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Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls

Description: This report was prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). It outlines the current state of and future conversion roadmap for the content captured by Blue Angel Technologies during the time period of 2002-2006 for TSLAC as part of the Texas Resource and Information Locator Service (TRAIL). This document will give a history of the data stored at the University of North Texas Libraries and information about the makeup of the collection as it exists in 2011, including the physical layout on disk, number of files, and MIME types. Finally, this document outlines a conversion path from the current file based organization system to a standard archival data format for inclusion in a future TRAIL discovery interface.
Date: January 31, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Report

Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers

Description: This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.
Date: March 2012
Creator: Barker, Trista; Berrios, Reyes; Fisher, Sarah Lynn; Krahmer, Ana & Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Paper

Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library

Description: Presentation on the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections, including the results of an analysis performed in February 2013. It provides a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF.
Date: September 4, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Presentation

Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure to Support a Modern Research Library

Description: Presentation for the University of Oklahoma series "Beyond our Walls: A Conversation with Mark Phillips." This presentation discusses the digital library activities at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the use of the existing digital library infrastructure to build research collections that support a growing research institution.
Date: May 30, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Presentation

Managing Data at the UNT Libraries

Description: Presentation for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Workgroup. This presentation discusses managing data at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Date: June 4, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Presentation

Managing Serials in the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Description: Presentation for the 2014 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses serials in the UNT digital collections, including ways of finding/browsing serials, how we describe them in the metadata, and examples of various exceptions.
Date: July 25, 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Presentation

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

Mapping the Southwest Project: Putting the Region's Maps Online

Description: This poster discusses the Mapping the Southwest Project, involving putting our region's maps online. The poster includes background information on the project, the project plan, workflow and equipment, and the impacts and lessons learned.
Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Jones, Jerrell; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward; Hodges, Ann & Kadri, Carolyn
Item Type: Poster

"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
Item Type: Presentation

Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities

Description: Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2005 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This paper provides an overall scenario in the areas of aggregating a variety of digital formats, archiving digital content, and innovative uses of digital library technologies.
Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Item Type: Paper