The University of North Texas Libraries invites applications for the 2015 UNT Special Collections Research Fellowship. Research in special collections is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, fine art, art history and American studies.
Historical researchers from several universities are using primary source material from Texas digital newspapers to study slavery in the years before the Civil War. One innovative project places runaway slave advertisements on Twitter and then links back to the newspapers to provide context.
Through dedication to preservation and access, the Texas Digital Newspaper Program is proud to announce that it has reached the milestone of 2.5 million pages of newspapers that are freely available on The Portal to Texas History.
Recently, the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP) reached two million pages of Texas newspapers on The Portal to Texas History. Made digitally available from microfilm, physical pages, and PDF e-print editions, the newspapers offer a glimpse into daily life in Texas from 1829 to the present.
The Vann Victorian Collection is a treasure of the University of North Texas Libraries and an exceptional resource for the study of Victorian literature. This exhibit showcases some pieces from the collection, including rare first editions, part-issue editions and association copies. Dr. J. Don Vann, Professor Emeritus at UNT, curated this exhibit.
The Portal to Texas History, administered by UNT Libraries to provide access to more than 385,000 digitized books, photographs, maps, newspapers, letters and other historic materials, has been named a Service Hub by the Digital Public Library of America.
Yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided four issues that support library usage of copyrighted works via fair use. The court held that 1. creating copies of copyrighted works for the purpose of making a full-text searchable database, and 2. providing those works fully accessible to individuals with disabilities are both legal under the fair use doctrine. Further, the court held that 3. the Authors Guild did not have standing to sue on behalf of other copyright holders, and 4.
Spencer Keralis will conduct 4 workshops during June on using the DMPTool2. This is the new version of the tool which was just released at the end of May, and features more local customization, including the ability to collaborate on plans, even with partners at other institutions.
We strongly encourage anyone considering an upcoming grant application to attend, even if you’ve attended a workshop before. We'd also encourage you to send graduate students, who may benefit from an introduction to the terminology and issues around research data management.
During a visit to her small East Texas hometown, Cathy Hartman, associate dean for the University of North Texas Libraries, was surprised to learn from a fellow restaurant customer that he had seen the 1924 teaching contract of her aunt, Pearl Vinson.
Please join us as students from COVAD Professor Mickey Abel’s seminar “The City of Paris: The Ancient and Medieval World” share their research in a series of presentations and digital exhibitions.
The students will transform the DiSCo suite into a gallery, featuring perspectives on the arts, politics, the law, and the city itself in the medieval era.
This event is sponsored by the Green Light to Greatness Award "Optimizing Satellite Library Collection Awareness and Use through Creative Programming."