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The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto

Description: Paper included in a report for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on research data management and the DataRes Project. This section reports on The Denton Declaration. Abstract: On May 22, 2012, at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders and promotes collaboration, transparency, and accountability across organizational and disciplinary boundaries.
Date: November 2013

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

Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project

Description: In this paper, the authors describe research led by Educopia Institute regarding the preservation needs for digitized and born-digital newspapers. The 'Chronicles in Preservation' project, builds upon previous efforts (e.g. the U.S. National Digital Newspaper Program) to look more broadly at the needs of digital newspapers in all of their diverse and challenging forms. This paper conveys the findings of the first research phase, including substantive survey results regarding digital newspaper curation practices.
Date: October 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Schultz, Matt; Halbert, Martin & Phillips, Mark Edward

An Exploratory Analysis of Subject Metadata in the Digital Public Library of America

Description: Paper describing an analysis of subject representation in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), an aggregate digital library containing more than 8 million item-level metadata records at the time of the study. The findings provide information about the minimum, maximum, and average number of subjects in records from different hubs and hub types, as well as the distribution of unique subject terms across the entire collection.
Date: 2015
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Phillips, Mark Edward; Zavalina, Oksana & Kizhakkethil, Priya

How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries' Collection: A Case Study

Description: Paper describing the results of initial research to evaluate general information about how records change in a digital library, using the UNT digital collections as a sample set. The analysis looked at several key concepts including the number of records that have been edited, the number of edits per record, the number of editors per record, the amount of change in file size and in completeness (i.e., values in required fields), and changes in access to digital objects.
Date: 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Shakeri, Shadi

Improving Access to Web Archives through Innovative Analysis of PDF Content

Description: This paper discusses improving access to web archives through innovative analysis of PDF content. The paper discusses the overall workflow and describes the tools used to extract document features. Findings suggest opportunities for the development of retrieval tools that will provide new ways of selecting content and building collections from large Web archives.
Date: April 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Murray, Kathleen R.

Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report contains installation procedures for the Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) identified as the most suitable candidates for the deployment by the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI) partners.
Date: April 3, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy

Integrating Controlled Vocabularies into Cultural Heritage Digital Collections: The Portal to Texas History Experience

Description: Paper accompanying a poster for the 2007 ASIS&T Annual Conference. Paper discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' digital libraries' implementations experience. It discusses various scenarios and strategies for integrating controlled vocabularies in the uncontrolled digital library world.
Date: 2007
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Belden, Dreanna

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