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Adding Some Bam! Pow! Boom! to Your Outreach with Comics: A Roundtable Discussion

Description: This roundtable presentation and discussion provides an overview of outreach efforts at the UNT Libraries organized under the Comics Studies@UNT initiative from 2017-2019. It includes a discussion of the purposes and impact of doing outreach and programming using unique collections like comics & graphic novels to engage a diverse array of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural audiences, and to support ongoing research and teaching with these collections.
Date: August 2, 2019
Creator: Martin, John Edward; Griffith, Bobby & Condrey, Coby
Partner: UNT Libraries

Assessing an Academic Library Mentoring Program

Description: Considering the importance of mentoring not only for early career librarians but for librarians throughout their career, this presentation provides insights about the University of North Texas Libraries' mentoring program goals and detail analysis of assessment and evaluation methods.
Date: August 2, 2019
Creator: Harker, Karen; Keshmiripour, Setareh; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Toole, Erin & Sassen, Catherine
Partner: UNT Libraries

Subject-Based Collection Evaluation: Context, Assessment Strategies, and Enhancement

Description: This presentation discusses how the UNT Libraries approaches collection assessment and its follow-up actions. It covers the nature of collection evaluation in libraries in general and how UNT's assessment strategy that employs a subject-oriented perspective in particular.
Date: August 2, 2019
Creator: Crawford, Laurel; Harker, Karen & Condrey, Coby
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Tools for Publishing Education: A Workshop on Pedagogy and Practice

Description: This presentation was part of a two-day course at the 2019 Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute designed to explore possible uses of open publishing platforms, including Pressbooks, Wordpress, OJS, and Omeka, to teach scholarly communication and publishing concepts, as well as practical skills, in libraries or higher education institutions.
Date: August 2019
Creator: Martin, John Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Neurodiverse STEM Students and the Academic Library

Description: This presentation discusses about Neurodiverse STEM Students that characterized by neurologically-based variations in patterns of thought or behavior including: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia. The presentation identifies available support in the Academic Library and classroom.
Date: July 19, 2019
Creator: Anderson, Chelsea & O'Toole, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries

2018 Census: Games in Libraries

Description: Presentation for Games in Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2019. This presentation provides a snapshot of the previous census and discusses about the current state of gaming in libraries including types of games and equipment, online digital games, licensing, staffing budgets issues. Based on the analysis and synthesis of the survey feedback, the presentation speculates about common issues and what the future bring.
Date: May 31, 2019
Creator: Robson, Diane; Dewitt-Miller, Erin & Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries

Tiny Tweaks: Small Interventions to Help Improve Student Worker Performance

Description: Presentation for Texas Conference on Digital Libraries 2019. This presentation discusses ways to enhance student assistants productivity and shares UNT's experiences, including simplifying workflows and making small changes in training that can go long ways in terms of improving students overall performances.
Date: May 23, 2019
Creator: Willis, Shannon
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hidden Legacies: Issues in Preserving and Archiving Unofficial Live Recordings

Description: Presentation for Association for Recorded Sound Collections 53rd Annual Conference 2019. This presentation discusses about unofficial live show recordings, aka bootlegs, concert tapes, RoIOs, etc. The presentation answers various questions including, what is the collection, why is it important, how is it currently stored and classified, among others.
Date: May 22, 2019
Creator: Berg, Jeremy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Two Decades of Advances in Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Description: Presentation for Texas Conference on Digital Libraries 2019. This presentation discusses several emerging trends and scenarios that change the directions of scholarship in general: ranging from the availability of interoperable Open Access contents to cross discipline collaborations, big data and global and explosive growth of social networking. In particular, this presentation provides ETDs evolution in the last twenty years and provide example using the UNT experience. As one of the early adopters of ETD in 1999, the closer look at UNT's ETD collection provide interesting data about the the overall change in ETD production, usages, including locations and types of devices users used to access the ETD collection.
Date: May 22, 2019
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

University of North Texas

Description: Slides and speaker notes for a portion of the panel “The State of Open Access in Texas Institutions” at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries 2019.
Date: May 22, 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Access to Justice: Emerging Tech Solutions

Description: Presentation for the 2019 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium. This presentation highlights emerging technologies that are currently addressing barriers to justice, ranging from open casebooks to artificial intelligence functionality for open legal data repositories, and how these types of emerging tech can level the playing field for all stakeholders in the justice system. .
Date: May 18, 2019
Creator: Gambill, Agnes
Partner: UNT Libraries

Design Thinking Redux: Leveraging Creativity for Innovative Solutions

Description: Presentation for the 2019 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium. This hands-on workshop focuses on using design thinking methodology to prototype solutions to the access to justice gap. The workshop cultivate participants’ creative problem-solving skillset (including prototype innovative solutions to an A2J issue discussed earlier in the Symposium) and empower them to lead their own initiative at their home institutions.
Date: May 18, 2019
Creator: Laskowski, Casandra M. & Raker, Kelli
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mind the Gaps: Promoting Open and Equal Access to Justice for All

Description: Presentation for the 2019 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium. This presentation argues that open access to legal information drives access to justice. Based on the first hand experience of one of the busiest public law libraries in the country, leveraging technology and library budgets to move legal forms and information from behind paywalls can open the courthouse doors for those who cannot afford legal representation. Speakers provide practical examples from their experiences at a metropolitan public law library to showcase the opportunities for bridging justice gaps with open access.
Date: May 17, 2019
Creator: Lawson, Joseph D. & Holmes, Heather
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access to Primary Legal Materials and their Impact on Access to Justice in Texas

Description: Presentation for the 2019 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium. This presentation explores whether Open Access is an Answer for Access to Justice in general. In particular, it highlights the implication of open access to Primary Legal Materials on Access to Justice in the state of Texas.
Date: May 17, 2019
Creator: Moseley, Becky
Partner: UNT Libraries

Automating the Authority Control Process

Description: Presentation for Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians Annual Conference 2019. This presentation argues that Authority control is an important part of cataloging since it helps provide consistent access to names, titles, subjects, and genre/forms. There are a variety of methods for providing authority control, ranging from manual, time-consuming processes to automated processes. However, the automated processes often seem out of reach for small libraries when it comes to using a pricey vendor or needing a cataloger with particular expertise. The presentation introduces several ideas on how to handle authority control using a variety of tools, both paid and free. It also describes how their library handles authority control; compare vendors and programs that can be used to provide varying levels of authority control; and demonstrate a few methods of providing some authority control for free using MarcEdit.
Date: May 13, 2019
Creator: Wolf, Stacey
Partner: UNT Libraries

Building a Trusted Framework for Coordinating OA Monograph Usage Data

Description: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently funded a study of the landscape of usage data for open-access scholarly monographs and an investigation of the viability of creating a data trust for sharing of usage data among stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem. In spring 2019, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will publish a final white paper that takes into account feedback from the community during a consultation period. This presentation will provide a summary of the main findings and proposals of the forthcoming white paper.
Date: May 9, 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Building a Trusted Framework for Coordinating OA Monograph Usage Data

Description: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently funded a study of the landscape of usage data for open-access scholarly monographs and an investigation of the viability of creating a data trust for sharing of usage data among stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem. In spring 2019, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will publish a final white paper that takes into account feedback from the community during a consultation period. This presentation will provide a summary of the main findings and proposals of the forthcoming white paper.
Date: May 9, 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Jackie Lawrence: BFA Senior Exhibition

Description: Presentation for the Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree Fibers Senior Exhibition
Date: May 2019
Creator: Lawrence, Jackie
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

No Major No Rules: Presentation

Description: Presentation describing the BFA Fibers Senior Exhibition "No Major No Rules."
Date: May 2019
Creator: Ramos, Andrea
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Promoting Partnership and Interdisciplinarity in Evolving LIS Education

Description: Panel presentation for The Multidisciplinary Information Research Symposium (MIRS-2019). The panel brings together diverse stakeholders and explored the current landscape shaping the future of information, language and power in a global and digital world. The combined presentation slides offer summary of panelists' perspectives on partnership, interdiciplinarity, new challenges, as well as new opportunities for LIS research.
Date: April 27, 2019
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Zavalina, Oksana; Baker, Rose M. & Palmer, Alexis
Partner: UNT Libraries