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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. The findings of this study fail to support hypotheses one, three, four, and six. The relationship between the number of memberships in cooperative endeavors (hypothesis five) is weak, but significant. Hypothesis two is not supported when the total group is considered, but it is supported only when publicly-supported libraries are considered. A positive relationship between size of collection and level of collection development formalization was found to be significant, as was the relationship between number of graduate degrees and size of collection.
Date: December 1984
Creator: Harvill, Melba S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

At Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Resources

Description: This presentation discusses the Web-at-Risk project and the issues related to capturing and preserving web resources. It introduces collection development issues, organization and metadata issues, and the findings that support the needs for a web archiving service.
Date: June 12, 2006
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Digital Newspaper Program Issue Dataset for IFLA/Rootstech Analysis

Description: This dataset contains the descriptive metadata harvested from the Texas Digital Newspaper Program collection on The Portal to Texas History and is accompanied by a dataset derived from the harvested metadata. This dataset was used for an IFLA Newspaper Section and Rootstech presentation.
Date: January 16, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Krahmer, Ana
Partner: UNT Libraries

Why, what, when and how?: Curatorial decisions and the importance of their documentation

Description: Presentation for the 2019 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference. This presentation discusses the importance of documenting curatorial decisions and the challenges The Royal Danish Library's Netarkivet has experienced in this area.
Date: June 7, 2019
Creator: Schostag, Sabine
Partner: International Internet Preservation Consortium

Transparency on Journal Pricing - Make a List!

Description: This poster discusses the creation and value of UNT Libraries Serials Transparency List that contains the subscription pricing information they receive from publishers. The list promotes transparency in journal pricing and informed decision-making in collection development. It was presented at The Exchange an Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)/Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)/Library Leadership and Management (LLAMA) Collaboration held virtually on May 4, 6, & 8, 2020.
Date: May 6, 2020
Creator: Enoch, Todd; Castillo, Darin & Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluating Paid For And Open Access Resources

Description: Data comes in a multitude of formats, concerns most subject areas, but is often found freely available. After pulling from a variety of resources, talking to numerous librarians, and researching offerings, this presentation presents all necessary elements of a data resource into an easy-to-use evaluation rubric and collection development policy.
Date: April 4, 2017
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson
Partner: UNT Libraries

Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then... [Poster]

Description: This poster discusses patron driven acquisitions. The ups and downs of initiating and assessing a patron acquisitions program at the University of North Texas (UNT) will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on changing the philosophy of collection development, how to start the program (through a jobber or direct), coordinating print and electronic acquisitions processes, and assessing the first year's purchases.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Overhaul of Collection Evaluation

Description: Poster presented at the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) Annual Conference. This poster discusses research on a project by the UNT Libraries' Collection Development Department on an expanded collection assessment beyond the bounds of accreditation reviews.
Date: October 21, 2013
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Collection Planning Guidelines

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is developing a Web Archiving Service (WAS) that will enable the project's partner institutions to act as archive agencies that will assist the project's curators in building and managing archived collections of web-published materials.
Date: May 31, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

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. Each of the projects represents a collaborative effort to preserve for future generations born-digital or digitized cultural heritage materials and collections. The Web-at-Risk project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University. The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content will be collected largely from US federal and state government agencies, but will also include political policy documents, campaign literature, and information surrounding political movements. The project work will be conducted along four paths of overlapping activities. The Web-at-Risk Project work paths include (1) Content identification, selection, and acquisition; (2) Content harvest and analysis; (3) Content ingest, retention, and transfer; and (4) Partnership building.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Needs Assessment Toolkit

Description: This presentation discusses the needs assessment toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project. This presentation outlines the details related to the web archive development process and the activities related to the needs assessment.
Date: May 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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