We are delighted to announce that UNT graduate student Lora Tompkins has been accepted to the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholars Program. Lora is the first graduate student from UNT to be part of this international program.
News & Announcements
The calendar has flipped to November, ushering in cold weather and a greater need for generosity from students and Dentonites. For those in need, UNT Libraries is just one of numerous local outlets joining in the spirit of giving this month.
Join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Nicole Smith is University Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of English at UNT. Inside the classroom, she is inspired by smart students and strange texts. Outside the classroom, she enjoys dancing, practicing handstands, and spending time with her son and daughter.
We are excited to announce the debut of the University Libraries’ Help Yourself campaign. This initiative strives to connect UNT students with library resources on topics that may be difficult and stressful for individuals to learn about or discuss openly due to contextual factors in their lives.
The completely redesigned user interface of The Portal to Texas History has encouraged historians, genealogists, and everyday users to research their individual areas of interests. Internal user testing continues to uncover insights on how users interact with the Portal's vast catalog of public records, historical documents and artifacts.
Supporting sustainable practices is an important goal of the university as outlined in its mission statement and strategic planning. As our Faculty Delivery Service responds to greater demand, we are becoming more aware of the environmental impact our delivery materials (plastic poly mailers) have because they are neither recyclable nor reusable. Faculty members have expressed concerns about the long-tenn use of these materials, and some have opted out of using the service as a result.
African American male students have the highest attrition rate. In Fall 2017, a new living/learning community comprised of freshmen males will meet for a one-hour course focused on the African American experience in the United States examined through the lens of African American music.
Growing expectation for digitized archival content means institutions must balance needs for access with quality metadata and embracing minimal description. For the NBC 5/KXAS television news collection, "minimal" description takes the form of keywords. Because employees have different areas of expertise and are not guided by a controlled vocabulary, description may reflect individual views of the material and its potential uses rather than metadata that is useful to other user groups.