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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

Beyond Searching Metadata

Description: Poster presented at the 2012 Texas Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Annual Conference. This poster discusses information discovery and strategies for creating consistency in metadata schemas.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Oyarce, Guillermo A.
Item Type: Poster

Campus Chaplains: Cult Training and Perceptions

Description: This article examines the perception of 43 college chaplains across the United States with regard to cult training and perceptions of college and university cult activity.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Elleven, Russell K.; Greenhaw, Kimberly J. & Allen, Jeff M.
Item Type: Article

Cataloger Tasks: Work In Progress

Description: This presentation discusses cataloging tasks, including Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD), and concepts related to the tasks and decisions involved in cataloging.
Date: January 20, 2012
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Item Type: Presentation

Challenges for Educational Technologists in the 21st Century

Description: This article describes the challenges that 21st century educational technologists are, and will be addressing as they undertake the effective integration of new technologies into K-12 educational systems and learning environments.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: Mayes, Robin; Natividad, Gloria & Spector, J. Michael
Item Type: Article

The Challenges of Training and Retraining Mature Learners

Description: Article discussing research on the aging process from physical, cognitive, and social and psychological perspectives, accommodations for age related changes, retraining mature learners, adaptations of the classroom environment, training technology issues, and successful corporate retraining programs to better prepare vocational educators for the workforce of the new millennium.
Date: 1998
Creator: Ennis-Cole, Demetria & Allen, Jeff M.
Item Type: Article

CIMI's Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Search and Retrieval of Distributed Cultural Heritage Information

Description: This paper discusses the Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI)'s international effort to provide distributed search and retrieval of cultural heritage information. A primary aspect of CIMI's work utilizes ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995, and American National Standard protocol for information retrieval. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently approved Z39.50 as ISO 23950. CIMI chose Z39.50 to enable uniform access to existing and emerging digital collections and the vast repositories of cultural heritage information resources. These resources include a variety of physical and digital objects--physical artifacts and digital derivatives of those artifacts, descriptive records designed for collection management, bibliographic records, full-text documents, online tools such as thesauri and authoritative lists of artists' names, and more. CIMI's application Z39.50 in the networked cultural heritage information environment is breaking new ground in distributed and integrated access to textual and non-textual digital collections.
Date: January 2, 1998
Creator: Moen, William E.
Item Type: Paper

Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements

Description: Article discussing competencies required for digital curation. The results of the analysis show that digital curation jobs are characterized by a complex interplay of various skills and knowledge. The findings of this study present emerging requirements for a qualified workforce in the field of digital curation.
Date: 2013
Creator: Kim, Jeonghyun; Warga, Edward & Moen, William E.
Item Type: Article

Contextual Metadata in Digital Aggregations: Application of Collection-Level Subject Metadata and its Role in User Interactions and Information Retrieval

Description: Article discussing a study of contextual metadata in digital aggregations. Results of this study prove importance of provision of collection-level metadata in general and subject metadata in particular to enhance user experiences and information retrieval in digital libraries.
Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Item Type: Article