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Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communications: Open Access

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the panels and the panelists argue that open access to scholarly knowledge production should be the modus operandi in the time and age we live in. Open access to knowledge is critical not just to accelerate advances in finding solutions to societal issues, but also to meet the growing expectations around higher education institutions’ social responsibilities in times of uncertainties.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hawamdeh, Suliman M.; Fourie, Ina; Rorissa, Abebe; Ford, Angela & Assefa, Shimelis
Partner: UNT College of Information
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ConstelaDev: an Innovative Platform Based on Systemic Methodologies to Support Teams and Project Management

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the posters that presents the project-oriented bootcamp ConstelaDev, designed to promote a high-performance learning and development environment, allowing sharing of ideas and knowledge in practical and active fashioning. Its foundations are in modern and innovative technologies for project development and management (Scrum, Kanban) coupled with artificial intelligence and systemic constellation, which we call the Digital Constellation® framework.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Perazzoli, Simone; Santos, Wagner Sousa & Neto, José Pedrode Santana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Conventional and systemic Risks: Implications for Individual and Societal Governance

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the local keynote speeches by Prof. Ortwin Renn, scientific director at the International Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam (Germany) and professor for environmental sociology and technology assessment at the University of Stuttgart.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Renn, Ortwin
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Health Disparities Across Native American Communities: a Knowledge Sharing Perspective

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the posters that focuses on health despairities and how ethnicity is remarkably correlated to one’s health.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Kim, Yong-Mi; Steinmann, Davis & McBride, Don
Partner: UNT College of Information
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The Information Sciences Department, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This presentation provides an overview of the host institution, The Information Sciences Department, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Heisig, Peter
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Knowledge Management System Innovation: From Global Needs over Decentralized Individual Devices and Affordances towards a Shared Transdisciplinary Knowledge Heritage Repository

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the posters that focuses on real world digital projects and scenarios.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Schmitt, Ulrich
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Library Collection Development and Branding: An Exploration of Ranganthan's Fifth Law That "A Library Is a Growing Organism"

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the posters that explores selected aspects of knowledge transformation. The research uses as reference and as the basis for methodological framework: “A Library is a Growing Organism” (Ranganathan’s 5th Law) within the context of library brands on collection behaviors.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Roughen, Patrick
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Sense-Making: Panel of Discovery

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the panels that provide an overview of the different methodologies and theories of sense-making from several of the seminal originators of sensemaking.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Turner, John; Hawamdeh, Suliman M.; Allen, Jeff M., 1968- & Snowden, Dave
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Uncovering Disruption of Knowledge Dissemination in the Context of Global Scholarly Communication - An Analysis of Scientific Editorials Using a Text Mining Approach

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the posters that presents the disruption in scholarly communications. Among other discussions, the poster analyzes the disruptions that can be mapped and identified in scholarly communication.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Cunningham, Anna & Praun, Alina
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Understanding Risk Under Conditions of Inherent Uncertainty

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the keynote speeches by Dave Snowden is the founder of one of the five schools of sense-making, and takes an approach which draws heavily on natural science, in particular complex adaptive systems theory, cognitive neuroscience and the biological end of anthropology. He is the creator of the Cynefin framework and lead author of the recently published EU Field Guide to managing complexity.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Snowden, Dave
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Understanding Risk Under Conditions of Inherent Uncertainty

Description: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management was held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany. Since the conference was among the first post-pandemic face to face conferences, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference rightly focused on “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency. This document highlighted one of the keynote speeches by Susanne Durst, a Full Professor of Entrepreneurship at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and Full Professor of Business Administration at the University of Skovde, Sweden. She holds a doctorate in Economics from Paris-Sud University, France. Her research interests include small business management, knowledge (risk) management, responsible digitalization and sustainable business development.
Date: June 2022
Creator: Durst, Susanne
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Communication Skills for the 21st Century

Description: Coursebook developed for pre-intermediate to intermediate English language learners. The course focuses on improving students' reading, listening and speaking skills. There is a focus on teaching discreet skills such as main idea, supporting details, making inferences, identifying referents and using context clues while reading. Specific speaking strategies are taught to improve fluency. Academic vocabulary is taught explicitly and implicitly. Book A topics: sleep, fashion, historical figures Ruby Bridges and Harriet Tubman Book B topics: Distractions, family, and the World Cup
Date: 2022
Creator: Geary, Shannon
Partner: University of North Texas
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Window onto a Vanished World: Lahu texts from Thailand in the 1960’s

Description: This extremely valuable collection of texts in the Lahu language represents the language and culture in the 1960’s, a time when the heritage language and culture were still vibrant and not yet globalized, hence the title Window on a Vanished World. It is also one of the largest collections of texts in any Tibeto-Burman language. The texts are available as a book and online with the audio (originally from 1960’s magnetic tape). This is a massive achievement for all involved in the recording, conversion, and editing.
Date: 2022
Creator: Matisoff, James A.; Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi; Lowe, John B. & Zhang, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Bell Ringer

Description: This is the story of Victor Rodriguez, star track athlete and San Antonio educator. From his earliest days in South Texas in the 1940s he broke many barriers. As a football player and track star he set records and won trophies at Edna High School, at Victoria College, and at North Texas State College. At each stage of his education, he often found himself the only Mexican American in his group. He developed his sports prowess from nine years of early morning running to the church in Edna, to ring the bell before Mass. He earned the first Hispanic scholarships as an athlete at both Victoria Junior College and North Texas State College. After graduating in 1955, he began a career in the San Antonio School District, ultimately retiring in 1994 after twelve years as Superintendent of the District. As a pioneer Mexican American educator in San Antonio, he brought dignity and respect to the people of the Westside, where he remains a role model today.
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Date: November 2021
Creator: Rodriguez, Victor
Partner: UNT Libraries

Rare Integrity: A Portrait of L. W. Payne, Jr.

Description: Leonidas Warren Payne, Jr. (1873-1945), counted Robert Frost among his friends and a member of the inner circle of poets who embraced him and sought his advice. He altered forever the perception of Texas when he created the Texas Folklore Society that continues to record, publish, and promote Texas history, myth, music, and customs. He guided J. Frank Dobie back into The University of Texas fold, where Dobie produced his finest work and established a voice for Texas literature. L. W. Payne, Jr., influenced generations of American school children through his anthologies that became basic English textbooks. Drawing upon Payne’s own writing, interviews with former colleagues and students, and private letters lain undisclosed since Payne’s death, Rare Integrity reveals a portrait of a man whose great gift of creative generosity and warmth of heart enabled him to see a person as the person wished to be seen.
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Date: November 2021
Creator: Alexander, Hansen
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Proceedings of the International Workshop on Digital Language Archives: LangArc 2021

Description: Conference proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021. It includes 14 peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the workshop and an introduction from the workshop organizers.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

John B. Denton: the Bigger-than Life Story of the Fighting Parson and Texas Ranger

Description: Denton County and the City of Denton are named for pioneer preacher, lawyer, and Indian fighter John B. Denton, but little has been known about him. He was an orphan in frontier Arkansas who became a circuit-riding Methodist preacher and an important member of a movement of early settlers bringing civilization to North Texas. After becoming a ranger on the frontier, he ultimately was killed in the Tarrant Expedition, a Texas Ranger raid on a series of villages inhabited by various Caddoan and other tribes near Village Creek on May 24, 1841. Denton’s true story has been lost or obscured by the persistent mythologizing by publicists for Texas, especially by pulp western writer Alfred W. Arrington. Cochran separates the truth from the myth in this meticulous biography, which also contains a detailed discussion of the controversy surrounding the burial of John B. Denton and offers some alternative scenarios for what happened to his body after his death on the frontier.
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Date: October 2021
Creator: Cochran, Mike
Partner: UNT Libraries

Proud Warriors: African American Combat Units in World War II

Description: During World War II, tens of thousands of African Americans served in segregated combat units in U.S. armed forces. The majority of these units were found in the U.S. Army, and African Americans served in every one of the combat arms. They found opportunities for leadership unparalleled in the rest of American society at the time. Several reached the field grade officer ranks, and one officer reached the rank of brigadier general. Beyond the Army, the Marine Corps refused to enlist African Americans until ordered to do so by the president in June 1942, and two African American combat units were formed and did see service during the war. While the U.S. Navy initially resisted extending the role of African American sailors beyond kitchens, eventually the crew of two ships was composed exclusively of African Americans. The Coast Guard became the first service to integrate—initially with two shipboard experiments and then with the integration of most of their fleet. Finally, the famous Tuskegee airmen are covered in the chapter on air warfare. Proud Warriors makes the case that the wartime experiences of combat units such as the Tank Battalions and the Tuskegee Airmen ultimately convinced President Truman to desegregate the military, without which the progress of the Civil Rights Movement might also have been delayed.
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Date: October 2021
Creator: Bielakowski, Alexander M.
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Texas Ranger Captain William L. Wright

Description: William L. Wright (1868–1942) was born to be a Texas Ranger, and hard work made him a great one. Wright tried working as a cowboy and farmer, but it did not suit him. Instead, he became a deputy sheriff and then a Ranger in 1899, battling a mob in the Laredo Smallpox Riot, policing both sides in the Reese-Townsend Feud, and winning a gunfight at Cotulla. His need for a better salary led him to leave the Rangers and become a sheriff. He stayed in that office longer than any of his predecessors in Wilson County, keeping the peace during the so-called Bandit Wars, investigating numerous violent crimes, and surviving being stabbed on the gallows by the man he was hanging. When demands for Ranger reform peaked, he was appointed as a captain and served for most of the next twenty years, retiring in 1939 after commanding dozens of Rangers. Wright emerged unscathed from the Canales investigation, enforced Prohibition in South Texas, and policed oil towns in West Texas, as well as tackling many other legal problems. When he retired, he was the only Ranger in service who had worked under seven governors. Wright has also been honored as an inductee into the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame at Waco.
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Date: September 2021
Creator: McCaslin, Richard B.
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Times Remembered: the Final Years of the Bill Evans Trio

Description: In the late 1970s legendary pianist Bill Evans was at the peak of his career. He revolutionized the jazz trio (bass, piano, drums) by giving each part equal emphasis in what jazz historian Ted Gioia called a “telepathic level” of interplay. It was an ideal opportunity for a sideman, and after auditioning in 1978, Joe La Barbera was ecstatic when he was offered the drum chair, completing the trio with Evans and bassist Marc Johnson. In Times Remembered, La Barbera and co-author Charles Levin provide an intimate fly-on-the-wall peek into Evans’s life, critical recording sessions, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes of life on the road. Joe regales the trio’s magical connection, a group that quickly gelled to play music on the deepest and purest level imaginable. He also watches his dream gig disappear, a casualty of Evans’s historical drug abuse when the pianist dies in a New York hospital emergency room in 1980. But La Barbera tells this story with love and respect, free of judgment, showing Evans’s humanity and uncanny ability to transcend physical weakness and deliver first-rate performances at nearly every show.
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Date: September 2021
Creator: LaBarbera, Joe & Levin, Charles
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Dirty Eddie's War: Based on the World War II Diary of Harry "Dirty Eddie" March, Jr., Pacific Fighter Ace

Description: Dirty Eddie’s War is the true account of the war-time experiences of Harry Andrew March, Jr., captured by way of diary entries addressed to his beloved wife, Elsa. Nicknamed “Dirty Eddie” by his comrades, he served as a member of four squadrons operating in the South Pacific, frequently under difficult and perilous conditions. Flying initially from aircraft carriers covering the landings at Guadalcanal in August 1942, he was one of the first pilots in the air over the island and then later based at Henderson Field with the “Cactus Air Force.” When he returned to combat at Bougainville and the “Hot Box” of Rabaul, the exploits of the new Corsair squadron “Fighting Seventeen” became legendary. Disregarding official regulations, March kept an unauthorized diary recording life onboard aircraft carriers, the brutal campaign and primitive living conditions on Guadalcanal, and the shattering loss of close friends and comrades. He captures the intensity of combat operations over Rabaul and the stresses of overwhelming enemy aerial opposition. Lee Cook presents Dirty Eddie’s story through genuine extracts from his diary supplemented with contextual narrative on the war effort. It reveals the personal account of a pilot’s innermost thoughts: the action he saw, the effects of his harrowing experiences, and his longing to be reunited with the love of his life back home.
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Date: August 2021
Creator: Cook, Lee
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The Ranger Ideal Volume 3: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1898–1987

