May 28, 2022

New Preprint: “Understanding Repository Growth at the University of North Texas: A Case Study”

Here’s a new preprint recently shared on arXiv that we think will be of interest many infoDOCKET readers.


Understanding Repository Growth at the University of North Texas: A Case Study


Mark E. Phillips
University of North Texas

Lauren Ko
University of North Texas


via arXiv


Over the past decade the University of North Texas Libraries (UNTL) has developed a sizable digital library infrastructure for use in carrying out its core mission to the students, faculty, staff and associated communities of the university. This repository of content offers countless research possibilities for end users across the Internet when it is discovered and used in research, scholarship, entertainment, and lifelong learning. The characteristics of the repository itself provide insight into the workings of a modern digital library infrastructure, how it was created, how often it is updated, or how often it is modified. In that vein, the authors created a dataset comprised of information extracted from the UNT Libraries’ archival repository Coda and analyzed this dataset in order to demonstrate the value and insights that can be gained from sharing repository characteristics more broadly. This case study presents the findings from an analysis of this dataset.

Direct to Full Text Preprint (5 pages; PDF)

See Also: University of North Texas Digital Library ||| Collections in the UNT Digital Library (Including the Portal To Texas History)

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