is a map of the University of North Texas, dating back to approximately 2004. On the first page is the map itself, which includes information on the campus speed limit, a mini-map of the UNT Research Park on the upper left corner, and a compass on the mid-left corner for reference. Numbers are assigned to buildings for the legend on the next page. The legend includes both an alphabetical and numerical listing of campus buildings.
Date: 2004~
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[University of North Texas: Spring 1994, Campus Map]

Description: This is a black and white map of the University of North Texas, dating back to at least 1994. The map covers campus buildings and streets. Numbers are assigned to the building and a legend is provided beneath the map. On the lower left corner of the next page is "Spring," indicating this map was distributed during the spring term.
Date: 1993~/1994~
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[University of North Texas: Campus Map, 2014/15]

Description: Campus map of the University of North Texas, for 2014-2015. Bodies of water are marked with blue while streets are gray. Words are either green or black in color. Numbers are marked above while letters mark the left side. There is a compass pointing north printed in the mid-left section of the map for reference, while a mini-map of the Discovery Park is provided on the upper left corner. On the very right is the legend, titled, "Map Index."
Date: 2014~/2015~
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[University of North Texas: Summer 1999, Campus Map]

Description: This is a black and white map of the University of North Texas, dating back to at least 1999. The map covers campus buildings and streets. Numbers are assigned to the building and a legend is provided beneath the map. On the lower left corner of the next page is "Summer," indicating this map was distributed during the summer term. Printed on the upper left corner of the page is a compass for reference.
Date: 1999~
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[North Texas State University: Campus Map, Denton, Texas, 1972/73]

Description: There are two pages to this map of North Texas State University, dating back to the campus during the 1972-1973 school year. On the first page is the title, "North Texas State University," and "Campus Map," respectively. Beneath these is the location, "Denton, Texas." These are all aligned to the right side of the page. On the second page is the map itself, which is completely in black and white print.
Date: 1972~
Creator: North Texas State University
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[North Texas State University: Campus Map, 1983]

Description: This map is of the Texas State University campus and goes back as far as 1983. It takes two pages of an appendix. The first page is the map itself, with buildings marked in black and assigned numbers while streets are titled and displayed in gray. On the left side of the map is a printed compass pointing north. A legend is provided on the second page.
Date: 1983~
Creator: North Texas State University
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Bulletin of N.T.S.C, Denton, Texas: Student Handbook 1959/60, Campus Map]

Description: The image provided here is the campus map of North Texas State College, for the 1959-1960 school year. This map is inked in green, black, and white, with the map itself in green and white. The title and subtitle, respectively "Bulletin of North Texas State College, Denton, Texas" and "Student Handbook 1959-1960," are printed in black. On the lower right corner of the page is the map legend, printed in green.
Date: 1959~
Creator: North Texas State College
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Bulletin of N.T.S.U.: Fall 1976, Schedule of Classes, Campus Map]

Description: A campus map for the Fall 1976 semester, designed in blue ink, this item is located in the class schedule book for North Texas State University. Buildings on the map are assigned numbers and a legend is provided on the lower left corner. On the lower right corner is information on the distributor (N.T.S.U.) and semester (Fall 1976). Below the semester are the words, "Schedule of Classes."
Date: 1975~/1976~
Creator: North Texas State University
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Map of North Texas State College, 1953]

Description: The image here is a black and white campus map of the North Texas State College, dating back to 1953. On the upper left corner is a framed box with a cartoon of a casual dressed man searching for something. Next to the man is the title of the map. Beneath the title, on the lower right corner, is an inked compass that points north, for reference. All buildings are purely black and have a number assigned to them. Streets are displayed as straight lines. Found on the right of the map is the legend.
Date: 1953
Creator: North Texas State College
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department