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Leveraging the Results of NDNP: the Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Description: This presentation discusses how the University of North Texas Libraries and The Portal to Texas History leveraged the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and created the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP).
Date: 2010
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Rolling Your Own Digital Library System

Description: This presentation discusses the topic of building your own digital library system. It explains why the University of North Texas built their own system and some of the initial challenges and the advantages associated with the process.
Date: 2008
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Preserving Public Government Information: The 2008 End of Term Crawl Project

Description: This presentation explains the End of Term Presidential Harvest, a collaborative project to preserve U.S. Government web sites at the end of the 2008 Presidential election. The Library of Congress, Internet Archive, California Digital Library, University of North Texas, and the US Government Printing Office were the participating organizations for this project.
Date: December 9, 2008
Creator: Grotke, Abigail; Phillips, Mark Edward & Barnum, George
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.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Folksonomy

Description: This Tech Talk presentation explores Folksonomy. The author explores some of the more common aspects of folksonomies in the context of Web 2.0.
Date: July 2, 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

jEdit

Description: This Tech Talks presentation discusses the jEdit text editor. jEdit is an open-source text editor available online which is used within the Digital Projects Lab for programming and for editing XML metadata files. In this Tech Talk, Metadata Librarian Hannah Tarver describes some of the ways that jEdit can be customized to make editing quicker and easier for documents that use mark-up languages or plain text.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Partner: UNT Libraries

"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
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Introduction to MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema

Description: This Tech Talks presentation offers an introduction to MODS. The presenter utilizes real life examples to show how MODS can be used with the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS).
Date: October 17, 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Metadata Madness: Quality Issues in Metadata Management

Description: This presentation provides an introductory discussion on metadata quality issues. It outlines factors that influence metadata quality including the resource types, local requirements, collaborators' requirements, and cost issues and addresses how to manage metadata quality.
Date: 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Future is in the Preservation Metadata

Description: This presentation discusses the issue of digital preservation and how metadata provides a critical part of the solution to the preservation challenges from detecting preservation threats to promoting preventative measures.
Date: 2003
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ensuring Universal Access for the Global Information Flow: Responding to the Demands of Scholarship in the Digital Age

Description: This presentation was presented in Session 6.4 Reports of Current Research (Juried Papers), at the 2005 ALISE Conference. It summarizes current situations and developing trends in information technologies. Africa is used as a case to illustrate how local policies have played important roles in the process of information globalization.
Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Partner: UNT Libraries

An NDNP Partnership

Description: This presentation discusses the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) partnership between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Society. It offers a background on how this collaboration began, information on the workflows, and the successes and challenges.
Date: 2010
Creator: Spindle, Angela; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Fisher, Sarah Lynn & Carter, Brent
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries