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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enhancing the Discovery of Unique Collections
This poster includes best practices for using genre headings to enhance discovery of tabletop games.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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 Shanni 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.
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.
Biophilic Design for Libraries: Integrating and Referencing Nature to Create More Human-Centered Spaces
This poster discusses biophilic design for libraries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
An Exploratory Study of the Description Field in the Digital Public Library of America
This paper presents results of an exploratory quantitative analysis regarding the application of a free-text Description metadata element and data values associated with this element.
Classified Information for All: Etree, The Internet, and the Folksonomies of Live Music Recordings
Presentation for the 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. This presentation focuses on the classification of live music recordings, the theory behind current cataloging standards, and why these recordings and their organization are important to libraries.
Classified Information for All: Etree, The Internet, and the Folksonomies of Live Music Recordings
Notes accompanying a presentation for the 2016 Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference. The notes and presentation focus on the classification of live music recordings, the theory behind current cataloging standards, and why these recordings and their organization are important to libraries.
Importance of GIS Repositories
This presentation highlights the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data repositories, including issues and challenges.
Classified Information for All: Etree, The Internet, and the Folksonomies of Live Music Recordings
Notes accompanying a presentation for the 2016 Digital Frontiers Conference. The notes and presentation focus on the classification of live music recordings, and positions it in the scope of digital humanities, explaining how it came to be and what the academy can learn from it.
Classified Information for All: Etree, The Internet, and the Folksonomies of Live Music Recordings
Presentation for the 2016 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference.This presentation focuses on the classification of live music recordings, and positions it in the scope of digital humanities, explaining how it came to be and what the academy can learn from it.
Yes, but is it Linked Open Data?
Poster presented at Digital Frontiers. This poster presents preliminary results from an analysis of 407 success proposals to the National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities grant program.
Critical Digital Pedagogy Kick Off Meeting
This presentation provides an overview of the Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network Grant project, including activities, goals, and projected outcomes.
Enabling Scholarly Annotation Using Open Frameworks for the Web
This presentation presents two implementations of the W3C Web Annotation Working Group’s data model for annotations: Hypothesis (for annotating webpages) and IIIF (for interoperability of images).
Getting started with IIIF
This handout accompanies the presentation "Enabling Scholarly Annotation Using Open Frameworks for the Web" given as part of a panel at El'Manuscript-2016. This handout describes the International Image Interoperability Framework and provides links to resources.
A Case Study of Metadata Creation in the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Collections
This presentation contains a case study of the work carried out by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the intersection of metadata modeling, metadata input rules and documentation, metadata quality assessments, and technology to empower metadata editors to create high-quality metadata.
The Power of Images + Text as Survey Responses
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Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?
While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Data: What do we need, and what do we do with it once we have it?
This presentation discusses how to find and evaluate a quality data resource, and the process of building data expertise and service models for students, faculty, and librarians.
Assessing the Success of a Professional Development Program
This poster describes how assessment can be incorporated into a professional development program for academic librarians by using measures of need, participation, satisfaction, and impact.
Charting New Territory: Mapping the UNT Libraries Collections
Presentation given at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference on July 22, 2016. This presentation describes the components and creation of the Collection Map, a collection assessment tool developed by the University of North Texas.
Evaluation of a Bestsellers Leasing Program in an Academic Library
This presentation provides an overview of the University of North Texas Libraries assessment of a book leasing program for popular fiction and non-fiction items.