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[Review] The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries: Adding Value in the Digital World
This article reviews the book "The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries: Adding Value in the Digital World," edited by Lesley S.J. Farmer.
Researching New Orleans Rhythm and Blues
This article discusses researching New Orleans rhythm and blues.
[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.
Improving Access to Music: A Report of the MLA Music Thesaurus Project Working Group
This article reports on the work of the Music Library Association (MLA) Music Thesaurus Project Working Group.
Hypermedia, Interactive Multimedia, and Virtual Realities
Article discussing hypermedia, interactive multimedia, and virtual realities.
Public-Access Computer Systems and the Internet
This article discusses Public-Access Computer Systems (PACS) and the Internet.
Copyright, Digital Media, and Libraries
Article offering a brief bibliography on the subject of copyright and digital media in the context of libraries.
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.
[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.
Artificial Intelligence, Libraries, and Information Retrieval
Article discussing artificial intelligence, libraries, and information retrieval.
Preliminary Models for a Database of Composition Styles of Twentieth Century Composers
Paper for the 1992 Music Library Association Contemporary Music Subject Access Roundtable Meeting. This paper discusses preliminary models for a database of composition styles of twentieth century composers.
The Challenge of Multimedia Networking
Article reviewing texts that examine both the promise and peril of developing networked multimedia systems.
[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.
Digitizing Historical Publications: Enhancing the Official Electronic Collection of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
This report discusses a project for digitizing historical publications and making them available online. The authors' goal will be to develop a process that balances level of access with the cost of digitizing and making the data available on the Internet.
Storage of Electronic Files of Federal Agencies That Have Ceased Operation: A Partnership for Permanent Access
Article on the storage of electronic files of Federal Agencies that have ceased operation and a partnership for permanent access.
Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study
Document accompanying a poster presentation on an ontological study of customer input prior to a home page redesign.
Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study [Poster]
Poster presented at the 2002 AMIA Annual Symposium. This poster discusses an ontological study on gathering input prior to home page redesign.
Meeting the Digital Resource Preservation Challenges: The University of North Texas Libraries Initiative
This presentation describes the University of North Texas Libraries' initiatives to ensure long-term access to various digital resources.
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.
Collecting and Disseminating New Music: Originally Presented as "The Impact of Women in Music, New Composers Forum"
Paper contributed to the 2002 Bar Harbor Music Festival. This paper discusses collecting and disseminating new music and the impact of women in music.
A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience
Article discussing metadata approaches to preservation of digital resources and the experiences of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Targeted Access for Varied Audiences to Integrated, Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2003 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This paper describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History project, which aims to integrate and ensuer long-term access to large quantities of heterogeneous digital resources from many different institutions.
Targeted Access for Varied Audiences to Integrated, Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources [Poster]
Poster presented at the 2003 ASIS&T Annual Conference. The poster describes the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History project, which aims to integrate and ensure long-term access to large quantities of heterogeneous digital resources from many different institutions.
Electronic Archives and Partnerships - Preserving Government Information for Tomorrow
This presentation discusses electronic archives, partnerships, and preserving government information. In this presentation, the authors discuss digital libraries and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). They present the background of the FDLP, developing the Memorandum of Understanding, the CyberCemetery, and gives a current status of the FDLP.
Findings from the MetaScholar Projects: AmericanSouth and MetaArchive
Article summarizing major findings of the MetaArchive and AmericanSouth projects, two of the seven projects of the 2001 Mellon Metadata Harvesting Initiative.
Architecture of a Centralized Portal to Distributed Information: The Portal to Texas History
This handout discusses the development of the architecture to build The Portal to Texas History through the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
The Cybercemetery: Prolonging Usable Afterlife
Paper for the 2004 IS&T Annual Archiving Conference. This paper discusses issues related to digital resource management when capturing and preserving web-based, heterogeneous digital materials produced by a variety of software in various versions.
The Deep Web: Resource Discovery in the Library of Texas
Article discussing the deep web and the new resource discovery service of the statewide virtual Library of Texas (LOT).
The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions
This paper discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History's archival challenges and solutions. The UNT Texas History Portal Project strives to balance the goals of accessibility of information and long-term preservation of digital objects. This poster details the system that automates the collection of metadata records to coordinate access to web-viewable files and preservation of archived master files.
The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions [Poster]
Poster presented at the 2004 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). This poster details the system that automates the collection of metadata records to coordinate access to web-viewable files and preservation of archived master files.
What's My Leadership Color?
This presentation discusses leadership skills in relation to colors. The topics relate to the "True Colors" quiz, leadership colors, attributes and stressors, and esteem and colors. The discussion is based on "True Colors - An Approach to Understanding Self and Others" by Julie Ray, Partners in Learning.
[Reviews] From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland
This article reviews the book "From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland," by R. Allen Lott and published in 2003.
The MetaCombine Project
This poster presentation discusses the MetaCombine project, a Mellon-funded effort based at Emory University, with the goal of discovering and developing systems and methods to more meaningfully combine digital libraries, digital library resources, and digital library services.
Ensuring Universal Access for the Global Information Flow: Responding to the Demands of Scholarship in the Digital Age
This presentation was presented in Session 6.4 Reports of Current Research (Juried Papers), at the 2005 ALISE Conference. It summarizes current situations and developing trends in information technologies. Africa is used as a case to illustrate how local policies have played important roles in the process of information globalization.
The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Information Resources: Lessons from Texas History Portal [Poster]
Poster presented at the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This poster describes issues related to portal building and explores compliance and interoperability issues. It also assesses the current status and the emerging trends in innovative uses of portal technologies and provides an overall scenario.
Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2005 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This paper provides an overall scenario in the areas of aggregating a variety of digital formats, archiving digital content, and innovative uses of digital library technologies.
Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities [Poster]
Poster presented at the 2005 ASIS&T Annual conference. This poster discusses challenges, opportunities, and meeting the demands of digital scholarship.
The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries
This presentation discusses how The Portal to Texas History is harnessing technology to enable collaboration with small museums and libraries. This presentation includes information on the workflows, planning, metadata elements, and goals for the Portal project.
[Review] Speaking of Music: Music Conferences, 1835-1966
This article reviews the book "Speaking of Music: Music Conferences 1835-1966," edited by James R. Cowdery, Zdravko Blažeković and Barry S. Brook.
Setting That Record Straight: Revised Program Notes for Sounds of New Music, Smithsonian Recordings
Revised program notes for the recording "Sounds of New Music" produced by Smithsonian Recordings. The document includes an introduction, a list of relevant formats and associated OCLC numbers to which the notes correspond, and a brief description of each piece appearing on the recording.
Focus Group Report: ALA, Chicago, June, 2005
This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings.
Development of a portal to Texas history
Article discussing the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History.
Piercing the Curtain: One Composer's Penetration into Eastern European Music Festivals: An Introduction to the Music of Gloria Coates
Paper presented at the 2005 Women in Music/Contemporary Music Roundtable at the Music Library Association Annual Conference. This paper discusses the music of Gloria Coates and her radio program in Germany.
The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Resources: Lessons from the Texas History Portal
Paper for the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This article discusses the issues of compliance and interoperability in integrating heterogeneous digital resources and lessons from the Texas History Portal.
Content Producer Interview Questionnaire
This document is an interview, questionnaire for the Web-at-Risk project. The purpose of this interview is to explore the issues information publishers or content producers have regarding web archives. The purpose of this discussion is to elicit the needs and thoughts of the users regarding web archives of materials created by a third party, such as a universal library.
End User Interview Questionnaire
This document is the end user interview questionnaire used for the Web-at-Risk project. It includes instructions for the interviewer, key concepts, and digital archive examples along with the questions to be asked.
Focus Group Discussion Guide
This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the focus group discussion guide used for the project. The purpose of the questions included in this guide are to create a comfortable atmosphere in which people feel valued for their participation, to establish the context for the discussion, and to provide the facilitator with information about the group.
Focus Group Participant Questionnaire
This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the focus group participant questionnaire and lists seven questions for participants to answer.
Needs Assessment Survey
This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the needs assessment survey for the project. The purpose of this assessment is twofold: (1) to identify curator and end-user needs that impact the collection development process for web archives, and (2) To identify the requirements for the Curator User Interface (CUI) to the web crawler and associated tools in the areas of content crawling, crawl progress monitoring, crawl quality assessment, management and description of crawled content, searching and browsing of crawled content, and preservation of crawled content.
Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools
This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. Each of the projects represents a collaborative effort to preserve for future generations born-digital or digitized cultural heritage materials and collections. The Web-at-Risk project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University. The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content will be collected largely from US federal and state government agencies, but will also include political policy documents, campaign literature, and information surrounding political movements. The project work will be conducted along four paths of overlapping activities. The Web-at-Risk Project work paths include (1) Content identification, selection, and acquisition; (2) Content harvest and analysis; (3) Content ingest, retention, and transfer; and (4) Partnership building.