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Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) in the Digital Public Library of America's Metadata: Exploratory Analysis

Description: This paper presents results of an exploratory analysis of representation of dates in over 8 million metadata records from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and compares it to Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) specifications.
Date: November 6, 2015
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Tarver, Hannah & Kizhakkethil, Priya

Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop project funded through the 2017 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Martin, John Edward; Hardin, Gregory & O'Keefe, Lynette

Vendor Relations: Evolving Ethos & Etiquette

Description: Presentation delivered at the 2018 Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference. This presentation describes the University of North Texas Libraries' multi-year effort to improve vendor relations by proactively preventing problems and by responding effectively to new situations as they arise.
Date: November 15, 2018
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson & Crawford, Laurel

History 9-1-1: How University of North Texas Libraries Save Newspaper Runs through the Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Description: Presentation for the 2018 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions International News Media Conference. This presentation describes how the Texas Digital Newspaper Program partners with other libraries and museum to preserve materials, and how this can act as a safeguard after natural disasters in the area.
Date: September 13, 2018
Creator: Krahmer, Ana

It's in the Bag--Creating Sustainability in the Faculty Book Delivery Service: Final Report

Description: This report documents the It's in the Bag--Creating Sustainability in the Faculty Book Delivery Service project funded through the 2017 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the It's in the Bag--Creating Sustainability in the Faculty Book Delivery Service project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: October 9, 2018
Creator: Cunningham, Chris

Call and response: Engaging with African American male students through culturally relevant music resources: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Call and response: Engaging with African American male students through culturally relevant music resources project funded through the 2017 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: Outhier, Sara

[Library Preservation Staff 1981-1982]

Description: Series of seven photographs of staff members in the UNT Libraries preservation department, mounted on a board with a green edging, stamped "1981-1982" at the bottom. The center image is a group portrait of all six staff members posing together in the office; each of the other photographs shows one of the staff members at work in his/her own space.
Date: [1981..1982]
Creator: University of North Texas

[NTSC Bookbindery Staff]

Description: Series of portraits organized around text in the center that says, "25th anniversary, Library Bookbindery n. t. s. c. 1928-1953." There are fourteen total images, most of which are individual portraits of staff members; images in the center of the top and bottom rows show staff working in the bookbindery office.
Date: 1953~
Creator: North Texas State College

Panel Proposal: Policy-based collaborative approaches to preserving electronic government information

Description: Panel proposal for iPRES 2018, the 15th International Conference on Digital Preservation. This proposal outlines a panel discussion on the preservation of electronic government information, including a brief discussion of the need for digital preservation efforts and an overview of the Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) Project.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Sittel, Robbie; Graebner, Carla; Zarndt, Frederick; McCain, Edward; Matheson, Scott; Etkin, Cynthia et al.

2018 Texas Sentate Debate Twitter Dataset

Description: This dataset contains Twitter JSON data for Tweets related to the United States Senate race between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz. This dataset contains Tweets captured around their first debate on September 21, 2018. This dataset was created using the twarc (https://github.com/edsu/twarc) package that makes use of Twitter's search API. A total of 3,006,198 Tweets and 101,050 media files make up the combined dataset.
Date: 2018-09-12/2018-10-03
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

Hurricane Florence Twitter Dataset

Description: This dataset contains Twitter JSON data for Tweets related to Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding along the Carolina coastal region. This dataset was created using the twarc (https://github.com/edsu/twarc) package that makes use of Twitter's search API. A total of 4,971,575 Tweets and 347,205 media files make up the combined dataset.
Date: 2018-09-05/2018-10-03
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

Cosmophonia: Musical Expressions of Astronomy and Cosmology

Description: Astronomy and music are both fundamental to cultural identity in the form of various musical styles and calendrical systems. However, since both are governed by incontrovertible laws of physics and therefore precede cultural interpretation, they are potentially useful for insight into the common ground of a shared humanity. This paper discusses three compositions inspired by different aspects of astronomy: Solstitium e Equinoctium, a site-specific composition for four voices and metal pipes involving an inclusive communal musical ritual and sonic meditation; Helios, a short symphonic work inspired by helioseismology; and Perspectives, a piece for soprano and percussion based on a logarithmic map of the universe.
Date: August 2018
Creator: Difalco, Elaine Celleste

[Dataset: Jin gang jing xin jing gan ying tu shuo 金剛經心經感應圖說 pp. 31-32]

Description: 3D dataset model of a xylographic woodblock containing pages 31-32 of "An Illustrated Explanation of Miraculous Response Appended to the Heart Sutra and Diamond Sutra," an ancient Buddhist text published by Zhu Xuzeng 朱續曾 in 1798. The woodblock is one of 37 held by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Library Special Collections. The block contains 8 lines per half page , 15 characters per line, white block-heart, double borders, a single fish tail (8 行 15 字, 白口, 左右雙邊, 單黑魚尾)
Date: 2017
Creator: Daniels, Doug

Making+ Learning in Museums and Libraries A Practitionaer's Guide and Framework

Description: Many libraries and museums have recently invesetd resources to implement maker programs or makerspaces. This project defines “making” as building or adapting objects using real tools and real materials and engaging learners in the process of using these tools and materials. While these programs and spaces serve a variety of goals, they overwhelmingly serve as sites of ambitious learning. As the maker movement grows by leaps and bounds, the field itself knows relatively little about how to support learning within these spaces. This report introduces a framework to support learning in library and museum makerspaces. There are three elements to the framework: purpose; people; and pieces and parts. Through a description of the framework, as well as case studies on how making and makerspaces are being implemented around the country, this document aims to share ways that we can nurture and grow conditions for learning within making experiences.
Date: 2016
Creator: Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)

Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts

Description: This document brings together the preliminary literature and practice survey with the experiences and vision of those working to spur change in their communities every day. It catalogs how these efforts are initiated and sustained; the tools and methods available to assess community need and evaluate impact; and the skills and competencies required to implement and sustain new efforts successfully. It also uses the concepts of social wellbeing and collective impact to situate museums and libraries as critical sites within broader institutional and interpersonal networks of community resources. These are complementary conceptual frameworks to help museums and libraries contextualize and tailor their efforts to catalyze positive change. Together. The document is divided into the following sections: • The Introduction traces the increasing importance of anchor institutions (typically universities and hospitals) to contextualize the evolving efforts of museums and libraries and the broad content areas in which they are expanding their activities. It also presents the social wellbeing and collective impact frameworks that are referenced throughout the document. • The Continuum of Museum and Library Community Initiatives describes the types of efforts that can improve social wellbeing for residents. This section catalogs key considerations for museums and libraries as they design community-focused efforts. • Understanding Assets and Challenges, and Evaluating Impact summarizes effective methods for assessing community assets, needs, and approaches to evaluating the impact of museum and library efforts to promote the wellbeing of their communities. • Building Capacity to Support and Spark Change reviews the requisite skills and competencies required of community-centered institutions and provides considerations for obtaining them through staff development, hiring practices, or partnership. • The Conclusion summarizes key themes from each section to highlight opportunities for museums and libraries to catalyze change in their communities going forward.
Date: January 2017
Creator: Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)