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Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections

Description: This presentation discusses the Chronicles in Preservation project. This project aims to study, document, and model the use of data preparation practices and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. This presentation gives the background of the Chronicles in Preservation project, the State of the Field report, and early findings.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Walters, Tyler
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

DataRes Project Briefing

Description: Presentation for the 2012 CNI Annual Membership Meeting. This presentation provides an overview and update on the DataRes Project.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Moen, William E.; Keralis, Spencer D. C. & Stark, Shannon
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Opportunities and challenges for the 21st century FDLP

Description: This presentation discusses research on the opportunities and challenges for the 21st century Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The authors discuss the principles of the FDLP, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), LOCKSS-USDOCS, and the University of North Texas (UNT) efforts toward digital FDLP.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Jacobs, James A.; Sears, Suzanne & Walls, David
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Shaping User Experience

Description: This handout accompanies a workshop presentation about shaping user experience. The topics of the workshop include usability testing, iterative design, and digital libraries. This handout outlines the topics that will be covered with a timeline of the activities, glossary of terminology used, worksheets, and references.
Date: April 1, 2012
Creator: Krahmer, Ana; Crane, Kate & Carlisle, Tara
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: UNT Libraries

Web Browser Automation With Selenium IDE

Description: This Tech Talk presentation discusses web browser automation with Selenium IDE. The presenter covers the basics of Selenium IDE, examples of its use, and a demonstration.
Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Weidner, Andrew
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix A: Preservation Business Model

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix includes the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan which highlights the Educopia institute's strengths and achievements to date and details the strategic planning process. Specifically this strategic plan declares Educopia institute's: Mission statement, Vision, Three Critical Challenges, and Six Programmatic Goals (with objectives and strategies).
Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

Women in the 21st Century

Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Women in the 21st Century. This series features Dr. Beverly Bower, professor of counseling and higher education, Dr. Cynthia Chandler, professor of counseling and higher education, and Dr. Suzanne Enck, assistant professor of communication studies.
Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Mondragon-Becker, Antonio
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix B: MetaArchive-SRB Transfer

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document is a report on the status of a two-phase transfer test being carried out between the MetaArchive Cooperative and Chronopolis. These tests aim to demonstrate a proof-of-concept that the MetaArchive network may use Chronopolis's data grid preservation service as an exit strategy in the event that either MetaArchive or LOCKSS becomes unsustainable in the future.
Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix C: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer Prep

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes the preparation of archival units residing on a LOCKSS file system that have been designated for packaging and exchange with a non-LOCKSS-based preservation environment-in this case an iRODS grid-based environment.
Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix D: LOCKSSBAGGER Tool

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes tools. These tools are designed to facilitate the transfer of data contained within a number of LOCKSS archival units and packaged into bags. The bags are then transferred to the iRODS grid. The user has the option of creating and sending filled bags, or holey bags. The primary tools are written in Python, and make use of the iRODS command line utilities for data transfer.
Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix E: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes an automation process that involved the sending of a Folger Shakespeare Library collection (246 archival units measuring 1.3TB) hosted on a University of North Texas (UNT) LOCKSS cache to a storage resource hosted by Chronopolis at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. The purpose of this document is to explain the PREMIS Event microservice as prototyped for the MetaArchive Cooperative, primarily from a developer's standpoint. The document will attempt to explain the purpose of the microservice, the underlying principles on which it operates, and a practical example of its usage. The MetaArchive has installed all of the components needed to deploy this microservice and looks forward to opportunities to experiment with practical implementations in future development projects.
Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers

Description: This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.
Date: March 2012
Creator: Barker, Trista; Berrios, Reyes; Fisher, Sarah Lynn; Krahmer, Ana & Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT Libraries

Shaping User Experience

Description: This presentation is part of a conference workshop about shaping user experience. The topics of the presentation include usability testing, iterative design, and digital libraries.
Date: March 2012
Creator: Krahmer, Ana; Crane, Kate & Carlisle, Tara
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Life Cycle of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Description: This presentation discusses the life cycle of electronic theses and dissertations. The presentation includes a look at ETD programs today, definitions of lifecycle management, ETD lifecycle management challenges, and the IMLS ETD Lifecycle Management Project.
Date: February 24, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Gas Well Drilling

Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Gas Well Drilling. This series features Dr. Adam Briggle, assistant professor of philosophy and religion studies, Dr. Matthew Fry, assistant professor of geography, Dr. Chetan Tiwari, assistant professor of geography and Nathanial Smith, a senior geography major.
Date: February 8, 2012
Creator: Mondragon-Becker, Antonio
Item Type: Poster
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.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Chronicles in Preservation Project

Description: Paper for the 2012 International iConference. This paper discusses the chronicles in preservation project.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Skinner, Katherine
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT Libraries

The DataRes Research Project on Data Management

Description: Paper for the 2012 International iConference. This presentation discusses data management and the DataRes Project.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Moen, William E. & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT Libraries

FRBR/FRAD Intentions and RDA: Where are we now?

Description: This presentation discusses Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)/ Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) Intentions and Resource Description and Access (RDA). This presentation includes information on the background and intent of FRBR, FRAD, and RDA, user tasks, and current issues.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Harden, Jean, 1948-
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries