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The Origins of SIG-III and Its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections

Description: This presentation discusses the origins of SIG-III and its 30 years' journey. In light of the 75th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Anniversary Celebration and the 30th celebration of International Information Issues (III), the participants on this panel will discuss the origins of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of ASIS&T and its early years. In addition to the reflections of the last 30 years, the authors look forward and discuss the future of the SIG.
Date: October 2012
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management

Description: Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes the roles of metadata in facilitating the ETD lifecycle, methods to capture metadata manually and automatically, examples of programs using metadata to enhance ETD access, and strategies to manage metadata over time.
Date: March 21, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Folksonomy

Description: This Tech Talk presentation explores Folksonomy. The author explores some of the more common aspects of folksonomies in the context of Web 2.0.
Date: July 2, 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

"Good" Digital Collections

Description: This Tech Talks presentation covers the principles that apply to "good" digital collections and analyzes how objects, metadata, and the user interface together create the users' experience of a collection.
Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

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

An Examination of the Adoption of Preservation Metadata in Cultural Heritage Institutions: An Exploratory Study Using Diffusion of Innovations Theory

Description: Digital preservation is a significant challenge for cultural heritage institutions and other repositories of digital information resources. Recognizing the critical role of metadata in any successful digital preservation strategy, the Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) has been extremely influential on providing a "core" set of preservation metadata elements that support the digital preservation process. However, there is no evidence, in the form of previous research, as to what factors explain and predict the level of adoption of PREMIS. This research focused on identifying factors that affect the adoption of PREMIS in cultural heritage institutions. This study employed a web-based survey to collect data from 123 participants in 20 country as well as a semi-structured, follow-up telephone interview with a smaller sample of the survey respondents. Roger's diffusion of innovation theory was used as a theoretical framework. The main constructs considered for the study were relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability, observability, and institution readiness. The study yielded both qualitative and quantitative data, and analysis showed that all six factors influence the adoption of PREMIS in varying degrees. Results of a regression analysis of adoption level on the six factors showed a statistically significant relationship. The R2 value for the model was .528, which means that 52.8% of the variance in PREMIS adoption was explained by a combination of the six factors. Considering the complexity of issue, this study has important implications for future research on preservation metadata and provides recommendations for researchers and stakeholders engaged in metadata standards development efforts.
Date: May 2009
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

ASIS&T SIG-III's 30th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

Description: Book published for the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III). As part of the celebrations for the 75th ASIS&T anniversary and 30th anniversary of SIG-III), this special commemorative publication was created. In this anniversary publication, current and past SIG-III officers attempt to capture some of the SIG-III activities and highlight the challenges as well as the successes that the ASIS&T community has had in the last 30 years.
Date: 2013
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

The 'Texas Register' Web-Site Creations and Related Processes: Revised Report - 2003

Description: Report on the Texas Register, a weekly publication by the Office of the Secretary of State. This report discusses a partnership between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Office of the Secretary of State to insure permanent storage and public access to the non-current electronic files of the Texas Register.
Date: 2004
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Metadata Enhancements and Quality Assurance Mechanisms [Poster]

Description: This poster presentation was presented at the 2008 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference (Work in Progress session). The poster discusses that maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections requires a complex set of actions, and demonstrates some of the tools and quality assurance mechanisms used at the UNT Libraries.
Date: 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries