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Enhancing Discovery of Unique Collections: Get Ahead of the Game

Description: The handout consists of an example of a catalog record for a tabletop game (including genre terms), an authority record for a genre term, a reference to a list of genre terms for tabletop games, and a bibliography of works on genre terms.
Date: June 24, 2017
Creator: Robson, Diane; Yanowski, Kevin & Sassen, Catherine
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

News, new roles & preservation advocacy: Moving Libraries into action

Description: This paper discusses how much news is published online that is never published in print or on more permanent media. It delves into some of the reasons why this convent is not yet preserved, and examines the persistent challenges of digital preservation and of digital curation of this content type.
Date: June 7, 2016
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine; Wilson, Marc & Zarndt, Frederick
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT Libraries

Turning Students On To Your Library's Web Site: using web site usability techniques to improve student use of your library's site

Description: This paper introduces the concept of web site usability, provides a brief introduction to the techniques, offers examples from two “real life” studies that show how the techniques of formal usability studies, focus groups, and card sorts can be used and offers tips and tricks for employing these techniques.
Date: February 5, 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT Libraries

Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations

Description: This article discusses a study of dissertation cataloging practices of Association of Research Libraries academic libraries to discern how the libraries provide access to subjects as well as to names of academic departments and advisors.
Date: December 12, 2016
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT Libraries

Yeah, I Found It!: Performing Web Site Usability Testing to Ensure that Off-Campus Students Can Find the Information They Need

Description: This paper discusses the results of the formal usability studies and focus groups that involved other libraries' web pages to to first determine what users appreciated or disliked about the current site. This article was co-published in The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT Libraries

Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study

Description: This article presents results from the task-based testing and focus group portion of a usability study on the University of North Texas Libraries' website in addition to three other academic library web sites to examine the effects of multiple design elements and styles on the participants' results and to provide additional insight into user preferences.
Date: December 10, 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT Libraries

Owning Your Labor Is A Skill

Description: This presentation from the Modern Language Association 2017 panel "Digital Humanities in Secondary Education" offers a look at the ethical implications of bringing digital humanities praxis to secondary education.
Date: January 8, 2017
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Tips and Tricks for Usability Studies

Description: This presentation from the 2003 Internet Librarian Conference shares some experiences from two “real-life” Web site usability studies, including tips and tricks for carrying out a Web usability study.
Date: November 3, 2003
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Childhood Studies at the Digital Turn

Description: This presentation from the Modern Language Association 2017 panel "Keep the H in DH" examines the parallel emerging fields of digital humanities and literary childhood studies.
Date: January 6, 2017
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

It Starts at the Top: Developing a Motivational Leadership Style That Moves Mountains

Description: This presentation describes a variety of successful changes within the University of North Texas Libraries' Access Services such as re-organizing the structure of the department, establishing new services, and accomplishing projects. Stages of change from idea to implementation and the facilitation of communication throughout the process will be discussed.
Date: November 17, 2016
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Venner, Mary Ann
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Web Site Usability Testing at the Libraries

Description: This presentation from the 2003 Texas Library Association Conference discusses the purpose and procedures for conducting website usability testing.
Date: 2003
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth; Byerly, Gayla & May, Frances A.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Are print books REALLY dead?

Description: This poster describes a study of e-book usage using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Technology Acceptances Model (TAM).
Date: November 3, 2016
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson; Smith, Susan; Miller, Erin & Billings, Emily
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Case for a Publishing Analytics Data Alliance

Description: This presentation discusses Project Meerkat, a project aimed “to develop guidelines and standards for digital scholarly monograph usage data and to construct a neutral organizational apparatus for the ongoing collection and aggregation of data about these scholarly publications,” and the resulting cooperative to be developed out of that project, the Publishing Analytics Data Alliance.
Date: November 21, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Letting the collections tell their story: Using Tableau for collection evaluation

Description: This presentation contains the workshop presented at the 2016 Library and Information Technology Association Forum pre-conference session. This workshop presentation includes an introduction to the Tableau Public software, data management, and developing dashboards.
Date: November 17, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen; Klein, Janette & Parwani, Priya B.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Let's Get Judgy: Rubric Based Evaluation of Electronic Resources

Description: This poster describes the workflow for evaluating one resources using rubrics covering overall functionality, usability, and licensing and contracts. This poster was presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on June 25, 2016, and at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio on August 15, 2016.
Date: June 25, 2016
Creator: Miller, Erin & Crawford, Laurel
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries

Importance of GIS Repositories

Description: This presentation highlights the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data repositories, including issues and challenges.
Date: October 8, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries