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Metadata Training Needs Assessment: Final Report

Description: Report prepared for the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group (MWG). In this report, the focus is on the project that was tasked in creating metadata course/modules for beginners and experts alike.
Date: 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Cooperation of Autonomous NXT Robots Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Description: This report discusses research on cooperation of autonomous NXT robots using Bluetooth wireless technology. The research project consisted of using Bluetooth technology to coordinate movements between two agents. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2013
Creator: Bell, Jesse; Freeman, Elizabeth; Namuduri, Kamesh & Costilla, Omar
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

GPS/GSM Based Tracking System for the Recovery of High Power Model Rockets

Description: This report discusses research on GPS/GSM based tracking systems for the recovery of high power model rockets. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2013
Creator: Bih, Michael; Gscheidle, Karl H.; Hardy, Debra; Kollipara, Naveen & Kulle, Gregory
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

BARC Tips for Tiny Libraries

Description: Report providing tips for small libraries to get started using Biblionix Automated Retrospective Conversion's (BARC's) "Apollo" integrated library system.
Date: July 3, 2015
Creator: Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hidden Collections Redux: Summer 2013

Description: This report is offers an update on the hidden collections at the UNT Libraries. Its purpose is to serve as a true representation of the collections in the UNT Libraries with little or no access.
Date: 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian; Parks, Sue; Phillips, Mark Edward & Sears, Suzanne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Bringing real world applications for wireless sensor networks into the classroom: Telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream [2012]

Description: This report discusses research on aquatic sensors and telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream with the use of a wireless sensor networks (WSN) using the ZigBee protocol to remotely monitor an artificial aquatic ecosystem. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2012
Creator: Bunn, Zac; Guerrero, Jose; Wolf, Lori; Fu, Shengli; Hoeinghaus, David; Driver, Luke et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Applications of wireless sensors in monitoring Indoor Air Quality in the classroom environment

Description: This report discusses research on applications of wireless sensors in monitoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in the classroom environment. The research focuses on IAQ monitoring technologies, government regulations and policies, and best practices to improve IAQ. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2012
Creator: Chamberlain, Blaine; Jordan, Georgette; Li, Xinrong; Thompson, Ruthanne; Borkar, Chirag & Mansour, Sahar
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Evaluating the Impact of Transit-Oriented Development

Description: This report examines the impact of transit-oriented development. Transit-oriented development (TOD) is an increasingly popular urban form. Based on a survey of residents of TOD projects in areas served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Fort Worth T, and Capital Metro (Austin) rail transit, moving into TOD decreases VMT by an average of 15 percent, or about 3,500 miles per year, which impacts TxDOT motor fuel tax revenues. The data also indicate that these households shift their choice of route to include more arterial roads versus highways. Differential behavior is observed among the three areas studied with the greatest impact being on the DART system and the Capital Metro system showing smaller changes in TOD resident travel behaviors. Residents of TOD choose their housing based mostly on commuting distance and lifestyle characteristics, such as proximity to dining and entertainment venues. Proximity to a transit rail station is at least moderately important for 57 percent of respondents. The report recommends that TxDOT look to incorporate TOD into facility planning and design and seek ways to extract value from TOD projects.
Date: October 2010
Creator: Clower, Terry L.; Ruggierre, Paul; Bomba, Michael; Arndt, Jeffrey C.; Li, Jianling; Edrington, Suzie et al.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

The Promise and Perils of Transformative Research

Description: This report is on the workshop 'Transformative Research: Ethical and Societal Implications'. Workshop conversations cluster under the four headings of the history and definitions, promotion, evaluation, and integration of transformative research.
Date: March 2012
Creator: Frodeman, Robert & Holbrook, J. Britt
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Comparative Assessment of Peer Review: Project Outcomes Report

Description: This report discusses the Comparative Assessment of Peer Review (CAPR) project outcomes. The authors investigate the review process for agencies that fund scientific research.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Frodeman, Robert; Holbrook, J. Britt; Moen, William E.; Burggren, Warren W. & Mitcham, Carl
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Ridesharing

Description: This report discusses research on reducing our carbon footprint through ridesharing. The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it.
Date: 2012
Creator: Garrett, Kim; Bell, Jesse; Huang, Yan & Powell, James
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

MetaArchive: Final Report

Description: This report provides summary information about the goals, activities, and results of this project, focusing on January 2008-December 2011. Section One will provide a brief summary of the outcomes of the project work based on the authors' project's performance objectives. Section Two will offer a brief reiteration of the authors' project's original goals and ambitions and an in-depth discussion of the authors' findings and development activities. Section Three will describe plans for the program's continuation and its long-term impact. Section Four will provide a list of the staff who have worked on various aspects of this project during the project period.
Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit: Reflections

Description: This report provides a synopsis of the Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit held in San Antonio on April 3-4, 2016, including the event's structure, work sessions, and outcomes.
Date: April 2016
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine & Sittel, Robbie
Partner: UNT Libraries

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Final Project Report, February 2010

Description: This report discusses a research project conducted by the UNT Libraries. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year study to redesign the interface to The Portal to Texas History, a digital library program at the UNT Libraries. This report opens with background information for the project, describes the project's methods and working model, guides the reader through the project's three phases and associated feedback from the review process, and presents the revised model for application development. The report closes with measures of the project's success as well as reflections on the experience gained and its value for future digital library application development projects.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Classification Of The End-Of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices To Web Archives

Description: This is the final report for the EOTCD project, which is formally titled 'Classification of the End-of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices to Web Archives.' The project commenced December 1, 2009 and ended November 30, 2012. The overview includes background information about the End of Term (EOT) 2008 Archive and a brief description of the activities conducted in the project's four work areas. Following the Overview there are three sections: Goals Accomplished; Significant Findings and Accomplishments; and Project Achievements.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Murray, Kathleen R. & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mapping the Southwest: Final Performance Report

Description: This report documents the Mapping the Southwest project, led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and with their partner, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries Special Collections. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This final report briefly describes the Mapping the Southwest project activities and accomplishments in six work areas, and provides a discussion of achievements, issues faced and resolved, and lessons learned that may be of benefit to others. Additional detail is provided in some areas with appendices.
Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Exhibits @ UNT. An Implementation Proposal

Description: Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries proposing new methods and ideas for displaying online exhibits.
Date: July 10, 2013
Creator: Hicks, William
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comparative Assessment of Peer Review (CAPR): EU/US workshop on peer review: Assessing "broader impact" in research grant applications

Description: This is the report of a workshop focusing on the use of broader societal impacts criteria as part of the review process at the European Commission. There is both a historical account and some thinking about how 'impact' ought to be incorporated into Horizon 2020 (the funding scheme formerly known as FP8). Since the US NSF is also currently rethinking the details of its merit review process, and since there is an interesting comparison between NSF's and the EC's approaches to impact, the authors have also included a focus on NSF's Broader Impacts Criterion. The workshop was both a research opportunity (under SciSIP grant #0830387) and an effort to use that research to help inform policy for science (in terms of informing peer review models).
Date: December 2010
Creator: Holbrook, J. Britt & Frodeman, Robert
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Problem of Data

Description: Report on the problem of data, workflows and methodologies at a variety of academic data curation sites, and the academic milieu of library and information schools that offer instruction in data curation.
Date: August 2, 2012
Creator: Jahnke, Lori; Asher, Andrew & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)

Solar Powered PIR Security System to Monitor Wildlife

Description: This poster discusses research on building a solar powered PIR security system to monitor wildlife. Researchers introduce the concept of off-grid wildlife video monitoring using a security system, a microcontroller, passive infrared motion sensor and the solar panels with a battery bank.
Date: 2013
Creator: Jones, Raechelle; Meyer, Chelsea; Wolf, Lori; Acevedo, Miguel F. & Williams, Jennifer
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Evaluation of Project Outcome: User Satisfaction Report, February 2010

Description: This report presents information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This document reports information about the survey questionnaire, the respondents, the research findings, and includes the positive overall outcome regarding user satisfaction with the work conducted in this project.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries