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An Exploratory Analysis of Subject Metadata in the Digital Public Library of America

Description: Paper describing an analysis of subject representation in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), an aggregate digital library containing more than 8 million item-level metadata records at the time of the study. The findings provide information about the minimum, maximum, and average number of subjects in records from different hubs and hub types, as well as the distribution of unique subject terms across the entire collection.
Date: 2015
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Phillips, Mark Edward; Zavalina, Oksana & Kizhakkethil, Priya

How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries' Collection: A Case Study

Description: Paper describing the results of initial research to evaluate general information about how records change in a digital library, using the UNT digital collections as a sample set. The analysis looked at several key concepts including the number of records that have been edited, the number of edits per record, the number of editors per record, the amount of change in file size and in completeness (i.e., values in required fields), and changes in access to digital objects.
Date: 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Shakeri, Shadi

Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving [Dataset]

Description: This dataset contains the results of a survey of quality assurance practices within the field of web archiving and its practitioners. To understand current QA practices, the authors surveyed institutions engaged in web archiving, which included national libraries, colleges and universities, and museums and art libraries. The survey was administered online. It includes the completed responses of 54 participants. The data has been anonymized for privacy reasons. This dataset was used in the "Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving" paper, available from the UNT Digital Library.
Date: December 2014
Creator: Reyes Ayala, Brenda; Phillips, Mark Edward & Ko, Lauren