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Big Data and Government Information (open access)

Big Data and Government Information

Panel paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This panel explores the current landscape of big data applications for government information.
Date: October 25, 2017
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward; Smith, Lisa & Shimabuku, Hope
System: The UNT Digital Library
Assessing the Success of a Mentoring Program beyond Satisfaction Surveys (open access)

Assessing the Success of a Mentoring Program beyond Satisfaction Surveys

Presented with a poster at the 2017 University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Conference Proceedings. This paper includes experiences in assessing a mentoring program for librarians in a large academic library.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Sassen, Catherine; Harker, Karen & O'Toole, Erin
System: The UNT Digital Library
Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) in the Digital Public Library of America's Metadata: Exploratory Analysis (open access)

Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) in the Digital Public Library of America's Metadata: Exploratory Analysis

This paper presents results of an exploratory analysis of representation of dates in over 8 million metadata records from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and compares it to Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) specifications.
Date: November 6, 2015
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Tarver, Hannah & Kizhakkethil, Priya
System: The UNT Digital Library
Data, Information, and Knowledge Management: University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University Institutional Repositories Initiatives / Experiences (open access)

Data, Information, and Knowledge Management: University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University Institutional Repositories Initiatives / Experiences

This paper describes a best practice forum to convey how the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University Libraries facilitate scholarly communications endeavors related to knowledge management.
Date: November 10, 2018
Creator: Helge, Kris; Zerangue, Amanda; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Andrews, Pamela
System: The UNT Digital Library
Communicating Organizational Commitment to Long-Term Sustainability through a Trusted Digital Repository Self-Audit (open access)

Communicating Organizational Commitment to Long-Term Sustainability through a Trusted Digital Repository Self-Audit

This paper provides an overview of the UNT Libraries' self-audit using criteria from the Trusted Repositories Audit and Certification checklist. It contains an overview of the structure of this self-audit, explores the documents generated and auited, and examines the challenges and solutions as revealed by this process. This paper also contains findings specifically related to the digital newspaper and news video content.
Date: July 27, 2016
Creator: Krahmer, Ana & Phillips, Mark Edward
System: The UNT Digital Library
White Paper: University of North Texas, Information Fluency Initiative (open access)

White Paper: University of North Texas, Information Fluency Initiative

Paper discussing a proposal for an information fluency initiative at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Date: March 2016
Creator: Hardin, Gregory
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Case Study of Metadata Creation in the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Collections (open access)

A Case Study of Metadata Creation in the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Collections

This paper presents a case study of the work carried out by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the intersection of metadata modeling, metadata input rules and documentation, metadata quality assessments, and technology to empower metadata editors to create high-quality metadata.
Date: May 2016
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Zavalina, Oksana & Phillips, Mark Edward
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Cooperative Model for Preserving Historical Television News Context (open access)

A Cooperative Model for Preserving Historical Television News Context

This paper was presented at the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress News Media Satellite Meeting on News, new roles & preservation advocacy: moving libraries into action. This paper provides and overview of the partnership between the University of North Texas and the Dallas/Forth Worth affiliate station of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC 5/KXAS) to preserve the content of the oldest television news station in Texas, including discussions of copyright, funding, and access to audio/visual collections.
Date: September 18, 2017
Creator: Gieringer, Morgan Davis
System: The UNT Digital Library
Metacrisis of Meaning: Seeking Nature through Symbolic Metalanguage (open access)

Metacrisis of Meaning: Seeking Nature through Symbolic Metalanguage

This conference paper explores how what we perceive differs from what we believe. The authors bring three perspectives together with the aim of seeking meaning in our relationship with our natural “arena” through symbolic metalanguage:1) comprehending a gestalt approach to perception and narratives as metaphor; 2) gaining perceptual reciprocity to enhance our relationship with nature; 3) overcoming the obstacles of misinterpretation and unreliable narratives of the simulacra. It was presented at the 2022 Association of Philosophy and Literature Conference held May 25-28, 2022.
Date: May 26, 2022
Creator: Henson, Jim; Henson, Brea; Henson, Adam & Henson, Sue
System: The UNT Digital Library
Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process to an Institutional Repository Collection (open access)

Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process to an Institutional Repository Collection

This paper applies the analytic hierarchy process to evaluate collection development strategies for an institutional repository.
Date: May 23, 2018
Creator: Andrews, Pamela; Harker, Karen & Krahmer, Ana
System: The UNT Digital Library
Revisiting Indexing & Abstracting in the Digital Era (open access)

Revisiting Indexing & Abstracting in the Digital Era

Paper presented for the 2018 Multidisciplinary Information Research Symposium. This paper discusses emerging trends for digital libraries and argues that indexing and abstracting services are still on the path to rediscovering and effectively accessing knowledge in the digital era.
Date: February 12, 2018
Creator: King, Samantha; Boyedoe, Howard; Chacon, Andrea; Hall, Molli; Krizansky, Maria; O'Bryant, Kathleen et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Turning Students On To Your Library's Web Site: using web site usability techniques to improve student use of your library's site (open access)

Turning Students On To Your Library's Web Site: using web site usability techniques to improve student use of your library's site

This paper introduces the concept of web site usability, provides a brief introduction to the techniques, offers examples from two “real life” studies that show how the techniques of formal usability studies, focus groups, and card sorts can be used and offers tips and tricks for employing these techniques.
Date: February 5, 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
System: The UNT Digital Library
Indexing Quality and Effectiveness: An Exploratory Analysis of Electronic Theses and Dissertations Representation (open access)

Indexing Quality and Effectiveness: An Exploratory Analysis of Electronic Theses and Dissertations Representation

This paper analyzes the quality and effectiveness of indexing terms – both authorized terms from controlled vocabularies and free-text keywords – used to succinctly describe the content of the electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
Date: December 27, 2016
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
System: The UNT Digital Library
Tracking User Experience of Digital Newspapers on the Portal to Texas History (open access)

Tracking User Experience of Digital Newspapers on the Portal to Texas History

This paper discusses the research findings of a user experience project directly related to how people interact with newspapers on The Portal to Texas History.
Date: January 6, 2017
Creator: Krahmer, Ana
System: The UNT Digital Library
Rediscovering Music Printed in American Newspapers: A Case Study for Mining Non-Textual Content from Digital Newspapers (open access)

Rediscovering Music Printed in American Newspapers: A Case Study for Mining Non-Textual Content from Digital Newspapers

This paper discusses the use of digital newspaper pages through the Library of Congress database Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers as a case study to demonstrate the value of developing tools to locate non-textual content.
Date: January 6, 2017
Creator: Fisher, Sarah Lynn
System: The UNT Digital Library
Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma: Final report, best practices, and lessons learned (open access)

Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma: Final report, best practices, and lessons learned

This white paper provides a summary of grant activities and provides some best practices and lessons learned for other efforts to make out-of-print humanities books available in ebook format.
Date: March 20, 2020
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Hierarchical Coding Scheme: Exploring Methods and Techniques for Facilitating Access to Digital Language Archives (open access)

Hierarchical Coding Scheme: Exploring Methods and Techniques for Facilitating Access to Digital Language Archives

This is the hierarchical coding scheme used for qualitative analysis of interviews with language archive managers, depositors, and end-users as part of the 'Exploring Methods and Techniques for Facilitating Access to Digital Language Archives' project (January 2019-August 2020).
Date: June 2020
Creator: Burke, Mary; Zavalina, Oksana; Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi & Phillips, Mark Edward
System: The UNT Digital Library
Assessing the Success of Mentoring Program for Academic Librarians (open access)

Assessing the Success of Mentoring Program for Academic Librarians

This paper is a part of the proceedings for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference. It describes an academic libraries' assessment of their faculty mentoring program.
Date: 2019
Creator: Harker, Karen; Keshmiripour, Setareh; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Toole, Erin & Sassen, Catherine
System: The UNT Digital Library
Improving Subjects in the Digital Collections with Data: White Paper (open access)

Improving Subjects in the Digital Collections with Data: White Paper

White paper discussing the results of a public survey regarding keyword assignment for digital library photographs and providing initial analysis regarding the responses and next steps for the project.
Date: December 2021
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Miles, Chassidy & Zipperer, Rachael
System: The UNT Digital Library