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Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

After-math: Counting the Aftereffects of Potentially Spiritually Transformative Experiences

Description: Abstract: This article provides a summary of current literature regarding the nature of spiritual development, types of potentially spiritually transformative experiences (pSTEs), and both short- and long-term aftereffects of pSTEs— biological, psychological, spiritual, and social. The author concludes that in the aftermath of pSTEs, experiencers, their intimates and associates, and their healthcare providers should be prepared to experience integration that can be manageable or be deeply challenging and that can be relatively brief or can last for years.
Date: Winter 2012
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner
Partner: UNT Libraries

Analyzing the Persistence of Referenced Web Resources with Memento [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2011 International Conference on Open Repositories. This presentation discusses the results of a study into the persistence and availability of web resources referenced from papers in scholarly repositories. Memento makes it possible to automate discovery of archived resources and to consider the time between the publication of the research and the archiving of the reference URLs.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Sanderson, Robert; Phillips, Mark Edward & Van de Sompel, Herbert
Partner: UNT Libraries

Annexation of Texas Project

Description: Presentation for the 2003 GODART Preconference at the American Library Association Annual Conference. This presentation outlines the "From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856" project. This grant funded project involved digitizing 6000 objects.
Date: June 21, 2003
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix A: UNT Libraries TRAC Audit Checklist

Description: Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix outlines the requirements of a Trusted Digital Library by metric, with example evidence and its location as addressed within the TRAC Conformance Document.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Krahmer, Ana; Tarver, Hannah & Waugh, Laura
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries