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"Good" Digital Collections

Description: This Tech Talks presentation covers the principles that apply to "good" digital collections and analyzes how objects, metadata, and the user interface together create the users' experience of a collection.
Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group Update

Description: This presentation provides an update on three projects the Texas Digital Library Metadata Working Group (TDL-MWG) is working on. These include designing a metadata information website, creating best practices for images and datasets, and creating metadata courses for Texas Digital Library (TDL) training.
Date: 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Davis, Jee-Hyun; Thomale, Jason; Chen, Mingyu; Mercer, Holly; Hazzard, Jeanne et al.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Discover America's Cultural Heritage Collections on the Web

Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library collections. It also discusses the invisible internet, other Texas digital collections, other large digital collections, major digital collections in other states, subscription databases, and gives strategies for searching all of these databases.
Date: February 25, 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2010

Description: This document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2010. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal, and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Date: 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Portal to Texas History and Digital Projects at UNT

Description: This presentation discusses the two digital collections in the UNT Libraries, The Portal to Texas History and the Digital Library. It discusses the benefits of these collections, how the partnerships work with organizations who contribute to the collections, and gives examples of the projects and items within these two collections.
Date: July 15, 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Portal to Texas History Partner List, 2010

Description: This document lists all of the partners of The Portal to Texas History in 2010. These partners were involved in projects and collections that were a part of the Portal.
Date: 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

My Texas History Notebook: Interactive Lesson Plans for 4th and 7th Graders Grant Materials

Description: These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by Humanities Texas to develop and present online lesson plans that incorporate the interactive notebook style of learning. This method of teaching combines three pivotal concepts in educational research: spiral curriculum theory, multiple intelligences, and cooperative interaction. This problem-based learning system incorporates preview assignments, multiple intelligences teaching strategies, graphically organized notes, and processing assignments that require students to demonstrate their knowledge. The documents explore the research and methodology behind this style of pedagogy, and the elements of an interactive notebook. A work plan details how the project would work with master teachers to develop this curriculum. The project was funded for $5,000.
Date: March 2010
Creator: Carlisle, Tara & Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Missions

Description: This book chapter discusses digital collection preservation. The authors provide a philosophical base for cultural memory organizations' need to participate in distributed digital preservation solutions as community-owned and community-led initiatives. This chapter will be useful for all readers, particularly those with questions about the value of collaborative engagement in the digital arena for cultural memory organizations.
Date: 2010
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Skinner, Katherine
Item Type: Book Chapter
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access to UNT Faculty's Scholarly Publications

Description: This presentation discusses open access policies at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include an introduction to open access, a discussion of open access policies, and implementation ideas for workflow and technology support.
Date: March 25, 2010
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Moen, William E. & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Item Type: Presentation
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.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetery

Description: This presentation discusses preserving access to government websites through the CyberCemetery. It includes information about what the CyberCemetery is, its purpose, the development, archival process, technical details, users by country, types of content, and using the CyberCemetery.
Date: April 22, 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries