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Reengineering The Portal to Texas History

Description: This book chapter reports on a case study on the activities, findings, and lessons learned during a project that replaced the legacy Digital Asset Management (DAM) system of The Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas Libraries with an open source system.
Date: 2013
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.; Phillips, Mark Edward; Hicks, William; Weng, Neena & Belden, Dreanna
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Students' Criteria for Course Selection: Towards a Metadata Standard for Distributed Higher Education

Description: By 2007, one half of higher education students are expected to enroll in distributed learning courses. Higher education institutions need to attract students searching the Internet for courses and need to provide students with enough information to select courses. Internet resource discovery tools are readily available, however, users have difficulty selecting relevant resources. In part this is due to the lack of a standard for representation of Internet resources. An emerging solution is meta… more
Date: August 2000
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Focus Group Report: New York University - New York City - September, 2005

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings.
Date: March 24, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Needs Assessment Survey Report

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. The project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University (NYU). The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content of the collections for this project will be largely … more
Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Needs Assessment Toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project describes the project's needs assessment activities and includes data collection tools, which are designated to identify the needs and requirements of curators, web-content producers, and end users with regard to the Web Archive Service. Additionally, information gathered by some of the data collection tools will help to identify curators' requirements for the web crawler and its cra… more
Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Focus Group Report: University of North Texas - Denton - August 2005

Description: This report discusses a focus group that was part of the Web-at-Risk project. The report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings.
Date: February 14, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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WAS Release 4 - Usability Test Results

Description: This report discusses the usability test results for the Web-at-Risk project at the University of North Texas (UNT). Usability testing of the Web Archiving Service (WAS) Release 4 was conducted on May 29, 2007. Eight of the project's curators participated in test sessions, which generally were completed in 45-60 minutes. Two testing teams, each consisting of a facilitator and two observers were involved in testing.
Date: June 26, 2007
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Curators' Evaluation of WAS Release 1

Description: This report discusses the curators' evaluation of Web Archiving Service (WAS) release 1, as part of the Web-at-Risk project. This report summarizes the feedback received from the curators and provides details details to illustrate the areas that were either confusing or problematic to them. Their recommendations as well as some considerations for future development are also included. Additionally, many of the observations and suggestions in the Quick Heuristic Evaluation of the WAS echo the fee… more
Date: October 20, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Focus Group Discussion Guide

Description: This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the focus group discussion guide used for the project. The purpose of the questions included in this guide are to create a comfortable atmosphere in which people feel valued for their participation, to establish the context for the discussion, and to provide the facilitator with information about the group.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Prioritization of WAS Enhancement Ideas

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. Several enhancement ideas for future releases of the Web Archiving Service (WAS) have been identified. In order to refine and prioritize these ideas as well as elicit new enhancement ideas, 16 project curators participated in an online exercise between November 27 and December 16, 2007. The exercise employed a Delphi technique that consisted of a series of three online questionnaires, each available for a five or six day period. This report descri… more
Date: December 21, 2007
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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End User Interview Questionnaire

Description: This document is the end user interview questionnaire used for the Web-at-Risk project. It includes instructions for the interviewer, key concepts, and digital archive examples along with the questions to be asked.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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End User Interviews: Summary Report

Description: This report summarizes the results of the interviews with end users for the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. The project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University (NYU). The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build, store, and manage collections of web-published materia… more
Date: April 17, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Needs Assessment Survey

Description: This document is part of the Web-at-Risk project. This is the needs assessment survey for the project. The purpose of this assessment is twofold: (1) to identify curator and end-user needs that impact the collection development process for web archives, and (2) To identify the requirements for the Curator User Interface (CUI) to the web crawler and associated tools in the areas of content crawling, crawl progress monitoring, crawl quality assessment, management and description of crawled conten… more
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Functional Requirements for The Portal to Texas History

Description: This report includes the results of an initial assessment of genealogists' requirements for the redesign of the Portal's interface. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the libraries' Portal to Texas History. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements… more
Date: July 24, 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Quality Assurance Tests: Release 1 Summary Test Results, June 2009

Description: This report contains summaries of the results of two tests given as part of the IOGENE project. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process of the redesigned Portal interface. The first test in this report was conducted from April 6 through April 9, 2009. The second test in this report was conducted from June 1 - June 4, 2009.
Date: June 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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