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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

Digitization Basics for Museums

Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and illustrates what types of items are in the collection and the resources available to museums, educators, and partners. It also discusses the future goals of The Portal to Texas History.
Date: April 5, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Partner: UNT Libraries

Collaboration in Practice: Megadata Happens

Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and how collaborations with other organizations has helped add to the collection. In this presentation, the author illustrates examples from The Portal to Texas History with information about metadata management, quality issues, and the automated systems in place by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
Date: June 6, 2008
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Partner: UNT Libraries

Discover America's Cultural Heritage Collections on the Web

Description: This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History and the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library collections. It also discusses the invisible internet, other Texas digital collections, other large digital collections, major digital collections in other states, subscription databases, and gives strategies for searching all of these databases.
Date: February 25, 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Partner: UNT Libraries

Managing Serials in a Large Digital Collection: Case Study of the UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Description: Presentation for the 2014 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses serials in the UNT digital collections, including ways of finding/browsing serials, how we describe them in the metadata, and examples of various exceptions.
Date: April 4, 2014
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
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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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2008

Description: This report is the first interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is December 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Date: July 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
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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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Portal to Texas History: Baseline Survey Results, June 2009

Description: This report discusses the questionnaire for the IOGENE Project. From September 26, 2008 through June 26, 2009, an online survey questionnaire captured both demographic data from Portal visitors as well as their opinions regarding the utility of the Portal and their satisfaction with it. The objective of this data collection effort was twofold: to characterize Portal users and to establish baseline measurements for user satisfaction. The survey will be repeated following each of two planned rele… more
Date: June 29, 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Evaluation of Project Outcome: User Satisfaction Report, February 2010

Description: This report presents information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This document reports information about the survey questionnaire, the respondents, the research findings, and includes the positive overall outcome regarding user satisfaction wi… more
Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Denton County Genealogical Society: Initial Usability Test Results, August 2008

Description: This report presents the findings of usability tests given as part of the IOGENE project. During March and April of 2008, members of the Denton County Genealogical Society participated in usability testing of the existing interface to the Portal. The purpose of the testing was to identify ways in which The Portal to Texas History could be improved to better address genealogists' needs. This report tells the findings from those tests. These findings in conjunction with the findings from focus g… more
Date: August 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Usability Tests: Summary Report, February 2010

Description: This is a summary report of the findings of usability tests. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History and to redesign the interface to the Portal to meet those requirements.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, December 2008

Description: This report is the second interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Date: December 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2009

Description: This report is the third interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009. The report includes three sections: Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Date: June 2009
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Final Project Report, February 2010

Description: This report discusses a research project conducted by the UNT Libraries. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year study to redesign the interface to The Portal to Texas History, a digital library program at the UNT Libraries. This report opens with background information for the project, describes the project's methods and working model, guides the reader through the project's three phases and associated feedback fro… more
Date: February 2010
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Quality Assurance Tests: Release 2 Summary Test Results, October 2009

Description: This report discusses the key findings of the quality assurance testing conducted by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. These tests are part of a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. This report discusses tests conducted by 22 members of the ITS and DPU staff between September 28 through October 1, 2009.
Date: October 2009
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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