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7.5 Minute Quadrangle Project
Presentation for the 2010 Depository Library Council Annual Meeting. This presentation discusses the 7.5 minute quadrangle project by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit and gives the background, goals, processes, challenges, and next steps.
11,664 kilometers across the sea: Bridging the student support gap to the Pacific Islands
Presentation for the 2013 International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) Conference. This presentation discusses the LEAP program at UNT and bridging the student support gap to the Pacific Islands.
50 Years of Reference Service Literature Review Sources
Handout accompanying a presentation for the Texas Library Association (TLA) 2014 Annual Conference at the Reference Round Table. This handout includes literature review sources representing 50 years of reference service.
2008 DOT GOV Harvest Preserving Access
Presentation for the 2008 Depository Library Council Annual Meeting. This presentation outlines the history, tool building, partner activities and future work for a collaborative project between the University of North Texas, the Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, the California Digital Library, and the U.S. Government Printing Office.
2012 Presidential Primaries
This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the 2012 Presidential Primaries. This series features Dr. Tony Carey, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Dr. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Dr. Brian Lain, associate professor in the Department of Communications Studies and director of UNT's Debate Program.
3D Printing Book History: Extending bibliographical pedagogy through additive manufacturing
Presented at the 2017 Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Conference. This seminar focuses on work extending bibliographical pedagogy through additive manufacturing
3Dhotbed: Harnessing 3D Technologies and Data to Teach the History of the Book
Presentation at the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This presentation includes the case study of developing 3D models of the tools, hosting the resulting data in the digital library, and the pedagogical opportunities the project has afforded.
Academic Librarians as STEM Retention Partners
This column article discusses how academic librarians can assist with increasing student retention in STEM fields.
Academic Library Innovations and Developments in Support of Student Learning
Presentation for the 2015 Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium. This presentation discusses academic library innovations and developments in support of student learning.
Access Services Training Techniques
Poster for the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference as part of the Learning Round Table (LearnRT) Training Showcase. This poster presentation discusses librarian training and mentoring techniques.
Access to Geographical Information in Library Catalogs: a Case Study
Presentation for the Pioneer America Society Annual Conference. This presentation discusses a case study on access to geographical information in library catalogs.
Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?
While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Activities and Experiences of Academic Librarians Embedded in Online Courses
Presentation for the 2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Conference. This presentation discusses activities and experiences of academic librarians embedded in online courses and common practices to assess various experiences.
Adventures in Digital Preservation (and how not to lose your way)
Presentation for the 2013 Conservation Savvy: From Expert to DIY Conference. This presentation discusses adventures in digital preservation and how not to lose your way.
Advocating to Grow Collections Mentoring to Grow Leaders
Presentation for the 2015 Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Government Documents Round Table Section (GODART) Breakfast Meeting. This presentation discusses advocating to grow collections and mentoring to grow leaders.
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.
After the Mandates & Manifestos, What Next? The Denton Declaration at 5
Presentation for the 2017 UNT Open Access Symposium. This presentation provides background on the Denton Declaration, an open data manifesto created in 2012, before introducing panelists for a discussion on the future of open data and open access.
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation: Community Briefing on the ANADP 2011 Summit
Presentation for the 2011 Coalition of Networked Information (CNI) meeting discussing the Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation Summit, held in the capital of Estonia in May 2011.
Altmetrics: New Ways of Measuring Research Impact
Presentation for a workshop on altmetrics and new ways of measuring research impact. The workshop shows how the behavior of scholars is changing and how these changes are being monitored to show research impact in new ways.
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).
Analysis of URL References in ETDs: A Case Study at the University of North Texas [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2013 International Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Symposium. The presentation gives an analysis of URL references in ETDs and a case study at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Analyzing the Persistence of Referenced Web Resources with Memento
Paper presenting the results of a study into the persistence and availability of web resources reference from papers in scholarly repositories.
Analyzing the Persistence of Referenced Web Resources with Memento [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2011 International Conference on Open Repositories. This presentation discusses the results of a study into the persistence and availability of web resources referenced from papers in scholarly repositories. Memento makes it possible to automate discovery of archived resources and to consider the time between the publication of the research and the archiving of the reference URLs.
"And Now It's Time for Jazz": Willis Conover and the Voice of America
Presentation for the 2010 International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses jazz producer and broadcaster Willis Conover and the Voice of America.
Annexation of Texas Project
Presentation for the 2003 GODART Preconference at the American Library Association Annual Conference. This presentation outlines the "From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856" project. This grant funded project involved digitizing 6000 objects.
APA Review: Citing Social Media and Websites
Presentation at the University of North Texas (UNT) for the research fellows from the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. This presentation discusses citing social media and websites.
APA Review Library Information Sciences End of Program Exam
Presentation for a University of North Texas (UNT) School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) 5900 course. This presentation gives instruction for the American Psychological Association (ALA) citation style for electronic journals.
Appendix A: Preservation Business Model
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix includes the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan which highlights the Educopia institute's strengths and achievements to date and details the strategic planning process. Specifically this strategic plan declares Educopia institute's: Mission statement, Vision, Three Critical Challenges, and Six Programmatic Goals (with objectives and strategies).
Appendix A: UNT Libraries TRAC Audit Checklist
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix outlines the requirements of a Trusted Digital Library by metric, with example evidence and its location as addressed within the TRAC Conformance Document.
Appendix B: Formal Statement of Conformance to ISO 14721:2012
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains a formal statement of conformance to the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model, based on the official standard ISO 14721:2012.
Appendix B: MetaArchive-SRB Transfer
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document is a report on the status of a two-phase transfer test being carried out between the MetaArchive Cooperative and Chronopolis. These tests aim to demonstrate a proof-of-concept that the MetaArchive network may use Chronopolis's data grid preservation service as an exit strategy in the event that either MetaArchive or LOCKSS becomes unsustainable in the future.
Appendix C: Collection Development Policy for the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix describes the policies governing the acquisition, curation, and management of materials in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections.
Appendix C: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer Prep
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes the preparation of archival units residing on a LOCKSS file system that have been designated for packaging and exchange with a non-LOCKSS-based preservation environment-in this case an iRODS grid-based environment.
Appendix D: LOCKSSBAGGER Tool
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes tools. These tools are designed to facilitate the transfer of data contained within a number of LOCKSS archival units and packaged into bags. The bags are then transferred to the iRODS grid. The user has the option of creating and sending filled bags, or holey bags. The primary tools are written in Python, and make use of the iRODS command line utilities for data transfer.
Appendix D: The Portal Partnership Agreement
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains a Portal Partnership Agreement outlining the agreement between partner institutions and the University of North Texas when contributing items to the Portal to Texas History.
Appendix E: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes an automation process that involved the sending of a Folger Shakespeare Library collection (246 archival units measuring 1.3TB) hosted on a University of North Texas (UNT) LOCKSS cache to a storage resource hosted by Chronopolis at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
Appendix E: Portal Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains the Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights, which describes the permissions granted to the University of North Texas when contributing items to the Portal to Texas History.
Appendix F: Digital Library Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains the Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights, which describes the permissions granted to the University of North Texas when contributing items to the UNT Digital Library.
Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. The purpose of this document is to explain the PREMIS Event microservice as prototyped for the MetaArchive Cooperative, primarily from a developer's standpoint. The document will attempt to explain the purpose of the microservice, the underlying principles on which it operates, and a practical example of its usage. The MetaArchive has installed all of the components needed to deploy this microservice and looks forward to opportunities to experiment with practical implementations in future development projects.
Appendix G: Contingency Plan Outline
This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. In this appendix, the policy statements address the general requirements and procedures related to the enactment and handling of the MetaArchive Contingency Plan.
Appendix G: Travel and Professional Development Documentation
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains a table of conferences and related travels by members of the UNT Digital Libraries Division from 2013 to 2015.
Appendix H: UNT Libraries' Digital Preservation Policy Framework
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix describes the University of North Texas Libraries' digital stewardship efforts.
Appendix I: Timetable for Documentation Review
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains the review schedule for specific technical documents.
Appendix J: UNT Libraries' Digital Collections Usage and Feedback Policy
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix describes the policies governing the interaction of external users with materials in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections.
Appendix K: Digital Projects Unit Standards
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix describes the standards used by the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Lab.
Appendix L: Preferred File Formats
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix describes the file formats preferred for inclusion in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections.
Appendix M: UNT Libraries OAIS Information Package Specification
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix defines the use of Information Packages within the UNT Libraries Digital Library Infrastructure.
Appendix N: Coda Repository Screenshots
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains screenshots of the Coda repository, the archival management system used by UNT Libraries.
Appendix O: UNT Libraries' Archival Storage Replacement Fund
Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix describes the Archival Storage Replacement Fund as a way of lessening the financial effect of the replacement of archival storage.