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Focus Group Report: ALA, Chicago, June, 2005

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings.
Date: February 14, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Portal to Texas History

Description: This presentation presents information about The Portal to Texas History, a digital gateway to cultural heritage collections in Texas. This presentation discusses the IOGENE project, the research processes involved in developing The Portal to Texas History, the research with genealogists, and shows illustrations of the contents of The Portal to Texas History.
Date: October 24, 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

At Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Resources

Description: This presentation discusses the Web-at-Risk project and the issues related to capturing and preserving web resources. It introduces collection development issues, organization and metadata issues, and the findings that support the needs for a web archiving service.
Date: June 12, 2006
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Footholds and Foundations: Setting Freshman on the Path to Lifelong Learning

Description: This presentation discusses an assessment in which the researchers collaborated with a software developer to create an online survey form for college freshman. This assessment was conducted to determine what skills college freshman have in relation to the libraries and research.
Date: 2006
Creator: Byerly, Gayla; Downey, Annie & Gosnell, Frank
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Evaluation of Project Outcome: User Satisfaction Report, February 2010

Description: This report presents information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This document reports information about the survey questionnaire, the respondents, the research findings, and includes the positive overall outcome regarding user satisfaction with the work conducted in this project.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Usability Tests: Summary Report, February 2010

Description: This is a summary report of the findings of usability tests. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History and to redesign the interface to the Portal to meet those requirements.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Portal to Texas History: Baseline Survey Results, June 2009

Description: This report discusses the questionnaire for the IOGENE Project. From September 26, 2008 through June 26, 2009, an online survey questionnaire captured both demographic data from Portal visitors as well as their opinions regarding the utility of the Portal and their satisfaction with it. The objective of this data collection effort was twofold: to characterize Portal users and to establish baseline measurements for user satisfaction. The survey will be repeated following each of two planned releases of the redesigned Portal, one in the summer of 2009 and the second in the fall of 2009. Comparison of future survey results to the baseline results reported in this paper will be one gauge of the success of the IOGENE project.
Date: June 29, 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2008

Description: This report is the first interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is December 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Date: July 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Functional Requirements for The Portal to Texas History, July 2008

Description: This report includes the results of an initial assessment of genealogists' requirements for the redesign of the Portal's interface. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the libraries' Portal to Texas History. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements and continuing through usability testing of the redesigned Portal interface.
Date: July 24, 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

Simple Ways to Add Active Learning to Your Library Instruction

Description: This paper discusses library instruction. Assessments are recommended to determine the effectiveness of student learning. This paper also discusses a project by the UNT Libraries' in which they developed software to assess library instruction, called Library Instruction Software for Assessment (LISA) and the outcome of that study.
Date: 2008
Creator: Downey, Annie; Ramin, Lilly & Byerly, Gayla
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT Libraries

End of Term 2008 Presidential Web Archive: PDF Content Analysis

Description: This presentation discusses the End of Term 2008 Presidential Web Archive. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries collaborated with members of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) on the End of Term 2008 Presidential Web Harvest from October, 2008 to February, 2009. The project team archived 160,211,356 URIs during this collaboration, which became a research dataset for an IMLS-funded grant to investigate collection development using web archives. The project team analyzed the 10,318,073 PDFs and developed a retrieval and exploration system for collection developers interested in acquiring and developing born-digital collections from the End of Term Web Archive.
Date: December 5, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Book Reviews in an Electronic Age

Description: Poster presented at the 2012 IAMSLIC Annual Conference. This poster discusses research on book reviews in marine and aquatic journals to gain insight into the characteristics of the reviews and their value to librarians and research.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler; Heil, Kathy & Wiest, Natalie H., 1948-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries

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

Description: This presentation discusses the origins of SIG-III and its 30 years' journey. In light of the 75th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Anniversary Celebration and the 30th celebration of International Information Issues (III), the participants on this panel will discuss the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of ASIS&T and its early years. In addition to the reflections of the last 30 years, the authors look forward and discuss the future of the SIG.
Date: October 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Guide to Options for ETD Programs

Description: Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes ETD access policies and intellectual property issues, deposit procedures, repository system options, ETD program management and ETD program services.
Date: March 21, 2014
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Item Type: Book Chapter
Partner: UNT Libraries

Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management

Description: Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes the roles of metadata in facilitating the ETD lifecycle, methods to capture metadata manually and automatically, examples of programs using metadata to enhance ETD access, and strategies to manage metadata over time.
Date: March 21, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Item Type: Book Chapter
Partner: UNT Libraries

Metadata Analysis at the Command-Line

Description: This article discusses metadata analysis tools, processes, and methodologies aimed at helping to focus limited quality control resources on the areas of the collection where they might have the most benefit.
Date: January 15, 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT Libraries

Introduction to Metadata

Description: Presentation on what metadata is, the differences in syntax and semantics in metadata, and examples of associations and organizations that have developed metadata schemas.
Date: April 14, 2010
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Making it Work, Making it Fun: Metadata in Action

Description: This presentation discusses metadata and how to ensure quality. It illustrates how the University of North Texas (UNT) utilizes a metadata analysis tool and a metadata template creator.
Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Teaching With The Portal to Texas History

Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and how the collections and resources for educators are used to enhance learning and as teaching aids.
Date: October 13, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries