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Distributed Digital Preservation ETD Workshop

Description: This presentation is designed to provide institutions with Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) initiatives with information about preserving ETDs. In this presentation, the authors discuss ETDs and preservation needs, MetaArchive and distributed preservation, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)/MetaArchive ETD DDPN Archive, collections management for preservation, MetaArchive and its member roles and responsibilities, and the ETD Lifecycle Management Project.
Date: September 16, 2011
Creator: McMillan, Gail & Halbert, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Measuring the Impact of Preserving Digital Assets

Description: This presentation discusses measuring the impact of preserving digital assets. This presentation reports the initial findings of a study of the impact of digitizing assets, specifically: (a) a framework of impact areas and indicators and (b) findings for the Portal's content partners and users.
Date: June 13, 2012
Creator: Belden, Dreanna & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today

Description: This book chapter discusses educating communities. and preserving tomorrow's treasures today. Librarians, curators, archivists, and volunteers work hard to conserve and preserve materials as they are added to their collections, insuring that the materials can be safely used. However, not all genealogical and historical information is held in cultural institutions; unknown numbers of valuable information sources reside with individuals and in residences. By educating the community today on how to protect the treasures in their care, we have the potential to minimize the repairs needed for these items in the future.
Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Jessica
Partner: UNT Libraries

National Gaming Day: Planning a successful gaming event

Description: This presentation discusses the American Library Association's (ALA's) National Gaming Day @ your library, a fairly new event created to promote the "educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games". The University of North Texas (UNT) Library has participated for two years and has organized their event to offer fun along with a focus on research and development opportunities available for people interested in all aspects of gaming. In this presentation, the authors detail the planning and organization of National Gaming Day at an academic library.
Date: January 2012
Creator: Robson, Diane & Ross, Bethany
Partner: UNT Libraries

Marketing to Your Community: Becoming a Destination

Description: This presentation discusses marketing and promoting a library's government documents department. The author explains the marketing strategy as consisting of the Four P's: using Passionate Pro-active Promotions and Presentations to make your documents department a destination for answers. The author offers specific examples of promotional events and items, collaboration with other organizations and libraries, and specific ways that the University of North Texas (UNT) has marketed the benefits of its government documents.
Date: October 2011
Creator: Sears, Suzanne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Gordon Knox Film Collection: Access to Three Family Collections: How'd We Do It

Description: This presentation discusses the digitization project of the Gordon Knox film collection. The University of North Texas (UNT) Media Library began working with the donors and assessing the project plan for digitizing this collection in 2007 and the films were made available in the UNT Digital Library in 2010. This presentation describes the strategies, initial challenges, processes, and lessons learned from working on this project.
Date: November 19, 2011
Creator: Stanton, Kimberly
Partner: UNT Libraries

Organization of Long-Term Interstellar Distributed Digital Preservation Networks

Description: This presentation discusses the organization of long-term interstellar distributed digital preservation networks. Long term (centuries) management of large growing public bodies of information is both more and less understood. This presentation discusses what we can learn from current efforts to develop long term strategies for digital preservation.
Date: October 1, 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video: A Webcast

Description: This presentation was given for 'Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video: A Webcast, sponsored by Alexander Street Press and Library Journal. In this presentation, the author discusses when and how video is used in instruction with examples and ideas for increasing faculties' usage of streaming videos.
Date: April 26, 2012
Creator: Stanton, Kimberly
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mining Newspaper Archives

Description: This presentation discusses mining online newspaper archives. The topics in this presentation include the types of information found in these newspapers, the technology and standards for digitizing newspapers and offering effective search and navigation, ways to search, view, and browse the newspapers and how to use the search results.
Date: February 2, 2012
Creator: Carlisle, Tara & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Photosynthesis

Description: Encyclopedia article entry in the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture by H. James Birx. This encyclopedia article discusses photosynthesis.
Date: 2009
Creator: O'Toole, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Eclipses

Description: Encyclopedia article entry in the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture by H. James Birx. This encyclopedia article discusses eclipses.
Date: 2009
Creator: O'Toole, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Portal to Texas History

Description: This presentation describes how The Portal to Texas History was started, the processes involved, and how the IOGENE project developed. It discusses the many planning phases and reasons for the decisions that were made and illustrates the outcomes and how The Portal to Texas History works.
Date: 2009
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries