02/18/U0206 Guide to the Mark Rorvig Papers Rorvig, Mark

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Guide to the Mark Rorvig Papers 1990/2003 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Mark Rorvig Papers 1990-2003 02/18/U0206 Rorvig, Mark, 1950-2002 1.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
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Research papers, patent documents, and coursework from the desk of UNT associate professor of library and information science Dr. Mark Evan Rorvig.
Biographical Information:

Mark Evan Rorvig, Ph.D (1950-2002) served as associate professor of library and information sciences at the University of North Texas from 1995-2002. Dr. Rorvig’s research focused primarily on deciphering and processing large amounts of information for research and surveying purposes. Through his research Dr. Rorvig produced four U.S. patents on information retrieval algorithms. Additionally, Dr. Rorvig had been nationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of information retrieval. His research benefited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Intel Corp. In addition to serving as faculty at UNT, Dr. Rorvig served as a computer engineer for NASA at Lyndon B. Johnson.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name: University of North Texas. Genre/Form of Material: Grants Papers and studies Patents Reviews Occupation: University of North Texas. College of Information University of North Texas. School of Information and Library Science Personal Name: Rorvig, Mark
Administrative Information Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Mark Rorvig Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

School of Library and Information Science Photography Collection, 1987-2003

Information about related materials is available at https://findingaids.library.unt.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=21&q=School+of+Library+Science

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The papers were kept in their original order.

Scope and Contents

The papers document his career at the University of North Texas as a professor of Library Science. The papers cover grants,reviews,patents, research proposal, faculty evaluation guidelines, and papers covering visualization, visual access tools, and intelligent vido for remote monitoring.

Detailed List of Contents id83300 1 623608 id121838 1 1 Faculty Research Grant Reports 1995-1996 Scope and Contents

Measurements of Media Transfer Rates; Cybertising report; correspondence between Dr. Rorvig and Susan Zavoina, Assistant Professor Texas A&M Journalism department.

id121950 1 2 Patents 1990-1993 Scope and Contents

Method and Apparatus for Filtering Visual Documents patent; early patent drafts and completed approved patent application; patent overhead projector slides; correspondence with NASA at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.

id121951 1 3 NACSIS 1998 Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Noriko Kando, National Center for Science Information Systems.

id121952 1 4 NSF 1993-1999 Scope and Contents

National Science Foundation grant proposal, correspondence, and forms.

id121953 1 5 PAC 1999 Scope and Contents

Graduate faculty nominations.

id121954 1 6 Staff Evaluation Forms 1998 Scope and Contents

School of Library and Information Sciences blank staff evaluation forms.

id121955 1 7 Promotion 2001 Scope and Contents

Dr. Rorvig’s correspondence with Dr. Yvonne Chandler concerning faculty promotion review.

id121956 1 8 Faculty 1996-2002 Scope and Contents

Personal documents and UNT faculty contracts.

id121957 1 9 Faculty 1995-1998 Scope and Contents

Personal documents, Dr. Rorvig’s staff evaluations, and UNT faculty documents and contracts.

id121958 1 10 Patents 2000-2002 Scope and Contents

Copyrights, patents, and legal paperwork.

id121959 1 11 Patents 1996-2002 Scope and Contents

Copyrights, patents, and legal paperwork.

id121960 1 12 Patents 2002 Scope and Contents

Copyrights, patents, and legal paperwork.

id121961 1 13 JASIS 1999 Scope and Contents

Perspectives Issue on Visual Information Retrieval Interfaces submitted to the Journal of the American Society for Information Science.

id121962 1 14 Cellphone Policy 2003 Scope and Contents

UNT faculty cellphone paperwork.

id121963 1 15 Aural Interface 1989 Scope and Contents

Research proposal for testing and design of an aural interface to large bibliographic databases.

id121964 1 16 Intelligent Systems 1989-2002 Scope and Contents

Intelligent Data Understanding (Abstract and proposal); proposal for two year agreement designated NASA subcontract; various related articles.

id121965 1 17 NASA 2001 Scope and Contents

Cooperative agreement notice with NASA.

id121966 1 18 NASA 1995-2001 Scope and Contents

Intelligent Video for Remote Monitoring, Surveillance, and Control Project; correspondence with NASA.

id121967 1 19 TREC 1998-2002 Scope and Contents

Visualization and Scaling of TREC Topic Document Sets submitted to the Text Retrieval Conference.

id121968 1 20 TREC 1997-1999 Scope and Contents

Visual Access Tools for Special Collections; teaching evaluations; Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) related documents and proposals.

id121969 1 21 Request for New Course, miscellaneous 1999-2000 Scope and Contents

Request for new course paperwork and drafts; miscellaneous awards correspondence and letters.

id121970 1 22 Receipts 2001 Scope and Contents

Flight itinerary, car rental, and various travel receipts.

id121971 1 23 UNT School of Library and Information Sciences Charter 2000-2003 Scope and Contents

UNT School of Library and Information Sciences Charter; faculty evaluation guidelines.

id121972 1 24 ARP/ATP 1995-1997 Scope and Contents

Proposal for Advanced Research and Advanced Technology Program.

id121973 1 25 License Agreement 1995-1997 Scope and Contents

End-User License Agreement for Microsoft Software; Application by an Individual to Use the Message Understanding VII (MUC-VII) Text Collection.

id121974 1 26 OCLC 1989 Scope and Contents

Project ICON research grant proposal for research presented to the <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).</span>

id121975 1 27 Intel 2000 Scope and Contents

Intel corporation correspondence and research proposal.

id121976 1 28 Application of Tenure Materials for Dr. Mark Rorvig 1987 Scope and Contents

Two identical binders containing Dr. Rorvig’s tenure application.

id121977 1 29 Documents, Paperwork, Contracts, miscellaneous. 1988-1995 Scope and Contents

Travel receipts and document; course listings; NASA correspondence.

id121978 1 30 Rorvig Memorial 2002 Scope and Contents

Contains memorial service for Dr. Rorvig and several early drafts.