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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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Merit Pay for Teachers: A Review

Description: This pamphlet discusses merit pay for teachers. In most societies, the acquisition of money is a symbol of success. The present supply as well as the quality of public school teachers in the United States is directly related to the salaries that are paid to teachers as compensation for services rendered. How much to pay teachers for their services, who should be given merit pay, and how a pay plan should be administered are the focal points of an issue that promises to promote debate in the forthcoming presidential election.
Date: December 1983
Creator: Muro, James F.
Partner: UNT College of Education

FALCON: Boosting Knowledge for Answer Engines

Description: This paper discusses FALCON, an answer engine that integrates different forms of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic knowledge for the goal of achieving better performance.
Date: November 2000
Creator: Harabagiu, Sanda M.; Moldovan, Dan I.; Paşca, Marius. 1974-; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-; Surdeanu, Mihai; Bunescu, Răzvan et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata in Large-Scale Digital Libraries: A Comparative Content Analysis [Presentation]

Description: This presentation includes audio/video media and discusses metadata. This presentation reports results of the study that used an in-depth comparative content analysis to assess free-text collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale digital cultural heritage aggregations in the United States and Europe.
Date: September 23, 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Portal to Texas History Usability Test

Description: This presentation discusses a usability test conducted on users of The Portal to Texas History website managed by the University of North Texas. The study looks at the navigation of the Portal website and recruited users that UNT sees as their target audience. This presentation discusses the purpose of the usability testing, the test environment, test methodology, the usability scenario and tasks, user profiles, findings and analysis, and recommendations.
Date: May 2, 2011
Creator: Crane, Kate; Gilmore, Linda; Khammassi, Khouloud & Krahmer, Ana
Partner: UNT Libraries

At The Portal to Texas History

Description: This video presents The Portal to Texas History collection in the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. It shows images from the collections including photographs, maps, newspapers, text documents, and objects.
Date: May 2007
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries

iCAMP: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve

Description: This presentation discusses the iCAMP project. The UNT College of Information's iCAMP project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is developing a four course, competency-based, online graduate academic certificate program in data curation and data management for a hybrid audience of information professionals and disciplinary researchers and scholars. This presentation gives an overview of the iCAMP project and its development.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information