ThinkTech is an online publishing and archival service for the Texas Tech University community that scholars may use to distribute and archive their scholarly works with no limitations on content or format. ThinkTech also provides access to materials that traditional publications cannot. Users may access:

  • Gray literature
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Images
  • Data sets
  • Charts/graphs

Recent Submissions

  • CONTENTdm to DSpace- Why? 

    Perrin, Joy M. (Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, 2013-03-26)
    This poster outlines TTU’s decision to move all our digital library content from CONTENTdm to DSpace. The poster will include statistics and results from some of our tests that showed that for us CONTENTdm was not serving ...
  • Digital Preservation Challenges with an ETD Collection — A Case Study at Texas Tech University 

    Perrin, Joy M.; Winkler, Heidi M.; Yang, Le (The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2014-12-12)
    The dangers that digital files face can seem merely the stuff of theory and risk assessment matrices until an institution experiences its first data loss; especially when those digital files represent the graduate research ...
  • Tutorials on Google Analytics: How to Craft a Web Analytics Report for a Library Web Site 

    Yang, Le; Perrin, Joy M. (Journal of Web Librarianship, 2014-08-30)
    Libraries, along with other information service institutions, have entered a digital era in which resources are presented electronically through various digital platforms. The library Web site functions as the main source ...
  • REDDNET AND DIGITAL PRESERVATION IN THE OPEN CLOUD: RESEARCH AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES ON LONG-TERM ARCHIVAL STORAGE 

    Brewer, James; Popp, Tracy; Perrin, Joy M. (Journal of Digital Information, 2012-01-15)
    In the realm of digital data, vendor-supplied cloud systems will still leave the user with responsibility for curation of digital data. Some of the very tasks users thought they were delegating to the cloud vendor may be ...
  • Usability Testing for Greater Impact: A Primo Case Study 

    Perrin, Joy M.; Clark, Melanie; De-Leon, Esther; Edgar, Lynne (Information Technology and Libraries, 2014-12-15)
    This case study focuses on a usability test conducted by four librarians at Texas Tech University (TTU). Eight students were asked to complete a series of tasks using OneSearch, the TTU Libraries’ implementation of the ...
  • Automating Digital Collection Processes 

    Starcher, Christopher; Luttrell, Robert (2016-05-25)
    Processing digital collections is tedious and time consuming. It is also susceptible to human error. Although it is impossible to automate all digital collection creation processes, at the Texas Tech University Libraries, ...
  • Streaming Audio & Video Experience (SAVE): A Solution to Publish Music-related ETDs 

    Yang, Le; Starcher, Christopher; Ketner, Kenny; Luker, Scott; Patterson, Matthew; Johnson, Daniel (2016-05-26)
    The current literature of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) has frequently discussed issues regarding ETD collaborations, discovery, metadata, system improvement, and long-term preservation strategies. However, ...
  • Review: The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs 

    Thomas, Camille V.L. (Western New York Library Resources Council, 2015-12)
    The article is a review of the book The Library Innovation Toolkit, outlining its content, ideal audience and applications in the library setting.
  • Book Raider: Connecting Patrons of Texas Tech University Libraries with Resources Anytime, Anywhere 

    Litsey, Ryan (Collaborative Librarianship Open Journal Systems 2.2.0.0, 2016-03-01)
    Given the mandate of Texas Tech University to expand its research mission, Texas Tech University Libraries developed new library services through the Book Raider project that allows patrons to use mobile apps to check ...
  • ERα Mediates Estrogen-Induced Expression of the Breast Cancer Metastasis Suppressor Gene BRMS1 

    Ma, Hongtao; Gollahon, Lauren (MDPI, 2016-01-18)
    Recently, estrogen has been reported as putatively inhibiting cancer cell invasion and motility. This information is in direct contrast to the paradigm of estrogen as a tumor promoter. However, data suggests that the effects ...
  • Presence of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157 and Campylobacter in small-ruminants 

    Hanlon, Keelyn (2015-12)
    Meat derived from goats and lambs is an important and often underappreciated protein source in the U.S., but it is especially important in developing countries challenged with food insecurity. While extensive studies have ...
  • Perspectives on preservation strategies for digital content: Lessons learned 

    Barba, Shelley E.; Perrin, Joy M.; Starcher, Christopher; Winkler, Heidi M.; Yang, Le (2013-05-07)
    This panel will discuss Texas Tech University Digital Library’s experiences with preservation in the past eight years including failures and near-misses that caused TTU to seek a better system. This all-encompassing system ...
  • Technology Screens Shale Play Criteria 

    Alzahabi, Ahmed; Soliman, M.Y.; Bateman, R.M.; Asquith, G.D.; Algarhy, Ahmed; Stegent, N. (American Oil and Gas Reporter, 2015-04)
  • Fracturability Index for Optimal Well Placement and Fracture Positioning 

    Alzahabi, Ahmed; Soliman, M.Y.; Bateman, R.M.; Asquith, G.; AlQahtani, G.D. (Hydraulic Fracturing Journal, 2014-09)
    The early detection of "sweet spots" for oil/gas well site selection and fracturing in shale reservoirs is a challenge for many operators. Most of the time, unique parameters are utilized (i.e. brittleness) to determine ...
  • Analysis of Fracturing Pressure Data in Heterogeneous Shale Formations 

    Alzahabi, Ahmed; Soliman, M. Y; Wigwe, M.; Pirayesh, E.; Stegent, N. (hydraulic Fracturing Journal, 2014-04)
    Existing techniques for the interpretation of real-time fracturing data assumes that fracture propagation is a continuous power function of time, and that fractures propagate smoothly over time. This assumption implies ...
  • Shale Gas Plays Screening Criteria “A Sweet Spot Evaluation Methodology 

    Alzahabi, Ahmed (Prepared to submitted to Fracturing Impacts and Technologies Conference, 2014-09)
    This work introduces a new approach developed for shale gas plays screening criteria. The proposed algorithm takes into consideration thickness, depth, TOC, maturity, brittleness, mineral composition, total porosity, net ...
  • What's Good for the Large Hadron Collider is Good for Libraries: REDDnet at Texas Tech University 

    Brewer, James; Sappington, Jayne; Tackett, Alan (Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, 2014-04-28)
    Over the last three years, the Texas Tech University (TTU) Libraries and the Research and Education Data Depot Network (REDDnet) have collaborated on a project to deliver a system that provides library data preservation ...
  • A completed ETD paradigm: The workflow from submission to preservation at Texas Tech University 

    Barba, Shelley E.; Yang, Le (2013-11)
    This paper discusses a complete ETD paradigm that has been developed at Texas Tech University over the past nine years, which includes the submission, publication, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations. ...
  • The Devil’s in the Details 

    McKee, Seth C.; Ladewig, Jeffrey W. (Politics and Governance, 2014-04-14)
    Ever since the Supreme Court instituted the one person, one vote principle in congressional elections based on its decision in Wesberry v. Sanders (1964), intrastate deviations from equal district populations have become ...
  • Report on SMS Reference Grant for the Libraries' Faculty Research Committee 

    Vardeman, Kimberly; Barba, Ian (2012-08-14)
    The money received from the Faculty Research Committee Grant was used to purchase a subscription to Mosio’s Text a Librarian service. Beginning in May 2011, we evaluated the Text a Librarian (TaL) service for a period of ...

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