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Deaf Smith County: Frontier Communities of the Llano Estacado Grant Materials

Description: 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.
Date: March 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Item Type: Text

Needs Assessment Toolkit

Description: This presentation discusses the needs assessment toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project. This presentation outlines the details related to the web archive development process and the activities related to the needs assessment.
Date: May 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Presentation

Content Producer Interview Questionnaire

Description: 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.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Text

End User Interview Questionnaire

Description: 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.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Text

Focus Group Discussion Guide

Description: 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.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Text

Focus Group Participant Questionnaire

Description: 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.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Text

Needs Assessment Survey

Description: 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.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Text

Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Description: 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.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report

Research Consent Form: Focus Groups and End User Interviews

Description: This document is a consent form for focus groups and end users for the Web-at-Risk project. This consent form describes the purpose of the study, the description of the study, the procedures used, and the risks and benefits to users.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Text

Research Consent Script for Telephone Interviews

Description: This document is a consent form for telephone interviews that are part of the Web-at-Risk project. This paper describes the purpose of the interview and what the Web-at-Risk project is, with a place for consent to be interviewed and a signature.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report

Web-Based Survey Research Consent Letter

Description: This letter is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The letter introduces participants to what the Web-at-Risk project is and what the study hopes to accomplish.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Letter

Councilor's Report: 2006 Annual Conference - New Orleans

Description: This article discusses the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in 2006, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Information about the topics discussed and issues that were brought up are included.
Date: 2006
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Item Type: Article

The UNTL Metadata Guidelines: [Version-2, 2006]

Description: Report on the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries metadata guidelines. This report discusses describing digital objects in a consistent way that ensures long-term preservation and that provides for optimum searching, discovery and retrieval of information by users of our heterogeneous digital collections.
Date: 2006
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Belden, Dreanna; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Reis, Nancy
Item Type: Report

Needs Assessment Survey Report

Description: 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. The project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University (NYU). The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content of the collections for this project will be largely from US federal and state government agencies, but will also include political policy documents, campaign literature, and information surrounding political movements and labor unions. This report includes the methods, results, discussion, and appendices related to the Web-at-Risk project.
Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report

Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Needs Assessment Toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project describes the project's needs assessment activities and includes data collection tools, which are designated to identify the needs and requirements of curators, web-content producers, and end users with regard to the Web Archive Service. Additionally, information gathered by some of the data collection tools will help to identify curators' requirements for the web crawler and its crawl analyzer tool, which will be developed as part of the project. Each of the assessment activities described in the Needs Assessment Toolkit was designated to follow a collection development framework for web archives. This report contains a data analysis of the survey results. Results from focus group discussions and interviews with content providers and end users are presented in separate reports.
Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report

My Texas History Notebook: Interactive Lesson Plans for Fourth and Seventh Grade - Grant Materials

Description: 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.
Date: February 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Item Type: Text