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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.
Sociodemographic characteristics and sexual behavior as risk factors for human papillomavirus infection in Saudi Arabia
This article seeks to determine the prevalence and the sociodemographic characteristics and sexual behavior risk factors for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in a hospital-based cohort of women in Saudi Arabia.
SQL Data Analysis Procedures to Create Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups on Sample of Decomposed MARC Records Phase 1 Testing
This document describes the data analysis procedures developed to create the Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups using SQL statements. This is the preliminary version of these procedures tested and validated on a sample of decomposed MARC records. (For a description of how the MARC records were decomposed see the Z-Interop document, Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis. A subsequent version may be necessary as the authors move to the procedures for the entire file of decomposed records.
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services April 1 through June 30, 2002
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of April 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002. The previous status report covered a ten-month period from May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002. The Principal Investigator (PI) requested a no-cost extension for this project, which the Institute of Museum and Library Services approved. With the letter of approval, IMLS set a revised schedule for project status reports. Beginning July 1, 2002, status reports are due every six months. To respond to the revised schedule of status reports, this document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report.
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services January 1 through June 30, 2003
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2003. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report on January 1, 2003.
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2002
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of July 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002. The previous status report covered a three-month period from April 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report.
Strategic Planning of Technology for Education: A Beginning Framework
Article discussing strategic planning of technology for education and a beginning framework for future technology implementation in school districts.
Student, school, parent connectedness, and school risk behaviors of adolescents in Saudi Arabia
This article investigates select school behaviors, including school absenteeism, engaging in fights, and discipline for misconduct at school as well as their association with the school environment, school and home connectedness.
A Study of State Library Agencies' Information Technology Standards Policies and Practices
This study, undertaken in 1998, attempted to bridge the gap of information and understanding about the current situation of state library agencies' use, opportunities and issues related to technical standards.
A Study of State Library Agencies' Information Technology Standards Policies and Practices
This report discusses standards in state library agencies. Little is known about state library agencies' policies for standards adoption and use. This study, undertaken in 1998, attempted to bridge the gap of information and understanding about the current situation of state library agencies' use, opportunities and issues related to technical standards.
A Study of State Library Agencies' Information Technology Standards Policies and Practices: Final Report
This report is on a study of state library agencies' information technology standards policies and practices. The study provides the National Information Standards Organization with detailed information about the current use of standards by state library agencies and a set of recommendations to better serve the standards needs of state library agencies.
The Subject of Learning and Performance
This editorial article discusses the inaugural issue of the Learning and Performance Quarterly (LPQ) open access journal. This editorial offers a welcome and introduction to the first issue.
Support for Research Data Management among U.S. Academic Institutions: Results from a National Survey
Report on survey results on research data management among United States academic institutions.
Teaching Tools, Applications, and Infrastructure for Digital Curation Through the Use of a Virtual Lab
Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2013 International iConference. This paper discusses teaching tools, applications, and infrastructure for digital curation through the use of a virtual lab.
Teaching Tools, Applications, and Infrastructure for Digital Curation Through the Use of a Virtual Lab [Poster]
Poster presented at the 2013 International iConference. This poster discusses teaching tools, applications, and infrastructure for digital curation through the use of a virtual lab.
Technology Enhanced Formative Assessment for 21st Century Learning
This article is based on the deliberations of the Assessment Working Group at EDUsummIT 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. All of the members of Thematic Working Group 5 (TWG5) have contributed to this synthesis of potentials, concerns and issues with regard to the role of technology in assessment as, for and of learning in the 21st century.
Technology in Secondary Career and Technical Education: Issues for the New Millennium
Article discussing the use of technology in the secondary career and technical education classroom and the number of issues concerned with efficacy of career and technical education.
Ten Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of May 1, 2000 through March 31, 2002. Due to a family medical emergency, the Principal Investigator was not able to complete the six-month status report that was due December 1, 2001. The Principal Investigator (PI) communicated with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) staff about this situation, and had sent via email in November 2001 information about the progress of the project.
Tools to support interpreting multiple regression in the face of multicollilnearity
This article argues that rather than using one technique to investigate regression results, researchers should consider multiple indices to understand the contributions that predictors make not only to a regression model, but to each other as well.
Toward a Unified Retrieval Outcome Analysis Framework for Cross-Language Information Retrieval
This paper proposes a Retrieval Outcome Analysis Framework, or ROA Framework, to systematically evaluate retrieval performance of Cross-Language Information Retrieval systems.
Towards Building a Collection of Web Archiving Research Articles
Paper for the 2014 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. This paper discusses building a collection of web archiving research articles.
Training Employees With Disabilities: Strategies from Corporate Training
Article discussing strategies used by corporate trainers to effectively teach populations with disabilities in their corporate workplace.
Training Older Workers: Implications for HRD/HPT Professionals
Article discussing training older workers and implications for human resource development (HRD) and human performance technology (HPT).
The "Triple-P" Domains of Ethical Behavior for Higher Education
This paper was awarded a Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for 2013. In this paper, the author discusses the "Triple-P" domains of ethical behavior: (1) the understanding of privacy ethics, (2) regards to piracy and plagiarism, and (3) pilfering and profiteering.
TxETDA 2012 Opening Remarks
Presentation with opening remarks for the 2012 Texas Electronic Theses and Dissertations (TxETD) Annual Conference.
Unremarkable on the Face of It
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.
UNT 2005 TREC QA Participation: Using Lemur as IR Search Engine
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.
UNT at ImageCLEF 2010: CLIR for Wikipedia Images
This paper presents the results of the team of the University of North Texas in the Wikipedia image retrieval track of Image-CLEF-2010.
UNT at TREC 2004: Question Answering Combining Multiple Evidences
This paper discusses Question Answering (QA) combining multiple evidences.
User Searches in IMLS DCC Collection Registry: Transaction Log Analysis
This technical report discusses user searches in IMLS DCC collection registry.
Using the mTSES to Evaluate and Optimize mLearning Professional Development
This article reports on the findings from the analysis of data collected using the Mobile Teacher's Sense of Efficacy Scale survey instrument, from an open course about mobile learning called Instructional Design for Mobile Learning that took place from May 4 through June 6, 2015.
Utilization of Technology-Enhanced Delphi Techniques
This article discusses the Delphi consensus-building technique. Also discussed are the Delphi Technique's history, the process, and some advantages and disadvantages found in the literature. Finally, this article examines a technology-enhanced version of the process.
Value and Pricing of MOOCs
This article reviews the potential for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to transform higher education delivery, accessibility, and costs.
Virtual Libraries: A Service-Based Approach for Virtual Libraries
Article discussing a service-based approach for virtual libraries and the provision of services to patrons and other users built upon the collective personnel, information, and technological resources that constitute the library.
Web Archiving Bibliography 2013
The following document is a bibliography of the field of web archiving. It includes a preface as well as a list of bibliographical resources.
What Does Transaction Log Data Tell About Collection-Level Subject Access?
This paper accompanies a poster presented at the 2010 Library Research Seminar V Conference. This paper and the accompanying poster discuss what transaction log data tells us about collection-level subject access.
What Does Transaction Log Data Tell about Collection-Level Subject Access? [Poster]
Poster presented at the 2010 Library Research Seminar V Conference. This poster discusses what transaction log data can tell about collection-level subject access.
A White Paper on Outcomes Evaluation: Concepts, Strategies, and Practical Applications
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.
Z-Interop 2 Project Search and Record Data Requirements for Z39.50 Interoperability Testing Using Radioactive MARC Records
This document is a draft version of the Z-Interop 2 project search and record data requirements for Z39.50 interoperability testing using radioactive MARC records.
Z-Interop Interoperability Testing Policies and Procedures: Phase 1 Testing
This document provides an overview and the details of policies and procedures of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (referred to as Z-Interop). Specifically, the document lays out the responsibilities and obligations of the Z-Interop testbed and the organizations that participate in interoperability testing. For purposes of this document, Z-Interop staff refers to all members of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project. Z-Interop participant refers to an individual or organization who tests its Z39.50 client or Z39.50 server through the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed.
Z39.50 for Finding It All
This presentation discusses using Z39.50. The topics include framing the "finding it all" question, a resource discovery service project, and update on Z39.50 profiles, and the next generation of Z39.50.
Z39.50 Interoperability Testing Framework for Online Library Catalogs Using Radioactive MARC Records
This document discusses a Z39.50 Interoperability Testing framework. In a first phase of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed, a large dataset of MARC records was used. In this work, the authors are exploring how a set of special, diagnostic MARC records can be developed and used to identify interoperability problems between a Z39.50 client and a Z39.50 server providing access to a database of bibliographic records supporting the search and retrieval functions of an online library catalog. The authors refer to these special, diagnostic records as radioactive MARC records. It discusses the various components and identifies the tasks related to developing and implementing the components.
ZDoctor Report of SIRSI Indexing Policies for Interoperability Testing: Phase 1 Testing
This document discusses phase 1 of interoperability testing as part of the Z-Interop project.