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Special Education: A Beginner's Guide to Serving All Students

Description: This collection of writings from preservice teachers at the University of North Texas is intended as a brief guide to special education. Through an interview with special education expert and diagnostician, Jennifer Cantu, M.Ed., unpack nuances within the field of special education. Intended to be both a starting point and an ongoing reference source for educators new to service of special needs students, this book seeks to instill a sense of direction, pride, and accomplishment as ones take some early steps toward effectively serving special education learners. The book also show what special needs students can achieve through individualized accommodations and modifications. The four main sections of the book include: Understanding the basic rights and language of special education -- Understanding disability conditions and demonstrating how to meet the individual needs of a student -- Interview with a special education expert, Jennifer Cantu, diagnostician, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Texas -- Acquiring special education certification in Texas.
Date: 2017
Creator: Watson, Cindy; Cantu, Jennifer & Nancy Terry, Nancy

Dallas Police Shooting Twitter Dataset

Description: This dataset contains Twitter JSON data for several Twitter search queries that were collected the week following the shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas on July 7th 2017, using the twarc (https://github.com/edsu/twarc) package that makes use of Twitter's search API. A total of 7,146,993 Tweets make up the combined dataset.
Date: 2016-07-05/2016-07-14
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

Preservation of and Access to Government Information and Data: Accounts from the Field

Description: Video of the panel session "Preservation of and Access to Government Information and Data: Accounts from the Field" for the 2017 Open Access Symposium with presentations on the End of Term Archive, the US Government Publishing Office, the Data Refuge initiative, and the Preservation of Electronic Government Information group.
Date: May 19, 2017
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Walls, David; Janz, Margaret & Laster, Shari

Understanding Metadata: What is Metadata, and What is it For?

Description: This book provides a comprehensive overview of information about an item's creation, name, topic, features, and more updates NISO's 2004 advice on the subject and follows on the Research Data Management Primer published in 2015. It demystifies a type of information that is ubiquitous in our lives but that can be challenging to produce, store, and understand. Coverage includes topics such as metadata types, standardization, and use in the cultural heritage sector and in the broader world. The Primer is accompanied by plentiful examples of metadata at work.
Date: 2017
Creator: Riley, Jenn

Regional and Local Data

Description: Video of the panel session "Regional and Local Data" at the 2017 Open Access Symposium. This video discusses the use of geospatial data at regional and local levels.
Date: May 19, 2017
Creator: Dailey, George; Tiwari, Chetan & Ramirez, Daniela

What Kind of Information Is Available From the Federal Government

Description: Video of the panel session "What Kind of Information is Available From the Federal Government" for the 2017 Open Access Symposium. This panel includes discussion of access to the National Library of Medicine through the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and information available through the US Census Bureau, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Date: May 19, 2017
Creator: Burgard, Daniel E.; Privett, Susana; Abbot, Cheryl & Shimabuku, Hope

After the Mandates & Manifestos, What Next? The Denton Declaration at 5

Description: Video of the panel session "After the Mandates & Manifestos, What Next? The Denton Declaration at 5" at the 2017 Open Access Symposium. This video discusses the origin of the Denton Declaration and current initiatives regarding open data.
Date: May 19, 2017
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.; Gonzales, Melissa; Weimer, Katherine Hart; Rondelli, Michael; Mirza, Rafia & Halbert, Martin

Name Authority Files in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections

Description: Presentation as part of a panel titled "From Authority Control to Identity Management: Managing--Not Controlling" at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 2017 annual conference. These slides provide an overview of name authority control in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections, including authority creation, authority records and their structured data, and entering names in the metadata editing system.
Date: July 17, 2017
Creator: Tarver, Hannah

Impact of Library Instruction

Description: This dataset contains anonymized data for students who were enrolled in English 1320 at the University of North Texas between the Fall 2012 semester and the Spring 2016 semester.
Date: July 2017
Creator: Hargis, Carol; Leuzinger, Julie & Rowe, Jennifer

Campus Pride Report: Summary of UNT Libraries' Collections

Description: This report is the final output of an in-depth evaluation using the Campus Pride Index (CPI) and includes answers to the specific questions in the CPI survey, the full list of call numbers relevant to LGBT subjects, lists of links to LGBT-specific queries of the UNT Libraries catalog, and a list of subjects for which additional resources will be sought.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Condrey, Coby & Harker, Karen