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Cleaning up Messy Data with Open Refine

This Tech Talk presentation discusses the open source software OpenRefine and strategies for cleaning up messy data.
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Najmi, Anjum & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Shared Metadata for Regional Landmarks: Building Names

Presentation for the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Special Collections Affinity Group meeting. This presentation discusses dealing with building names in digital collections.
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Constitutional Analysis of Suspicionless Drug Testing Requirements for the Receipt of Governmental Benefits (open access)

Constitutional Analysis of Suspicionless Drug Testing Requirements for the Receipt of Governmental Benefits

This report gives an overview of the issues related to federal or state laws that condition the initial or ongoing receipt of governmental benefits on passing drug tests. These regulations are vulnerable to constitutional challenge, most often due to issues of personal privacy and Fourth Amendment protections against "unreasonable searches."
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Carpenter, David H.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Army Corps of Engineers: Water Resource Authorizations, Appropriations, and Activities (open access)

Army Corps of Engineers: Water Resource Authorizations, Appropriations, and Activities

This report summarizes congressional authorization and appropriations processes for the Army Corps of Engineers. It also discusses agency activities under general authorities. Congress directs the Corps through authorizations, appropriations, and oversight of its studies, construction projects, and other activities.
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Carter, Nicole T. & Stern, Charles V.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress (open access)

Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

This report discusses the current political conditions of Cuba as well as its relationship with the United States. In particular, the report focuses on U.S. policy regarding Cuba including various economic sanctions, human rights issues, and foreign aid appropriations.
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
"Leahy Law" Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview (open access)

"Leahy Law" Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview

This report provides background on the Leahy laws, including a brief history of their legislative development; an overview guide to the standards and processes used to "vet"--that is, review and clear--foreign military and other security forces for gross violations of human rights; and a brief review of salient issues regarding the provisions of the laws and their implementation.
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: Serafino, Nina M.; Beittel, June S.; Ploch Blanchard, Lauren & Rosen, Liana
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Guam: U.S. Defense Deployments (open access)

Guam: U.S. Defense Deployments

This report discusses the strategic significance of Guam for defense buildup and the force relocation and deployments from the U.S. mainland. It also discusses the concerns and issues for Congress, such as allies and partners, relations with China, and legislation.
Date: April 29, 2014
Creator: Kan, Shirley A.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy (open access)

Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy

This report looks at Kuwait's relationships with its neighbors in the Persian Gulf and its own political system which has been in turmoil since 2006.
Date: April 29, 2014
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Multilateral Development Banks: How the United States Makes and Implements Policy (open access)

Multilateral Development Banks: How the United States Makes and Implements Policy

This report analyzes how the United States makes policy towards the multilateral development banks (MDBs) and identifies ways by which Congress can shape U.S. policy and influence the activities of the banks themselves.
Date: April 29, 2014
Creator: Nelson, Rebecca M. & Weiss, Martin A.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Cluster Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress (open access)

Cluster Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress

This report discusses the background of cluster munitions in the U.S. military, and the current Department of Defense (DOD) and Obama Administration stances on the topic. It also discusses the two major international initiatives to address cluster munitions: the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) and negotiations under the U.N. Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).
Date: April 29, 2014
Creator: Feickert, Andrew & Kerr, Paul K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal: Background Information (open access)

Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal: Background Information

This report discusses the Department of Defense (DOD) policy for disposing of items via the Defense Utilization and Marketing Service (DRMS); this method is used for government equipment and supplies considered surplus or deemed unnecessary to the agency's currently designated mission. The report focuses on DRMS background, as well as the most recent DRMS policy modifications.
Date: April 29, 2014
Creator: Bailey Grasso, Valerie
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Federal Workforce: Recent Trends in Federal Civilian Employment and Compensation (open access)

Federal Workforce: Recent Trends in Federal Civilian Employment and Compensation

A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "From 2004 to 2012, the federal non-postal civilian workforce grew by 258,882 employees, from 1.88 million to 2.13 million (14 percent). Permanent career employees accounted for most of the growth, increasing by 256,718 employees, from 1.7 million in 2004 to 1.96 million in 2012 (15 percent). Three agencies--the Departments of Defense (DOD), Homeland Security (DHS), and Veterans Affairs (VA)--accounted for about 94 percent of this increase. At DOD, officials said that converting certain positions from military to civilian, as well as the growth of the agency's acquisition and cybersecurity workforce, contributed to this overall increase. At VA, officials said the increased demand for medical and health-related services for military veterans drove most of the growth in personnel levels. DHS officials said the increase in employment was due in large part to the nation's border security requirements. (In contrast, ten agencies had fewer career permanent employees in 2012 than they did in 2004). Government-wide, most of the increase in employment from 2004 to 2012 occurred within occupational categories that require higher skill and educational levels. These categories include professional occupations (e.g., doctors and scientists), and administrative occupations …
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Civilian Intelligence Community: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel (open access)

Civilian Intelligence Community: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel

A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Limitations in the intelligence community's (IC) inventory of contract personnel hinder the ability to determine the extent to which the eight civilian IC elements--the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and six components within the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, Justice, State, and the Treasury--use these personnel. The IC Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) conducts an annual inventory of core contract personnel that includes information on the number and costs of these personnel. However, GAO identified a number of limitations in the inventory that collectively limit the comparability, accuracy, and consistency of the information reported by the civilian IC elements as a whole. For example, changes to the definition of core contract personnel and data shortcomings limit the comparability of the information over time. In addition, the civilian IC elements used various methods to calculate the number of contract personnel and did not maintain documentation to validate the number of personnel reported for 37 percent of the 287 records GAO reviewed. Further, IC CHCO did not fully disclose the effects of such limitations when reporting contract personnel and cost information …
Date: January 29, 2014
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Ensemble: 2014-03-29 – Beginner and Advanced Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Lab Band

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Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Latin Jazz concert performed at the UNT College of Music Voertman Hall.
Date: March 29, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. Beginner and Advanced Afro-Cuban Ensemble.
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Evaluating Collections on a Regular Basis

Presentation for the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group meeting at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses a service at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to evaluate collections on a regular basis.
Date: June 29, 2014
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Harker, Karen
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Cataloging that Works: How to Make E-books Findable

Presentation for the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference as part of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group sponsored program. This presentation discusses a study on the discoverability of ebooks in library catalogs.
Date: June 29, 2014
Creator: Sassen, Catherine & Harker, Karen
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy (open access)

Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

This report discusses the current political state of Afghanistan, focusing particularly on the influence of the Taliban and other militant groups, and on the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. This report also discusses the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship, in both the short and long term, and U.S. efforts under the Obama Administration to provide military, reconstructive, and stabilization aid.
Date: May 29, 2014
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program (open access)

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program

This report provides background on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program and discusses spending during FY2014 and the proposed budget for FY 2015.
Date: April 29, 2014
Creator: Gertler, Jeremiah
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2014 (open access)

Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2014

This report discusses recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, often considered the most distinguished award. It includes some information about the history of the medal, recipients during the 19th-21st centuries, foreign recipients, design of the medals, and related legislative procedures.
Date: April 29, 2014
Creator: Glassman, Matthew Eric
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: Senate Rejections and Committee Votes Other Than to Report Favorably, 1939-2013 (open access)

U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: Senate Rejections and Committee Votes Other Than to Report Favorably, 1939-2013

This report discusses the 19 U.S. circuit and district court nominations that led to committee consideration of actions other than a favorable report (or other than approval by the full Senate). For each nominee, it lists the votes cast by the Judiciary Committee and the full Senate and identifies circumstances that kept members from approving the nominations, such as senatorial courtesy, ideological disagreement, and concern over nominees' qualifications.
Date: May 29, 2014
Creator: McMillion, Barry J.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy (open access)

Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy

This report discusses the revolution and post-conflict transition in Libya, triggered in mid-February 2011 by a chain of events resulting in the death of the Prime Minister (Qadhafi); a new government was elected in July. The report also looks at the military and economic state of the country, including human rights, Islam and politics, and Libya's oil assets.
Date: May 29, 2014
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response: The SAFER Grant Program (open access)

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response: The SAFER Grant Program

This report discusses the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Act, which was enacted by the 108th Congress as Section 1057 of the FY2004 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 108-136). It includes background of the SAFER Act, appropriations from FY2011-FY2013, reauthorization of the program in the House and Senate, and information about program implementation.
Date: May 29, 2014
Creator: Kruger, Lennard G.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
United States Fire Administration: An Overview (open access)

United States Fire Administration: An Overview

This report describes and analyzes the United States Fire Administration's (USFA's) FY2013 budget proposal, as well as related information and legislation.
Date: May 29, 2014
Creator: Kruger, Lennard G.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Sense of Place (open access)

Sense of Place

Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding sense of place that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 2nd grade level.
Date: August 29, 2014
Creator: Treadway, Heather
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library