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Learning from Artifacts: Metadata Utilization Analysis

Description: 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.
Date: 2006
Creator: Moen, William E.; Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-; Eklund, Amy; Polyakov, Serhiy & Snyder, Gregory
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Mapping the Interoperability Landscape for Networked Information Retrieval

Description: 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.
Date: June 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Transport Neutral Digital Object Replication

Description: Paper for the 2011 Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving Conference. This paper discusses a project by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to implement a simple transport neutral digital object replication strategy in its production digital repository infrastructure.
Date: 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Nordstrom, Kurt
Partner: UNT Libraries
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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.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Curation of the End-of-Term Web Archive

Description: Paper for the 2011 IS&T Archiving Conference. This paper discusses the Classification of the End-of-Term Archive research project at the University of North Texas.
Date: 2011
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.; Ko, Lauren & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications

Description: 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.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Resource Discovery Using Z39.50: Promise and Reality

Description: 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.
Date: November 2000
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Big Data and Government Information

Description: Panel paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This panel explores the current landscape of big data applications for government information.
Date: October 25, 2017
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward; Smith, Lisa & Shimabuku, Hope
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Assessing the Success of a Mentoring Program beyond Satisfaction Surveys

Description: Presented with a poster at the 2017 University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Conference Proceedings. This paper includes experiences in assessing a mentoring program for librarians in a large academic library.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Sassen, Catherine; Harker, Karen & O'Toole, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries
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PREMIS Event Service

Description: This paper discusses the PREMIS Event Service. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries have created a digital library infrastructure that is designed using the Curation Micro Services methodology for building repositories. Based on modular components designed for reuse and re-configuration the authors propose a general-purpose preservation event logging system using the PREMIS Event and Agent data model. An example implementation developed with the Django Web framework and employing RESTful design patterns with the Atom Publishing Protocol is described.
Date: June 9, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Schultz, Matt & Nordstrom, Kurt
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Analyzing the Persistence of Referenced Web Resources with Memento

Description: Paper presenting the results of a study into the persistence and availability of web resources reference from papers in scholarly repositories.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Sanderson, Robert; Phillips, Mark Edward & Van de Sompel, Herbert
Partner: UNT Libraries
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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
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Reinterpreting Yajña as Vedic Sacrifice

Description: In this article, the author endeavors to problematize the term "sacrifice," which is often used to translate the word yajna in Indological writings.
Date: 2011
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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