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Integrated Collection Development for the 21st Century

Description: This presentation discusses the adoption of a new collection development method implemented by University of North Texas Libraries to better respond to emerging acquisitions models, unstable budgets, and the evolving scholarly communications landscape.
Date: April 4, 2017
Creator: Crawford, Laurel; Condrey, Coby; Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Enoch, Todd

Evaluating Paid For And Open Access Resources

Description: Data comes in a multitude of formats, concerns most subject areas, but is often found freely available. After pulling from a variety of resources, talking to numerous librarians, and researching offerings, this presentation presents all necessary elements of a data resource into an easy-to-use evaluation rubric and collection development policy.
Date: April 4, 2017
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson

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

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.

Tips and Tricks for Usability Studies

Description: This presentation from the 2003 Internet Librarian Conference shares some experiences from two “real-life” Web site usability studies, including tips and tricks for carrying out a Web usability study.
Date: November 3, 2003
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth

Childhood Studies at the Digital Turn

Description: This presentation from the Modern Language Association 2017 panel "Keep the H in DH" examines the parallel emerging fields of digital humanities and literary childhood studies.
Date: January 6, 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

Web Site Usability Testing at the Libraries

Description: This presentation from the 2003 Texas Library Association Conference discusses the purpose and procedures for conducting website usability testing.
Date: 2003
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth; Byerly, Gayla & May, Frances A.

The Case for a Publishing Analytics Data Alliance

Description: This presentation discusses Project Meerkat, a project aimed “to develop guidelines and standards for digital scholarly monograph usage data and to construct a neutral organizational apparatus for the ongoing collection and aggregation of data about these scholarly publications,” and the resulting cooperative to be developed out of that project, the Publishing Analytics Data Alliance.
Date: November 21, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.

Letting the collections tell their story: Using Tableau for collection evaluation

Description: This presentation contains the workshop presented at the 2016 Library and Information Technology Association Forum pre-conference session. This workshop presentation includes an introduction to the Tableau Public software, data management, and developing dashboards.
Date: November 17, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen; Klein, Janette & Parwani, Priya B.

Importance of GIS Repositories

Description: This presentation highlights the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data repositories, including issues and challenges.
Date: October 8, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas

Enabling Scholarly Annotation Using Open Frameworks for the Web

Description: This presentation presents two implementations of the W3C Web Annotation Working Group’s data model for annotations: Hypothesis (for annotating webpages) and IIIF (for interoperability of images).
Date: August 24, 2016
Creator: Judkins, Julie & Hawkins, Kevin S.

Critical Digital Pedagogy Kick Off Meeting

Description: This presentation provides an overview of the Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network Grant project, including activities, goals, and projected outcomes.
Date: September 9, 2016
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.

Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.