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Exhibiting Regional LGBTQ History in Dallas, Texas (open access)

Exhibiting Regional LGBTQ History in Dallas, Texas

Article on the efforts of the University of North Texas Special Collections to create exhibits featuring LGBTQ history in Dallas, Texas. From 2017 to 2019 archivists and librarians at the University of North Texas Special Collections have worked with community members and city officials to create exhibits featuring archival materials from the LGBTQ Archive. There have been several obstacles to presenting accurate historical interpretation of Dallas LGBTQ community history, including lack of sufficient archival documentation, and differences between archival sources and community members’ personal experiences. Grappling with these challenges has allowed UNT Special Collections archivists and librarians to engage community members in a personal, meaningful discussion, and ultimately have led to both successful exhibits as well as strengthened relationships to LGBTQ community members.
Date: January 9, 2021
Creator: Parker, Jaimi & Gieringer, Morgan Davis
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Gullah Geechee Visuality as Protest Art, Contemplative Practice, and Anti-Racist Pedagogy (open access)

Gullah Geechee Visuality as Protest Art, Contemplative Practice, and Anti-Racist Pedagogy

This article centers two fabric assemblage pieces the author created in response to the Black Lives Matter protests of the summer 2020.
Date: April 19, 2022
Creator: Brown, Kathy J.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Library Computing Services in Rural Texas during the COVID-19 Pandemic (open access)

Library Computing Services in Rural Texas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article analyzing the 2020 Texas Public Library Statistics and a portion of the 2019 and 2018 data. It examined various services from libraries located in the areas with a population of less than 5,000. This is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published article.
Date: June 23, 2022
Creator: Du, Yunfei
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
User needs in language archives: Findings from interviews with language archive managers, depositors, and end-users (open access)

User needs in language archives: Findings from interviews with language archive managers, depositors, and end-users

This article is an exploratory study providing empirical data on language archive user needs and supports some anecdotal evidence of known issues facing language archive end-users, depositors, and managers in primarily academic contexts.
Date: April 2022
Creator: Burke, Mary; Zavalina, Oksana; Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi & Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Multifeature analyses of vascular cambial cells reveal longevity mechanisms in old Ginkgo biloba trees (open access)

Multifeature analyses of vascular cambial cells reveal longevity mechanisms in old Ginkgo biloba trees

This article investigates age-related changes in Ginkgo biloba trees to learn more about the molecular and metabolic mechanisms underlying their longevity. The results revealed that long-lived trees have evolved compensatory mechanisms to maintain a balance between growth and aging processes.
Date: January 13, 2020
Creator: Wang, Li; Cui, Jiawen; Jin, Biao; Zhao, Jiangou; Xu, Huimin; Lu, Zhaogeng et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Quantification of ¹³C-Labeling in Sugars (open access)

Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Quantification of ¹³C-Labeling in Sugars

This article describes a new methodology for monitoring sucrose labeling using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). To date, the most commonly used method to monitor sucrose labeling is by nuclear magnetic resonance, which requires substantial amounts of biological sample.
Date: January 10, 2020
Creator: Cocuron, Jean-Christophe; Ross, Zacchary & Alonso, Ana P.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Collaborating on Scholarship

Presentation for the UNT Libraries Career Development Workgroup. This presentation discusses the benefits of collaboration on scholarship with examples from the library environment. It presents an overview of the process as well as providing suggestions for those interested in collaborating on projects.
Date: March 3, 2020
Creator: Sassen, Catherine & Brannon, Sian
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Development of Micro and Pilot Projects, Evaluation of Technologies, and Developing Data/Information Infrastructure (open access)

Development of Micro and Pilot Projects, Evaluation of Technologies, and Developing Data/Information Infrastructure

Successful organizations are continuously looking for better ways to improve efficiency. Knowledge management (KM) in institutions is essentially based on an understanding of knowledge creation and knowledge transfer. At Tarrant County College, we are currently developing a District-wide knowledge management (KM) program. This KM process is implemented via micro pilot projects and processes; and an analysis of current technology, structure, and culture. We carefully try to anticipate challenges we will encounter as the project is executed (geographical distance during a pandemic, cultural barriers, dealing with tacit knowledge…). Next, we carefully begin to create a road map for the KM process including: Establishing objectives, preparing culture change, creating a high-level process, identifying KM/communication/knowledge dissemination gaps, selecting appropriate technology, and deciphering the current status of KM throughout the District. Then, we attempt to implement our KM process via micro pilot projects. We will soon develop methods for evaluating our KM workflow. Our initial results suggest Laserfiche might be able to host 70% of or data and information, however other tools such as ITSM, Microsoft TEAMS, Team Dynamics… will also be needed to host data and information.
Date: December 2020
Creator: Helge, Kris & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
COVID19: Mask Misinformation and Social Noise (open access)

COVID19: Mask Misinformation and Social Noise

Disinformation and misinformation are pervasive in unregulated social-media environments, which are used habitually for obtaining news. Fenn et al in 2019 stated that “Given that people tend to share interesting information to maintain social relationships or to manage their impressions, information that receives more likes may subsequently be shared more often” (Fenn, Ramsay, Kantner, Pezdek, & Abed, 2019, p.133) Recent studies also revealed that misinformation from politicians and celebrities has increased in recent years which lead to more engagement on Twitter (Brennen, et al. 2020 ). There has been a lot of misinformation pertaining to COVID-19 masks on Twitter. Due to the misinformation, many people might not believe in the effectiveness of masks. Even though studies have shown the effectiveness of wearing masks in different countries (Lyu and Wehby, 2020). Not wearing masks affects people's health and indirectly increases the spread of COVID-19. Studies of social noise and misinformation cases on social media are needed, specifically focusing on how social noise influences and contributes to the spread of misleading and possibly harmful messages.
Date: December 2020
Creator: Alsaid, Manar; Madali, Nayana Pampapura; Zimmerman, Tara & Hawamdeh, Suliman M.
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Agile Practices in Data Science and Data Analytics Projects: A Research Agenda (open access)

Agile Practices in Data Science and Data Analytics Projects: A Research Agenda

The digital age comes with transformational activities (also referred to as digital transformation) triggered by emerging fields and technologies, such as data science and analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and nanotechnology; helping organizations stay current and competitive. This paper focuses on agile frameworks that support the delivery of data science/analytics projects to ensure organizations rapidly deliver analytics products and services to their customers.
Date: December 2020
Creator: Atolagbe-Olaoye, Abidemi
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Impact of Cyber Addiction on Information Overload and Workplace Performance (open access)

The Impact of Cyber Addiction on Information Overload and Workplace Performance

Cyber addiction refers to the excessive use of internet and cyber application leading to adverse outcomes such as stress, distractions, reduced motivation levels, and challenges in task orientation. Uncontrolled consumption of the internet leads to information overload that impact productivity and workplace performance (Griffiths, 2010). In such cases, the ubiquitous availability of information can lead to IT-related stress where users derive a reduced sense of satisfaction (Diomidous et al. 2016). People who frequently access the internet can experience various issues, which encompass anxiety, depression, and self-image challenges. Physically, affected individuals experience disrupted sleep patterns, irritability and high levels of fatigue. Social networking sites increase the risk of addiction and online dependency, aspects associated with low levels of productivity (Hoq, 2014). As illustrated in fig 1, the paper hypothesizes that there is a direct relationship between information overload and workplace performance and job satisfaction. The assumption is that cyber addiction worsens the problem of information overload, which in return, impacts information behavior and use and workplace/job performance (Riaz & Qureshi, 2019). The study addresses the following research questions: What is the impact of cyber addiction on workplace performance? What are the relationships between cyber addiction, information workload and information behavior and …
Date: December 2020
Creator: Alboulayan, Moneerah & Hawamdeh, Suliman M.
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Speaker Independent, Continuous Speech Recognizer for  Kafi Noonoo, Afro-Asiatic Language in Ethiopia (open access)

Speaker Independent, Continuous Speech Recognizer for Kafi Noonoo, Afro-Asiatic Language in Ethiopia

This paper will report on a research to develop Speaker Independent, Continuous Speech Recognizer for Kafi Noonoo (Afro-Asiatic language that belongs to North Omotic sub family in Ethiopia) using Hidden Markov Modeling technique. The portable and open source toolkit called Hidden Markov Model (HMM) Toolkit is used to perform the experiment. The development of HMM based Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) requires both text and speech corpus for training and testing the HMM. In order to have a model that incorporates different features of the language, we included the different dialects of Kafi Noonoo in the corpus and then prepared the training and test corpus from the scratch, and after preprocessing we have sampled and performed feature extraction using Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC) feature extraction technique.
Date: December 2020
Creator: Asfaw, Zelalem & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Black Phosphorus-Molybdenum Disulfide Hetero-Junctions Formed with Ink-Jet Printing for Potential Solar Cell Applications with Indium-Tin-Oxide (open access)

Black Phosphorus-Molybdenum Disulfide Hetero-Junctions Formed with Ink-Jet Printing for Potential Solar Cell Applications with Indium-Tin-Oxide

Article on the implementation of liquid exfoliation to inkjet-print two-dimensional (2D) black phosphorous (BP) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS₂) p–n heterojunctions on a standard indium tin oxide (ITO) glass substrate in a vertical architecture. The authors also compared the optical and electrical properties of the inkjet-printed BP layer with that of the MoS₂ and the electrical properties of the mechanically exfoliated MoS₂ with that of the inkjet-printed MoS₂.
Date: May 18, 2021
Creator: Mehta, Ravindra & Kaul, Anupama
Object Type: Article
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
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
UNT Libraries Assistive Technology Report 2021 (open access)

UNT Libraries Assistive Technology Report 2021

This report summarizes the results of a survey given to UNT Library employees on assistive technology practices. In fall 2021, the Library Accessibility Committee conducted an online survey about assistive technologies in the Libraries. The purpose of this survey was 1) to learn more about the assistive technology in the Libraries (e.g., types of technology, employee knowledge, etc.) and 2) to learn more about employee training preferences. The survey included 13 questions divided among three sections: assistive technology, training preferences, and suggestions. Sixty-seven (67) library employees responded to the survey. Results are provided in the Assistive Technology Survey Report.
Date: October 2021
Creator: Roy, Meranda M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Student Data Literacy Needs in Community Colleges: Perceptions of Librarians, Students, and Faculty (open access)

Student Data Literacy Needs in Community Colleges: Perceptions of Librarians, Students, and Faculty

Grant narrative for the grant, "Students Data Literacy Needs in Community Colleges: Perspectives of Libraries, Students and Faculty." The University of North Texas will conduct an 18-month planning project to examine the current perspectives of community college librarians, faculty, and students regarding data literacy; identify the data literacy competencies needed for community college students; and develop data literacy action plans for community college libraries to assist community college librarians in assessing their capability and creating a road map to incorporate data literacy into their existing literacy programs. The findings of this project will identify the role and position of community college libraries in facilitating and enhancing the development of the data literacy competencies of students.
Date: 2022
Creator: Kim, Jeonghyun; Hong, Lingzi & Evans, Sarah
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Trusted Digital Repository Self-Audit: Lessons Learned

This presentation gives an overview of the University of North Texas Libraries digital repository self-audit according to the Trusted Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist (2014). It was given at the Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections virtual meeting hosted by the Library of Congress on March 14, 2022.
Date: March 14, 2022
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Overview of the End of Term Web Archive and Positioning it as a Dataset in the Cloud

Presentation discussing the End of Term Web Archive project and progress of moving EOT datasets to the AWS S3 cloud.
Date: July 18, 2022
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Alam, Sawood
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

The ARK Alliance: 21 years, 950 institutions, 8.2 billion persistent identifiers

Presentation discussing initiatives at the University of North Texas covering different stages in implementation of Archival Resource Keys (ARKs).
Date: May 25, 2022
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Wrangling Serial Titles and Place Names in the UNT Libraries’ Digital Collections

This presentation discusses challenges, approaches, and examples related to the decision to manage titles and place names in a more robust way in the UNT Libraries’ Digital Collections. It was given as part of the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries on May 24, 2022.
Date: May 24, 2022
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

TRAIL Microcard Update

Presentation discussing the status of the TRAIL Microcard Scanning Project at the University of North Texas. This presentation was given at the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) annual meeting on May 25, 2022.
Date: May 25, 2022
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure for Enabling Access to Unique Collections

Presentation discussing the challenges and opportunities in making unique collections available online. Part of a webinar hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder for the Curating the Campus speaker series, on March 31, 2021.
Date: March 31, 2021
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Moving the End of Term Web Archive to the Cloud to Encourage Research Use and Reuse

Presentation given at the 2022 Web Archiving and Digital Libraries Virtual Workshop, in conjunction with the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), on June 24, 2022. This presentation discusses the End of Term (EOT) Web Archive project and process of organizing, staging, processing, and moving these collections into the Amazon cloud.
Date: June 24, 2022
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Alam, Sawood
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Constitution in the Digital Age: Data Technology, Surveillance, and Privacy [Flyer] (open access)

The Constitution in the Digital Age: Data Technology, Surveillance, and Privacy [Flyer]

Flyer for UNT's 2022 Constitution Day webinar event that featured a wide-ranging conversation on data technology, surveillance, cybersecurity, social media, privacy, and information freedom in honor of Constitution Day. The event was a moderated panel presentation with speakers Amy K. Sanders, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media and School of Law, UT Austin; Scott H. Belshaw, founder and director, Cyber Forensics Lab, University of North Texas; Daniella Smith, Director of the Information Science Ph.D. program, University of North Texas; and moderated by Dr. Rafael Major and Dr. Catherine Borck, University of North Texas. A watch party for this webinar was held in 250H of Willis Library.
Date: September 22, 2022
Creator: Borck, Catherine A.; Sittel, Robbie & Henson, Brea
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The UNT Digital Library