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Don't Fence Me In: Engaging Local Music Communities to Preserve Texas Music: Final Report (open access)

Don't Fence Me In: Engaging Local Music Communities to Preserve Texas Music: Final Report

This report documents the Don't Fence Me In: Engaging Local Music Communities to Preserve Texas Music project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant for the Local/Independent Music Initiative of Texas (LIMIT). The final report briefly describes the project scope, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and project continuity.
Date: unknown
Creator: Outhier, Sara; Huff, David & Lemons, Justin
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Increasing Student Success with Information Literacy & Student Learning Outcomes (open access)

Increasing Student Success with Information Literacy & Student Learning Outcomes

This handout was created as part of the Information Literacy Initiative at the University of North Texas Libraries. The team conducted curriculum mapping project to improve UNT students' critical thinking and ability to use information effectively.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hardin, Gregory; Richardson, Jordan; Henson, Brea; Harker, Karen & Hargis, Carol
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Information Literacy & Student Learning Outcomes: Increasing Student Success

This poster was created as part of the Information Literacy Initiative at the University of North Texas Libraries. The team conducted curriculum mapping project to improve UNT students' critical thinking and ability to use information effectively.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hardin, Gregory; Richardson, Jordan; Henson, Brea; Hargis, Carol & Harker, Karen
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Web Site Usability Testing at the Libraries

This presentation from the 2003 Texas Library Association Conference discusses the purpose and procedures for conducting website usability testing.
Date: 2003
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth; Byerly, Gayla & May, Frances A.
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Tips and Tricks for Usability Studies

This presentation from the 2003 Internet Librarian Conference shares some experiences from two “real-life” Web site usability studies, including tips and tricks for carrying out a Web usability study.
Date: November 3, 2003
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Object Type: Presentation
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
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Yeah, I Found It!: Performing Web Site Usability Testing to Ensure that Off-Campus Students Can Find the Information They Need (open access)

Yeah, I Found It!: Performing Web Site Usability Testing to Ensure that Off-Campus Students Can Find the Information They Need

This paper discusses the results of the formal usability studies and focus groups that involved other libraries' web pages to to first determine what users appreciated or disliked about the current site. This article was co-published in The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study (open access)

Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study

This article presents results from the task-based testing and focus group portion of a usability study on the University of North Texas Libraries' website in addition to three other academic library web sites to examine the effects of multiple design elements and styles on the participants' results and to provide additional insight into user preferences.
Date: December 10, 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
University of North Texas Libraries: Facilities Report (open access)

University of North Texas Libraries: Facilities Report

This report investigates the facilities portion of a Master Plan for the UNT Libraries. A consultant was brought in to assess the facilities, provide a description of gaps and needs, and recommendations for action in the near-, middle-, and long-term. The site visits took place on November 30-December 1, 2009.
Date: 2010
Creator: Forrest, Charles
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Library Organizational Structure Plan 2010 (open access)

Library Organizational Structure Plan 2010

This plan documents the results of a planning process undertaken in the 2009-2010 period for more effectively structuring departments, staff, and operations of the University of North Texas Libraries.
Date: March 30, 2010
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Paz, Susan
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Cooperative Strategies for Distributed Digital Preservation: Toward a Reference Model for Distributed Digital Preservation

Presented at the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI) 2010 Spring Forum. This presentation presents findings from collaborative preservation projects undertaken by the MetaArchive Cooperative and the University of North Texas.
Date: April 13, 2010
Creator: Skinner, Katherine & Halbert, Martin
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Revisiting the Nineteenth-Century Poe Controversies

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community
This article reviews the book "Poe in His Own time: A Biographical Chronicle of his Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates," edited by Benjamin F. Fisher, published by the University of Iowa Press, 2010.
Date: 2011
Creator: Martin, John
Object Type: Review
System: The UNT Digital Library
Skins and Bones: The Horror of the Real (open access)

Skins and Bones: The Horror of the Real

This book chapter examines the ways in which horror, as an aesthetic mode or sentiment, is bound to an experiential perception of "the real."
Date: March 25, 2013
Creator: Martin, John
Object Type: Book Chapter
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
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Defense of Preservation in the Age of MPLP (open access)

A Defense of Preservation in the Age of MPLP

This article looks at Mark A. Greene and Dennis Meissner's attitudes towards preservation as revealed in their articles on More Product, Less Process (MPLP), the relationship between access and preservation, and the importance of preservation within archives; it also offers strategies for efficient preservation.
Date: 2015
Creator: Phillips, Jessica
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
More Than Just a Job: Student Employee Success in Academic Libraries [Audio] transcript

More Than Just a Job: Student Employee Success in Academic Libraries [Audio]

Audio for presentation describing how being a student assistant at UNT Libraries impacted Holly Dolan. The presentation also includes perspectives from other student workers, as well as advice on how to improve library programs to ensure the success of student workers. This presentation was shown at the 2015 Texas Library Association Annual Conference.
Date: April 16, 2015
Creator: Dolan, Holly
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

UNT Collection Map: A Data-Organization Tool for Subject-Based Collections

Poster was shown at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference on August 7, 2015. It coincided with a presentation on the University of North Texas Libraries' Collection Map, a collection assessment tool used to provide additional data and increased flexibility. The poster gives the objectives, as well as the methods, results, improvements, and future applications associated with the system.
Date: August 7, 2015
Creator: Harker, Karen & Klein, Janette
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appendix A: UNT Libraries TRAC Audit Checklist (open access)

Appendix A: UNT Libraries TRAC Audit Checklist

Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix outlines the requirements of a Trusted Digital Library by metric, with example evidence and its location as addressed within the TRAC Conformance Document.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Krahmer, Ana; Tarver, Hannah & Waugh, Laura
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appendix B: Formal Statement of Conformance to ISO 14721:2012 (open access)

Appendix B: Formal Statement of Conformance to ISO 14721:2012

Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains a formal statement of conformance to the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model, based on the official standard ISO 14721:2012.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Krahmer, Ana; Tarver, Hannah; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Waugh, Laura
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appendix C: Collection Development Policy for the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections (open access)

Appendix C: Collection Development Policy for the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections

Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix describes the policies governing the acquisition, curation, and management of materials in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Tarver, Hannah; Krahmer, Ana; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Waugh, Laura
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appendix D: The Portal Partnership Agreement (open access)

Appendix D: The Portal Partnership Agreement

Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains a Portal Partnership Agreement outlining the agreement between partner institutions and the University of North Texas when contributing items to the Portal to Texas History.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Krahmer, Ana; Tarver, Hannah & Waugh, Laura
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appendix E: Portal Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights (open access)

Appendix E: Portal Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights

Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains the Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights, which describes the permissions granted to the University of North Texas when contributing items to the Portal to Texas History.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Krahmer, Ana; Tarver, Hannah & Waugh, Laura
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appendix F: Digital Library Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights (open access)

Appendix F: Digital Library Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights

Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains the Memorandum of Agreement for Digital Rights, which describes the permissions granted to the University of North Texas when contributing items to the UNT Digital Library.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Krahmer, Ana; Tarver, Hannah & Waugh, Laura
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Appendix G: Travel and Professional Development Documentation (open access)

Appendix G: Travel and Professional Development Documentation

Appendix to the UNT Libraries: TRAC Conformance Document. This appendix contains a table of conferences and related travels by members of the UNT Digital Libraries Division from 2013 to 2015.
Date: October 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward; Krahmer, Ana; Tarver, Hannah & Waugh, Laura
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library