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A Century's Only Partway There: "Hundred Year Hall" and the Evolution of the Live Album [Presentation]

This presentation discusses the evolution of live album recordings of The Grateful Dead, from composite recordings taken from multiple shows to one show releases, the motivations behind this transition, and its influence on the live albums of other artists
Date: February 11, 2016
Creator: Berg, Jeremy
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Century's Only Partway There: "Hundred Year Hall" and the Evolution of the Live Album (open access)

A Century's Only Partway There: "Hundred Year Hall" and the Evolution of the Live Album

Notes accompanying a presentation for the 2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference. The notes and presentation discusses the evolution of live album recordings of The Grateful Dead, from composite recordings taken from multiple shows to one show releases, the motivations behind this transition, and its influence on the live albums of other artists
Date: February 11, 2016
Creator: Berg, Jeremy
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
An Exploratory Study of the Description Field in the Digital Public Library of America (open access)

An Exploratory Study of the Description Field in the Digital Public Library of America

This paper presents results of an exploratory, quantitative analysis regarding the application of a free-text Description metadata element and data values associated with this element within aggregated metadata harvested from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Date: October 14, 2016
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Zavalina, Oksana & Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library

Characteristics of Tweets about African Cultural Heritage

This article investigates broad characteristics of tweets about African cultural heritage with possible implications for marketing by cultural heritage administrators and other stakeholders.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Rorissa, Abebe; Assefa, Shimelis & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] Boy Asked the Wind, A (open access)

[Review] Boy Asked the Wind, A

This column reviews the book "A Boy Asked the Wind" by Barbara Nickel for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: August 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] Double Happiness (open access)

[Review] Double Happiness

This column reviews the book "Double Happiness" by Nancy Tupper Ling for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: February 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] Traveling Butterflies (open access)

[Review] Traveling Butterflies

This column reviews the book "Traveling Butterflies" by Susumu Shingu for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: February 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] Stories from Bug Garden (open access)

[Review] Stories from Bug Garden

This column reviews the book "Stories from Bug Garden" by Lisa Moser for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: August 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] Whale, The (open access)

[Review] Whale, The

This column reviews the book "The Whale" by Vita Murrow for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: August 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] First Grade Dropout (open access)

[Review] First Grade Dropout

This column reviews the book "First Grade Dropout" by Audrey Vernick for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: February 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] Little Big (open access)

[Review] Little Big

This column reviews the book "Little Big" by Jonathan Bentley for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: February 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Review] Mummy Cat (open access)

[Review] Mummy Cat

This column reviews the book "Mummy Cat" by Marcus Ewert for inclusion in school libraries. This review includes recommendations for teachers, content subjects, and a recommended grade level.
Date: February 1, 2016
Creator: Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Web Archiving Environmental Scan (open access)

Web Archiving Environmental Scan

Environmental scan of Web archiving activities at university libraries around the United States.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Truman, Gail
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son (open access)

Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son

This collection of essays on Richard Wright’s Native Son developed from a research-oriented, upper- division University of North Texas Honors College course, spring 2015. It contains the following seven chapters: Chapter I: The Cognitive Dissonance of Bigger Thomas (by Rachel Martinez) Chapter II: The Equal of Them: Violence and Equality in Native Son and “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” (by Molly Riddell) Chapter III: Above the Sceptered Sway: Holy Justice, and the Trials of Bigger and Shylock (by Alberto Puras) Chapter IV: Through His Eyes: Critical Analysis of Wright’s Native Son and Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (by Rachel Torres) Chapter V: Perceptual Misadventure: Becoming Rather than Enacting the Stereotype in Wright’s Native Son and Melville’s “Benito Cereno” (by Stormie Garza) Chapter VI: Psychologically Rather than Physically Dismembered: Reconsideration of Self-conception in Native Son and Moby-Dick (by Yacine Ndiaye) Chapter VII: Specious Dialectic in Wright’s Native Son (by Nicholas Grotowski). The student authors have exhibited burgeoning skills as historical contextualists, mindful of the author’s times, social circumstance, personal reading, narrative point of view, and aesthetic achievement, evidenced by six of these essays having been accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Studies Association of Texas.
Date: June 2016
Creator: Duban, James
Object Type: Book
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
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library

More Than Just a Degree: Preparing Graduate Library Students For Their Future

This poster outlines the recent restructure of the Graduate Library Assistant Program at the University of North Texas Libraries.
Date: April 19, 2016
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Zerangue, Amanda
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

GIS Trends and Open Access

Presentation for the 2016 Open Access Symposium discussing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and data in relation to open access initiatives.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas & Rodriguez, Allyson
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Unique Library Services for Graduate Students: Support Over the Graduate Lifecycle

This presentation provides an overview of the University of North Texas Libraries' Library Research Support Services department and its work to support the graduate student life cycle.
Date: March 29, 2016
Creator: O'Toole, Erin; Smith, Susan; Barham, Rebecca & Monahan, Jo
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Succession Planning Through Mentoring in the Library Survey [Dataset]

This dataset shows the results from a succession planning and mentoring survey conducted by UNT Libraries.
Date: May 8, 2016
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie & Rowe, Jennifer
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library
Forensic Analysis of Ink on Documents Using Direct Analyte-Probed Nanoextraction Coupled Techniques (open access)

Forensic Analysis of Ink on Documents Using Direct Analyte-Probed Nanoextraction Coupled Techniques

Analzying questioned documents in a nondestructive nature has been an issue for the forensic science community. Using nondestructive techniques such as video spectral comparator does not give reliable information due to the variations in gray or color levels that are distinguished differently by analysts. Destructive techniques such as chromatography give dependable, qualitative and quantitative, information but involves altering the evidentiary value of these questioned documents. The paradox of document examination becomes a problem when document evidence is involved, especially when trying to preserve its evidentiary value and critical data is needed. Thus, a nondestructive technique has been developed to solve the loopholes in document examinations. Direct analyte-probed nanoextraction (DAPNe) is a nanomanipulation technique that extracts ink directly off the document for further examination. A watermark is left, at most, post-extraction. DAPNe utilizes a tip emitter, pre-filled with a solvent, which is controlled in x-, y-, and z-coordinates via joystick controller and aspirates/extracts using a pressure injector. The versatility of this technique lies within the solvent chemistry and its capability to be coupled to various types of instrumentation. The extraction solvent can be altered to target specific components in the ink. For example, a chelator may be added to target metal …
Date: May 2016
Creator: Huynh, Vivian
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Simulink® Based Design and Implementation of a Solar Power Based Mobile Charger (open access)

Simulink® Based Design and Implementation of a Solar Power Based Mobile Charger

Electrical energy is used at approximately the rate of 15 Terawatts world-wide. Generating this much energy has become a primary concern for all nations. There are many ways of generating energy among which the most commonly used are non-renewable and will extinct much sooner than expected. Very active research is going on both to increase the use of renewable energy sources and to use the available energy with more efficiency. Among these sources, solar energy is being considered as the most abundant and has received high attention. The mobile phone has become one of the basic needs of modern life, with almost every human being having one.Individually a mobile phone consumes little power but collectively this becomes very large. This consideration motivated the research undertaken in this masters thesis. The objective of this thesis is to design a model for solar power based charging circuits for mobile phone using Simulink(R). This thesis explains a design procedure of solar power based mobile charger circuit using Simulink(R) which includes the models for the photo-voltaic array, maximum power point tracker, pulse width modulator, DC-DC converter and a battery. The first part of the thesis concentrates on electron level behavior of a solar cell, …
Date: May 2016
Creator: Mukka, Manoj Kumar
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Impact of Teacher and Student Ethnicity on Student Assessments (open access)

Impact of Teacher and Student Ethnicity on Student Assessments

The purpose of the study was to answer the questions: Do students show greater academic success in English language arts/reading as measured by the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exam scores in secondary education when their teachers are the same ethinicity? Do students show greater academic success in math as measured by the TAKS exam scores in secondary education when their teachers are the same ethnicity? Minority students' success on the TAKS test was compared to the assessment scores of White students from the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-13 school year in thre suburban school districts. This topic has been a subject of discussion since the late 10970s when Cardenas and Cardenas (1977) studied the achievement among minority students and their White peers. The conversation continued through authors such as Takei and Shouse (2008), Hays (2011), Ladson-Billings (2006), Dee (2003, 2005), and Brown (2006). To answer these research questions, a hierarchical multiple regression analysis was conducted on the data collected. Although the study verified the achievement gap between minority students and White students, the study indicated no consistent pattern corroborating that minority students were more successful when taught by teachers of the same ethnicity. In many cases, students learned …
Date: May 2016
Creator: Barnes, Barbara (Principal)
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Programmatic Geographical Depictions in Large-Scale Jazz Ensemble Works: Major Works by Gil Evans and Chuck Owen and a New Work by Aaron Hedenstrom (open access)

Programmatic Geographical Depictions in Large-Scale Jazz Ensemble Works: Major Works by Gil Evans and Chuck Owen and a New Work by Aaron Hedenstrom

This dissertation explores the creative process in large-scale jazz ensemble works that are programmatic in depicting geographical locations. This is achieved through analyses of Gil Evans's Sketches of Spain, Chuck Owen's River Runs: A Concerto for Jazz Guitar, Saxophone, & Orchestra, and Aaron Hedenstrom's Sketches of Minnesota. Each work is examined using five analytical categories: orchestration, large-scale form, harmonic/melodic development, programmatic framework, and use of featured soloists. The analyses draw from musical scores, interviews, biographies, recordings, and articles to reveal more about each composer's artistic intentions. This study contributes to the broader knowledge of large-ensemble jazz works and programmatic jazz works. This research meets the need for more critical analyses of important jazz ensemble works relevant to composers, arrangers, and scholars.
Date: May 2016
Creator: Hedenstrom, Aaron
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Innovative Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls with Corrugated Steel Sheathing (open access)

Innovative Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls with Corrugated Steel Sheathing

This thesis presents two major sections with the objective of introducing a new cold-formed steel (CFS) shear wall system with corrugated steel sheathings. The work shown herein includes the development of an optimal shear wall system as well as an optimal slit configuration for the CFS corrugated sheathings which result in a CFS shear wall with high ductility, high strength, high stiffness and overall high performance. The conclusion is based on the results of 36 full-scale shear wall tests performed in the structural laboratory of the University of North Texas. A variety of shear walls were the subject of this research to make further discussions and conclusions based on different sheathing materials, slit configurations, wall configurations, sheathing connection methods, wall dimensions, shear wall member thicknesses, and etc. The walls were subject to cyclic (CUREE protocol) lateral loading to study their deformations and structural performances. The optimal sit configuration for CFS shear walls with corrugated steel sheathings was found to be 12×2 in. vertical slits in 6 rows. The failure mode observed in this shear wall system was the connection failure between the sheathing and the framing members. Also, most of the shear walls tested displayed local buckling of the chord …
Date: May 2016
Creator: Mahdavian, Mahsa
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library