Partner descriptions are displayed in the "Explore" section of The Portal to Texas History or the UNT Digital Library.  The descriptions are a great opportunity for you to connect with users and showcase your institution or yourself.  Since you know your institution/yourself best, you can provide the best description possible.

If you're having trouble getting started with your description, here are some questions you can ask yourself:

For Institutions

  • Where is your institution located?
  • What is the mission/purpose of your institution?
  • What is the history of your institution?
  • Does your institution serve or represent a specific group or cause?
  • Why did your institution decide to participate in The Portal to Texas History/UNT Digital Library?
  • What do you most want readers to understand about your institution?
  • Would you like to include a logo or photograph of your institution?
  • Do you want to make any acknowledgements?

Examples:

For Individuals

  • What biographical information about yourself do you want to share?
    • Birthplace/Texas Roots?
    • Career?
    • Interests?
  • Why did you decide to collect _______?
  • How long have you been collecting?
  • Why did you decide to participate in The Portal to Texas History/UNT Digital Library?
  • What do you most want readers to understand about yourself and your collection(s)?
  • Do you want to include a photograph of yourself?
  • Do you want to make any acknowledgements?

Example: