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Developing an Alternative Approach for Interoperability Testing of Library Z39.50 Servers

Developing an Alternative Approach for Interoperability Testing of Library Z39.50 Servers

Date: March 30, 2004
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
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An Extensible Approach to Interoperability Testing: The Use of Special Diagnostic Records in the Context of Z39.50 and Online Library Catalogs

An Extensible Approach to Interoperability Testing: The Use of Special Diagnostic Records in the Context of Z39.50 and Online Library Catalogs

Date: 2005
Creator: Moen, William E.; Hammer, Sebastian; Taylor, Mike; Thomale, Jason & Yoon, JungWon
Description: Paper discussing the use of special diagnostic records in the context of Z39.50 and online library catalogs.
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Extracting and Parsing of Herbarium Specimen Data: Exploring the Use of the Dublin Core Application Profile Framework

Extracting and Parsing of Herbarium Specimen Data: Exploring the Use of the Dublin Core Application Profile Framework

Date: February 2010
Creator: Moen, William E.; Huang, Jane Q.; McCotter, Melody; Neill, Amanda K. & Best, Jason H.
Description: This paper discusses extraction and parsing of herbarium specimen data to make the critical information available in digital form.
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High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data

High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data

Date: 2008
Creator: Moen, William E.; Best, Jason H. & Neill, Amanda K.
Description: This grant proposal is for the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant. Abstract: The University of North Texas's Texas Center for Digital Knowledge (TxCDK) and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) will conduct fundamental research with the goal of identifying how human intelligence can be combined with machine processes for effective and efficient transformation of textual museum specimen label information into high-quality machine-processible parsed 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. A key challenge faced by all natural history collections is determining a transformation process that yields high-quality results in a cost- and time-efficient manner. The results of this research will yield a new workflow model for effective and efficient label data transformation, correction, and enhancement that can be replicated, adapted, and transferred to herbaria and other natural history collections.
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A Repository for Learning Objects: Supporting the Reuse and Repurposing of Redesigned Courses and Their Content

A Repository for Learning Objects: Supporting the Reuse and Repurposing of Redesigned Courses and Their Content

Date: 2008
Creator: Barnes, Svetlana; Li, Fei; Polyakov, Serhiy & Moen, William E.
Description: This paper describes the design and development of a learning object repository for a new statewide higher education initiative. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is funding the redesign of large undergraduate courses; the redesigned courses are intended to improve student learning, retention and outcomes. The learning object repository stores and provides access to content from these courses. Content has been decomposed into discrete learning object varying in levels of granularity. The paper provides details on the proof-of-concept implementation developed in Phase I of a two-phase project. Special attention is given to key aspects such as the levels of granularity, metadata, technology, and user testing. ssues that emerged in Phase I are informing all facets of the next iteration of the repository.
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An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details

An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details

Date: 2008
Creator: Li, Fei; Polyakov, Serhiy; Barnes, Svetlana; Moen, William E. & Xu, Hong
Description: 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.
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The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data: An Exploratory Study and Application

The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data: An Exploratory Study and Application

Date: February 16, 2005
Creator: Oguz, Fatih & Moen, William E.
Description: Paper discussing the potential for web services to enhance information access to legacy data. Abstract: 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. In the Z Texas Implementation Component of the Library of Texas (ZLOT) project, the ZLOT technical team has implemented a multi-purpose Texas Library Directory Database (TLDD) that is used as a back-end database to support the Library of Texas (LOT) Resource Discovery Service (RDS). The researchers developed and implemented a prototype WS application to show how a legacy system can be accessed and its data can be searched and retrieved. This study focused on understanding how requests and responses between software applications are encoded in Extensible Markup Language (XML).
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Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications

Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications

Date: August 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This paper discusses Z39.50 interoperability. Abstract: 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.
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Learning from Artifacts: Metadata Utilization Analysis

Learning from Artifacts: Metadata Utilization Analysis

Date: 2006
Creator: Moen, William E.; Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-; Eklund, Amy; Polyakov, Serhiy & Snyder, Gregory
Description: 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.
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Mapping the Interoperability Landscape for Networked Information Retrieval

Mapping the Interoperability Landscape for Networked Information Retrieval

Date: June 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
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