• The Day the world changed: Implications for archival, library, and information science education

      Cox, Richard J.; Biagini, Mary K.; Carbo, Toni; Debons, Tony; Detlefsen, Ellen; Griffiths, Jose-Marie; King, Don; Robins, David; Thompson, Richard; Tomer, Chris; et al. (University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2001-12)
      The terrorist attacks of September 11th on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have had profound implications for many aspects of American and global society. This essay explores the many implications for library and information science schools educating the next generation of information professionals. The essay considers an array of opinions by the faculty located in one such school regarding how to reflect on the aftermath of the attacks for basic aspects of teaching, research, and curriculum design in library and information science schools. Topics examined include disaster preparedness and recovery, knowledge management, workplace design and location, technology and the human dimension, ethics and information policy, information security, information economics, memorializing and documenting the terrorist attacks, the role of the Internet, and preservation.
    • A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

      Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hastings, Samantha Kelly; Hartman, Cathy N.; Valauskas, Edward J.; Dyson, Esther; Ghosh, Rishab A. (University of Illinois at Chicago., 2002-08)
      Preserving long-term access to digital information resources is one of the key challenges facing libraries and information centers today. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries has entered into partnership agreements with federal and state agencies to ensure permanent storage and public access to a variety of government information sources. As digital resource preservation encompasses a wide variety of interrelated activities, the UNT Libraries are taking a phased approach to ensure the long-term access to its digital resources. Formulation of preservation policy and creation of preservation metadata for electronic files and digital collections are among the most important steps. This paper discusses the issues related to digital resources preservation and demonstrates the role of preservation metadata in facilitating the preservation activities in general. In particular, it describes the efforts being made by the UNT libraries to ensure the long-term access and preservation of various digital information resources.
    • Software and Seeds: Open Source Methods

      Kipp, Margaret E. I. (2005-09)
      Open source methodologies used in software are interrogated and then compared to the methods used in farmersâ rights groups. The use of open source methods in other contexts illustrates increasing interest in grassroots democratic movements participating in the continuing process of balance between public and private interests. These efforts provide a possible alternate framework for policy decisions concerning intellectual property.