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Rendering Repositories: Taking out the Fat and Getting to the Impact (open access)

Rendering Repositories: Taking out the Fat and Getting to the Impact

This book chapter contains a recipe detailing how to survey users for understanding the perceived value of digital library collections.
Date: 2017
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Waugh, Laura
System: The UNT Digital Library
Rubrics and Rutabagas: Only One is Useful for Assessing Staff During Evaluations (open access)

Rubrics and Rutabagas: Only One is Useful for Assessing Staff During Evaluations

This book chapter contains a recipe detailing how rubrics can be used for discussing employee performance expectations and evaluations.
Date: 2017
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Leuzinger, Julie
System: The UNT Digital Library
Stop Folding the Dough: Intervening to Decide Whether or Not to Assess Again (open access)

Stop Folding the Dough: Intervening to Decide Whether or Not to Assess Again

This book chapter contains a recipe detailing the assessment methods of the Assessment Workgroup at the University of North Texas Libraries.
Date: 2017
Creator: Brannon, Sian
System: The UNT Digital Library
Tower Cakes for Ranking Subscription Resources (open access)

Tower Cakes for Ranking Subscription Resources

This book chapter contains a recipe detailing a method to evaluate subscription-based resources based on objective data and subjective input.
Date: 2017
Creator: Harker, Karen; Enoch, Todd & Crawford, Laurel
System: The UNT Digital Library

Behavioral Economic Tools for Promotion of Physical Activity

This book chapter describes two key behavioral economic constructs and four key behavioral economic tools and their application to physical activity.
Date: May 10, 2017
Creator: Leonard, Tammy & Shuval, Kerem
System: The UNT Digital Library
Preface (open access)

Preface

Preface to Knowledge Discovery and Data Design Innovation: Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM 2017), Dallas, Texas, USA, 25-26 October 2017.
Date: October 19, 2017
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Allen, Jeff M. & Hawamdeh, Suliman M.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Connecting the silos: Systematic data collection for library and collections assessment (open access)

Connecting the silos: Systematic data collection for library and collections assessment

This book chapter describes the efforts of University of North Texas Libraries to organize data relevant for assessing subject-based collections.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Harker, Karen
System: The UNT Digital Library

Documenting Institutional Knowledge Through TRAC Self-Audit: A Case Study

Book chapter on the Trusted Repository Audit and Checklist (TRAC) process through the lens of contextual dimensions within knowledge management, using the case study of the University of North Texas Libraries.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Krahmer, Ana; Andrews, Pamela; Tarver, Hannah; Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
System: The UNT Digital Library
Inclusivity Instead of Exclusivity: The Role of MOOCs for College Credit (open access)

Inclusivity Instead of Exclusivity: The Role of MOOCs for College Credit

This book chapter reviews the extant model, programs, and available outcomes for the massive open online course (MOOC) credit acceptance process.
Date: 2018
Creator: Baker, Rose M.; Passmore, David L. & Mulligan, Brian Martin
System: The UNT Digital Library
“Liberated from Serfdom”: Willis Conover and the Tallinn Jazz Festival of 1967 (open access)

“Liberated from Serfdom”: Willis Conover and the Tallinn Jazz Festival of 1967

This book chapter presents the Charles Lloyd Quartet’s performance at the 1967 Tallinn Jazz Festival, which broke the “stagecraft” of prior jazz diplomacy with the Soviet Union, and proceeded despite numerous official attempts to derail it, as a case study in the effectiveness of Willis Conover’s approach over the twelve years since his Voice of America program began in 1955.
Date: 2018
Creator: Feustle, Maristella
System: The UNT Digital Library
Teaming up with Your Graduate School for Academic and Career Success (open access)

Teaming up with Your Graduate School for Academic and Career Success

As libraries continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services, and instruction targeted specifically for the needs of the graduate student community are essential. This chapter describes how the Library Research Support Services Department (LRSS) of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries has collaborated with The Toulouse Graduate School (TGS) to support graduate students through the process of achieving the following three milestones: (1) writing the dissertation or thesis proposal, (2) completing the writing of the dissertation or thesis, and (3) developing an elevator speech for potential employers.
Date: 2018
Creator: O'Toole, Erin; Barham, Rebecca; Monahan, Jo & Smith, Susan
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Voice of Their Own—Letting Library Collections Tell Their Story: The UNT Libraries Collection Map (open access)

A Voice of Their Own—Letting Library Collections Tell Their Story: The UNT Libraries Collection Map

This chapter describes the development and use of a unique collection assessment tool, the Collection Map, to track the needs of academic disciplines and their fulfillment.
Date: 2018
Creator: Harker, Karen & Klein, Janette
System: The UNT Digital Library
Complex Adaptive Systems: Adapting and Managing Teams and Team Conflict (open access)

Complex Adaptive Systems: Adapting and Managing Teams and Team Conflict

This book chapter provides an overview of teams, complex adaptive systems, conflict stages, and conflict models, while also presenting adaptive leadership as a style that offers organizations with the capabilities of reacting to changing environments quickly.
Date: August 1, 2018
Creator: Turner, John; Baker, Rose M. & Morris, Mark
System: The UNT Digital Library
Disrupting Labor in Digital Humanities; or, The Classroom Is Not Your Crowd (open access)

Disrupting Labor in Digital Humanities; or, The Classroom Is Not Your Crowd

This chapter critiques the use of student labor on digital humanities projects in and out of the classroom.
Date: November 6, 2018
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.
System: The UNT Digital Library
1:1 iPads in 1st Grade: Two-Year Case Study of a Teacher's Concerns, Use, and Innovation Configuration (open access)

1:1 iPads in 1st Grade: Two-Year Case Study of a Teacher's Concerns, Use, and Innovation Configuration

This chapter reports the findings of a two-year case study of how one first-grade teacher in a Florida charter school with 1:1 iPads progresses through stages of concerns and levels of use to achieve technological innovation. Findings inform technology integration practices and emphasize the importance of acknowledging change concerns associated with technology acceptance.
Date: 2019
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
System: The UNT Digital Library
Scholarly Communications Librarian (open access)

Scholarly Communications Librarian

The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit is a thorough handbook designed to guide future academic librarians from library school through first several years. This chapter specifically focused on scholarly communications librarian, which is a relatively recent area of professional focus for academic librarians.
Date: 2019
Creator: Martin, John Edward
System: The UNT Digital Library
Out of the Oven and into the (Reusable) Bag: Sous-Vide Book Delivery (open access)

Out of the Oven and into the (Reusable) Bag: Sous-Vide Book Delivery

This is a section of The Sustainable Library's Cookbook, which is a collection of sustainable activities for academic libraries. This particular section explores sustainable practices in the Access Services Department at the University of North Texas.
Date: November 18, 2019
Creator: Brand, Rebecca; Cornell, Emily; Cunningham, Chris; Johnston, Pamela & Keshmiripour, Setareh
System: The UNT Digital Library
Blowing the Whistle Is Laden With Risk (open access)

Blowing the Whistle Is Laden With Risk

This book chapter explores perceptions of risk and responses to organizational wrongdoing.
Date: 2021
Creator: McGlynn, Joseph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Hero or “Prince of Darkness”? Locating Peer Jacob Svenkerud in an Attributions-Based Typology of Whistleblowers (open access)

Hero or “Prince of Darkness”? Locating Peer Jacob Svenkerud in an Attributions-Based Typology of Whistleblowers

This book chapter explores how whistleblowers are typified and understood by key stakeholders.
Date: 2021
Creator: Richardson, Brian K.
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Power of Images: From Postmodern Art to Memes (open access)

The Power of Images: From Postmodern Art to Memes

This chapter examines the elements of visual grammar used in advertising media and postmodern art that is now used to create powerful memes.
Date: 2021
Creator: Barham, Rebecca; Guo, Xuan & Mikler, Armin R.
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Gender Equity in STEM Subjects at Four-Year Universities in England (open access)

A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Gender Equity in STEM Subjects at Four-Year Universities in England

This chapter explores gender disparities in enrollment and persistence in STEM undergraduate education in England. The authors examine the difference in early educational achievement in mathematics and science subjects and students’ plan to study STEM subjects by gender. They also examine women’s odds of studying STEM subjects in England after controlling for academic performance and social class characteristics. The authors also particularly test gendered differences in studying STEM at prestigious Russell Group universities. Finally, the authors highlight factors that policy makers, researchers, instructors, and STEM workforce members should consider to close gender gaps in STEM undergraduate education.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Fernandez, Frank & Alcott, Benjamin
System: The UNT Digital Library
Conclusion: Unique but Transferable Approaches for Pursuing Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education across the World (open access)

Conclusion: Unique but Transferable Approaches for Pursuing Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education across the World

In this chapter, the authors offer suggestions for how policymakers and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educators may apply unique but potentially transferrable strategies. Finally, the authors suggest directions for innovative research and policy for pursuing gender equity in STEM fields after the economic and educational turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Ramon, Elizabeth J. & Fernandez, Frank
System: The UNT Digital Library
Introduction: Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Policy, Institutional Culture, and Individual Choice (open access)

Introduction: Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Policy, Institutional Culture, and Individual Choice

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides an international overview of access and success for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate programs. It focuses on women’s share of STEM graduates to explore trends and compare women’s enrollment in STEM to men’s enrollment in STEM and to higher education in general. The book focuses on the expansion of higher education in Taiwan as it relates to the improved participation of women in STEM tertiary education and in the STEM labor market. It focuses on the persistence of gender inequality in undergraduate engineering education in Germany by analyzing individual factors that contribute to women’s tendency to consider but then opt out of engineering. The book describes several challenges to gender-based equity in STEM in a post-Soviet context and offer multiple policy suggestions for improvement.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Ramon, Elizabeth J. & Fernandez, Frank
System: The UNT Digital Library
STEM Bachelor's Degree Attainment among Women of Color in the United States: Using Geographic Analysis for Gender and Racial Equity Research (open access)

STEM Bachelor's Degree Attainment among Women of Color in the United States: Using Geographic Analysis for Gender and Racial Equity Research

This chapter showcases a study that examines the relationship between STEM bachelor’s degree attainment, particularly focusing on women of color, and the opportunities of higher education and STEM higher education within local communities across the United States. The authors analyze two large-scale national data sets, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the American Community Survey (ACS), to conduct a location-level analysis. The authors then offer implications that target women of color who live in places that lack opportunities in higher education.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Meng, Yi & Zhu, Qiong
System: The UNT Digital Library