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"Good" Digital Collections

Description: This Tech Talks presentation covers the principles that apply to "good" digital collections and analyzes how objects, metadata, and the user interface together create the users' experience of a collection.
Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard in Digital Library Metadata

Description: Poster illustrating issues involved in fully-implementing the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standards in the UNT Libraries' digital collections, comprising The Portal to Texas History, the UNT Digital Library, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History.
Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Handout to Accompany Poster on Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard]

Description: Handout with supplementary information to accompany the poster "Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard in Digital Library Metadata." In includes examples of dates that meet Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standards, examples of problems encountered when normalizing date displays for users, additional statistics related to already-valid dates in the digital collections at the time that the standards were formally adopted, and links to online materials.
Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: UNT Libraries

Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Collin County Genealogical Society: Focus Group Discussion, July 2008

Description: This report provides information about the IOGENE project. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in December 2007 for a two-year project to identify the user interface requirements of genealogists interacting with the Libraries' Portal to Texas History. The Portal provides users with a digital gateway to collections in Texas libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies, as well as to private collections. It contains primary source materials, including maps, books, manuscripts, diaries, photographs, and letters. The IOGENE project involves genealogists in the design process beginning with the initial assessment of their requirements and continuing through usability testing of the redesigned Portal interface. The results of this study will provide the library community with information about the needs and interface requirements of a little-studied group of lifelong learners who comprise a significant proportion of digital library users.
Date: July 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries

Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library

Description: Presentation on the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections, including the results of an analysis performed in February 2013. It provides a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF.
Date: September 4, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digital Libraries Division

Description: Presentation for the UNT Libraries Dean's Coffee. This presentation offers updates and information on the Digital Libraries Division.
Date: January 21, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Dates Research Datasets

Description: Two datasets, each with 390,751 date samples from the UNT Libraries' digital collections. These samples were compiled for research regarding the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) standard. The first dataset contains a concatenated list of date values from the metadata records in The Portal to Texas History, the UNT Digital Library, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History. The "classified" dataset includes labels expressing whether each date is EDTF-valid and the level of conformance.
Date: February 28, 2013
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Item Type: Dataset
Partner: UNT Libraries

Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in Digital Collections

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. This presentation discusses the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections. It includes a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF.
Date: August 16, 2013
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries