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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

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

Investment and Growth from Climate Action A Briefing by CDP to Support the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package

Description: CDP has created this briefing confident that it will provide a useful further contribution to these policy debates.The briefing is launched alongside its global report ‘The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014’. CDP’s Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) is an index highlighting companies that exhibit leadership through their actions to mitigate climate change.
Date: October 15, 2014
Creator: CDP - Driving sustainable economies
Partner: UNT Libraries

Estimating the cost of building capacity in rainforest nations to allow them to participate in a global REDD mechanism

Description: This report provides an estimation of the funds that will be needed to build carbon sink capacity in 25 rain forest nations to enable them to participate in the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation mechanism, an instrument proposed under the UN Convention on Climate Change that rewards countries for avoiding the removal or degradation of forests. This paper was commissioned by the Office of Climate Change as background work to its report "Climate Change: Financing Global Forests" (the Eliasch Review).
Date: August 15, 2008
Creator: Hoare, Alison; Legge, Thomas; Nussbaum, Ruth & Saunders, Jade
Partner: UNT Libraries

Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Social Network Approaches to Urban and Regional Carbon Management 5-7 April, 2005, Tsukuba, Japan

Description: This proceedings provides possible answer to the question of what social network analysis can contribute to addressing the problem of climate change. In the workshop, social scientists from Japan, the USA, and Europe reported on social network theory, applications and methodology to envision their use for on-the-ground social change regarding carbon management. The earth has always cycled carbon in the atmosphere (mainly as CO2); in the oceans (surface, intermediate waters, deep waters and marine sediments); in terrestrial ecosystems (vegetation, litter and soil); in rivers and estuaries; and in fossil carbon, which is being remobilized by human activities. However, with the rate of fossil fuel burning feeding industrialization, urbanization and transportation and with large scale land clearing, the naturally balanced carbon cycle is in a non-analogous and dangerous state. The participants agreed that current management of the carbon cycle is piecemeal, careless, inconsistent, profligate and shortsighted. Enabled by past and current networks of power, the world has embraced a carbon culture that has spun out of control in the past 100 years. This issue has often been referred to as a problem of scale in the climate change research community (or frames in the social science community). Climate researchers have focused their analyses on global level simulations that are too abstract and removed from local level policy concerns. Successful carbon management in the future will have to bridge this gap by mapping different stakeholder needs and finding synergistic intersections for policy implementation.
Date: January 15, 2006
Creator: Scholz, Stephen; Canan, Penelope & Yamagata, Yoshiki
Partner: UNT Libraries

UNT Speaks Out On Coming Home

Description: This video recording is of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Coming Home. This series features presentations by Dr. Shelley Riggs, Dr. Adriel Boals, and Doctoral Student Cindy Hasio. Dr. Shelley Riggs is a professor of psychology, director of the Family Attachment Lab, and is conducting the Student Veteran Research Project at the University of North Texas (UNT). She discusses the family relationships of veterans after deployment. Dr. Adriel Boals is professor of psychology and has a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study innovative approaches to understanding and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other responses to trauma and stress. He discusses what PTSD is and what causes it. Cindy Hasio is a doctoral student in the College of Visual Arts and Design. She discusses methods and findings from a project she participated in related to how veterans narrated their experiences through art. Her component of the study evaluated participants and described what they gained through creating arts and crafts. Stuart Presley, Domingo Rodriguez, and James Rumor are a panel of three student veterans who describe their experiences after deployment.
Date: November 15, 2012
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2017

Description: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent grant making agency and the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. IMLS helps ensure that all Americans have access to museum, library, and information services. The agency supports innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement, enabling museums and libraries from geographically and economically diverse areas to deliver essential services that make it possible for individuals and communities to thrive. The agency’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, learning, and civic engagement and to provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making.Those goals are reflected in this year’s report as IMLS continues to be an outstanding steward of federal funds. IMLS will continue to look for ways to achieve even greater impact on library and museum services throughout the United States.
Date: November 15, 2017
Creator: Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Portal to Texas History and Digital Projects at UNT

Description: This presentation discusses the two digital collections in the UNT Libraries, The Portal to Texas History and the Digital Library. It discusses the benefits of these collections, how the partnerships work with organizations who contribute to the collections, and gives examples of the projects and items within these two collections.
Date: July 15, 2010
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Partner: UNT Libraries

XML to Lucene to SRW

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report documents procedures of parsing XML records into Lucene index and making those records available via SRW.
Date: February 15, 2007
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Parsing Records from TSLAC ARIS Database into XML: Notes (Work Area B.2 - B.4)

Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. The report describes parsing records from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Archives and Information Services (ARIS) database into XML files, creating XML schemas, and mapping elements to simple Dublin core schema.
Date: December 15, 2006
Creator: Plumer, Danielle; Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Partner: UNT Libraries

UNT Libraries Digital Collections

Description: Presentation prepared for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Government Documents Special Interest Section (GD-SIS). This presentation discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections.
Date: July 15, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Gas Well Drilling: What Does it Mean for North Texas?

Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Gas Well Drilling: What Does It Mean for North Texas? Presenters include Dr. David Sterling, from the UNT Health Science Center, Dr. Terry Clower from the Center for Economic Development & Research, and Dr. Robert M. Figueroa from the Department of Philosophy & Religion.
Date: February 15, 2011
Creator: Mondragon-Becker, Antonio
Partner: UNT Libraries

Badlands National Park Twitter Dataset

Description: This dataset contains Twitter JSON data for Tweets related to the Badlands National Park (BadlandsNPS) user's tweets related to climate change and the Trump administration. This dataset was collected a few days before and following the phenomenon on Twitter. This dataset was created using the twarc (https://github.com/edsu/twarc) package that makes use of Twitter's search API. A total of 321,821 Tweets make up the combined dataset.
Date: 2017-01-15/2017-01-29
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Twitter Dataset

Description: This dataset is comprised of tweets that are related to the 2016 Democratic National Committee meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that took place on July 25–28, 2016. This dataset was created using the twarc (https://github.com/edsu/twarc) package that makes use of Twitter's search API. A total of 15,676 Tweets make up the combined dataset.
Date: 2016-07-15/2016-08-01
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries