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University of North Texas Libraries Annual Report: 2016
Annual report for the University of North Texas Libraries including overall statistics about library holdings, circulation, and facility usage, as well as highlights of the activities of individual departments and staff members.
The Portal to Texas History Impact Report, 2016-2017
Report describing statistics about the makeup and usage of The Portal to Texas History site, during the 2016-2017 year. It includes a statement from the university president, and a brief interview with historian Gregg Cantrell.
"How do I know if it's useful if I can't even get it to open?": Assessing Information Interaction to Improve Library Collections and Services: Final Report
This report documents the "How do I know if it's useful if I can't even get it to open?" project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the "How do I know if it's useful if I can't even get it to open?" project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Are Print Books REALLY Dead?: Exploring the relationship between the technology acceptance model and the use of e-books at a large research university: Final Report
This report documents the Are Print Books REALLY Dead? project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the Are Print Books REALLY Dead? project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Cost and Feasibility of FADGI Compliance for the Digital Projects Unit: Final Report
This report documents the Cost and Feasibility of FADGI Compliance for the Digital Projects Unit project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the Cost and Feasibility of FADGI Compliance for the Digital Projects Unit project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Revving Up for Research Mentoring Program: Final Report
This report documents the Revving up for Research project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the Revving up for Research project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
TX Gender Project: Final Report
This report documents the TX Gender Project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the TX Gender Project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
What's Brewing at UNT: Final Report
This report documents the What's Brewing at UNT project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the What's Brewing at UNT project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Using Technology to Enhance Discovery, Access, and Use: Final Report
This report documents the Using Technology to Enhance Discovery, Access, and Use project funded through the 2016 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the Using Technology to Enhance Discovery, Access, and Use project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Campus Pride Report: Summary of UNT Libraries' Collections
This report is the final output of an in-depth evaluation using the Campus Pride Index (CPI) and includes answers to the specific questions in the CPI survey, the full list of call numbers relevant to LGBT subjects, lists of links to LGBT-specific queries of the UNT Libraries catalog, and a list of subjects for which additional resources will be sought.
Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network: Midterm Report
This report details the mid-term status of the Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network project funded through the University of North Texas Office of Faculty Success Team Mentoring Grant.
Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network: Final Report
This report documents the final report the Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network project funded through the University of North Texas Office of Faculty Success Team Mentoring Grant. This final report includes a summary of Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 activities, along with other related events.
UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2015-2018: A Plan to Continue Advancing the Research Value of the University of North Texas Libraries
This document summarizes key strategic priorities for the UNT Libraries in the 2015 - 2018 period, and will inform planning activities during this time. This document lays out the primary directions that the UNT Libraries will undertake during four years. It builds on previous work and accomplishments, and serves as a transition guide for moving beyond the 2011-2015 strategic plan.
Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit: Reflections
This report provides a synopsis of the Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit held in San Antonio on April 3-4, 2016, including the event's structure, work sessions, and outcomes.
UNT Libraries Microforms Usage Report and Recommendations
This report contains usage statistics of the microforms collection from May 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.
Web Archiving Environmental Scan
Environmental scan of Web archiving activities at university libraries around the United States.
Bituminous Coal Resources of Texas
Report discussing reports of coal beds under a variety of rock formations throughout Texas.
Office of Scholarly Communication: Scope, Organizational Placement, and Planning in Ten Research Libraries
The phrase “scholarly communication” appears often in the description of library roles and responsibilities, but the function is still new enough that it takes different forms in different institutions. There is no common understanding of where it fits into the library’s organizational structure. This landscape review of offices of scholarly communication grows out of research originally conducted by Ithaka S+R for the Harvard Library. The project was designed to undertake a review of how academic institutions support the scholarly communication function in their libraries and to gather basic information about the issues at some of the largest research intensive university libraries. It finds categorical differences in the vision for the scholarly communications unit and its organizational placement, as well as associated differences in staffing and budget.
Report from Special Interest Section Very Important Person: Suzanne Sears
This report is by the Government Documents Special Interest Section (GD-SIS) invited Very Important Person (VIP), Suzanne Sears, for the 2010 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
BARC Tips for Tiny Libraries
Report providing tips for small libraries to get started using Biblionix Automated Retrospective Conversion's (BARC's) "Apollo" integrated library system.
Report on the pilot phase of the UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services
Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries on the pilot phase of the UNT Libraries scholarly publishing services.
Scholarly Communication Transformation Initiative Planning Document
Report created for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries outlining plans for the Scholarly Communication Transformation Initiative.
China in the International Politics of Climate Change: A Foreign Policy Analysis
This report looks into the developments in China’s political response to the threat of climate change from the late 1980s when the problem emerged on the international political agenda, until 2004. Three theoretically based explanatory models are employed to identify the factors that have influenced Chinese foreign policy-making on climate change in the past, and furthermore how these factors are likely to influence China’s future climate change policy. The three models emphasize respectively: national interests in terms of costs and benefits; domestic political bargaining; and learning through diffusion of knowledge and norms.
University of North Texas Libraries: Willis Library Second Floor Renovation
Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. At the request of Dean of Libraries, Dr. Martin Halbert, consultant Charles Forrest conducted a one-day site visit to the UNT Libraries on April 18, 2014. The site visit encompassed a brief tour of facilities, meeting with staff, a workshop with library staff, and a second workshop with a more broadly-based group of library staff, students, and other UNT stakeholders. The results of this site visit and recommendations are summarized in this report.
Resoruce Discovery System Usage Repor: February 2012-August 2014
Report on the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries resource discovery system usage between February 1, 2012 and August 25, 2014.
Combined Services Desk Report
Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries on the combined services desk.
Collections Shifting Methodology Report for the UNT Libraries
Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries on collection shifting methodology.
UNT Libraries Strategic Plan Priorities FY 2014-2017: Key prospective Goal Areas for the UNT Libraries
This report summarizes key strategic priorities for the UNT Libraries in the FY 2014-2017 period, and will inform planning activities during this time. This document should be read in close conjunction with other associated strategic planning documents of the UNT Libraries, including the following: 2014 Strategic Plan Alignment Map of UNT Libraries and Academic Affairs, UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2011-2015, and UNT Press Strategic Plan 2014-2019. This document lays out the primary directions that the UNT Libraries will undertake during the coming four years. It builds on previous work and accomplishments during the 2011-2014 period, and serves as a transitional planning guide for moving beyond the 2011-2015 strategic plan. The most important priority for the next three years will be the first one listed: improving library resources. Without adequate resources, it is unlikely that progress will be made on the other priorities.
UNT Libraries Budget Increase Analysis 2013: A proposal to increase the budget of the University of North Texas Libraries to meet the needs of the campus
Report put together at the invitation of the University of North Texas (UNT) President at the 2013 budget hearings. This report was prepared to inform a budget increase decision for the UNT Libraries.
A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for your Digital Resources
With the support of the Jisc-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), Ithaka S+R has developed this guide to support those who are actively managing digital projects and are seeking to develop funding models that will permit them to continue investing in their projects, for the benefit of their users, over time. This report updates Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources (2008) in two major ways: first, by expanding the list of revenue models covered in order to take into account emerging models, including highlighting those methods that are compatible with open access. Second, the report places the notion of ‘revenue generation’ in the context of the fuller range of funding activities we have observed in higher education and the cultural sector. In addition to practices more often seen in the commercial world like advertising and corporate sponsorships, the report devotes time to discussions of a range of philanthropic sources of support as well as support offered by host institutions.
University of North Texas Libraries Annual Report: 2012
Annual report of the UNT Libraries for fiscal year 2011-2012, including highlights of each division's programs and services throughout the year as well as overall financial statistics.
Digitization of Government Information
Report for the American Libraries Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). This report outlines the investigations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Digitization of Government Information.
Metadata Training Needs Assessment: Final Report
Report prepared for the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Metadata Working Group (MWG). In this report, the focus is on the project that was tasked in creating metadata course/modules for beginners and experts alike.
Final Report: ASIS&T Task Force on Webinars
This report was submitted to the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Board of Directors. In June 2011, an ASIS&T Task Force on Webinars was appointed. This is the final report discusses the findings of this task force and recommendations.
SIG Annual Activities Report and SIG-Of-The-Year Criteria and Checklist: International Information Issues (SIG-III)
Report on the annual activities from 2011-2012 for the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) and the SIG-of-the-Year criteria and checklist.
A U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan
Report assessing the carbon cycle and providing guidance for U.S. researchers. It includes background on the history and context of the carbon cycle and previous science plan as well as chapters describing relevant fundamental science questions, science plan goals, the plan elements, interdisciplinary and international collaboration and cooperation, implementation and funding of the plan, and references with supplementary appendix information.
Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications, Executive Summary
Executive summary describing research to evaluate environmental feedback related to climate change. The summary includes a breakdown of the key findings from each chapter of the report, with charts and maps illustrating statistics.
Exhibits @ UNT. An Implementation Proposal
Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries proposing new methods and ideas for displaying online exhibits.
Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries: Phase Two Action Plan
Report on the timeline and implementation of the four objects of the Phase Two Action Plan for Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries.
Hidden Collections Redux: Summer 2013
This report is offers an update on the hidden collections at the UNT Libraries. Its purpose is to serve as a true representation of the collections in the UNT Libraries with little or no access.
Mapping the Southwest: Final Performance Report
This report documents the Mapping the Southwest project, led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and with their partner, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries Special Collections. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This final report briefly describes the Mapping the Southwest project activities and accomplishments in six work areas, and provides a discussion of achievements, issues faced and resolved, and lessons learned that may be of benefit to others. Additional detail is provided in some areas with appendices.
The UNT Libraries Website Redesign 2011-2012: Project Plan
This report documents the project plan for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' website redesign. This report discusses why the redesign is necessary the scope of the work to be excluded, stakeholders, project phases, deliverables, and major milestones, assumptions, constraints, and risks.
Classification Of The End-Of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices To Web Archives
This is the final report for the EOTCD project, which is formally titled 'Classification of the End-of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices to Web Archives.' The project commenced December 1, 2009 and ended November 30, 2012. The overview includes background information about the End of Term (EOT) 2008 Archive and a brief description of the activities conducted in the project's four work areas. Following the Overview there are three sections: Goals Accomplished; Significant Findings and Accomplishments; and Project Achievements.
UNT Libraries: Open Access Fund Research Report
Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. This research report discusses open access funds at universities and article processing charges (APCs).
MetaArchive: Final Report
This report provides summary information about the goals, activities, and results of this project, focusing on January 2008-December 2011. Section One will provide a brief summary of the outcomes of the project work based on the authors' project's performance objectives. Section Two will offer a brief reiteration of the authors' project's original goals and ambitions and an in-depth discussion of the authors' findings and development activities. Section Three will describe plans for the program's continuation and its long-term impact. Section Four will provide a list of the staff who have worked on various aspects of this project during the project period.
Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls
This report was prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). It outlines the current state of and future conversion roadmap for the content captured by Blue Angel Technologies during the time period of 2002-2006 for TSLAC as part of the Texas Resource and Information Locator Service (TRAIL). This document will give a history of the data stored at the University of North Texas Libraries and information about the makeup of the collection as it exists in 2011, including the physical layout on disk, number of files, and MIME types. Finally, this document outlines a conversion path from the current file based organization system to a standard archival data format for inclusion in a future TRAIL discovery interface.
Informe de la Comision de la Verdad Para El Salvador: Anexos, Tomo 2
Second annex published as part of the United Nations (UN) report from The Commission on the Truth for El Salvador (La Comision de la Verdad para El Salvador). This section includes supplementary documentation of the Commission's work: statistical analysis of testimony received, lists of victims, lists of disappeared persons, a list of members of the armed forces who were killed, and a list of members of the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) who were killed.
UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2011-2015: A Plan to Advance the Strategic Research Value of the University of North Texas Libraries
This report discusses the five-year strategic plan for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to reach its goal of becoming a top tier research library by 2015. It includes an analysis of the status of the UNT Libraries in relation to the university campus strategic plan and to peer institutions. In addition, it provides an outline of the specific goals and targets adopted to reach top tier status, organized into five categories: Creative Partnerships, Innovative Services, Scholarly Outcomes Assessment, Quality Collections, and Well-Designed Spaces.
University of North Texas Libraries Master Plan, Volume 1: Twenty Year Vision for the UNT Library Facilities
First volume of a space-planning report by architectural consultants PSA-Dewberry, Inc. regarding the needs and vision of the University of North Texas Libraries in Denton, Texas. This volume contains: Executive Summary, A Vision for the UNT Libraries, Existing Facilities Assessment, Peer Institution Research, User Research, Preliminary Program Assessment, Planning Options, Sustainability, Construction Cost and Scheduling, and Appendix.
University of North Texas Libraries Master Plan, Volume 2: Building Assessment
Second volume of a space-planning report by architectural consultants PSA-Dewberry, Inc. regarding the needs and vision of the University of North Texas Libraries in Denton, Texas. This volume contains: Executive Summary, Architectural Report, MEP Report, Structural Report, Life Safety Report, and Accessibility Report.