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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
Item Type: Presentation
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
Item Type: Presentation
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
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Collection Development and Management Issues

Description: This presentation discusses collection development and management issues. It describes considerations to keep in mind, suggestions and strategies, and ideas for successful digitization projects.
Date: July 23, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Presentation
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
Item Type: Website
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Building Digital Archives

Description: This presentation is about the steps followed in the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Library infrastructure, the lessons learned along the way, and the opportunities that are available today.
Date: June 6, 2008
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Quality Review of Digital Newspapers: Lessons Learned at UNT

Description: This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation describes a quality review of digital newspapers and lessons learned at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Date: September 27, 2012
Creator: Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Item Type: Presentation
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.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access to Our Heritage: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. This presentation discusses open access to our heritage and the history, development, workflow, and content of the Gateway to Oklahoma History digital newspaper repository.
Date: August 16, 2013
Creator: Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Hill Archive in Practice: A Resource for the Texas Clay Exhibition and Publicaiton at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Description: Presentation for the 2016 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. This presentation is part of a panel on "Collective Contributions in Creating a Digital Hybrid" discussing the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive. In this presentation, Amy Kurlander discusses using the Hill Archive to create an exhibition of 19th-century Texas pottery, and an illustrated catalogue of Bayou Bend's entire collection of over 180 Texas-made vessels.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Kurlander, Amy
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries

Discovering Texas Material Culture in the Briscoe Center for American History

Description: Presentation for the 2016 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. This presentation is part of a panel on "Collective Contributions in Creating a Digital Hybrid" discussing the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive. In this presentation, Lynn Bell discusses the three year period in which Fellows surveyed over 11,000 objects and archival items to identify and photograph those that would contribute to the Hill Archive's mission.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Bell, Lynn
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries

Recital Preservation: Before They Fade Away

Description: Presentation for the 2016 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. In this presentation, Dara Flinn discusses issues in planning and executing a preservation project with Fondren Library and the Shepherd School of Music for digitizing audio materials.
Date: September 22, 2016
Creator: Flinn, Dara
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries