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Building Search Systems for Digital Library Collections

Description: This presentation describes the infrastructure and collection in the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Digital initiatives. This discusses issues related to searching and explains possible solutions to best enhance metadata and searching capabilities.
Date: May 31, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

The Case for a Publishing Analytics Data Alliance

Description: 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.
Date: November 21, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.

The Case for a Publishing Analytics Data Alliance

Description: Digital technology is making it possible for publishers and libraries to gather data on the dissemination and use of scholarly publications in unprecedented detail and on an unprecedented scale. While data arising from the digital distribution of content provides new opportunities for understanding the scholarly communication ecosystem, it also creates socio-technical challenges for understanding how scholarly content is shared and used across networked knowledge landscapes. Libraries and institutions will require the context that aggregate data can provide to effectively use the data they collect, but they will be unable to create this context alone. This risks leaving the collection of data in the hands of a small number of well-resourced organizations—likely commercial—that do not answer to the community. The proposed Publishing Analytics Data Alliance will serve as a cooperative in which representatives from all of the relevant academic publishing stakeholder groups (academic publishers, research libraries, research centers, and aggregators) collaborate to address the socio-technical challenges around publishing analytics: developing a data model, workflows, and prototype for aggregation and display of usage data relating to digital monographs, and creating an accompanying code of ethics and terms of use for data gathering, analysis, and dissemination by members.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.

Cataloging that Works: How to Make E-books Findable

Description: Presentation for the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference as part of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group sponsored program. This presentation discusses a study on the discoverability of ebooks in library catalogs.
Date: June 29, 2014
Creator: Sassen, Catherine & Harker, Karen

The Challenge of Open Access and the Humanities

Description: Presentation for the 2014 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Annual Conference, as part of the 'Emerging Opportunities in Open Access' interactive panel session. This presentation discusses the challenges of open access and the humanities.
Date: July 25, 2014
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.

Challenges in Web Archiving UNT Perspective

Description: This presentation discusses making Web archives more usable for libraries, building digital library collections from Web content, and understanding how Web archives should fit into traditional library metrics.
Date: July 21, 2010
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

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

Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections

Description: This presentation discusses the Chronicles in Preservation project. This project aims to study, document, and model the use of data preparation practices and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. This presentation gives the background of the Chronicles in Preservation project, the State of the Field report, and early findings.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Walters, Tyler

Circulation Myth Busters!

Description: This presentation discusses circulation in the libraries and what the policies, processes, services, and resources are for the UNT Libraries circulation department.
Date: December 3, 2007
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie

Cleaning up Messy Data with Open Refine

Description: This Tech Talk presentation discusses the open source software OpenRefine and strategies for cleaning up messy data.
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Najmi, Anjum & Keralis, Spencer D. C.

Collaborating in Tough Times: Responding to State Cuts

Description: This presentation was for a panel session with librarians from school, public, academic, and the North Texas Library Partners (NTLP) at the Texas Library Association (TLA) annual conference. In this presentation, the authors discuss collaboration strategies during difficult financial periods and funding cuts.
Date: April 18, 2012
Creator: LaBoon, Jennifer D.; Ewell, Lana; Sears, Suzanne; Leuzinger, Julie & Wright, Adam

Collaboration in Practice: Megadata Happens

Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and how collaborations with other organizations has helped add to the collection. In this presentation, the author illustrates examples from The Portal to Texas History with information about metadata management, quality issues, and the automated systems in place by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
Date: June 6, 2008
Creator: Belden, Dreanna

Collaborative Approach to Address Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation Challenges

Description: Presentation for the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation (SCDC) Affinity Group 2013 Summer Meeting. In this presentation, the authors discuss collaborative approaches to address scholarly communications and digital curation challenges.
Date: June 14, 2013
Creator: Helge, Kris; Waugh, Laura & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

Collaborative Digital Repository Opportunities

Description: This presentation discusses collaborative digital repository opportunities. The presentation offers questions and considerations as well as managing digital collections.
Date: October 11, 2010
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward

Collaborative Strategies for Digital Preservation of Newspapers

Description: This presentation discusses collaborative strategies for the digital preservation of newspapers. The University of North Texas (UNT) Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP), the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the Chronicles in Preservation Project are discussed with information on what they do, the importance of newspaper digitization projects, and how collaboration can further efforts in this area.
Date: April 11, 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin