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An analysis of factors in the adoption or non-adoption of videodisc technology in North American academic and special libraries

Description: The study addressed the problem of the relationships between adoption or non-adoption of a technology in libraries and factors such as budget, personnel, number of clientele served, size of collection, type of library, and concerns about a possible successor technology "waiting in the wings."
Date: December 1992
Creator: Kelley, Robert E. (Robert Emmett)
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public, and School Libraries

Description: This is the project website for the Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public, and School Libraries, funded by a grant from the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board. It contains information on project documentation and their Final Report.
Date: January 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.; Simpson, Carol; Mason, Florence & Wetherbee, Louella
Partner: UNT College of Information

A Survey of Public School Library Resources in Arkansas

Description: The purpose of this study was an examination of elementary- and secondary-school libraries in Arkansas to determine the adequacy of their resources as compared with the 1960 and the 1969 national school library standards. The findings served as a base for establishing goals and recommendations for improved school library programs in Arkansas.
Date: August 1972
Creator: Guise, Benjamin R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Presidential Libraries Act and the Establishment of Presidential Libraries

Description: This report details the legislative history of the Presidential Libraries Act and examines information on existing library facilities and their locations, organizational characteristics, and outreach efforts. It also analyzes legislative options for the act, including increasing endowment requirements for the library foundations and clearly delineating the relationship between the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the libraries' supporting organizations.
Date: February 6, 2015
Creator: Ginsberg, Wendy R.; Lunder, Erika K. & Richardson, Daniel J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Survey of Sixty-Six Secondary School Libraries in Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the libraries of sixty-six selected high schools of Texas to determine the present status of these libraries and how they measure up to the requirements set up by the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States and by individual authorities.
Date: 1943
Creator: Enis, Alma Cowling
Partner: UNT Libraries

Welcome Address

Description: Welcome address for the 2016 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference by the Conference Director, Spencer Keralis, and Host Welcome Addresses from Rice University by Vice Provost Sara Lowman and the Humanities Research Center Director, Farès el-Dahdah.
Date: September 22, 2016
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.; Lowman, Sara & el-Dahdah, Farès
Partner: UNT Libraries

Formalization of collection development in selected medium-sized academic libraries

Description: The degree of formalization of collection development(the dependent variable) in selected medium-sized academic libraries and six independent variables believed to be related to the dependent variable were examined. The formalization of collection development was measured by an index of five dimensions. The six independent variables examined were age of the library, number of graduate degrees offered by the parent institution, estimated years of growth potential in terms of available shelf space, attitude of the library director toward cooperation, number of memberships held by the library in cooperative endeavors, and percentage of increase in the materials budget, from 1972 to 1982.
Date: December 1984
Creator: Harvill, Melba S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions

Description: This paper discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History's archival challenges and solutions. The UNT Texas History Portal Project strives to balance the goals of accessibility of information and long-term preservation of digital objects. This poster details the system that automates the collection of metadata records to coordinate access to web-viewable files and preservation of archived master files.
Date: 2004
Creator: Nordstrom, Kurt; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

The University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History: Archival Challenges and Solutions [Poster]

Description: Poster presented at the 2004 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). This poster details the system that automates the collection of metadata records to coordinate access to web-viewable files and preservation of archived master files.
Date: 2004
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Nordstrom, Kurt & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Welcome Address

Description: Welcome address for the 2014 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference by the Conference Director, Spencer Keralis, and the Texas Woman's University Director of Libraries, Sherilyn Bird.
Date: September 18, 2014
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C. & Bird, Sherilyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

It Starts at the Top: Developing a Motivational Leadership Style That Moves Mountains

Description: This presentation describes a variety of successful changes within the University of North Texas Libraries' Access Services such as re-organizing the structure of the department, establishing new services, and accomplishing projects. Stages of change from idea to implementation and the facilitation of communication throughout the process will be discussed.
Date: November 17, 2016
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Venner, Mary Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries

Presidential Libraries: The Federal System and Related Legislation

Description: Through the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal government currently manages and maintains 12 presidential libraries. Inaugurated with the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955, these entities are privately constructed on behalf of former Presidents and, upon completion, are deeded to the federal government. This report provides a brief overview of the federal presidential libraries system and tracks the progress of related legislation.
Date: November 26, 2008
Creator: Relyea, Harold C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brown bag on iConference - 2013

Description: This presentation was created for a brown bag luncheon about the 2013 iConference. It includes discussion on participants, the venues, programs, the role of the UNT Libraries, and reflections on the event.
Date: March 5, 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix F: MetaArchive Microservices

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. The purpose of this document is to explain the PREMIS Event microservice as prototyped for the MetaArchive Cooperative, primarily from a developer's standpoint. The document will attempt to explain the purpose of the microservice, the underlying principles on which it operates, and a practical example of its usage. The MetaArchive has installed all of the components needed to deploy this microservice and looks forward to opportunities to experiment with practical implementations in future development projects.
Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Partner: UNT Libraries