Description: Established in Waco in 1968, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum honors the iconic Texas Rangers, a service that has existed, in one form or another, since 1823. Thirty-one individuals—whose lives span more than two centuries—have been enshrined in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. They have become legendary symbols of Texas and the American West. In The Ranger Ideal Volume 3, Darren L. Ivey presents capsule biographies of the twelve inductees who served Texas in the twentieth century. In the first portion of the book, Ivey describes the careers of the “Big Four” Ranger captains—Will L. Wright, Frank Hamer, Tom R. Hickman, and Manuel “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas—as well as those of Charles E. Miller and Marvin “Red” Burton. Ivey then moves into the mid-century and discusses Robert A. Crowder, John J. Klevenhagen, Clinton T. Peoples, and James E. Riddles. Ivey concludes with Bobby Paul Doherty and Stanley K. Guffey, both of whom gave their lives in the line of duty. Using primary records and reliable secondary sources, and rejecting apocryphal tales, The Ranger Ideal presents the true stories of these intrepid men who enforced the law with gallantry, grit, and guns. This Volume 3 is the finale in a three-volume series covering all of the Texas Rangers inducted in the Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas.
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Date: July 2021
Creator: Ivey, Darren L.
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The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 8

Description: his anthology collects the ten winners of the 2020 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. First place winner: Christopher Goffard, “Detective Trapp” (Los Angeles Times) is about a complicated murder investigation and its human impact. Second place: Annie Gowen, “Left Behind: American Farm Families in Crisis during Trump’s Trade War” (The Washington Post) tells about a despairing farmer’s suicide and aftermath. Third place: Jennifer Berry Hawes and Stephen Hobbs, “It’s Time for You to Die” (Post & Courier) presents a gut-wrenching drama of America’s deadliest episode of prison violence. Runners-up include Peter Jamison, “The Confession” (The Washington Post); Mark Johnson, “House Calls and Rarest of Diseases” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel); Nestor Ramos, “At the Edge of a Warming World” (Boston Globe); Noelle Crombie, Kale Williams, and Beth Nakamura, “No Mercy” (The Oregonian); Tara Duggan and Jason Fagone, “The Fisherman’s Tale” (San Francisco Chronicle); Jenna Russell, “Brilliant, Faithful, Undaunted” (Boston Globe); and Charles Scudder, “Guardians: When Evil Came Through the Door” (Dallas Morning News).
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Date: June 2021
Creator: Reaves, Gayle
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Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny in Kansas City 1964-1972

Description: The New Yorker recently referred to Pat Metheny as “possibly the most influential jazz guitarist of the past five decades.” A native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, just southeast of Kansas City, Metheny started playing in pizza parlors at age fourteen. By the time he graduated from high school he was the first-call guitarist for Kansas City jazz clubs, private clubs, and jazz festivals. Now 66, he attributes his early success to the local musical environment he was brought up in and the players and teachers who nurtured his talent and welcomed him into the jazz community. Metheny’s twenty Grammys in ten categories speak to his versatility and popularity. Despite five decades of interviews, none have conveyed in detail his stories about his teenage years. Beneath Missouri Skies also reveals important details about jazz in Kansas City during the sixties and early seventies, often overlooked in histories of Kansas City jazz. Yet this time of cultural change was characterized by an outstanding level of musicianship.
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Date: May 2021
Creator: Brewer, Carolyn Glenn
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