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Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: 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.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Item Type: Presentation

Assessing the Success of a Professional Development Program

Description: 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.
Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen; Sassen, Catherine & O'Toole, Erin
Item Type: Poster

Charting New Territory: Mapping the UNT Libraries Collections

Description: 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.
Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen & Klein, Janette
Item Type: Presentation

OA Resource Rubric

Description: This rubric represents a simple and effective way to determine if an Open Access resources is of appropriate quality for inclusion in a library catalog.
Date: July 19, 2016
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson
Item Type: Text

Let's Get Judgy: Rubric Based Evaluation of Electronic Resources

Description: This poster describes the workflow for evaluating one resources using rubrics covering overall functionality, usability, and licensing and contracts. This poster was presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on June 25, 2016, and at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio on August 15, 2016.
Date: June 25, 2016
Creator: Miller, Erin & Crawford, Laurel
Item Type: Poster

Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma

Description: This overview of the grant-funded project was given as a lightning-round presentation during the panel "Giving New Life to Old Books: The NEH/Mellon Humanities Open Book Program" at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses.
Date: June 17, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Item Type: Presentation

Sharing Session Handout on Tabletop Game Genre Terms

Description: Handout for the American Library Association's Games and Gaming Round Table sharing session "A Winning Game Plan: Using Genre Terms to Enhance Discovery of Tabletop Games" demonstrating bibliographic and genre authority records for tabletop games.
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Yanowski, Kevin; Robson, Diane & Sassen, Catherine
Item Type: Text

News, new roles & preservation advocacy: Moving Libraries into action

Description: This paper discusses how much news is published online that is never published in print or on more permanent media. It delves into some of the reasons why this convent is not yet preserved, and examines the persistent challenges of digital preservation and of digital curation of this content type.
Date: June 7, 2016
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine; Wilson, Marc & Zarndt, Frederick
Item Type: Article

Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network

Description: This presentation is part of the panel "Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network" from the 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries and contains a brief overview on the GIS data and services provided by the University of North Texas.
Date: May 25, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas
Item Type: Presentation

GIS Trends and Open Access

Description: Presentation for the 2016 Open Access Symposium discussing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and data in relation to open access initiatives.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas & Rodriguez, Allyson
Item Type: Presentation

Genre Terms for Tabletop Games

Description: This document contains genre terms for cataloging table top games within the University of North Texas Libraries Media Library.
Date: April 26, 2016
Creator: Robson, Diane; Yanowski, Kevin & Sassen, Catherine
Item Type: Text