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Academic Librarians as STEM Retention Partners
This column article discusses how academic librarians can assist with increasing student retention in STEM fields.
Skill Building for Effective Use of Multidimensional Measurements in Collection Assessments
Presentation for the 2017 ALCTS Exchange Virtual Conference. This presentation explores multidimensional measures including percentage of expected use, percentage of expected holdings, and ratio of borrowings to holdings.
Deciphering Signatures for Improved Discoverability of ETDs
Presentation for the 2017 Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories. This lightning round presentation describes the creation of a database for deciphering and cataloging signatures for recently-digitized theses and dissertations.
Skill Building for Effective Use of Multidimensional Measurements in Collection Assessments: Discussion Guide
Discussion guide presentation for the 2017 ALCTS Exchange Virtual Conference. This guide explores multidimensional measures including percentage of expected use, percentage of expected holdings, and ratio of borrowings to holdings.
Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma
Slides presented during panel “Four Case Studies, Four Ways: Highlights from AAUP's Review of OA Projects” at the 2017 annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses. This presentation by the principal investigator of this grant-funded project describes how we chose the topic of Texas and Oklahoma, what has surprised him about working with outside organizations and presses, what the challenges of working with outside organizations and presses have been, and what the good things about working with outside organizations have been.
Aquiline Books at UNT: A Progress Report
Presentation for the 2017 Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories. In June 2015, the UNT Libraries launched a for-fee service for publishing works of scholarship from authors affiliated with the university. While authors can choose from a menu of editing and design options, all publications are made free to read online through the institutional repository. In this presentation, we reflect on our choices in designing the publishing service—such as not organizing peer review, delivering publications through the repository, requiring free public access but not Creative Commons licenses—and on what authors have chosen from the menu of options over the past two years.
3Dhotbed: Harnessing 3D Technologies and Data to Teach the History of the Book
Presentation at the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This presentation includes the case study of developing 3D models of the tools, hosting the resulting data in the digital library, and the pedagogical opportunities the project has afforded.
Toward a Better Understanding of Open Access Policy Assessment
Presentation for the 2017 Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories. In this presentation, the speakers will use current scholarship on IR and assessment methods to tease apart elements useful for understanding the fluid components of an open access policy.
After the Mandates & Manifestos, What Next? The Denton Declaration at 5
Presentation for the 2017 UNT Open Access Symposium. This presentation provides background on the Denton Declaration, an open data manifesto created in 2012, before introducing panelists for a discussion on the future of open data and open access.
"How do I know if it's useful if I can't even get it to open?" Assessing Information Interaction at the University of North Texas to Improve Library Collections and Services
This presentation discusses the methodology and preliminary results of two usability studies – one on online video, and one on ebooks.
Social Justice Models for Campus Engagement
Presentation for the 2017 UNT Equity & Diversity Conference. In this presentation, Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the questions educators face when engaging in social justice.
[Keynote] Social Justice Models for Campus Engagement
Video of the Keynote for the 2017 UNT Equity & Diversity Conference. In this video, Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the questions educators face when engaging in social justice. This video also contains an introduction of the speaker by Shani Barrax Moore and video presentation introduced by Dr. Jacqueline Vickery of a student video project arguing for the need for diversity in faculty and staff.
Found You! Identifying and Accessing Hidden Collections
This presentation discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' efforts to identify, document, and increase access to hidden or obscured collections.
Collaboration in scholarly communication: Opportunities to normalize open access
This article discusses scholarly communication from a holistic perspective and includes some strategies implemented at University of North Texas Libraries.
The Impact of Physically Embedded Librarianship on Academic Departments
This article discusses what happens when subject librarians move from the library services desk to spending a significant part of their workday in the academic departments they serve, and proposes a developmental model for physically embedded librarianship.
Integrated Collection Development for the 21st Century
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.
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.
Are You on the Happiness Track? Do You Want to Be?
This presentation discusses key points of research on happiness including several techniques application to attendees' personal and professional lives.
Biophilic Design for Libraries: Integrating and Referencing Nature to Create More Human-Centered Spaces
This poster discusses biophilic design for libraries.
Evaluating Paid For And Open Access Resources
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.
Are print books REALLY dead? Exploring the relationship between technology acceptance and the use of e-books at a large research university
This presentation discusses a study of undergraduate students at the University of North Texas to understand factors related to students' intent to use and actual use of e-books.
Rediscovery of the Elements
Interactive DVD documenting the research by Dr. James and Virginia Marshall to trace the history of the elements in the periodic table. It includes biographical information on the scientists who discovered each of the elements, notes about each of the elements with photos, periodic tables, maps and photographs of the cities where elements were discovered, a timeline of discoveries, written articles about the research, and other background documentation.
Enhancing Discovery of Unique Collections: Get Ahead of the Game
This handout accompanies the poster "Enhancing the Discovery of Unique Collections" and contains an example of gene authority records, a partial bibliographic record, and a list of authorized genre headings.
Growing Your Custom Holdings
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.
Enhancing the Discovery of Unique Collections
This poster includes best practices for using genre headings to enhance discovery of tabletop games.
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 Discovery of Unique Collections: Get Ahead of the Game
The handout consists of an example of a catalog record for a tabletop game (including genre terms), an authority record for a genre term, a reference to a list of genre terms for tabletop games, and a bibliography of works on genre terms.
Turning Students On To Your Library's Web Site: using web site usability techniques to improve student use of your library's site
This paper introduces the concept of web site usability, provides a brief introduction to the techniques, offers examples from two “real life” studies that show how the techniques of formal usability studies, focus groups, and card sorts can be used and offers tips and tricks for employing these techniques.
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.
Owning Your Labor Is A Skill
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.
Promoting Positive Changes with Assessment in a Public Services Setting
This presentation discusses the positive aspects of change using the case study of UNT Libraries' Public Services setting, as well as how public services impacts students, faculty, and community members.
Tips and Tricks for Usability Studies
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.
Childhood Studies at the Digital Turn
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.
It Starts at the Top: Developing a Motivational Leadership Style That Moves Mountains
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.
Web Site Usability Testing at the Libraries
This presentation from the 2003 Texas Library Association Conference discusses the purpose and procedures for conducting website usability testing.
Spontaneous Mediumship Experiences: A Neglected Aftereffect of Near-Death Experiences
Article describing the methods and results of research to explore spontaneous mediumship experiences (SMEs) that occurred during and after near-death experiences (NDEs).
Electromagnetic and Other Environmental Effects Following Near-Death Experiences: A Primer
Article describing the results of informal and formal research regarding electromagnetic (EM) effects of near-death experiences (NDEs); it reviews cases in which a person acts on his environment and those in which a person reacts to the environment. The paper also proposes more precise terminology regarding EM phenomena based on the research and literature review.
Collection Assessment & ARL Libraries Summary Results from ARL SPEC KIT #352
This poster summarizes results from the Association of Research Libraries SPEC Kit #352: Collection Assessment.
Are print books REALLY dead?
This poster describes a study of e-book usage using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Technology Acceptances Model (TAM).
The Case for a Publishing Analytics Data Alliance
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.
Letting the collections tell their story: Using Tableau for collection evaluation
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.
White Paper: University of North Texas, Information Fluency Initiative
Paper discussing a proposal for an information fluency initiative at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
The Field of Near-Death Studies Through 2011: An Updated Analysis of the Scholarly Periodical Literature
Abstract: Previously in this Journal, Holden and Christian (2005) profiled patterns in the field of near-death studies through an analysis of the scholarly publications from Near-Death Experiences: Index to the Periodical Literature through 2001. In this article, we provide an updated analysis of a similar type through 2011. The body of literature on which we based this analysis included 892 scholarly articles by 629 authors spanning more than a century. We report on patterns related to publication dates and venues, experts and their most cited articles, and most and least published topics in the field - both with regard to current status and in comparison to 2001. We discuss limitations of our analysis and implications of it for the future of scholarship in the field of near-death studies.
After-math: Counting the Aftereffects of Potentially Spiritually Transformative Experiences
Abstract: This article provides a summary of current literature regarding the nature of spiritual development, types of potentially spiritually transformative experiences (pSTEs), and both short- and long-term aftereffects of pSTEs— biological, psychological, spiritual, and social. The author concludes that in the aftermath of pSTEs, experiencers, their intimates and associates, and their healthcare providers should be prepared to experience integration that can be manageable or be deeply challenging and that can be relatively brief or can last for years.
''Til Death Do Us Part:' Marital Aftermath of One Spouse's Near-Death Experience
Abstract: Research has revealed that following a near-death experience (NDE) a majority of experiencers (NDEers) change fundamentally in values, religious/spiritual beliefs, and relationship to paranormal phenomena. Much less is known about the relationship between aftereffects of one spouse's NDE and subsequent marital adjustment and stability. In this preliminary retrospective study, we addressed this question quantitatively with supplementary narrative data. Using the framework of John Gottman's (1999) Sound Marital House, we analyzed self-reported adjustment in and stability of the marriages of 26 NDEers before and after a self-identified life-changing event (LCE) unrelated to NDEs. Results indicated a significant reduction in marital meaning (p = .008), adjustment (p = .007), and stability (p = .005) in NDE compared to LCE couples, with a majority of NDE (65%) but only a minority of LCE (35%) couples' marriages ending in divorce. Implications for health professionals are discussed.
Let's Get Judgy: Rubric Based Evaluation of Electronic Resources
This poster describes the workflow for evaluating one resources using rubrics covering overall functionality, usability, and licensing and contracts. This poster was presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on June 25, 2016, and at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio on August 15, 2016.