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Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries

Description: This book is a collection of essays on sustaining digital libraries. The essays report on early findings from pioneers who have worked to establish digital libraries, not merely as experimental projects, but as ongoing services and collections intended to be sustained over time in ways consistent with the long-held practices of print-based libraries. Particularly during this period of extreme technological transition, it is imperative that programs across the nation and indeed the world - actively share their innovations, experiences, and techniques in order to begin cultivating new standard practices. The collective sentiment of the field is that we must begin to transition from a punctuated, project-based mode of advancing innovative information services to an ongoing programmatic mode of sustaining digital libraries for the long haul.
Date: April 2008
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Battle, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries

Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries

Description: This study examines basic functional aspects of large digital libraries and draws on examples of existing digital libraries to illustrate their varying approaches to storage and content delivery, metadata approaches and harvesting, search and discovery, services and applications, and system sustainability.
Date: July 2012
Creator: Henry, Geneva
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

Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Description: This presentation discusses the preservation and digitization of content at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include a background of the digital initiatives at the UNT Libraries, the organization of the digital initiatives, the collaborative projects, the collections held by the UNT Libraries, and areas of research.
Date: June 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

How Digital Libraries can Create a Culture of Open Access on Campus

Description: Presentation for a panel discussion at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This panel presentation discusses how digital libraries can create a culture of open access on campus. Five panelists discuss their perspectives, strategies, challenges, and progress.
Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Najmi, Anjum; Waugh, Laura; Helge, Kris; Stark, Shannon & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Multilingual Information Access for Digital Libraries - The Metadata Records Translation Project

Description: This presentation was given as an invited talk to faculty and students at Wuhan University, Beijing Normal University, Nankai University, and the Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The presentation discusses research on multilingual information access for digital libraries and the Metadata Records Translation (MRT) Project.
Date: 2011
Creator: Chen, Jiangping
Partner: UNT College of Information

Enhancing User Search Experience in Digital Libraries with Rotated Latent Semantic Indexing

Description: This study investigates a semi-automatic method for creation of topical labels representing the topical concepts in information objects. The method is called rotated latent semantic indexing (rLSI). rLSI has found application in text mining but has not been used for topical labels generation in digital libraries (DLs). The present study proposes a theoretical model and an evaluation framework which are based on the LSA theory of meaning and investigates rLSI in a DL environment. The proposed evaluation framework for rLSI topical labels is focused on human-information search behavior and satisfaction measures. The experimental systems that utilize those topical labels were built for the purposes of evaluating user satisfaction with the search process. A new instrument was developed for this study and the experiment showed high reliability of the measurement scales and confirmed the construct validity. Data was collected through the information search tasks performed by 122 participants using two experimental systems. A quantitative method of analysis, partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM), was used to test a set of research hypotheses and to answer research questions. The results showed a not significant, indirect effect of topical label type on both guidance and satisfaction. The conclusion of the study is that topical labels generated using rLSI provide the same levels of alignment, guidance, and satisfaction with the search process as topical labels created by the professional indexers using best practices.
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Date: August 2015
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy
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

Supporting Faculty Scholarly Activity

Description: This presentation is part of a panel discussion titled Academic Libraries as Partners in Research. This presentation discusses how digital libraries can support faculty scholarly activity, with examples and strategies from the UNT Digital Library collections.
Date: January 21, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Introduction to the UNT Digital Collections

Description: Presentation on the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History. The topics include featured collections in The Portal to Texas History and in the UNT Digital Library, and the special collections of maps and their features and usage.
Date: October 1, 2011
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Newspaper PDF Preservation: A Low-Cost Solution with Tremendous Value

Description: Paper accompanying a presentation for the 2014 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress General Conference. This paper discusses Texas newspaper PDF preservation and low-cost solutions with tremendous value.
Date: August 7, 2014
Creator: Krahmer, Ana & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Meeting the Demands of Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities

Description: Paper accompanying a poster presentation for the 2005 ASIS&T Annual Conference. This paper provides an overall scenario in the areas of aggregating a variety of digital formats, archiving digital content, and innovative uses of digital library technologies.
Date: 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Hastings, Samantha Kelly
Partner: UNT Libraries

Opportunities and challenges for the 21st century FDLP

Description: This presentation discusses research on the opportunities and challenges for the 21st century Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The authors discuss the principles of the FDLP, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), LOCKSS-USDOCS, and the University of North Texas (UNT) efforts toward digital FDLP.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Jacobs, James A.; Sears, Suzanne & Walls, David
Partner: UNT Libraries