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Unremarkable on the Face of It

Description: This paper was part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative 'Click! Photography Changes Everything'. This paper discusses family photographs and how sometimes seemingly unremarkable snapshots can be truly remarkable.
Date: December 3, 2009
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark

Open Access: A New Paradigm for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Access

Description: The notion of open access to scholarly information is not new. In recent years, however, it has taken on prominence within the broader context of scholarly work, communication, and publishing. This brief paper intends to highlight and clarify key aspects of open access to assist UNTs initial discussions of the utility of open access for UNT researchers and scholars.
Date: April 28, 2009
Creator: Moen, William E. & Hartman, Cathy Nelson

Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

Description: This paper discusses assessing descriptive substance in free-text collection-level metadata. This paper reports on a content analysis of collection records in an aggregation of cultural heritage collections.
Date: September 2008
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S. & Han, Myung-Ja

High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data

Description: This two-year project will advance understanding of the workflow and processes best able to increase access to and use of digitized biological collection metadata within the stakeholder communities comprised of biologists, natural history museum collections managers, biodiversity standards groups, and the library and information science community.
Date: 2008
Creator: Moen, William E.; Best, Jason H. & Neill, Amanda K.

An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details

Description: This paper discusses a project to redesign courses on different levels of details. The Texas Course Redesign Project initiated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) aims to develop and distribute instructional resources to improve student learning outcomes and lower the costs of higher education.
Date: 2008
Creator: Li, Fei; Polyakov, Serhiy; Barnes, Svetlana; Moen, William E. & Xu, Hong

Findings Pertaining to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections

Description: This paper discusses the findings pertaining to the framework for building good digital collections. This paper is part of the three-year interim project report for the IMLS Digital Collections & Content Project, summarizing major findings October 2002 through September 2005.
Date: October 2006
Creator: Cole, Timothy W.; Jackson, Amy S.; Palmer, Carole L.; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Twidale, Michael B. & Zavalina, Oksana

Review of the Tools and Software to Support Interoperability

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report reviews the tools and software to support interoperability between digital repositories and the Library of Texas federated search. This review will be used for providing recommendations for best practices and workflows for installing software and tools onto Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) and selected databases that support search interoperability.
Date: July 15, 2006
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy; Moen, William E. & Phillips, Mark Edward

Learning from Artifacts: Metadata Utilization Analysis

Description: This paper describes the MARC Content Designation Utilization Project, which is examining a very large set of metadata records as artifacts of the library cataloging enterprise. This is the first large-scale examination of descriptive metadata utilization. Presents an overview of study activities and suggests the study's significance to the broader use of metadata in digital libraries.
Date: 2006
Creator: Moen, William E.; Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-; Eklund, Amy; Polyakov, Serhiy & Snyder, Gregory

UNT 2005 TREC QA Participation: Using Lemur as IR Search Engine

Description: This paper reports the authors' TREC 2005 QA participation. The authors' QA system Eagle QA developed last year was expanded and modified for this year's QA experiments. Particularly, the authors used Lemur 4.1 as the Information Retrieval (IR) Engine this year to find documents that may contain answers for the test questions from the document collection. The authors' result shows Lemur did a reasonable job on finding relevant documents. But certainly there is room for further improvement.
Date: 2005
Creator: Chen, Jiangping; Yu, Ping & Ge, He

A White Paper on Outcomes Evaluation: Concepts, Strategies, and Practical Applications

Description: This white paper introduces evaluation concepts and describes outcome-based evaluation. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) logic model is described in the context of developing a program evaluation plan. Four case studies illustrate how outputs, outcomes and indicators can be used to produce programs results.
Date: December 10, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.; Simpson, Carol; Mason, Florence & Wetherbee, Louella

Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications

Description: An operating assumption for the networked environment is that many different information systems need to interoperate for users to successfully discover and retrieve distributed resources. Meaningful interoperability is often elusive. In the library community, the Z39.50 standard protocol (ISO 23950/ANSI/NISO Z39.50) for information retrieval promised seamless and transparent networked access to library resources. Too often, the reality has not lived up to the promise. This paper discusses two efforts that offer solution paths to Z39.50 interoperability.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.