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  Partner: UNT College of Information
 Department: Texas Center for Digital Knowledge
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 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
Creating Radioactive MARC Records and Z Queries Using the MARCdocs Database
This document describes how the authors can extend a relational database of MARC documentation to store the appropriate information that will support the automatic generation of the special, diagnostic MARC records the authors will call radioactive MARC (RadMARC) records. The information contained in the database will also support the generation of the Z queries used in the interoperability testing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111003/
Data Normalization Procedures on Decomposed MARC 21 Records
In this document, the authors present some aspects of data normalization of the decomposed records to improve the results of analysis. The data normalization processes use pattern-matching techniques to eliminate and/or generalize anomalous characters and terms. Since the unit of analysis in preparing the test dataset of 400,000 MARC 21 records is a "word," there was a need for data normalization to provide reliability in the subsequent analysis. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111005/
Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis
This document discusses decomposing MARC 21 records for analysis. To prepare the test dataset of the 1% sample of MARC 21 records from the WorldCat database for use in the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed, the authors need to be able to efficiently analyze the records to determine relevant records to be returned for a set of test searches. The first step in that analysis is to determine the occurrence of test search terms in specific records. This document describes the general approach for this analysis and identifies specifications for the analysis. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc110995/
An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML Poster Abstract
This abstract describes a poster about the Apiary Project. The Apiary Project, a collaboration of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, is building a framework and web-based workflow for the extraction and parsing of herbarium specimen data. The workflow will support the transformation of written or printed specimen data into a high-quality machine-processable XML format. This poster describes an event model that informed the development of the Apiary XML Application Schema digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81384/
Indexing Guidelines to Support Z39.50 Profile Searches
This document provides guidelines for indexing MARC 21 records to support a set of searches using Z39.50. The Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) uses these guidelines to index the 400,000 MARC 21 records that comprise the Z-Interop reference implementation of the Z39.50 server and online catalog. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111000/
Metadata: A Networked Information Strategy to Improve Access to and Management of Government Information
This document is part of a Government Information Quarterly Special Issue. The author serves as the editor of this issue focusing on the use of metadata as a strategy to improve access to and management of electronic government information. Contributions by writers address federal and state metadata activities and issues. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102300/
Procedures for Issuing Test Searches from Z-Interop Testbed Participant's Z-Client: Phase 1
This document describes the procedures that participants in the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed (Z-Interop Participant) are to use when testing Z39.50 client (Z-client) applications. The testing of a Z-Interop reference implementation Z39.50 server. Specifically, the attribute combination and other query components (e.g., Boolean operators) are reviewed, and a report of the results will be prepared for each Z-Interop participant. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111011/
Project Work Plan Draft
This document details a work plan to guide the planning and execution of a new phase of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project. In this phase, the project team will use a set of special, diagnostic MARC records to identify interoperability problems between a Z39.50 client and a Z39.50 server providing access to a database of bibliographic records supporting the search and retrieval functions of an online library catalog. The project team refers to these special, diagnostic records as radioactive MARC records. The project includes a number of separate but related activities. The structure of the work plan groups these activities into work areas, each of which describes the major activities, tasks, deliverables, timeliness, and responsibilities. The work areas are: creating MARC documentation database, developing radioactive MARC records, identifying test searches, enhancing indexing guidelines for searching, creating testing procedures and processes, validating radioactive MARC record approach for interoperability testing, and conducting interoperability testing. A number of these work areas will proceed in parallel, and there are interactions between the work areas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111285/
Radioactive MARC Records Specifications
This document provides the preliminary specifications for the different RadMARC records to be created for use in the Z-Interop2 interoperability testbed. Experience with these records may result in revisions to the specifications. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111015/
SQL Data Analysis Procedures to Create Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups on Sample of Decomposed MARC Records Phase 1 Testing
This document describes the data analysis procedures developed to create the Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups using SQL statements. This is the preliminary version of these procedures tested and validated on a sample of decomposed MARC records. (For a description of how the MARC records were decomposed see the Z-Interop document, Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis. A subsequent version may be necessary as the authors move to the procedures for the entire file of decomposed records. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111016/
Z-Interop Interoperability Testing Policies and Procedures: Phase 1 Testing
This document provides an overview and the details of policies and procedures of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (referred to as Z-Interop). Specifically, the document lays out the responsibilities and obligations of the Z-Interop testbed and the organizations that participate in interoperability testing. For purposes of this document, Z-Interop staff refers to all members of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project. Z-Interop participant refers to an individual or organization who tests its Z39.50 client or Z39.50 server through the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111010/
Z39.50 Interoperability Testing Framework for Online Library Catalogs Using Radioactive MARC Records
This document discusses a Z39.50 Interoperability Testing framework. In a first phase of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed, a large dataset of MARC records was used. In this work, the authors are exploring how a set of special, diagnostic MARC records can be developed and used to identify interoperability problems between a Z39.50 client and a Z39.50 server providing access to a database of bibliographic records supporting the search and retrieval functions of an online library catalog. The authors refer to these special, diagnostic records as radioactive MARC records. It discusses the various components and identifies the tasks related to developing and implementing the components. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111002/
ZDoctor Report of SIRSI Indexing Policies for Interoperability Testing: Phase 1 Testing
This document discusses phase 1 of interoperability testing as part of the Z-Interop project. The ZDoctor perl program, which is proprietary software provided by Sirsi provides a way to verify the indexing policies established on the Unicorn online catalog reference implementation. ZDoctor produces a report that identifies the MARC fields and subfields that are indexed to support various Z39.50 Bib-1 Use Attributes. For Phase 1 interoperability testings, four Bath Profile searches will be used: Title search - keyword, Author search - keyword, Subject search - keyword, Any search - keyword. The indexing policies to support these searches were established according to the Z-Interop document, 'Indexing Guidelines to Support Z39.50 Profile Searches.' This document presents the output of the ZDoctor program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111286/