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Learning from Artifacts: Metadata Utilization Analysis
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.
Libraries and the Research Enterprise: A View from a LIS Educator/Researcher
This presentation is part of a panel discussion titled "Academic Libraries as Partners in Research." This presentation discusses libraries, research, and collaboration, with examples and strategies from the point-of-view of a Library and Information Science (LIS) educator and researcher.
Mapping the Interoperability Landscape for Networked Information Retrieval
This paper discusses interoperability of networked information. Interoperability is a fundamental challenge for networked information discovery and retrieval. Often treated monolithically in the literature, interoperability is multifaceted and can be analyzed into different types and levels. This paper discusses an approach to map the interoperability landscape for networked information retrieval as part of an interoperability assessment research project.
MARCdocs: The MARC 21 Bibliographic Format Database
Report on the MARC 21 bibliographic format database.
Metadata: A Networked Information Strategy to Improve Access to and Management of Government Information
This document is part of a Government Information Quarterly Special Issue. The author serves as the editor of this issue focusing on the use of metadata as a strategy to improve access to and management of electronic government information. Contributions by writers address federal and state metadata activities and issues.
Metadata Change: Meeting the Evolving Requirements
Presentation for the 2014 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This presentation discusses metadata changes and meeting the evolving requirements.
The Metadata Education and Research Information Commons (MERIC): A Collaborative Teaching and Research Initiative
Article dicsussing the Metadata Education and Research Information Commons (MERIC), a collaborative teaching and research initiative.
Metadata Records Translation And Evaluation for Multilingual Information Access
This presentation was given as an invited talk to faculty and students at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) in Toluca, Mexico. The presentation discusses research on multilingual information access and the Metadata Records Translation (MRT) Project.
Metadata Records Translation: The Case of The Portal to Texas History
Article on metadata records translation and a study of The Portal to Texas History.
Method for Generating Numerical Values Indicative of Frequencies of Selected Features in Objects, and a Computer System Implementing the Method
Patent relating to methods for generating numerical values indicative of frequencies of selected features in objects, and a computer system implementing the method.
Miles to go before we sleep: education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information
Article discussing a philosophy of educating health information professionals in a rapidly changing health care and information environment.
Modeling Utilization of Planned Information Technology
Article from the proceedings of the 1998 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. This article discusses modeling utilization of planned information technology.
Multi-Institutional Partnerships for Higher Education in Africa: A Case Study of Assumptions of International Academic Collaboration
This article examines the expectations, dynamics, and intricacies of academic partnerships and the reality of African academic institutions.
Multilingual Information Access for Digital Libraries - The Metadata Records Translation Project
This presentation was given as an invited talk to faculty and students at Wuhan University, Beijing Normal University, Nankai University, and the Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The presentation discusses research on multilingual information access for digital libraries and the Metadata Records Translation (MRT) Project.
Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public, and School Libraries: Final Report
This document is the final report with the summary of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations for consideration by the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board (TIFB) Library Working Group as part of the Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public and School Libraries. The report is the work of the Needs Assessment Study Team, Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas. The study was conducted during the period of February through September 15, 2002. Funding for the study was provided by Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board
Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public, and School Libraries: Project Plan
This document outlines the project plan for the Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public, and School Libraries.
Open Access: A New Paradigm for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Access
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.
Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship
This presentation discusses open access and scholarly communication. The topics include why open access is important, how it impacts scholarly communication, and intellectual property.
Photography Changes Our Environmental Awareness
This article is part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative called Click! Photography Changes Everything. This article discusses how photography and increased visibility can bridge the gap between the natural world and human interaction.
The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data: An Exploratory Study and Application
This paper presents an overview of an exploratory research project to identify, describe, and investigate the applicability of the Web services (WS) approach to access legacy data.
A preliminary evaluation of metadata records machine translation
Article discussing a preliminary evaluation study of metadata records machine translation. This study evaluates freely available machine translation (MT) services' performance in translating metadata records.
A Preliminary Literature Review of Visual Information Accessibility for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals
Poster discussing a preliminary literature review of visual information accessibility for blind and visually impaired individuals.
Preparing, Creating, and Managing a Large Dataset of MARC 21 Records for Research and Analysis
This poster discusses preparing, creating, and managing a large dataset of MARC 21 records. The MARC Content Designation Utilization (MCDU) Project is examining catalogers' utilization of available MARC 21 content designation (e.g., fields/subfields). A critical component of this project is the development of methods, procedures, and software tools for reliable and valid analyses of the complete WorldCat database of more than 56 million MARC 21 records.
Preparing School Library Media Specialists for Resource Description and Access (RDA)
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.
Procedures for Issuing Test Searches from Z-Interop Testbed Participant's Z-Client: Phase 1
This document describes the procedures that participants in the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed (Z-Interop Participant) are to use when testing Z39.50 client (Z-client) applications. The testing of a Z-Interop reference implementation Z39.50 server. Specifically, the attribute combination and other query components (e.g., Boolean operators) are reviewed, and a report of the results will be prepared for each Z-Interop participant.
Professional Learning Communities & Personal Learning Networks in Information Science
This presentation is part of a Doctoral Student Special Interest Group (SIG) panel discussion group from the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). Doctoral students discuss various ways to keep up with changes in information science and technology through developing professional learning communities.
Project Work Plan Draft
This document details a work plan to guide the planning and execution of a new phase of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project.
Quality Health Information on the Internet: Developing a Diabetes Pathfinder for the Chinese Population
A Web-based bilingual diabetes information pathfinder was created to help the Chinese population access quality health information on the Internet as part of a collaborative outreach project in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Radioactive MARC Records Specifications
This document provides the preliminary specifications for the different RadMARC records to be created for use in the Z-Interop2 interoperability testbed. Experience with these records may result in revisions to the specifications.
Radioactive Metadata Records: An Interoperability Testing Approach Based on Metadata Utilization
This presentation discusses radioactive metadata records and an interoperability testing approach based on metadata utilization. The research is part of Z-Interop, an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences' (IMLS) National Leadership Grant supported project.
RDA: What Cataloging Managers Need to Know
This presentation discusses what cataloging managers need to know about Resource Description and Access (RDA). It describes issues related to how RDA is affecting cataloging, what is changing and what is not, where we are and how we got here, the intention of RDA, objectives and principles, its relation to AACR2, and other RDA information.
Reconstructing Bellour: Automating the Semiotic Analysis of Film
This article discusses automating the semiotic analysis of film, including visual representation, search and retrieval, and ways of seeing.
A Repository for Learning Objects: Supporting the Reuse and Repurposing of Redesigned Courses and Their Content
This paper describes the design and development of a learning object repository for a new statewide higher education initiative.
Resident Assistant Training: A Southwestern Perspective
Article discussing a study on the similarities and differences in public and private institutions training of resident assistants in the southwest United States.
Resource and Resource Sharing in Intelligent Information Access
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.
Resource and Resource Sharing in Intelligent Information Access
This paper reports an exploratory study on resources and resource sharing among researchers in Intelligent Information Access (IIA).
Resource Discovery Using Z39.50: Promise and Reality
This paper discusses the Z39.50 protocol. The ANSI/NISO Z39.50 protocol for information retrieval addresses the complex challenges of intersystem communication. Original uses envisioned for the protocol look very little like current implementations and uses. In the 1980s, users on one library catalog system would search and retrieve bibliographic records on a remote system. By the late 1990s, there was a need for discovering networked resources and integrating access to them. Yet, the Z39.50 protocol has addressed both these scenarios. This paper provides a portrayal of Z39.50 that explains its flexibility in response to a variety of information retrieval requirements in the networked environment.
Retrospective Pretest: A Practical Technique for Professional Development Evaluation
Article discussing a research study to field test an instrument incorporating a retrospective pretest to determine whether it could reliably be used as an evaluation tool for a professional development conference.
[Review] Collaborate: The Art of We
This article reviews the book "Collaborate: The Art of We," by Dan Sanker, published in 2012.
[Review] Intellectual Freedom Manual
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.
Review of the Tools and Software to Support Interoperability
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.
[Review] Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices
This article reviews the book "Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices," by Tanya Joosten and published in 2012.
The Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations
This paper presents a new area of research in library and information sciences - investigation into collection-level subject metadata that describes entire digital collections as integral wholes - and reports results of the multi-method exploratory study combining comparative content analysis of collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale aggregations of digital collections in the USA and Europe, transaction log analysis of user interactions with one of these portals, as well as interviews and observations of aggregation users.
Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations
This presentation discusses collection-level subject metadata in subject access to digital collections in aggregations. This was presented at the 18th International Conference "Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science, Culture, Education, and Business" in Sudak, Ukraine.
The Role of Content Analysis in Evaluating Metadata for the U.S. Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Results from an Exploratory Study
This paper discusses application of qualitative and quantitative content analysis techniques to assess metadata records from 42 Federal agencies' implementation of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS).
Scaffolding for Digital Curation Education: A One Week Unix Fundamentals Course
This poster discusses scaffolding for digital curation eductaion. The authors will teach students how to perform commands such as changing directories, moving and copying files, compressing folders, and altering permissions in the Unix environment. This will give students some basic preparation for digital curation work and for the (4) intermediate and advanced courses in digital curation and data management offered by the iCamp Project at the University of North Texas.
The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries
Paper discussing a two-dimensional approach for investigating issues of semantic interoperability in digital libraries.
Six Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of December 1, 2000 through April 30, 2001. The authors highlight activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on their project. This period can be considered a project startup period.
Social Cataloging; social catalogers
This presentation discusses social cataloging, how social tagging affects cataloging. In this presentation, the author discusses the implications and questions raised about social cataloging, a review of the research, the characteristics of the studies on social tagging and cataloging, and how social cataloging works.
Social Tagging Bibliography
This document is an extensive, but not comprehensive, bibliography of articles pertaining to social tagging and library catalogs between 2006-2012, mostly peer-reviewed sources, arranged chronologically.