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Let's Get Judgy: Rubric Based Evaluation of Electronic Resources

Description: This poster describes the workflow for evaluating one resources using rubrics covering overall functionality, usability, and licensing and contracts. This poster was presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on June 25, 2016, and at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio on August 15, 2016.
Date: June 25, 2016
Creator: Miller, Erin & Crawford, Laurel
Partner: UNT Libraries

Classified Information for All: Etree, The Internet, and the Folksonomies of Live Music Recordings

Description: Presentation for the 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. This presentation focuses on the classification of live music recordings, the theory behind current cataloging standards, and why these recordings and their organization are important to libraries.
Date: October 9, 2016
Creator: Berg, Jeremy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Case Study of Metadata Creation in the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Collections

Description: This presentation contains a case study of the work carried out by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the intersection of metadata modeling, metadata input rules and documentation, metadata quality assessments, and technology to empower metadata editors to create high-quality metadata.
Date: August 15, 2016
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Partner: UNT Libraries

Yes, but is it Linked Open Data?

Description: Poster presented at Digital Frontiers. This poster presents preliminary results from an analysis of 407 success proposals to the National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities grant program.
Date: September 22, 2016
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.; Grumbach, Elizabeth & Potvin, Sarah
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Publishing Analytics Data Alliance

Description: We invite publishers, libraries, research centers, societies, funders, aggregators, and other scholarly communication stakeholders to join Project Meerkat to develop guidelines and standards for digital scholarly monograph usage data and to construct a neutral organizational apparatus for the ongoing collection and aggregation of data about these scholarly publications.
Date: April 19, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries