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Comics in Academia

Panel presented at the 2017 Comicpalooza. This panel discusses comics in academia through the lens of library exhibitions and programing, combining comics and textbooks, and the use of comics as a new rhetorical and multimodal method for exploring narrative.
Date: May 12, 2017
Creator: Martin, John Edward; Gehring, Krista & Helms, Jason
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Object Type: Presentation
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.
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations (open access)

Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations

This article discusses a study of dissertation cataloging practices of Association of Research Libraries academic libraries to discern how the libraries provide access to subjects as well as to names of academic departments and advisors.
Date: December 12, 2016
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

The Portal to Texas History: Filling In Your Story

Presented for the Red River Historical and Genealogical Society. This presentation provides an overview of The Portal to Texas History, including information on search functions and available research types.
Date: June 12, 2017
Creator: Krahmer, Ana & Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library