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Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow

Description: Presentation for the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) 2012 Fall Meeting. This presentation discusses the early findings from an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded project hosted by the University of North Texas (UNT) that is researching and documenting a range of life cycle curation and preservation practices for Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
Date: December 11, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine & Schultz, Matt
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digitization Project Rubric

Description: Presentation for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses a Project Completion Rubric developed at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to provide realistic estimates for digitization projects.
Date: April 28, 2015
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Rankins, Derek L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digitizing Multilingual Newspapers for NDNP Grants

Description: Presentation gives information on how to digitize multilingual newspapers for National Digital Newspaper Program Grants. It includes steps that should be take prior to and after digitization. This presentation was given at the 2015 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2015.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digitization in Three Strokes: Digital Commonwealth, Minnesota Digital Library, and The Portal to Texas History

Description: This presentation is part of the panel "Digitization in Three Strokes: Digital Commonwealth, Minnesota Digital Library, and The Portal to Texas History," from DPLAfest 2016. This presentation provides an overview of The Portal to Texas History project through the Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grant Program.
Date: April 15, 2016
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Mangum, Jake
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Spotlight on North Texas: Grant Materials

Description: These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage program to digitize, preserve, and provide access to community historical records. The award funded digitization of print and media items related to the motion picture history of Denton County and a lecture highlighting Denton’s film history and materials discovered during the program. For this grant, UNT served as the lead institution and collaborated with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. The grant materials include a history of Denton County’s involvement in film production and distribution, digitization standards, and a work plan for the project. This proposal was funded for $11,840.
Date: June 2015
Creator: Treat, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries

Replicating Processes: Testing the Project Points System at UNT Digital Projects

Description: Presentation at the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This presentation describes the replication of a points system used by Northwestern University's Digital Media Services department to better understand lab resources and capacity within the UNT Digital Projects Lab.
Date: May 24, 2017
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Willis, Shannon
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Effective Tools for Digital Object Management

Description: This presentation discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit workflow for digitization, including organizing materials, using a Wiki project page, internal workflow, managing objects and identifiers, and using a Magick Numbering system.
Date: 2009
Creator: Moore, Jeremy D. & Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Portal to Texas History: Harnessing Technology to Enable Collaboration with Small Museums and Libraries

Description: This presentation discusses how The Portal to Texas History is harnessing technology to enable collaboration with small museums and libraries. This presentation includes information on the workflows, planning, metadata elements, and goals for the Portal project.
Date: 2005
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections

Description: This presentation discusses the Chronicles in Preservation project. This project aims to study, document, and model the use of data preparation practices and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. This presentation gives the background of the Chronicles in Preservation project, the State of the Field report, and early findings.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Walters, Tyler
Partner: UNT Libraries

Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections

Description: This report aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing libraries and cultural heritage organizations: how to move their special collections into the 21st century through digitization while developing successful strategies to make sure those collections remain accessible and relevant over time. Through a cooperative agreement as part of the National Leadership Grants Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), in partnership with Ithaka S+R, to undertake in-depth case studies of institutions that have worked to build the audience, infrastructure, and funding models necessary to maintain and grow their digital collections. The eight collections profiled provide useful models and examples of good practice for project leaders to consider when digitizing their own materials. We hope that these case studies will encourage greater discussion among individuals in the academic library and cultural heritage communities about the reasons why they invest so much time and energy in the creation and ongoing management of their digitized special collections, the goals they set for them, and the planning needed to realize those aims. These questions become even more pressing in an environment where the traditional sources of funding for digitization are beginning to wane. In the coming years, the ability to identify secure sources of support and to demonstrate impact over time will undoubtedly become increasingly important.
Date: November 2013
Creator: Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appraising our digital investment : sustainability of digitized special collections in ARL libraries

Description: Sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and conducted by Ithaka S+R, this study provides insight into how ARL libraries are managing and funding the hundreds of digitized special collections they have created and that they believe to be critical to their futures. This is the first survey of ARL institutions that specifically attempts to understand and benchmark the activities and costs of supporting these collections after they are created. By looking at questions of management, costs, funding sources, impact, and outreach, the survey offers data that will deliver insight to all those engaged in sustaining digitized special collections.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digitizing Historical Publications: Enhancing the Official Electronic Collection of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Description: This report discusses a project for digitizing historical publications and making them available online. The authors' goal will be to develop a process that balances level of access with the cost of digitizing and making the data available on the Internet.
Date: April 1999
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries

Improving Access: Texas Topographic Map Project

Description: In this presentation, the author gives the background, goals, process, challenges, and next steps of the Texas Topographic Map Project. For this project, the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit is digitizing topographic maps to be included in The Portal to Texas History.
Date: June 24, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Heritage Online Wiki

Description: This is the wiki for the Texas Heritage Online project. This project is a collaboration between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. It is supported in part by funds granted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The goal of Texas Heritage Online was to promote collaboration among Texas institutions by establishing common standards, sharing best practices and facilitating cooperative funding to provide online access to cultural heritage resources that benefit learners. It includes information such as records of the THO board meetings, presentations, the different working groups and committees, grants, and standards and guidelines.
Date: 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit