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High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data
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.
iCAMP: Building Digital Information Curation Curriculum
Paper for the 2012 International iConference. This paper discusses the iCAMP (Information: Curate, Archive, Manage, and Preserve) project and building digital information curation curriculum.
Illegal is not a Noun: Linguistic Form for Detection of Pejorative Nominalizations
This paper focuses on a particular type of abusive language, targeting expressions in which typically neutral adjectives take on pejorative meaning when used as nouns.
Immersion Librarianship: An assessment of transforming LIS students' professional worldview through a service learning project at an international school library
This paper was presented at the 2017 IFLA World Library and Information Congress. This paper contains a summary of the study to discern what students learned from a library and information science service learning study abroad program to Russia in 2012.
Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications
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.
An Innovative Partnership to Recruit and Educate Biomedical Information Professionals
Article on an innovative partnership to recruit and educate biomedical information professionals.
Instructional Design Strategies for Teaching Technological Courses Online
This paper describes different instructional design strategies for teaching computer technological courses online.
Investigating Teachers' Perceptions of Academic Versus Creative Giftedness Using the Network Text Analysis
Poster paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper discusses classroom teachers' perception about academic versus creative giftedness.
An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details
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.
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.
A Machine Learning Approach to Evaluating Translation Quality
This paper explores the possibility of applying Machine Learning for Machine Translation evaluation.
Managing Project Teams with Artificial Intelligence
Poster paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper explores the use of artificial intelligence in business to improve organizational effectiveness.
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.
Motivations and Knowledge Sharing in Crowdsourcing
Poster presented at the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper proposes that motivating factors of crowdsourcing are conceptually distinct, and that the distinction has differential effects on complexity of task chosen.
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.
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.
Providing Access to Scientific Knowledge: Faculty Views on Open Access Publishing as a New Channel of Scholarly Communication
Poster paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper studies how general faculty members view open access (OA) publishing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
STREAMLInED Challenges: Aligning Research Interests with Shared Tasks
This paper describes the use of Shared Task Evaluation Campaigns by designing tasks that are compelling to speech and natural language processing researchers while addressing technical challenges in language documentation and exploiting growing archives of endangered language data.
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.
Theory Informed Learning Analyics: The Power of Big Data in Digital Age
Poster paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper proposes a system of rapid automated assessment of student participation and performance quality in collaborative learning.
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 a Dimensional Model for Community Knowledge
Poster paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper proposes a dimensional model with "aspects of a corpus, such as topic or opinion, as derived star schema dimensions." Focusing on a case study on Twitter the paper demonstrates how the derived dimensions, combined with transactional facts and derived facts can uncover "the collective tacit knowledge in Twitter communities."
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.
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.
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.
Use of Social Networking Sites and Knowledge Sharing Practices by the LIS Professionals in Pakistan
Poster paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper studies the level of awareness and use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and MySpace. It further explores the purpose, problems and the impact of these social networking sites on library services.
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.
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.