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Reference Beyond the Desk: Nontraditional Modes of Reference

Description: This presentation discusses virtual reference services in libraries. The topics include virtual reference systems, with examples of what other institutions have adopted, collaborative virtual reference services with examples, and how reference librarians away from their desk and even off campus have developed new referencing services.
Date: April 15, 2011
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digitization 101

Description: This presentation introduces topics related to digital libraries, including digital asset management, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and digital preservation.
Date: April 12, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Digitization 101

Description: This document discusses digitization processes, including computer hardware, setting up the computer with Windows XP, setting up Windows 7 for digital projects, identifiers, folder management, standards, scanning, and digital preservation.
Date: April 11, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Moore, Jeremy D. & Hall, Nathan
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Simple Ways to Add Active Learning to Your Library Instruction

Description: This paper discusses library instruction. Assessments are recommended to determine the effectiveness of student learning. This paper also discusses a project by the UNT Libraries' in which they developed software to assess library instruction, called Library Instruction Software for Assessment (LISA) and the outcome of that study.
Date: 2008
Creator: Downey, Annie; Ramin, Lilly & Byerly, Gayla
Partner: UNT Libraries

Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library

Description: Presentation for the 2015 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the results of a survey that was administered from October 27 through November 17, 2014. The survey assessed how Public Services employees rate the importance of Cataloging and Metadata Services activities, and how satisfied Public Services employees are with Cataloging and Metadata Services activities.
Date: April 15, 2015
Creator: Sassen, Catherine; Loafman, Kathryn & Welch, Rebecca
Partner: UNT Libraries

Connect With Your Part-Time Library Staff: Using Learning Styles to Individualize Training

Description: Presentation discussing ways in which supervisors can individualize their training of part-time library staff based on individual learning styles. Training techniques currently in practice at the University of North Texas (UNT), Willis Library, for part-time shelvers will be demonstrated as well as assessment methods utilized to determine the effectiveness of staff training.
Date: 2011
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie
Partner: UNT Libraries

Rolling Your Own Digital Library System

Description: This presentation discusses the topic of building your own digital library system. It explains why the University of North Texas built their own system and some of the initial challenges and the advantages associated with the process.
Date: April 15, 2008
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Data Readiness and the Digital Public Library of America

Description: Presentation for the 2018 Texas Library Association Annual Conference. This presentation describes the work of the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Metadata Working Group, resources for preparing data, and the experiences of the Houston Public Library.
Date: April 2018
Creator: Hiott, Judith; Park, Kristi L.; Tarver, Hannah & Duran, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
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