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Are Print Books REALLY Dead?: Exploring the relationship between the technology acceptance model and the use of e-books at a large research university: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Are Print Books REALLY Dead? project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the Are Print Books REALLY Dead? project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: September 27, 2017
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson; Smith, Susan & Dewitt-Miller, Erin

BARC Tips for Tiny Libraries

Description: Report providing tips for small libraries to get started using Biblionix Automated Retrospective Conversion's (BARC's) "Apollo" integrated library system.
Date: July 3, 2015
Creator: Brannon, Sian

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

Classification Of The End-Of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices To Web Archives

Description: This is the final report for the EOTCD project, which is formally titled 'Classification of the End-of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices to Web Archives.' The project commenced December 1, 2009 and ended November 30, 2012. The overview includes background information about the End of Term (EOT) 2008 Archive and a brief description of the activities conducted in the project's four work areas. Following the Overview there are three sections: Goals Accomplished; Significant Findings and Accomplishments; and Project Achievements.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Murray, Kathleen R. & Phillips, Mark Edward

Combined Services Desk Report

Description: Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries on the combined services desk.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Venner, Mary Ann

Cost and Feasibility of FADGI Compliance for the Digital Projects Unit: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Cost and Feasibility of FADGI Compliance for the Digital Projects Unit project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the Cost and Feasibility of FADGI Compliance for the Digital Projects Unit project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: September 30, 2017
Creator: Willis, Shannon & McIntosh, Marcia

Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network: Final Report

Description: This report documents the final report the Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network project funded through the University of North Texas Office of Faculty Success Team Mentoring Grant. This final report includes a summary of Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 activities, along with other related events.
Date: May 10, 2017
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.

Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit: Reflections

Description: This report provides a synopsis of the Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit held in San Antonio on April 3-4, 2016, including the event's structure, work sessions, and outcomes.
Date: April 2016
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine & Sittel, Robbie

Final Report: ASIS&T Task Force on Webinars

Description: This report was submitted to the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Board of Directors. In June 2011, an ASIS&T Task Force on Webinars was appointed. This is the final report discusses the findings of this task force and recommendations.
Date: October 3, 2011
Creator: Neal, Diane Rasmussen; Abbas, June, 1964-; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Garnett, Alex & Green, Remlee

A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for your Digital Resources

Description: With the support of the Jisc-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), Ithaka S+R has developed this guide to support those who are actively managing digital projects and are seeking to develop funding models that will permit them to continue investing in their projects, for the benefit of their users, over time. This report updates Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources (2008) in two major ways: first, by expanding the list of revenue models covered in order to take into account emerging models, including highlighting those methods that are compatible with open access. Second, the report places the notion of ‘revenue generation’ in the context of the fuller range of funding activities we have observed in higher education and the cultural sector. In addition to practices more often seen in the commercial world like advertising and corporate sponsorships, the report devotes time to discussions of a range of philanthropic sources of support as well as support offered by host institutions.
Date: March 2014
Creator: Maron, Nancy

Hidden Collections Redux: Summer 2013

Description: This report is offers an update on the hidden collections at the UNT Libraries. Its purpose is to serve as a true representation of the collections in the UNT Libraries with little or no access.
Date: 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian; Parks, Sue; Phillips, Mark Edward & Sears, Suzanne

"How do I know if it's useful if I can't even get it to open?": Assessing Information Interaction to Improve Library Collections and Services: Final Report

Description: This report documents the "How do I know if it's useful if I can't even get it to open?" project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the "How do I know if it's useful if I can't even get it to open?" project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: September 27, 2017
Creator: Dewitt-Miller, Erin; Smith, Susan & Billings, Emily

E-Journals Support at the UNT Libraries

Description: Report on e-journal support options for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. This report discusses staffing, support levels required to meet faculty expectations, and subsequent plans for next steps.
Date: 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Weng, Neena; Jansing, Dianne; Waugh, Laura & Luetkemeyer, John

Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls

Description: This report was prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). It outlines the current state of and future conversion roadmap for the content captured by Blue Angel Technologies during the time period of 2002-2006 for TSLAC as part of the Texas Resource and Information Locator Service (TRAIL). This document will give a history of the data stored at the University of North Texas Libraries and information about the makeup of the collection as it exists in 2011, including the physical layout on disk, number of files, and MIME types. Finally, this document outlines a conversion path from the current file based organization system to a standard archival data format for inclusion in a future TRAIL discovery interface.
Date: January 31, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

Mapping the Southwest: Final Performance Report

Description: This report documents the Mapping the Southwest project, led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and with their partner, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries Special Collections. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This final report briefly describes the Mapping the Southwest project activities and accomplishments in six work areas, and provides a discussion of achievements, issues faced and resolved, and lessons learned that may be of benefit to others. Additional detail is provided in some areas with appendices.
Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

MetaArchive: Final Report

Description: This report provides summary information about the goals, activities, and results of this project, focusing on January 2008-December 2011. Section One will provide a brief summary of the outcomes of the project work based on the authors' project's performance objectives. Section Two will offer a brief reiteration of the authors' project's original goals and ambitions and an in-depth discussion of the authors' findings and development activities. Section Three will describe plans for the program's continuation and its long-term impact. Section Four will provide a list of the staff who have worked on various aspects of this project during the project period.
Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt

Metadata Training Needs Assessment: Final Report

Description: Report prepared for the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group (MWG). In this report, the focus is on the project that was tasked in creating metadata course/modules for beginners and experts alike.
Date: 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

National Digital Stewardship Alliance Web Archiving Survey Report: 2012

Description: The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is a member organization whose mission is to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation's digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. From October 3 through October 31, 2011, the Content Working Group conducted a survey of organizations in the United States that are actively involved in, or planning to start, programs to archive content from the web. The goal of the survey was to better understand the landscape of web archiving activities in the United States, including identifying the organizations or individuals involved, the types of web content being preserved, the tools and services being used, and the types of access being provided. This summary report examines participant responses for the purposes of discerning trends, themes, and emerging practices and challenges in web-based content acquisition and preservation.
Date: June 19, 2012
Creator: National Digital Stewardship Alliance (U.S.)

Next Generation Repositories: Behaviours and Technical Recommendations of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group

Description: The widespread deployment of repository systems in higher education and research institutions provides the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication. However, repository platforms are still using technologies and protocols designed almost twenty years ago, before the boom of the Web and the dominance of Google, social networking, semantic web and ubiquitous mobile devices.In April 2016, COAR launched the Next Generation Repositories Working Group to identify the core functionalities for the next generation of repositories, as well as the architectures and technologies required to implement them. This report presents the results of work by this group over the last 1.5 years. The Next Generation Repositories Working Group has explicitly focused on the generic technologies required by all repositories to support the adoption of common behaviors. This report describes 11 new behaviors, as well as the technologies, standards and protocols that will facilitate the development of new services on top of the collective network, including social networking, peer review, notifications, and usage assessment. 1. Exposing Identifiers 2. Declaring Licenses at a Resource Level 3. Discovery through Navigation 4. Interacting with Resources (Annotation, Commentary and Review) 5. Resource Transfer 6. Batch Discovery 7. Collecting and Exposing Activities 8. Identification of Users 9. Authentication of Users 10. Exposing Standardized Usage Metrics 11. Preserving Resources The behaviors and technologies in this report are a snapshot of the current status of technology, standards and protocols available, but we are aware that technologies will continue to evolve.
Date: November 28, 2017
Creator: the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

Office of Scholarly Communication: Scope, Organizational Placement, and Planning in Ten Research Libraries

Description: The phrase “scholarly communication” appears often in the description of library roles and responsibilities, but the function is still new enough that it takes different forms in different institutions. There is no common understanding of where it fits into the library’s organizational structure. This landscape review of offices of scholarly communication grows out of research originally conducted by Ithaka S+R for the Harvard Library. The project was designed to undertake a review of how academic institutions support the scholarly communication function in their libraries and to gather basic information about the issues at some of the largest research intensive university libraries. It finds categorical differences in the vision for the scholarly communications unit and its organizational placement, as well as associated differences in staffing and budget.
Date: November 18, 2015
Creator: Ithaka S+R

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Evaluation of Project Outcome: User Satisfaction Report, February 2010

Description: This report presents information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This document reports information about the survey questionnaire, the respondents, the research findings, and includes the positive overall outcome regarding user satisfaction with the work conducted in this project.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.