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“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
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
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
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
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
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
Students Collaborate to Develop Educational Green-Clothing Label (open access)

Students Collaborate to Develop Educational Green-Clothing Label

This book chapter describes a project to develop an informative green label that outlines the impact of a product on the environment, to help inform the consumer considering buying the product.
Date: 2011
Creator: Gam, Hae Jin; Ma, Yoon Jin & Ciaccio, Elizabeth
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
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
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
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
Planning and Improvisation in Emergency Management (open access)

Planning and Improvisation in Emergency Management

Book chapter from "Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management: A Dialogue Between Researchers and Practitioners." This chapter includes both a theoretical and practical examination of planning and improvisation in emergency management.
Date: 2014
Creator: McEntire, David
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
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
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

Using eReaders to Enhance Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community
This book chapter focuses on the use of ereaders as a learning tool to motivate and engage students, support content learning, and promote literacy development across content areas.
Date: 2015
Creator: Fang, Zhihui; Eutsler, Lauren; Coatoam Chapman, Suzanne & Qi, Yang
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
Network Theory (open access)

Network Theory

This book chapter discusses network theory, defined as the proposed processes and mechanisms that relate network properties to outcomes of interest.
Date: 2011
Creator: Borgatti, Stephen P. & Lopez-Kidwell, Virginie
System: The UNT Digital Library
Teaching Functional Communication to Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (open access)

Teaching Functional Communication to Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This book chapter focuses on functional communication, including procedures for establishing speech and the use of one or more augmentative and alternative communication modes.
Date: 2014
Creator: Lang, Russell; Sigafoos, Jeff; van der Meer, Larah; Carnett, Amarie; Green, Vanessa A.; Lancioni, Giulio E. et al.
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
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