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UNT Collection Map: A Data-Organization Tool for Subject-Based Collections
Poster was shown at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference on August 7, 2015. It coincided with a presentation on the University of North Texas Libraries' Collection Map, a collection assessment tool used to provide additional data and increased flexibility. The poster gives the objectives, as well as the methods, results, improvements, and future applications associated with the system.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2012
This one page document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2012. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2009
This document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2009. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal, and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2014
This one page document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2014. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Oklahoma Newspaper Digitization Project: Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide access to historic American Newspapers. The Library of Congress serves as the technical adviser for the NDNP. The Award funded digitization of Oklahoma historical newspapers. For the grant, the Oklahoma Historical Society served as the lead institution and partnered with UNT as the technical partner. For this proposal, UNT’s sub-contract as technical partner was $236,024.
My Texas History Notebook: Interactive Lesson Plans for Fourth and Seventh Grade - Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by Humanities Texas to develop and present online lesson plans that incorporate the interactive notebook style of learning. This method of teaching combines three pivotal concepts in educational research: spiral curriculum theory, multiple intelligences, and cooperative interaction. This problem-based learning system incorporates preview assignments, multiple intelligences teaching strategies, graphically organized notes, and processing assignments that require students to demonstrate their knowledge. The documents explore the research and methodology behind this style of pedagogy, and the elements of an interactive notebook. A work plan details how the project would work with master teachers to develop this curriculum. The project was funded for $7,200.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2010
This document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2010. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal, and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Lone Star Ink: Exploring Texas through Historic Newspapers, 1880-1910: Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide access to historic American Newspapers. The Library of Congress serves as the technical adviser for the NDNP. NEH designated this proposal a “We the People” grant, and it was provided by NEH as an example grant in the following year’s grant round. The award funded digitization of Texas historical newspapers. For the grant, UNT served as the lead institution with partners at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, and Texas Tech University. This proposal was funded for $397,552.
Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empressario, Statesman & Texas Revolutionary Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by Humanities Texas to digitize materials from ten collaborative partners. The documents discuss the historical significance of Lorenzo de Zavala, the proposed materials for digitization, project goals, and publicity. A work plan details selection criteria for materials, the digitization process and scanning standards, translating Spanish materials, and long-term benefits of the project. The project was funded for $10,000.
Lone Star Ink: Texas NDNP 2011: Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide access to historic American Newspapers. The Library of Congress serves as the technical adviser for the NDNP. The Award funded digitization of Texas historical newspapers. For the grant, UNT served as the lead institution and partnered with the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas. This proposal was funded for $324,980.
Deaf Smith County: Frontier Communities of the Llano Estacado Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by Humanities Texas to digitize materials from the Deaf Smith County Library. The collection represented a wealth of primary source images that document the people, places and culture of Hereford and the surrounding county. A work plan details the digitization process and scanning standards, developing a lesson plan, and long-term benefits of the project. The project was funded for $5,000.
Lone Star Ink: Exploring Texas through Historic Newspapers, 1860-1922: Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide access to historic American Newspapers. The Library of Congress serves as the technical adviser for the NDNP. The Award funded digitization of Texas historical newspapers. For the grant, UNT served as the lead institution and partnered with the Center for American History at the University of Texas. This proposal was funded for $399,790.
My Texas History Notebook: Interactive Lesson Plans for 4th and 7th Graders Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by Humanities Texas to develop and present online lesson plans that incorporate the interactive notebook style of learning. This method of teaching combines three pivotal concepts in educational research: spiral curriculum theory, multiple intelligences, and cooperative interaction. This problem-based learning system incorporates preview assignments, multiple intelligences teaching strategies, graphically organized notes, and processing assignments that require students to demonstrate their knowledge. The documents explore the research and methodology behind this style of pedagogy, and the elements of an interactive notebook. A work plan details how the project would work with master teachers to develop this curriculum. The project was funded for $5,000.
Managing Change Through Teamwork: UNT Libraries' Transition to Access-Based Collection Development
Presentation contains information on University of North Texas Libraries' move to increase access-based collection development. The presentation includes a plan that will increase collaboration between internal and external library employees in order to prevent the furthering of silos between Public Services and Technical Services. The presentation also mentions tips on structure, implementation tools, organization, and information sharing. This presentation was given at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference on Friday, August 7th, 2015.
Just-in-Time: Redefining Your Collection Development Philosophy
Presentation given at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in April 2015. The presentation centers on the University of North Texas Libraries, highlighting their issues in collection development, and steps that were taken to combat those issues. This presentation also displays information on UNT Libraries' "ABCD" Philosophy or Access-Based Collection Development Philosophy. Additionally, the implementation of a new plan, the evaluation of the plan, the challenges, and benefits are all outlined.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2005
This one page document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2005. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2007
This document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2007. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal, the number of historic documents in the digital library, and key project staff members.
The Portal to Texas History Partner List, 2009
This document lists all of the partners of The Portal to Texas History in 2009. These partners were involved in projects and collections that were a part of the Portal.
The Portal to Texas History Partner List, 2010
This document lists all of the partners of The Portal to Texas History in 2010. These partners were involved in projects and collections that were a part of the Portal.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2004
This two page document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2004. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
University of North Texas Libraries Grant History: 2000-2014
This document lists all grants given to the University of North Texas Libraries from 2000 to 2014. The projects that were funded by these grants are summarized.
University of North Texas Libraries Grant History: 2000-2015
This document lists all grants given to the University of North Texas Libraries from 2000 to 2015. The projects that were funded by these grants are summarized.
University of North Texas Libraries Grant History: 2000-2013
This document lists all grants given to the University of North Texas Libraries from 2000 to 2013. The projects that were funded by these grants are summarized.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2015
This one page document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2015. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, collaborative partners for the Portal, and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Portal to Texas History Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared to create the Portal to Texas History a project funded by the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) to create a gateway to historic materials. The Award funded the creation and first iteration of The Portal to Texas History. The project was funded for $197,410.
More Than Just a Job: Student Employee Success in Academic Libraries
Presentation describes how being a student assistant at UNT Libraries impacted Holly Dolan. The presentation also includes perspectives from other student workers, as well as advice on how to improve library programs to ensure the success of student workers. This presentation was shown at the 2015 Texas Library Association Annual Conference.
University of North Texas Libraries Grant History: 2000-2012
This document lists all grants given to the University of North Texas Libraries from 2000 to 2012. The projects that were funded by these grants are summarized.
The Unknown Path - Evaluating Electronic Resources for Access-Based Collection Development
Presentation evaluates different electronic resources for access-based collection development. The presentation covers trials and feedback from librarians, as well as the pros and cons of different access-based models. This presentation was shown at the 2015 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition.
Providing Innovative Access in Delivery Services at UNT Libraries
Presentation given at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference on August 7, 2015. This presentation explains the delivery services available at UNT Libraries and innovations that has been made to benefit patrons.
University of North Texas Libraries Grant History: 2000-2009
This document lists all grants given to the University of North Texas Libraries from 2000 to 2009. The projects that were funded by these grants are summarized.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2011
This document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2011. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal, and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
University of North Texas Libraries Grant History: 2000-2008
This document provides summaries of all grants given to the University of North Texas Libraries from 2000 to 2008. The projects that were funded by the grants are described.
The Portal to Texas History Partner List, 2013
This document lists all of the partners of The Portal to Texas History in 2013. These partners were involved in projects and collections that were a part of the Portal.
The Portal to Texas History Partner List, 2011
This document lists all of the partners of The Portal to Texas History in 2011. These partners were involved in projects and collections that were a part of the Portal.
University of North Texas Libraries Grant History: 2000-2010
This document lists all grants given to the University of North Texas Libraries from 2000 to 2010. The projects that were funded by these grants are summarized.
Multiplying by Division: Mapping the Collection at University of North Texas Libraries
Presentation given at the Charleston Conference on November 7, 2015 This presentation focuses on the University of North Texas Libraries' Collection Map, a collection assessment tool used to provide additional data and increased flexibility. The presentation centers on "an assessment-based future" for UNT Libraries and details an improved system in which collections are proactively assessed.
A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Review Compliance with Trustworthy Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC)
This document details the steps taken by the University of North Texas' Digital Libraries in order to take a collaborative approach to the Trusted Repository Audit. It highlights UNT's collaboration with the University of Florida on a peer-review model and process in order to complete the Trusted Repository Audit Checklist (TRAC). This was part of a presentation given at the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Management in 2015.
Out-of-Body Experiences: All in the Brain?
Article presenting arguments supporting the conclusion that the subtitle claims of an article published in "Nature" were not well-founded and that much research remains to be conducted to unravel the mystery of out-of-body experiences.
Does the Arousal System Contribute to Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences? A Summary and Response
Article acknowledging the viability and potential value of the hypothesis underlying articles suggesting a relationship between near-death experiences (NDEs) and the body's arousal system, but also identifying substantial weaknesses in both the presented lines of evidence and the studies.
Effect on Emotional Well-Being of Hypnotic Recall of the Near-Death Experience
Article reporting the preliminary finding of overwhelming psychological benefit of hypnotic recall of near-death experiences, and discussing implications for future research.
Electromagnetic Aftereffects of Near-Death Experiences
Study investigating electromagnetic effects among near-death experiencers (NDErs), people who reported a close brush with death without an NDE, and people who reported never having been close to death but who used their most life-changing event as a past reference point.
Near-Death Verdicality Research in the Hospital Setting: Problems and Promise
Study of near-death verdicality in the hospital setting. The paper describes problems, both anticipated and unanticipated, that were encountered. Based on the successes and failures of this undertaking, recommendations for future research of this type are presented.
The Field of Near-Death Studies Through 2001: An Analysis of the Periodical Literature
Article analyzing literature of the first quarter century of the field of near-death studies.
More Things in Heaven and Earth: A Response to "Near-Death Experiences with Hallucinatory Features"
Article offering alternative arguments and conclusions to those Keith Augustine offered regarding discrepancies between some near-death experiencers' (NDErs') reports of events they perceived during their NDEs and objective information available about those events.
Failure to Elicit Near-Death Experiences in Induced Cardiac Arrest
Article exploring the reasons why near-death experiences may not occur during induced cardiac arrest.
Unexpected Findings in a Study of Visual Perception During the Naturalistic Near-Death Out-of-Body Experience
Study of visual perception during the naturalistic near-death out-of-body experience (nND OBE), that aspect of the NDE in which the experiencer seems to view normal physical surroundings from a vantage point outside the physical body, which yielded some unexpected findings that contradicted or augmented previous research. Each of these findings is discussed relative to previous research and analyzed in light of the limitations of the current study.
Visual Perception During Naturalistic Near-Death Out-of-Body Experiences
Study attempting to ascertain the most appropriate content and placement of visual stimuli in a hospital-based study of the veridicality of out-of-body perception in the near-death experience (NDE), and the likelihood that a subject in such a study would notice, clearly perceive, and accurately recall a visual stimulus.
Rethinking How We Pay for Scholarly Monographs
Paper for an invited presentation at a 2015 meeting of the Southwest Area Theological Library Association (SWATLA). This paper discusses rethinking how we pay for scholarly monographs.
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.
Librarians' Career Development Program Assessment Instruments
This document includes surveys that were developed for the University of North Texas Libraries' Career Development Program which promotes and supports the research, scholarship, and leadership activities of the Libraries' faculty librarians.