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Mapping the Southwest: Final Performance Report

Description: This report documents the Mapping the Southwest project, led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and with their partner, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries Special Collections. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This final report briefly describes the Mapping the Southwest project activities and accomplishments in six work areas, and provides a discussion of achievements, issues faced and resolved, and lessons learned that may be of benefit to others. Additional detail is provided in some areas with appendices.
Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Item Type: Report

Open (Flu) Season: A Case Study of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia

Description: Book chapter discussing a project by the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine (CHM) in partnership with the University of Michigan Library's MPublishing division, to create an open source digital collection of archival, primary, and interpretive materials related to the history of the 1918 influenza pandemic in the United States.
Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Judkins, Julie
Item Type: Book Chapter

CSLA Gets Social with Facebook and Twitter

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Church and Synagogue Library Association (CSLA) Annual Conference. Timely CSLA information is available through social media and provides members another avenue of communication. This presentation discusses how easy it is for members to learn to use Twitter and Facebook for keeping up to date on library issues and promoting libraries.
Date: July 29, 2013
Creator: Cutchin, Cheryl; Hartsock, Ralph & Shufeldt, Pat
Item Type: Presentation

Modular Curation for ETD Repositories

Description: This paper discusses the Lifecycle Management of ETDs project led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This paper explains the research methodology the project took to evaluate these various tools, IRs and related submission systems; share findings; and discuss how these findings have solidified implementation improvements for the above mentioned curation technologies (Clam, AV, JHOVE/JHOVE2, DROID & FITS).
Date: July 11, 2013
Creator: Schultz, Matt; Eisenhauer, Stephen & Krabbenhoeft, Nick
Item Type: Paper

Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa

Description: Paper discussing the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using exploratory research method, this paper set out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
Date: July 2013
Creator: Assefa, Shimelis; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Item Type: Paper

Moodle for Professional Development to Agricultural Extension Professionals in Africa: Workshop

Description: Presentation for the International Association of Agriculture Information Specialists (IAALD) World Congress. The authors discuss the Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle) software package and its use for professional development to agriculture extension professionals in Africa.
Date: July 2013
Creator: Assefa, Shimelis; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Item Type: Presentation

Partnership for Enhancing Developing Countries' Capacity in Participating in Global Knowledge Production and Use

Description: Poster discussing a partnership for enhancing developing countries' capacity in participating in global knowledge production and use. This poster highlights some of the contributing factors that enhance the capacity of African institutions to play active roles in the current global knowledge economy (in terms of information and knowledge creation, access, use and reuse).
Date: July 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Assefa, Shimelis & Rorissa, Abebe
Item Type: Poster

Studying Ourselves: Libraries and the User Experience at UNT

Description: This presentation was part of a program discussing applications of traditional sociological and anthropological research methods to the study of libraries, librarians and library use. This presentation discusses a user-centered study conducted about the UNT Libraries.
Date: June 30, 2013
Creator: Wahl, Diane
Item Type: Presentation

Textbooks Weighing You Down? Check out our E-Readers [Poster]

Description: This poster discusses a grant project for purchasing e-book readers as a way of circulating textbooks to college students at the University of North Texas. The poster includes text, a timeline, graphs, photos of marketing materials, and sample survey questions from the project.
Date: June 30, 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Sears, Suzanne
Item Type: Poster

Encouraging Research and Publication among Academic Librarians

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Library Management Institute Summer Conference. This presentation discusses encouraging research and publication among academic librarians. It covers topics on why support is needed, related surveys and methodology, respondents, and library research committees.
Date: June 2013
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Item Type: Presentation

Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Open Access

Description: Presentation for a workshop at the 2013 Open Access Symposium. This presentation discusses the impact of open access for students, the impact of open access on universities, and the impact of open access on publishing practices.
Date: May 31, 2013
Creator: Najmi, Anjum; Helge, Kris & Waugh, Laura
Item Type: Presentation

Command-Line Image Manipulation with ImageMagick

Description: Presentation slides from a workshop at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). These workshop slides introduce command-line image manipulation to its participants using the open source software ImageMagick.
Date: May 8, 2013
Creator: Moore, Jeremy D.
Item Type: Presentation

ImageMagick Workshop Handout

Description: This handout accompanies a workshop presentation for the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). The workshop introduces command-line image manipulation using the open source software ImageMagick.
Date: May 8, 2013
Creator: Moore, Jeremy D.
Item Type: Pamphlet