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[Dataset: Punch-B]

Description: 3D dataset model of a punch for a majiscule sans serif B. The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact used to design and cast type during the hand press period. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing. This dataset is an individual file and is part of a complete set of teaching tools.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Complete teaching tool set]

Description: 3D dataset model of a moveable hand mould, matrix, punch, and type piece for a majiscule sans serif B. This dataset includes all the files necessary to print an entire set of teaching tools set in one file: the two-part handmould, punch, matrix, and two pieces of type (one with the jet attached as well as a detachable jet piece and an individual type piece). The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact used to design/cast type during the hand press period. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Removable-Jet]

Description: 3D dataset model of a removable jet for a majiscule sans serif B. The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact used to design and cast type during the hand press period. This dataset will print a single detachable jet piece. To use this model for instruction, you must also print a model of the type without jet; the removable jet inserts into the type piece to illustrate the process of jet removal. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing. This dataset is an individual file and is part of a complete set of teaching tools.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Woodcut Facsimile]

Description: 3D dataset model of a facsimile of a 16th century woodcut illustrating a typecaster at work. The model is 4 inches by 4 inches square, and should print type high: 0.918 inches. To print on a standard FDM printer, a smaller mm. nozzle is necessary. A resin print of this dataset was set in a locked form of a tabletop roller press, inked, and printed successfully.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Matrix-B]

Description: 3D dataset model of a matrix for a majiscule sans serif B. The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact used to design/cast type during the hand press period. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing. This dataset is an individual file and is part of a complete set of teaching tools.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Moveable Type Hand Mould Side B]

Description: 3D dataset model of one side of a moveable hand mould. The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact used to cast type during the hand press period. This 3D dataset is in two parts. Each part is a separate piece of the two-sided mould. You will need to print both files to have a complete model for a hand mould. For printing ease, the spring (used by typecasters to hold the matrix into place on the mould) has been excised. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing. This dataset is an individual file and is part of a complete set of teaching tools.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Piece of movable type B with jet attached]

Description: 3D dataset model of a piece of moveable type with jet attached for a majiscule sans serif B. The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact from the hand press period. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing. This dataset is an individual file and is part of a complete set of teaching tools.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Piece of movable type B with jet detached]

Description: 3D dataset model of a piece of moveable type with jet detached for a majiscule sans serif B. The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact from the hand press period. This dataset will print a piece of type for a majuscule modern sans-serif B without the jet attached. To use this model for instruction, you must also print the removable jet, which will insert into the piece of type to illustrate the process of jet removal. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing. This dataset is an individual file and is part of a complete set of teaching tools.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

[Dataset: Moveable Type Hand Mould Side A]

Description: 3D dataset model of one side of a moveable hand mould. The resulting 3D printed model will replicate the historical artifact used to cast type during the hand press period. This 3D dataset is in two parts. Each part is a separate piece of the two-sided mould. You will need to print both files to have a complete tool for a hand mould. For printing ease, the spring (used by typecasters to hold the matrix into place on the mould) has been excised. These models are for teaching purposes only and cannot be used to cast type using molten type metal, nor can they be used for printing. This dataset is an individual file and is part of a complete set of teaching tools.
Date: April 1, 2017
Creator: Jacobs, Courtney E.; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. & Strait, Bob

Growing Your Custom Holdings

Description: This presentation is part of the panel "The Care and Feeding of Custom Holdings" from the 2017 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference and shares concrete instructions, best practices, and innovations in the configuration and maintenance of custom holdings groups and paths used within multiple OCLC ILL interfaces at University of North Texas Libraries.
Date: March 15, 2017
Creator: Johnston, Pamela

News, new roles & preservation advocacy: Moving Libraries into action

Description: This paper discusses how much news is published online that is never published in print or on more permanent media. It delves into some of the reasons why this convent is not yet preserved, and examines the persistent challenges of digital preservation and of digital curation of this content type.
Date: June 7, 2016
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine; Wilson, Marc & Zarndt, Frederick

Owning Your Labor Is A Skill

Description: This presentation from the Modern Language Association 2017 panel "Digital Humanities in Secondary Education" offers a look at the ethical implications of bringing digital humanities praxis to secondary education.
Date: January 8, 2017
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.

It Starts at the Top: Developing a Motivational Leadership Style That Moves Mountains

Description: This presentation describes a variety of successful changes within the University of North Texas Libraries' Access Services such as re-organizing the structure of the department, establishing new services, and accomplishing projects. Stages of change from idea to implementation and the facilitation of communication throughout the process will be discussed.
Date: November 17, 2016
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Venner, Mary Ann

British-Style Brass Bands in U.S. Colleges and Universities

Description: Since the 1980s, British-style brass bands - community ensembles modeled after the all-brass and percussion bands of Great Britain - have enjoyed a modest regeneration in the United States. During this same period, as many as 23 colleges and universities in the U.S. have founded their own curricular or extra-curricular brass band. The purpose of this research study was: to discover which schools sponsor a brass band currently; to discover which schools formerly sponsored a brass band but have since discontinued it; to describe the operational practices of collegiate brass bands in the U.S.; and to determine what collegiate brass band conductors perceive to be the challenges and benefits of brass band in the curriculum. Data for the study were collected between February, 2015 and February, 2016 using four custom survey instruments distributed to conductors of college and university brass bands. The results showed that 11 American collegiate institutions were sponsoring a brass band during the period of data collection. Additional findings included descriptions of the operations of collegiate brass bands, such as availability of credit, rehearsal time, and instrumentation. Results also included the conductors' reported perceptions that both challenges and benefits are inherent in student brass band participation, and that brass band is a positive experience for students. An additional 3 community-based brass bands, not sponsored by but located near a college or university, were found to include collegiate students among their player personnel. A total of 9 schools formerly sponsoring brass bands were found to have discontinued their program. A repertoire analysis of 733 titles of compositions performed by both active and formerly active brass bands revealed that bands performed original works for brass band nearly as often as transcribed or arranged works.
Date: December 2016
Creator: Taylor, Mark Amdahl

University Coursework and Field Experiences: Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences with Key Components of Response to Intervention

Description: Pre-service teachers are entering the field as novice practitioners with concerns regarding their ability to confidently and effectively implement key components of response to intervention (RTI). This concurrent mixed-methods study explores pre-service teachers' (N =169) perceptions and experiences with key components of RTI (e.g., screening, multi-tiered evidence-based intervention, progress monitoring, and data-based decision making). A questionnaire in conjunction with open-response items and four focus groups provided data to identify aspects of university coursework and field experiences that contribute to pre-service teachers' perceived ability to confidently implement key components of RTI. The results of this investigation show between group differences in perception and experiences related to RTI. Special education certification seekers reported higher perceived confidence, receiving more coursework, and having more field experiences with RTI than elementary, middle grade, and secondary certification seekers. Among all groups, secondary certification seekers reported the lowest confidence, least amount of coursework, and fewest field experiences with RTI. Pre-service teachers in this study valued coursework and knowledgeable instructors who emphasized the components of RTI and participating in hands-on class activities. Participants noted benefits from or a desire for field experiences with struggling learners and having mentors with knowledge and expertise in RTI. Study findings suggest providing pre-service teachers with comprehensive preparation in RTI during coursework in combination with field experiences working with struggling learners may increase perceived confidence and is valued.
Date: December 2016
Creator: Hovey, Katrina A

Special Education Teachers Self-Reported Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Autism in Texas Public Schools

Description: Currently there is extensive literature on evidence-based practices (EBP) for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, there is limited research on whether or not these practices are implemented in the classroom by teachers serving students with ASD. Special education teachers are responsible for the learning outcomes of students across a range of ages and disabilities. This study investigated teachers' self-reported use of EBP and what factors influence implementation. Participants included 129 special education teachers in Texas public schools. Data utilizing descriptive statistics and logistic regression was conducted to determine what factors (i.e., education, employment, teaching experience and training methods) predicted implementation of a particular practice. Although 67% of teachers reported using EBPs, teachers' employment and training experiences did not predict the implementation of a particular practice. Information from this study can be used to enhance professional development for teachers serving students with ASD.
Date: December 2016
Creator: Cowan, Angela K.