Event: World Digital Preservation Day

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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. 9:00am to 12:00pm


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About this Event

The University of North Texas Libraries is joining the celebration of World Digital Preservation Day with a panel of special guests.

The presentations at Willis Library on Thursday, November 29, 2018 are meant to recognize and applaud UNT’s work in the field of digital preservation and to showcase its interdisciplinary nature by showcasing previous projects such as local music initiatives, journal preservation, oral history and more.

World Digital Preservation Day (formerly International Digital Preservation Day) is held on the last Thursday of every November. On November 29, the digital preservation community will come together to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials.

Digital preservation touches everyone, not just libraries. World Digital Preservation Day aims to show how it permeates through many aspects of society - from industry and commerce to law and medicine and the creative and cultural spaces in between.

To learn more about what’s at stake in digital preservation, visit the Digital Preservation Coalition. You can also follow the #WDPD2018 hashtag across social media.

Panel for World Digital Preservation Day

Dr. Todd Moye, History: The St. John’s Community Project

  • The explores the history of African Americans in Denton County through the lens of a black community centered on the St. John’s church, school, and cemetery. Built by a team of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of North Texas, the SJCP is an online museum that tells the story of the St. John’s community and offers new windows into the lives of African Americans in North Texas during the decades between Reconstruction and the Great Depression.

Dr. Shobhana Chelliah, Linguistics: Computational Resource on South Asian Languages

  • UNT faculty from Linguistics, Information Science, Computer Science, and Anthropology are partnering with the UNT Digital Library to create a repository for South Asian languages at UNT. This repository will house data in formats that can be easily accessed and used by non-linguists and linguists for a range of purposes including language science, computational linguistics, language reclamation and revitalization, language teaching, and investigations into diverse cultures and histories.

Marcia McIntosh, UNT Libraries: 3D Hotbed

  • 3Dhotbed is a collaborative project that seeks to make historical re-creations of certain tools and implements used in book history instruction more easily accessible for pedagogical purposes. Led by faculty from the University of North Texas, the University of California Los Angeles, and Texas A&M University Libraries, the project seeks to create, utilize, and disseminate the data necessary to reproduce teaching models relating to book history. The Typecasting Toolkit demonstrates how type was designed and cast during the hand-press era.

Sara Outhier, UNT Music Library: Local/Independent Music Initiative of Texas (LIMIT)

  • The Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas (LIMIT) is an ongoing initiative to collect, preserve, and provide access to music that originates from Texas with an emphasis on music from the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton metropolitan area. LIMIT is an initiative of the UNT Music Library.

John Martin, UNT Libraries: Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma

  • This two-year project, led by the University of North Texas Libraries, broadens access to 141 books selected by one of three publishers or by the UNT Libraries for their relevance to the history of Texas and Oklahoma. Those books not yet available online through The Gateway to Oklahoma History, The Portal to Texas History, or UNT Digital Library websites will be digitized, with full-text searching, and added to the appropriate site.