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NDNP at UNT: Building Open Access To Our Heritage

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. This presentation discusses the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the University of North Texas (UNT). The author gives a background of the project, discusses the production, the data and workflow, collaboration efforts, and helpful software tools.
Date: August 16, 2013
Creator: Weidner, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries

Newspaper Metadata Manual

Description: This document describes the process that the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Newspaper Unit (DNU) uses to create metadata for the scanned newspapers published on The Portal to Texas History as part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP). High quality metadata helps users find what they want more quickly. Over time, accurate descriptive metadata fosters trust among the Portal's user community.
Date: 2013
Creator: Weidner, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries

Pancho Villa and the Battle of Columbus: Frontiers in Digital Newspapers

Description: This poster discusses frontiers in digital newspapers. Since early 2011, the University of New Mexico and the University of North Texas have been engaged in a historical newspaper digitization project. The endeavor is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP): a long-term project coordinated by the Library of Congress with the goal of digitizing 100,000 pages of historical newspapers from each of the 50 states and publishing them to the Web at Chronicling America.
Date: June 29, 2012
Creator: Weidner, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries

Automated NDNP Quality Review

Description: Presentation for the 2013 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington D.C. This presentation discusses automated processes and ensuring quality for the NDNP at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Weidner, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries

Processing Non-English Content

Description: This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation describes the NDNP New Mexico project's experience encoding ALTO OCR file language codes to enable enhanced discovery of its Spanish language content on the Chronicling America website.
Date: September 27, 2012
Creator: Weidner, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries

Unplug Your Mouse: Workflow Automation with AutoHotkey

Description: This Tech Talk presentation discusses workflow automation with AutoHotkey. AutoHotkey provides an easy to use scripting language for assigning multiple actions to a single key command, or hotkey. The AutoHotkey syntax also supports programming constructs and the creation of graphical user interfaces for developing complex applications. This Tech Talk will demonstrate how to write AutoHotkey scripts and give examples of how the Digital Projects Unit is using the software to streamline repetitive tasks.
Date: February 20, 2013
Creator: Weidner, Andrew & Wilson, Robert John
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digital Curation Micro-Applications: Digital Lifecycle Management with AutoHotkey

Description: Poster presented at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This poster discusses open source software tools coded with AutoHotkey that the UNT digital libraries group has developed for digital curation during the pre-ingest stage of the digital resource lifecycle.
Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Weidner, Andrew; Wilson, Robert John & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries