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Collaborating in Tough Times: Responding to State Cuts

Description: This presentation was for a panel session with librarians from school, public, academic, and the North Texas Library Partners (NTLP) at the Texas Library Association (TLA) annual conference. In this presentation, the authors discuss collaboration strategies during difficult financial periods and funding cuts.
Date: April 18, 2012
Creator: LaBoon, Jennifer D.; Ewell, Lana; Sears, Suzanne; Leuzinger, Julie & Wright, Adam

Studying Distance Students: Methods, Findings, Actions

Description: In this presentation, the authors discuss methods for assessing the needs of distance students and for effectively gathering input, emphasizing technology that did and did not work. The authors also identify ways to evaluate what was learned and to work with librarians and faculty.
Date: April 20, 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Wahl, Diane

Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video: A Webcast

Description: This presentation was given for 'Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video: A Webcast, sponsored by Alexander Street Press and Library Journal. In this presentation, the author discusses when and how video is used in instruction with examples and ideas for increasing faculties' usage of streaming videos.
Date: April 26, 2012
Creator: Stanton, Kimberly

"Mapping the Southwest": UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

Description: This presentation discusses a collaborative project between the University of North Texas (UNT) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to digitize 5,000 historically-significant, rare maps of the American southwest.
Date: May 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Jones, Jerrell & Hodges, Ann

Crossing State Lines For Collaborative Newspaper Digitization: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

Description: This presentation discusses a collaborative project between the Oklahoma Historical Society and the University of North Texas (UNT) to digitize all of the pre-1923 newspapers in the Oklahoma Historical Society's collection. The project involved building The Gateway to Oklahoma History, which allows easy access to newspapers for students, researchers, and journalists.
Date: May 24, 2012
Creator: Day, Jennifer; Newell, Mallory; Williams, Chad & Fisher, Sarah Lynn

Measuring the Impact of Preserving Digital Assets

Description: This presentation discusses measuring the impact of preserving digital assets. This presentation reports the initial findings of a study of the impact of digitizing assets, specifically: (a) a framework of impact areas and indicators and (b) findings for the Portal's content partners and users.
Date: June 13, 2012
Creator: Belden, Dreanna & Murray, Kathleen R.

Improving Access: Texas Topographic Map Project

Description: In this presentation, the author gives the background, goals, process, challenges, and next steps of the Texas Topographic Map Project. For this project, the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit is digitizing topographic maps to be included in The Portal to Texas History.
Date: June 24, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

DDA and STEM @ UNT: What we have learned

Description: This presentation discusses Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of North Texas (UNT). For the Texas STEM Librarians' Conference, the author will present data and information about the pilot program, and how the Discovery Collection and the purchased titles are distributed, particularly regarding the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Date: July 2012
Creator: Harker, Karen

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Smart Staff Development

Description: This presentation discusses setting goals for staff. This presentation will talk about writing SMART goals that are clear and achievable and that meet the needs of the organization and its individuals for training.
Date: July 9, 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler

Portal Partner Update

Description: This presentation was given at a dinner celebrating The Portal to Texas History. The presentation describes recent projects, discusses feedback from Portal users, describes the work of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program, and provides examples of how graduate students have used The Portal to Texas History for their research.
Date: September 20, 2012
Creator: Carlisle, Tara; Krahmer, Ana & Liles, Deborah

Processing Non-English Content

Description: This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation describes the NDNP New Mexico project's experience encoding ALTO OCR file language codes to enable enhanced discovery of its Spanish language content on the Chronicling America website.
Date: September 27, 2012
Creator: Weidner, Andrew

Quality Review of Digital Newspapers: Lessons Learned at UNT

Description: This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation describes a quality review of digital newspapers and lessons learned at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Date: September 27, 2012
Creator: Fisher, Sarah Lynn

The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections

Description: This presentation discusses the origins of SIG-III and its 30 years' journey. In light of the 75th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Anniversary Celebration and the 30th celebration of International Information Issues (III), the participants on this panel will discuss the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of ASIS&T and its early years. In addition to the reflections of the last 30 years, the authors look forward and discuss the future of the SIG.
Date: October 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

From Baristas to Books: Creating and Managing a Blended Service Desk

Description: Invited presentation for the Texas Library Association (TLA) District 7 annual meeting. The author discusses creating and managing a blended service desk and the strategies and approaches of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Date: October 5, 2012
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie