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An Exploratory Analysis of Subject Metadata in the Digital Public Library of America

Description: Paper describing an analysis of subject representation in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), an aggregate digital library containing more than 8 million item-level metadata records at the time of the study. The findings provide information about the minimum, maximum, and average number of subjects in records from different hubs and hub types, as well as the distribution of unique subject terms across the entire collection.
Date: 2015
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Phillips, Mark Edward; Zavalina, Oksana & Kizhakkethil, Priya
Partner: UNT Libraries

Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving

Description: This paper presents the results of a survey of quality assurance (QA) practices within the field of web archiving. To understand current QA practices, the authors surveyed 54 institutions engaged in web archiving, which included national libraries, colleges and universities, and museums and art libraries.
Date: August 19, 2014
Creator: Reyes Ayala, Brenda; Phillips, Mark Edward & Ko, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Newspaper PDF Preservation: A Low-Cost Solution with Tremendous Value

Description: Paper accompanying a presentation for the 2014 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress General Conference. This paper discusses Texas newspaper PDF preservation and low-cost solutions with tremendous value.
Date: August 7, 2014
Creator: Krahmer, Ana & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries' Collection: A Case Study

Description: Paper describing the results of initial research to evaluate general information about how records change in a digital library, using the UNT digital collections as a sample set. The analysis looked at several key concepts including the number of records that have been edited, the number of edits per record, the number of editors per record, the amount of change in file size and in completeness (i.e., values in required fields), and changes in access to digital objects.
Date: 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Shakeri, Shadi
Partner: UNT Libraries

Building Institutional Capacity in Digital Preservation

Description: Paper for the IPRES Annual Conference on building institutional capacity in digital preservation.
Date: September 2013
Creator: Schultz, Matt; Phillips, Mark Edward; Eisenhauer, Stephen & Krabbenhoeft, Nick
Partner: UNT Libraries

Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa

Description: Paper discussing the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using exploratory research method, this paper set out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
Date: July 2013
Creator: Assefa, Shimelis; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Partner: UNT Libraries

Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content

Description: This paper discusses improving access to web archives through innovative analysis of PDF content. The paper discusses the overall workflow and describes the tools used to extract document features. Findings suggest opportunities for the development of retrieval tools that will provide new ways of selecting content and building collections from large Web archives.
Date: April 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project

Description: In this paper, the authors describe research led by Educopia Institute regarding the preservation needs for digitized and born-digital newspapers. The 'Chronicles in Preservation' project, builds upon previous efforts (e.g. the U.S. National Digital Newspaper Program) to look more broadly at the needs of digital newspapers in all of their diverse and challenging forms. This paper conveys the findings of the first research phase, including substantive survey results regarding digital newspaper curation practices.
Date: October 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Schultz, Matt; Halbert, Martin & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections

Description: This paper discusses the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and its early years.
Date: October 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Carbo, Toni; Caidi, Nadia; Gruzd, Anatoliy & Rorissa, Abebe
Partner: UNT Libraries