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Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management (open access)

Metadata for ETD Lifecycle Management

Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes the roles of metadata in facilitating the ETD lifecycle, methods to capture metadata manually and automatically, examples of programs using metadata to enhance ETD access, and strategies to manage metadata over time.
Date: March 21, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
System: The UNT Digital Library
Reengineering The Portal to Texas History (open access)

Reengineering The Portal to Texas History

This book chapter reports on a case study on the activities, findings, and lessons learned during a project that replaced the legacy Digital Asset Management (DAM) system of The Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas Libraries with an open source system.
Date: 2013
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.; Phillips, Mark Edward; Hicks, William; Weng, Neena & Belden, Dreanna
System: The UNT Digital Library
Maintaining Quality Metadata: Toward Effective Digital Resource Lifecycle Management (open access)

Maintaining Quality Metadata: Toward Effective Digital Resource Lifecycle Management

Book chapter on maintaining quality metadata and effective digital resource lifecycle management.
Date: 2008
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
System: The UNT Digital Library
Theses and Dissertations from Print to ETD: The Nuances of Preserving and Accessing Those in Music (open access)

Theses and Dissertations from Print to ETD: The Nuances of Preserving and Accessing Those in Music

Book chapter discussing the unique challenges of digitizing music theses and dissertations.
Date: 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hartsock, Ralph
System: The UNT Digital Library
"The Silicon Dream": Breaking Glass on the Small Screen (open access)

"The Silicon Dream": Breaking Glass on the Small Screen

Book chapter discussing the Brian Gibson film "Breaking Glass" and the author's experiences viewing the film and thoughts about the impressions it made.
Date: March 2008
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Facilitating Discovery and Use of Digital Cultural Heritage Resources with Folksonomies: A Review (open access)

Facilitating Discovery and Use of Digital Cultural Heritage Resources with Folksonomies: A Review

This article explores the strengths and limitations of folksonomies through traditional indexing and taxonomies with an emphasis on the history of cultural heritage information retrieval.
Date: June 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
System: The UNT Digital Library

Characteristics of Tweets about African Cultural Heritage

This article investigates broad characteristics of tweets about African cultural heritage with possible implications for marketing by cultural heritage administrators and other stakeholders.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Rorissa, Abebe; Assefa, Shimelis & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan Library (open access)

The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan Library

Book chapter on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this chapter discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
Date: March 2015
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
System: The UNT Digital Library
HAM: A Hybrid Aquisitions Model for Public Libraries (open access)

HAM: A Hybrid Aquisitions Model for Public Libraries

This book chapter discusses how to operationalize acquisitions through a discussion of various models of acquisitions, encompassing budgeting, working with vendors, selection, ordering, receiving, processing, and overall administration of the process.
Date: 2014
Creator: Brannon, Sian
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
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
Open (Flu) Season: A Case Study of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia (open access)

Open (Flu) Season: A Case Study of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia

Book chapter discussing a project by the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine (CHM) in partnership with the University of Michigan Library's MPublishing division, to create an open source digital collection of archival, primary, and interpretive materials related to the history of the 1918 influenza pandemic in the United States.
Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Judkins, Julie
System: The UNT Digital Library
Hiring and Training Graduate Assistants for the Academic Library (open access)

Hiring and Training Graduate Assistants for the Academic Library

Book chapter discussing hiring and training graduate assistants for the academic library.
Date: 2011
Creator: O'Toole, Erin
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
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
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
Professional Development Assessment Paella (open access)

Professional Development Assessment Paella

This book chapter contains a recipe detailing the assessment methods of a professional development program at University of North Texas Libraries.
Date: 2017
Creator: Sassen, Catherine; Harker, Karen & O'Toole, Erin
System: The UNT Digital Library

A snare in every human path: "Tamerlane" and the Paternal Scapegoat

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community
This book chapter examines Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Tamerlane" through Poe's reimagination of the artist-as-scapegoat figure as a viable alternative for preserving artistic integrity in the face of paternal and literary authority.
Date: September 5, 2013
Creator: Martin, John
System: The UNT Digital Library
Mentoring Graduate Assistants in the Academic Library (open access)

Mentoring Graduate Assistants in the Academic Library

Book chapter discussing mentoring graduate assistants in the academic library.
Date: 2011
Creator: O'Toole, Erin
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
Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today (open access)

Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today

This book chapter discusses educating communities. and preserving tomorrow's treasures today. Librarians, curators, archivists, and volunteers work hard to conserve and preserve materials as they are added to their collections, insuring that the materials can be safely used. However, not all genealogical and historical information is held in cultural institutions; unknown numbers of valuable information sources reside with individuals and in residences. By educating the community today on how to protect the treasures in their care, we have the potential to minimize the repairs needed for these items in the future.
Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Jessica
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
Providing Open Access to Heterogeneous Information Resources without Compromising Privacy and Data Confidentiality (open access)

Providing Open Access to Heterogeneous Information Resources without Compromising Privacy and Data Confidentiality

Book chapter discussing challenges raised by concerns about ensuring long-term access to digital resources verses data confidentiality and balancing the right level of data security that addresses compliance requirements in the context of libraries and cultural heritage institutions.
Date: 2020
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Helge, Kris
System: The UNT Digital Library