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Preserving Access to Government Websites: Development and Practice in the CyberCemetery

Description: This paper discusses the development and practice in the CyberCemetery. In the late 1990's, online U.S. government information was appearing and disappearing at a rapid pace. In 1999, the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) formed a partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to address this issue by archiving electronic government websites. This archive, known as the CyberCemetery, provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This partnership between UNT and GPO has expanded to include the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This paper covers the CyberCemetery's development and the process of identifying, capturing, and publishing content in the archive.
Date: May 26, 2008
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT Libraries

Networking and Getting Involved Professionally

Description: This presentation discusses networking and career development. It includes information about becoming involved in professional organizations, attending conferences, creating business cards, and staying in contact with others in the profession.
Date: June 9, 2011
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Preparation of Academic Library Administrators

Description: The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the preparation methods experienced by academic library deans and which methods they perceived to be most valuable. Rosser, Johnsrud, and Heck (2000, 2003) defined the theoretical constructs of effective academic leadership upon which this study is based. The instrument—a modified version of Greicar's (2009) Professional Preparation of Academic Deans Questionnaire—was administered online. The population was the chief administrators of academic libraries in the United States; there were 749 usable responses for a 30.4% response rate. Respondents were primarily female (61.7%), White non-Hispanic (90.0%), and born in the United States (95.7%), with a mean age of 56.4 (5.9% < 40, 11.0% > 65). The largest minority group was Black, non-Hispanic (3.9%). Many respondents held multiple advanced degrees; 90.0% held an MLS, 45.8% held a subject master's, and 18.8% held a doctorate. The instrument measured academic library deans' perceived value of various preparatory methods (formal and informal mentoring, on the job training, conferences or seminars, advanced degrees beyond the MLS, and training programs). The methods were tested for perceived effectiveness with Rosser, Johnsrud, and Heck's (2000, 2003) theoretical constructs of academic leadership. Each preparation method was measured using eight item-level variables and summed to create a scale. Parametric analyses were used to examine scale-level variables and nonparametric analyses to evaluate item-level variables. On the job training was both the most commonly-experienced method (86.6%) and the most highly-valued (M = 24.97). Mentoring was a particularly important preparation method for female and minority deans. Female deans perceived informal mentoring to be significantly more valuable than did males, t(447) = -2.12, p < .05. Minorities rated formal and informal mentoring significantly higher than did non-minorities, t(114) = 2.73, p < .05; t(441) = 3.05, p < .05. Practical implications and future research are discussed.
Date: December 2012
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Partnership Born of Urgency and Civic Responsibility: Preserving Access to Government Websites Through the CyberCemetery

Description: This presentation discusses preserving access to government websites through the CyberCemetery. It includes information about what the CyberCemetery is, its purpose, the development, archival process, technical details, users by country, types of content, and using the CyberCemetery.
Date: April 22, 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Educational Background of Academic Library Deans

Description: This presentation discusses a study of the educational backgrounds of academic library deans. This study uses quantitative methods to study the degrees and majors of all 123 academic library deans at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
Date: May 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr & Downey, Annie
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Collection Plan for the CyberCemetery

Description: This report discusses the collection plan for the CyberCemetery, part of the Web-at-Risk project. The topics include the mission and scope, the selection, acquisition, descriptive metadata, presentation and access, maintenance and weeding, and preservation.
Date: August 21, 2006
Creator: Glenn, Valerie & Hoffman, Starr
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries