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Appendix B: Warning Signs - Looking in from the Outside

Description: This handout was presented along with a poster that presented the preliminary results from a survey of library employees on their experiences with toxic workplaces in libraries. This handout details signs to look for during interviews and suggested questions to ask to determine if their is a toxic workplace environment. It was presented at the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2020 conference held in Austin, Texas.
Date: March 10, 2020
Creator: Dewitt-Miller, Erin & Crawford, Laurel

Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality

Description: Full-text of a Qualtrics survey preserving the original formatting and text, including background and consent. The questions are organized into four sections: [1] questions 2-8. information about respondents’ institutions and professional experience.; [2] questions 9-18. metadata practices and technology within repositories; [3] questions 19-21. metadata elements included (i.e., required, recommended, or optional) and elements that are evaluated within repositories; and [4] questions 22-26. implemented and aspirational metadata evaluation practices at respondents’ institutions.
Date: 2019
Creator: Digital Library Federation. Assessment Interest Group. Metadata Working Group. Benchmarks Sub-Group.

[Response Data: Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality]

Description: Complete, anonymized dataset of responses to the Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality. Date, time, IP addresses, and geographic data has been omitted. Responses that included project, organization, and/or repository names were removed from this data, as well as potentially identifying names, acronyms, and/or links.
Date: July 2019
Creator: Digital Library Federation. Assessment Interest Group. Metadata Working Group. Benchmarks Sub-Group.

Tackling Toxicity: Predicting, Surviving, & Preventing Toxic Workplaces

Description: This poster presents preliminary results from a survey of library employees on their experiences with toxic workplaces in libraries. The poster includes the most-reported toxic behaviors, advice for employees and employers on how to manage or avoid a toxic workplace environment. It was presented at the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2020 conference held in Austin, Texas.
Date: March 10, 2020
Creator: Dewitt-Miller, Erin & Crawford, Laurel

Appendix A: Survey questions

Description: This handout was presented along with a poster that presented the preliminary results from a survey of library employees on their experiences with toxic workplaces in libraries. This handout details the survey questions and the sources used to develop the survey. It was presented at the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2020 conference held in Austin, Texas.
Date: March 10, 2020
Creator: Dewitt-Miller, Erin & Crawford, Laurel

Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality: Initial Findings

Description: White paper providing general analysis and documentation of results collected by a Qualtrics survey to gather information about metadata assessment practices among digital libraries. It includes an overview of the responses and brief analysis, with some interpretation of trends.
Date: May 2020
Creator: Gentry, Steven; Hale, Meredith L.; Payant, Andrea; Tarver, Hannah; White, Rachel & Wittmann, Rachel

The Devil’s Triangle: Ben Bickerstaff, Northeast Texans, and the War of Reconstruction in Texas

Description: "This book provides a well-researched, exhaustive, and fascinating examination of the life of Benjamin Bickerstaff, a desperado who preyed on blacks, Unionists, and others in northeastern Texas during the Reconstruction era until armed citizens killed him in the town of Alvarado in 1869. The work adds to our knowledge of Reconstruction violence and graphically supports the idea that the Civil War in Texas did not really end in 1865 but continued long afterward.”—Carl Moneyhon, author of Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction
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Date: 2007
Creator: Smallwood, James M.,; Howell, Kenneth W., & Taylor, Carol C.

Adolphe Gouhenant: French Revolutionary, Utopian Leader, and Texas Frontier Photographer

Description: Adolphe Gouhenant tells the story of artist, revolutionary, and early North Texas resident Francois Ignace (Adolphe) Gouhenant (1804-1871). Gouhenant was selected by well-known Icarian communist Etienne Cabet to lead an advance guard from France to settle a utopian colony in North Texas. The community, beset by hardships, ultimately scapegoated Gouhenant, accused him of being a French agent, and expelled him. He then journeyed first to Fort Worth to teach the federal soldiers French and art, and next to Dallas, where he founded the town’s first arts establishment in the 1850s. Gouhenant set up shop as a daguerreotypist and photographed the town’s early residents. His Arts Saloon was the scene of many exhibitions and dances but ultimately became the high stake in a nasty battle among Dallas’s leading citizens, setting legal precedent for Texas homestead law.
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Date: October 2019
Creator: Selzer, Paula & Pécontal, Emmanuel

The Cornett-Whitley Gang: Violence Unleashed in Texas

Description: During the late 1880s, the Cornett-Whitley gang rose on the Texas scene with a daring train robbery at McNeil Station, only miles from the capital of Texas. In the frenzy that followed the robbery, the media castigated both lawmen and government officials, at times lauded the outlaws, and indulged in trial by media. At Flatonia the gang tortured the passengers and indulged in an orgy of violence that earned them international recognition and infamy. Private enterprises, such as Wells Fargo, the railroads, and numerous banks, joined forces with law enforcement to combat them. Lawmen from cities and counties combined with federal marshals and the Texas Rangers to further cement what would become the “brotherhood of the badge.” These efforts succeeded in tracking down and killing or capturing a good number of the gang members. Readers of the Old West and true crime stories will appreciate this sordid tale of outlawry and the lawmen who put a stop to it.
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Date: July 2019
Creator: Johnson, David

A Wyatt Earp Anthology: Long May His Story Be Told

Description: Wyatt Earp is one of the most legendary figures of the nineteenth-century American West, notable for his role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Some see him as a hero lawman of the Wild West, whereas others see him as yet another outlaw, a pimp, and failed lawman. Roy B. Young, Gary L. Roberts, and Casey Tefertiller, all notable experts on Earp and the Wild West, present in A Wyatt Earp Anthology an authoritative account of his life, successes, and failures. The editors have curated an anthology of the very best work on Earp—more than sixty articles and excerpts from books—from a wide array of authors, selecting only the best written and factually documented pieces and omitting those full of suppositions or false material. Earp’s life is presented in chronological fashion, from his early years to Dodge City, Kansas; triumph and tragedy in Tombstone; and his later years throughout the West. Important figures in Earp’s life, such as Bat Masterson, the Clantons, the McLaurys, Doc Holliday, and John Ringo, are also covered. Wyatt Earp’s image in film and the myths surrounding his life, as well as controversies over interpretations and presentations of his life by various writers, also receive their due. Finally, an extensive epilogue by Gary L. Roberts explores Earp and frontier violence.
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Date: August 2019
Creator: Young, Roy B.; Roberts, Gary L. & Tefertiller, Casey

From the Halls of the Montezumas: Mexican War Dispatches from James L. Freaner, Writing under the Pen Name “Mustang”

Description: James L. Freaner was one of America’s first war correspondents covering General Winfield Scott’s campaign during the Mexican War. His letters appeared in newspapers under the byline “Mustang,” and his reports from the front included publication of complete casualty lists (long before official reports became public), detailed battle descriptions, and observations on postwar Mexico. Freaner’s greatest contribution was persuading Nicholas P. Trist, negotiator with Mexico, to ignore his recall and conclude a peace treaty that added California, Nevada, Utah, and other territory to a growing country. From the Halls of the Montezumas is a complete compilation of Freaner’s Mexican War reporting. Editors Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff annotated the text with footnotes identifying people, places, and events, also adding pictures of key figures and maps.
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Date: October 2019
Creator: Gaff, Alan D.; Gaff, Donald H. & Mustang

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 6

Description: This anthology collects the eleven winners of the 2018 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, an event hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. First place winner: Kale Williams, “The Loneliest Polar Bear” (The Oregonian), relates the tale of Nora, a baby polar bear raised by humans in a zoo after being abandoned by her mother. Second place: Patricia Callahan, “Doomed by Delay” (Chicago Tribune), reveals the experiences of Illinois families with children diagnosed with Krabbe—a deadly disease that healthcare professionals could have screened for at birth, and ultimately treated, if it weren’t for government bureaucracy. Third place: Christopher Goffard, “Dirty John” (Los Angeles Times), is an investigative story that explores the dynamics of domestic violence with a nuanced, psychologically complex narrative of family and survival. Runners-up include John Woodrow Cox, “Twelve Seconds of Gunfire” (The Washington Post); Tom Hallman Jr., “His Heart, Her Hands” (The Oregonian); Jenna Russell, “The Last Refugee” (The Boston Globe); Lisa Gartner and Zachary T. Sampson, “Wrong Way” (Tampa Bay Times); Casey Parks, “About a Boy” (The Oregonian); Jennifer Emily, “Hope for the Rest of Us” (The Dallas Morning News); Kent Babb, “There’s Nowhere to Run” (The Washington Post); and Lane DeGregory, “The House on the Corner” (Tampa Bay Times).
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Date: June 2019
Creator: Reaves, Gayle