Presentation on a multi-stage study to assess national trends and user preferences for scrapbook representation undertaken by librarians at the University of North Texas. The stages of this study included a review of national trends in scrapbook digitization, as seen in the Digital Public Library of America; a paper-prototyping-inspired, in-person user study; and an online survey of user preferences. The results of this research have enabled the implementation of clear guidelines at the University of North Texas for scrapbook digitization that accounts for the user experience rather than strictly relying on personal opinion or local librarian consensus. It was presented at the Visual Resource Association Annual Conference held on March 22-26, 2021.
This article describes the University of North Texas Digital Projects Unit Imaging Lab's replication of the Points Process system developed by the Northwestern University Libraries' Repository and DIgital Curation Department.
Presentation for the 2018 Day of Digital Humanities at the University of North Texas Libraries. This presentation provides an overview of the 3D History of the Book Education (3D Hotbed) project and an update on future developments.
March 6, 2018
McIntosh, Marcia; Jacobs, Courtney E. & O'Sullivan, Kevin
This presentation with notes provides an overview of the development process for building a local API using Sierra catalog data. This overview includes a discussion of terms, history of the project, and example applications.
This book chapter contains a case study discussing the University of North Texas Libraries' implementation of name authority control in the UNT Digital Library as a means of increasing metadata records' quality and consistency, and of improving end-user retrieval.
Presentation for the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) 2015 Meeting. This presentation discusses leveraging the University of North Texas (UNT) Library infrastructure to support extended communities.
Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes the roles of metadata in facilitating the ETD lifecycle, methods to capture metadata manually and automatically, examples of programs using metadata to enhance ETD access, and strategies to manage metadata over time.
This presentation discusses promoting digitized primary sources in research. Topics include the background and interest in the subject, key term definitions, examples of items and usage, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) K-12 teaching resources, and FYC application.
This presentation was created for a brown bag luncheon about the 2013 iConference. It includes discussion on participants, the venues, programs, the role of the UNT Libraries, and reflections on the event.
This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.
Barker, Trista; Berrios, Reyes; Fisher, Sarah Lynn; Krahmer, Ana & Tarver, Hannah
Paper for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This paper describes examinations of various digital asset management systems' (DAMS) capabilities and functions. Evaluation is based on the documentation relating to each package.
This presentation briefly introduces the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and their mission. It explains the structure of the Digital Projects Unit having the Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History, and discusses their metadata structure and its role in Digital Projects.