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The 21st Century Library: Collaborative Services, Standards, and Interoperability
Presentation for the 2002 Netspeed Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the collaborative services, standards and interoperability of libraries in the 21st century. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38881/
Adding a User Developed Vocabulary in DSpace
Poster presented at the 2008 ALISE Annual Conference. This poster discusses adding a user developed vocabulary in DSpace. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39321/
An Alternative Approach to Interoperability Testing
Presentation for the 2005 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. This presentation discusses an alternative approach to interoperability testing and the use of special diagnostic records in the context of Z39.50 and online library catalogs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111014/
Analysis Logic and Procedures for Creating a Test Dataset of MARC 21 Records for the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Phase 1 Testing
Report on the logic and procedures to create a test dataset of more than 400,000 (400K) MARC 21 records from the OCLC WorldCat database. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc110994/
The Apiary Project: High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data
Presentation for the 2009 Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Meeting. This presentation discusses research on high-throughput workflow for computer-assisted human parsing of biological specimen label data. This is part of 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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81372/
An Application Profile Using Darwin Core Rendered in the New Dublin Core Application Profile Framework
Poster presented at the 2009 Taxonomic Database Working Group Annual Conference. This poster discusses an application profile using Darwin Core rendered in the new Dublin Core application profile framework. This is part of 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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81371/
Assessing Interoperability in the Networked Environment: Standards, Evaluation, and Testbeds in the Context of Z39.50
This book chapter discusses interoperability in the networked environment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102281/
Assessing Metadata Utilization: An Analysis of MARC Content Designation Use
This paper discusses metadata utilization. This paper reports results of an analysis of a large sample of MARC 21 bibliographic records. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36303/
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/
Developing an Alternative Approach for Interoperability Testing of Library Z39.50 Servers
Paper describing a plan of work to develop and test an alternative approach for interoperability testing. This approach builds on the conceptual and technical infrastructure developed during the Z-Interop Project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111279/
A DSpace Foundation for a Teaching and Research Commons: The Metadata Education and Research Information Commons
Poster presented at the 2007 International Conference on Open Repositories. This poster discusses the Metadata Education and Research Information Commons (MERIC). MERIC originated from an action plan of the Library of Congress and addresses the need to prepare future information professionals to organize and provide access to digital resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111008/
An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML
Poster presented at the 2010 Taxonomic Database Working Group Meeting. This poster discusses 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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81369/
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/
Examining MARC Records as Artifacts Reflecting Metadata Utilization Decisions
This presentation discusses the MARC Content Designation Utilization (MCDU) Project. It presents information about the goals and scope of the project, the methodology and information about the process, and the implications of this project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36282/
An Extensible Approach to Interoperability Testing: The Use of Special Diagnostic Records in the Context of Z39.50 and Online Library Catalogs
Presentation discussing the use of special diagnostic records in the context of Z39.50 and online library catalogs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36271/
An Extensible Approach to Interoperability Testing: The Use of Special Diagnostic Records in the Context of Z39.50 and Online Library Catalogs
Paper discussing the use of special diagnostic records in the context of Z39.50 and online library catalogs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102276/
Extracting and Parsing of Herbarium Specimen Data: Exploring the Use of the Dublin Core Application Profile Framework
This paper discusses extraction and parsing of herbarium specimen data to make the critical information available in digital form. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81386/
Final Report for The Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project Phase 2: Developing an Alternative Approach for Interoperability Testing of Library Z39.50 Servers
Final report for the Z39.50 interoperability testbed project, phase 2. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111287/
High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data
This two-year project will advance understanding of the workflow and processes best able to increase access to and use of digitized biological collection metadata within the stakeholder communities comprised of biologists, natural history museum collections managers, biodiversity standards groups, and the library and information science community. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc81387/
Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications
An operating assumption for the networked environment is that many different information systems need to interoperate for users to successfully discover and retrieve distributed resources. Meaningful interoperability is often elusive. In the library community, the Z39.50 standard protocol (ISO 23950/ANSI/NISO Z39.50) for information retrieval promised seamless and transparent networked access to library resources. Too often, the reality has not lived up to the promise. This paper discusses two efforts that offer solution paths to Z39.50 interoperability. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36283/
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/
Interim Report for the Z-Interop Project The Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed
This report discusses the Z39.50 interoperability testbed and serves as an interim report for the Z-Interop Project as of December 31, 2003. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111001/
Interim Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services
This document serves as an interim report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project, Phase 2 (Z-Interop2), covering the period of January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress about the project since the interim report on January 1, 2005. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111017/
Interim Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services January 1 through June 30, 2003
This report discusses the Z39.50 interoperability testbed and provides an interim report of the Z-Interop Project covering the period of January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2003. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the interim report on January 1, 2004. Given the date of approval for the extension, this report primarily reflects activities during the latter half of June 2004. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111021/
Interim Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2004
This document serves as an interim report on the Z39.50 interoperability testbed, Phase 2 of the Z-Interop Project. This report covers the period of July 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on the project since the interim report on July 1, 2004. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111282/
An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details
This paper discusses a project to redesign courses on different levels of details. The Texas Course Redesign Project initiated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) aims to develop and distribute instructional resources to improve student learning outcomes and lower the costs of higher education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38886/
Learning from Artifacts: Metadata Utilization Analysis
This paper describes the MARC Content Designation Utilization Project, which is examining a very large set of metadata records as artifacts of the library cataloging enterprise. This is the first large-scale examination of descriptive metadata utilization. Presents an overview of study activities and suggests the study's significance to the broader use of metadata in digital libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36318/
Mapping the Interoperability Landscape for Networked Information Retrieval
This paper discusses interoperability of networked information. Interoperability is a fundamental challenge for networked information discovery and retrieval. Often treated monolithically in the literature, interoperability is multifaceted and can be analyzed into different types and levels. This paper discusses an approach to map the interoperability landscape for networked information retrieval as part of an interoperability assessment research project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36320/
MARCdocs: The MARC 21 Bibliographic Format Database
Report on the MARC 21 bibliographic format database. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111004/
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/
The Metadata Education and Research Information Commons (MERIC): A Collaborative Teaching and Research Initiative
Article dicsussing the Metadata Education and Research Information Commons (MERIC), a collaborative teaching and research initiative. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36288/
Open Access: A New Paradigm for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Access
The notion of open access to scholarly information is not new. In recent years, however, it has taken on prominence within the broader context of scholarly work, communication, and publishing. This brief paper intends to highlight and clarify key aspects of open access to assist UNTs initial discussions of the utility of open access for UNT researchers and scholars. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32975/
The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data: An Exploratory Study and Application
This paper presents an overview of an exploratory research project to identify, describe, and investigate the applicability of the Web services (WS) approach to access legacy data. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36314/
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. 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/
Radioactive Metadata Records: An Interoperability Testing Approach Based on Metadata Utilization
This presentation discusses radioactive metadata records and an interoperability testing approach based on metadata utilization. The research is part of Z-Interop, an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences' (IMLS) National Leadership Grant supported project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111013/
A Repository for Learning Objects: Supporting the Reuse and Repurposing of Redesigned Courses and Their Content
This paper describes the design and development of a learning object repository for a new statewide higher education initiative. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38885/
Review of the Tools and Software to Support Interoperability
Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report reviews the tools and software to support interoperability between digital repositories and the Library of Texas federated search. This review will be used for providing recommendations for best practices and workflows for installing software and tools onto Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) and selected databases that support search interoperability. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29816/
Scaffolding for Digital Curation Education: A One Week Unix Fundamentals Course
This poster discusses scaffolding for digital curation eductaion. The authors will teach students how to perform commands such as changing directories, moving and copying files, compressing folders, and altering permissions in the Unix environment. This will give students some basic preparation for digital curation work and for the (4) intermediate and advanced courses in digital curation and data management offered by the iCamp Project at the University of North Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc139456/
Six Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of December 1, 2000 through April 30, 2001. The authors highlight activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on their project. This period can be considered a project startup period. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111018/
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/
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services April 1 through June 30, 2002
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of April 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002. The previous status report covered a ten-month period from May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002. The Principal Investigator (PI) requested a no-cost extension for this project, which the Institute of Museum and Library Services approved. With the letter of approval, IMLS set a revised schedule for project status reports. Beginning July 1, 2002, status reports are due every six months. To respond to the revised schedule of status reports, this document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111019/
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services January 1 through June 30, 2003
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2003. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report on January 1, 2003. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111020/
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2002
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of July 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002. The previous status report covered a three-month period from April 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111281/
A Study of State Library Agencies' Information Technology Standards Policies and Practices
This study, undertaken in 1998, attempted to bridge the gap of information and understanding about the current situation of state library agencies' use, opportunities and issues related to technical standards. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102301/
Support for Research Data Management among U.S. Academic Institutions: Results from a National Survey
Report on survey results on research data management among United States academic institutions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181695/
Ten Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002
This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of May 1, 2000 through March 31, 2002. Due to a family medical emergency, the Principal Investigator was not able to complete the six-month status report that was due December 1, 2001. The Principal Investigator (PI) communicated with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) staff about this situation, and had sent via email in November 2001 information about the progress of the project. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111283/
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