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News, new roles & preservation advocacy: Moving Libraries into action
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.
Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations
This article discusses a study of dissertation cataloging practices of Association of Research Libraries academic libraries to discern how the libraries provide access to subjects as well as to names of academic departments and advisors.
Yeah, I Found It!: Performing Web Site Usability Testing to Ensure that Off-Campus Students Can Find the Information They Need
This paper discusses the results of the formal usability studies and focus groups that involved other libraries' web pages to to first determine what users appreciated or disliked about the current site. This article was co-published in The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings.
Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study
This article presents results from the task-based testing and focus group portion of a usability study on the University of North Texas Libraries' website in addition to three other academic library web sites to examine the effects of multiple design elements and styles on the participants' results and to provide additional insight into user preferences.
X Marks the Spot: Creating and Managing a Single Service Point to Improve Customer Service and Maximize Resources
This article describes how merging service points in an academic library is an opportunity to improve customer service and utilize staffing resources more efficiently.
First You Get the Money, Then You Get the Reviews, Then You Get the Internet Comments: A Quantitative Examination of the Relationship Between Critics, Viewers, and Box Office Success
This article examines the relationships between a movie's perceived artistic merit as ranked by critics, a movie's quality as ranked by viewers, a movie's gross box office take, and its release date.
A Defense of Preservation in the Age of MPLP
This article looks at Mark A. Greene and Dennis Meissner's attitudes towards preservation as revealed in their articles on More Product, Less Process (MPLP), the relationship between access and preservation, and the importance of preservation within archives; it also offers strategies for efficient preservation.
Assessment in Fieldwork Courses: What Are We Rating?
This article uses inductive content analysis to assess fieldwork evaluations in library school coursework.
Spotlight on North Texas: Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage program to digitize, preserve, and provide access to community historical records. The award funded digitization of print and media items related to the motion picture history of Denton County and a lecture highlighting Denton’s film history and materials discovered during the program. For this grant, UNT served as the lead institution and collaborated with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. The grant materials include a history of Denton County’s involvement in film production and distribution, digitization standards, and a work plan for the project. This proposal was funded for $11,840.
Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library
This article contains survey data on cataloging services as assessed by personnel in the Public Services Division and the Catalog and Metadata Services Department.
Researching New Orleans Rhythm and Blues
This article discusses researching New Orleans rhythm and blues.
[Review] [1] The Blues Route. [2] Going to Chicago: A Year on the Chicago Blues Scene. [3] Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues.
This article reviews the three books "The Blues Route," by Hugh Merrill, "Going to Chicago: A Year on the Chicago Blues Scene," by Stephen Green and Laurence J. Hyman, and "Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues," by Paul Oliver.
From the Chair: Collaborating for Success
This article is from the 2013 Chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODART) discussing collaborating for success.
From the Chair: Importance of Mentoring
This article is from the 2013 Chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODART) discussing the importance of mentoring.
Are We There Yet? Toward a Workable Controlled Vocabulary for Music
This article discusses moving toward a workable controlled vocabulary for music.
[Review] [1] A Most Wonderous Babble: American Art Composers, Their Music, and the American Scene, 1950-1985. [2] Art Music in the American Society: The Condition of Art Music in the Late Twentieth Century.
This article reviews the two books "A Most Wondrous Babble: American Art Composers, Their Music, and the American Scene, 1950-1985" and "Art Music in the American Society: The Condition of Art Music in the Late Twentieth Century," both by Nicholas E. Tawa and published in 1987.
Rediscovering "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend"
This article is based on the authors' presentation at the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference in Austin, Texas, April 2005 and discusses Arturo Toscanini.
Turning News Into Learning Opportunities
This article discusses turning news into learning opportunities.
From the Chair: Developing Advocates—Communicating Value
This article is from the 2014 Chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODART) discussing developing advocates and communicating value.
Evaluating the University of North Texas' Digital Collections and Institutional Repository: An Exploratory Assessment of Stakeholder Perceptions and Use
This article discusses an exploratory assessment evaluating the University of North Texas' digital collections and institutional repository.
[Review] Popular Music and the Underground: Foundations of Jazz, Blues, Country, and Rock, 1900-1950
This article reviews the book "Popular Music and the Underground: Foundations of Jazz, Blues, Country, and Rock, 1900-1950," by Chuck Mancuso.
[Review] Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music
This article reviews the book "Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music," by Mary Cyr and published in 2012.
The Evolution of the Library
This article discusses technological changes and the evolution of the library.
From the Chair: Partnerships for the Future
This article is from the 2014 Chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODART) discussing collaborating for success.
What is it Worth? A Guide to Art Valuation and Market Resources
This article serves as an introduction to new and mostly free online art auction and market sites and some traditional paper resources that are essential to answer reference questions about art value.
An Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Reaction Between NH(X3Σ-) + SO(X3Σ-)
Article on an experimental and theoretical study of the reaction between NH(X3Σ–) + SO(X3Σ–).
Indexes in award-winning cookbooks
Article discussing indexes in award-winning cookbooks and whether the quality of a cookbook is reflected in the quality of its index.
Patterns of E74A RNA and protein expression at the onset of metamorphosis in Drosophila
Article discussing patterns of E74A RNA and protein expression at the onset of metamorphosis in Drosophila.
Reading America Program Fosters Intergenerational Understanding in Chinese Immigrant Families
This article discusses the Reading America Program fostering intergenerational understanding in Chinese immigrant families.
Copyright, Open Access, and Library Instruction
Article discussing copyright, open access, and library instruction.
Selected Internet Resources on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
This article is a webliography of selected internet resources on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Teaching the Catalog as a Reference Tool
Article in a column for "The Reference Librarian," Material-Mind-Method: On the Teaching of Reference. This article discusses teaching the catalog as a reference tool.
Computational studies of the potential energy surface for O(³P) + H₂S: Characterization of transition states and the enthalpy of formation of HSO and HOS
Article on computational studies of the potential energy surface for O(³P) + H₂S and the characterization of transition states and the enthalpy of formation of HSO and HOS.
Fear of Negative Evaluation: Differences amongst librarians
Article on the fear of negative evaluation and differences amongst librarians.
Hold It! Improving Access to Collections with an Online Holds Service
Article on improving access to collections with an online holds service at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan
Article on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this article discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
Enhancing Access to E-books
Article on a study of enhancing access to e-books.
Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa
Article on the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using an exploratory research method, this article sets out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
"Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated:" Findings from the TEI in Libraries Survey
Article on the findings of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) survey of text encoding practices in libraries.
How We Pay for Publishing
Article discussing how we pay for scholarly publishing. Since at least the late 1970s, when stresses in the market for scholarly literature began to show, there have been calls to redistribute how the production and dissemination of scholarly literature are paid for. The motivations are addressing the "free rider problem" of institutions without presses and, more recently, increasing overall access to the literature. In particular, the last few years have seen schemes such as SCOAP3 and Knowledge Unlatched and proposals from K | N Consultants and a joint task force of the Association of Research Libraries and the American Association of Universities. These plans to establish new business models are summarized.
Culinary Indexers' Reference Sources
In this article, the author presents a bibliography of reference sources recommended by culinary indexers.
Keeping Human Resources happy: Improving hiring processes through the use of rubrics
Article on keeping human resources happy and improving hiring processes through the use of rubrics.
MYB5 and MYB14 Play Pivotal Roles in Seed Coat Polymer Biosynthesis in Medicago truncatula
Article discussing MYB5 and MYB14 playing pivotal roles in seed coat polymer biosynthesis in Medicago truncatula.
Development of a portal to Texas history
Article discussing the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History.
Textbooks Weighing you Down? Check out our E-Readers
Article discussing a project by the UNT Libraries to purchase e-book readers for students purchasing digital textbooks.
Managing Serials in a Large Digital Library: Case Study of the UNT Libraries Digital Collections
Article discussing a case study of the UNT Libraries digital collections and managing serials in a large digital library.
Mentoring to Grow Library Leaders
Article discussing mentoring and growing library leaders.
"In Case of Sudden Death, Burn This": The Simon Bucharoff Collection at the University of North Texas Music Library [Article]
Article discussing the Simon Bucharoff collection at the University of North Texas (UNT) music library.
Art book indexes reviewed
Article discussing index characteristics considered important by reviewers of art books.
Librarians and Technology: Things to Consider
Article on librarians and technology and things to consider.