As prevalent as e-books and online streaming video are in the world of technology and education, there has been little research concerning their usefulness in an academic setting.This project aims to fill in those gaps by looking deeper into this particular area of research. The researchers incorporated the underutilized method of usability testing to understand how people really respond to these specific types of technology.
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The UNT Digital Library is home to thousands of resources, measuring upwards of 38,000 items. The goal of this project was to determine if access and use of these numerous digital library collections would increase by creating and making catalog records available for items within the library.
The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) released a set of guidelines in October of 2015 concerning the digital imaging of cultural heritage objects. This project’s goal was to investigate these guidelines, bring UNT’s Digital Projects Unit up to federal standards, and promote collaboration across the nation.
The first phase of this project focused largely on research and examining the relationships between libraries and their transgender patrons. In this second phase of the TX-Gender Project for Libraries, researchers explored how to better serve UNT’s transgender population by conducting focus groups and equipping librarians with the tools to make library resources accessible to everyone. It is centered on understanding this relationship between the Texas transgender community and librarians, specifically perceptions and information-seeking behaviors.
Even in today’s technology-based world, people who are known as "digital natives" still prefer print books to e-books. E-books are perceived to be useful in an academic setting, but there are still gaps in this kind of research. This study aimed to understand and collect data on the usefulness of e-books and how students respond to them.
Mylynka Kilgore Cardona holds a PhD in Transatlantic History from The University of Texas at Arlington. She has a background in historical cartography, Atlantic revolutions, and intercultural transfers. She is currently a map curator at the Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records Division in Austin.
Paul Christensen and his wife Donna founded Omega Productions in March of 1973. The Company specializes in live concert television specials, as well as live concert CD recordings. Omega also provides live event production and consulting services to the Entertainment and Sports Industries.
Jean Ann Cantore is editor of Texas Techsan magazine at the Texas Tech Alumni Association. For the past 19 years, she has worked on the magazine, but prior to that position, she ran a writing center for engineering students and served as a development officer at Texas Tech.
Texas A&M University Press will publish Rusty Williams’s The Red River Bridge War: A Texas Oklahoma Border Battle in June 2016. Rusty is also the author of My Old Confederate Home: A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans (University Press of Kentucky) and Historic Photos of Dallas in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s (Turner Publishing).
The Spring Break hours begin on Friday, March 11 when Willis Library will close at 7:00 p.m. We will reopen for normal 24-hour service on Sunday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m.