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Academic Librarians as STEM Retention Partners
This column article discusses how academic librarians can assist with increasing student retention in STEM fields.
After-math: Counting the Aftereffects of Potentially Spiritually Transformative Experiences
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.
American Society for Indexing Conferences: An Analysis of Major Topics, 1997-2011
Article offering an analysis of major topics at the American Society for Indexing Conferences from 1997 through 2011.
Analysis of URL References in ETDs: A Case Study at the University of North Texas
Article discussing a case study at the University of North Texas (UNT) on an analysis of URL references in electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
Aquiline Books at UNT: A Progress Report
Presentation for the 2017 Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories. In June 2015, the UNT Libraries launched a for-fee service for publishing works of scholarship from authors affiliated with the university. While authors can choose from a menu of editing and design options, all publications are made free to read online through the institutional repository. In this presentation, we reflect on our choices in designing the publishing service—such as not organizing peer review, delivering publications through the repository, requiring free public access but not Creative Commons licenses—and on what authors have chosen from the menu of options over the past two years.
Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers
Article discussing archiving web-published materials and a needs assessment of librarians, researchers, and content providers.
Are We There Yet? Toward a Workable Controlled Vocabulary for Music
This article discusses moving toward a workable controlled vocabulary for music.
Art book indexes reviewed
Article discussing index characteristics considered important by reviewers of art books.
Artificial Intelligence, Libraries, and Information Retrieval
Article discussing artificial intelligence, libraries, and information retrieval.
ASI conference presentations: a content analysis of major topics, 1997-2012
Article on the American Society for Indexing (ASI) conference presentations. This article identifies major topics discussed at ASI conferences from 1997 through 2012 and explores how topics have changed over time.
Assessment in Fieldwork Courses: What Are We Rating?
This article uses inductive content analysis to assess fieldwork evaluations in library school coursework.
Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library
This article contains survey data on cataloging services as assessed by personnel in the Public Services Division and the Catalog and Metadata Services Department.
Automated Creation of Analytic Catalog Records for Born-Digital Journal Articles
Article summarizing the approach to bibliographic metadata development at the University of Michigan Library for journal articles published and archived in HathiTrust.
Best Practices for Librarians Embedded in Online Courses
Article discussing research on embedded librarian services in collaboration with faculty in online courses.
Biography indexes reviewed
Article discussing research on biography reviews and indexes.
Briefing the Case: Constitution Day Outreach to Campus and Community
Article discussing Constitution Day outreach to campuses and communities.
Building a Better Librarian: Why Your Work As A Librarian Begins LONG Before Your Graduate Program
This articles discusses why ones work as a librarian begins long before their graduate program.
Cataloguing in 2012: On The Cusp Of RDA
This article discusses changes in music cataloguing systems.
The Challenge of Multimedia Networking
Article reviewing texts that examine both the promise and peril of developing networked multimedia systems.
Collaboration in scholarly communication: Opportunities to normalize open access
This article discusses scholarly communication from a holistic perspective and includes some strategies implemented at University of North Texas Libraries.
Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative
This article offers a comparison of strategies and policies for building distributed digital preservation infrastructure.
Computational studies of the potential energy surface for O(³P) + H₂S: Characterization of transition states and the enthalpy of formation of HSO and HOS
Article on computational studies of the potential energy surface for O(³P) + H₂S and the characterization of transition states and the enthalpy of formation of HSO and HOS.
Connecting Constituents to Government Information: 150 Years of Congressionally Designated Libraries
Article on connecting constituents to government information and 150 years of congressionally designated libraries.
A cooperative for big data in scholarly publishing
Presented at the 2017 Public Knowledge Project International Scholarly Publishing Conference. This lightning talk presents a vision for a cooperative of stakeholder institutions called the Publishing Analytics Data Alliance.
Copyright, Digital Media, and Libraries
Article offering a brief bibliography on the subject of copyright and digital media in the context of libraries.
Copyright, Open Access, and Library Instruction
Article discussing copyright, open access, and library instruction.
Councilor's Report: 2006 Annual Conference - New Orleans
This article discusses the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in 2006, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Information about the topics discussed and issues that were brought up are included.
Councilor's Report: 2006 Midwinter Meeting - San Antonio
This article discusses the American Library Association (ALA) midwinter meeting in 2006, which was held in San Antonio. The discussions include an increase in dues and several resolutions.
Creating a Faculty Book Delivery Service: Supporting Faculty Research
Article on creating a faculty book delivery service and supporting faculty research.
Culinary Indexers' Reference Sources
In this article, the author presents a bibliography of reference sources recommended by culinary indexers.
The Deep Web: Resource Discovery in the Library of Texas
Article discussing the deep web and the new resource discovery service of the statewide virtual Library of Texas (LOT).
A Defense of Preservation in the Age of MPLP
This article looks at Mark A. Greene and Dennis Meissner's attitudes towards preservation as revealed in their articles on More Product, Less Process (MPLP), the relationship between access and preservation, and the importance of preservation within archives; it also offers strategies for efficient preservation.
Developing Collections of Web-Published Materials
This article discusses collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials.
Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet
Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet.
Development of a portal to Texas history
Article discussing the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History.
Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa
Article on the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using an exploratory research method, this article sets out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
Documenting Captured Records From Terrorist Organizations
Article discussing documenting captured records from terrorist organizations. This article discusses documenting captured records from terrorist organizations. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American forces captured 43,000 boxes of government documents and thousands of hours of previously unknown audio recordings. This article traces the release of these records, archival considerations, political initiatives, effect of these records on protecting the public, and future developments.
Does the Arousal System Contribute to Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences? A Summary and Response
Article acknowledging the viability and potential value of the hypothesis underlying articles suggesting a relationship between near-death experiences (NDEs) and the body's arousal system, but also identifying substantial weaknesses in both the presented lines of evidence and the studies.
Effect on Emotional Well-Being of Hypnotic Recall of the Near-Death Experience
Article reporting the preliminary finding of overwhelming psychological benefit of hypnotic recall of near-death experiences, and discussing implications for future research.
Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker as Sole Diabetes Educator: Comparison of CoDE with Similar Culturally Appropriate Interventions
Article discussing the effectiveness of a community health worker as sole diabetes educator.
Electromagnetic Aftereffects of Near-Death Experiences
Study investigating electromagnetic effects among near-death experiencers (NDErs), people who reported a close brush with death without an NDE, and people who reported never having been close to death but who used their most life-changing event as a past reference point.
Electromagnetic and Other Environmental Effects Following Near-Death Experiences: A Primer
Article describing the results of informal and formal research regarding electromagnetic (EM) effects of near-death experiences (NDEs); it reviews cases in which a person acts on his environment and those in which a person reacts to the environment. The paper also proposes more precise terminology regarding EM phenomena based on the research and literature review.
ELL Teachers' attitudes of Google Earth for inquiry-based instruction on ELL students' language development in a rural New England state
This article contains an investigation of factors predicting the intentions of English Language Learner (ELL) teachers to use Google Earth for language development instruction.
Enhancing Access to E-books
Article on a study of enhancing access to e-books.
Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations
This article discusses a study of dissertation cataloging practices of Association of Research Libraries academic libraries to discern how the libraries provide access to subjects as well as to names of academic departments and advisors.
Enhancing Descriptive Metadata Records with Freely-Available APIs
Article on enhancing descriptive metadata records with freely-available Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Evaluating the University of North Texas' Digital Collections and Institutional Repository: An Exploratory Assessment of Stakeholder Perceptions and Use
This article discusses an exploratory assessment evaluating the University of North Texas' digital collections and institutional repository.
The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan
Article on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this article discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
The Evolution of the Library
This article discusses technological changes and the evolution of the library.
An Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Reaction Between NH(X3Σ-) + SO(X3Σ-)
Article on an experimental and theoretical study of the reaction between NH(X3Σ–) + SO(X3Σ–).