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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
Item Type: Paper

Preparing School Library Media Specialists for Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Description: This presentation discusses preparing school library media specialists for resource description and access (RDA). In particular, the authors present the basic Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) concepts and discuss them in the context of RDA implementation. The authors provide the correlation between AACR2 and RDA, including specific examples of a variety of formats: monograph, electronic resource, AV, etc. Lastly, the authors discuss implementation options and vendor(s) interaction.
Date: November 7, 2009
Creator: Schultz-Jones, Barbara & Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Item Type: Presentation

An Application Profile Using Darwin Core Rendered in the New Dublin Core Application Profile Framework

Description: Poster presented at the 2009 Taxonomic Database Working Group Annual Conference. This poster discusses an application profile using Darwin Core rendered in the new Dublin Core application profile framework. This is part of the Apiary Project, a collaboration of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Date: November 2009
Creator: Moen, William E.; Huang, Jane Q.; McCotter, Melody; Best, Jason H. & Neill, Amanda K.
Item Type: Poster

The Apiary Project: High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data

Description: Presentation for the 2009 Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Meeting. This presentation discusses research on high-throughput workflow for computer-assisted human parsing of biological specimen label data. This is part of the Apiary Project, a collaboration of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Date: July 2009
Creator: Best, Jason H.; Neill, Amanda K. & Moen, William E.
Item Type: Presentation

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
Item Type: Paper

Resource and Resource Sharing in Intelligent Information Access

Description: This presentation discusses an exploratory study on resources and resource sharing among researchers in Intelligent Information Access (IIA). The investigation consists of two stages. In Stage One, the authors conducted a content analysis to identify resources used in 145 research papers and reports in two subfields of IIA; and in Stage Two, the authors carried out an online survey of IIA researchers to understand resource-sharing channels and the researchers' perspectives on resource sharing.
Date: October 23, 2008
Creator: Chen, Jiangping
Item Type: Presentation

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
Item Type: Paper

CTR-NT: A Survey of Local Cataloging Tool and Resource Utilization

Description: This presentation discusses a grant project on Cataloging Tools and Resource: North Texas (CTR-NT). The study aimed to discover the extent and utilization of cataloging tools and resources within technical service departments in the public libraries of the North Texas Regional Library System (NTRLS) and the North East Texas Library System (NETLS).
Date: June 28, 2008
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Item Type: Presentation

Hello RDA, Goodbye AACR2!

Description: This presentation is part of the pre-conference for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. This presentation introduces the conference and offers information on the agenda. The presentation also discusses talking points and issues relating to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Resource Description and Access (RDA), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD).
Date: April 15, 2008
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Item Type: Presentation

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.
Item Type: Paper

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
Item Type: Paper

Are you Ready? Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Description: Presentation for the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas. This presentation discusses Resource Description and Access (RDA), what it is, the intention, functionality, structure, and implementation strategies, debates and issues, and recommendations.
Date: November 16, 2007
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Item Type: Presentation

A DSpace Foundation for a Teaching and Research Commons: The Metadata Education and Research Information Commons

Description: Poster presented at the 2007 International Conference on Open Repositories. This poster discusses the Metadata Education and Research Information Commons (MERIC). MERIC originated from an action plan of the Library of Congress and addresses the need to prepare future information professionals to organize and provide access to digital resources.
Date: January 2007
Creator: Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid; Moen, William E.; Vellucci, Sherry L. & Benton, Bryce
Item Type: Poster

The Functional Ontology of Filmic Documents

Description: This book chapter discusses the functional ontology of filmic documents. The authors examine a few phases of probing of filmic documents, and the relationship between structure and meaning. The authors have taken the liberty of sketching the earlier phases and of presenting the most recent in somewhat more detail. Considerations of the early phases, among other issues of document use, led to the functional ontology construction as a foundation for this probing and for wider concerns within the arena of messages, meanings, and uses.
Date: 2007
Creator: Anderson, Richard L.; O'Connor, Brian Clark & Kearns, Jodi L.
Item Type: Book Chapter

[Review] Intellectual Freedom Manual

Description: This article reviews the book "Intellectual Freedom Manual," compiled by the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) of the American Library Association. The manual is designed to answer practical questions that confront librarians in applying the principles of intellectual freedom to library service.
Date: 2007
Creator: Cleveland, Ana D.
Item Type: Review