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iCAMP: Building Digital Information Curation Curriculum

iCAMP: Building Digital Information Curation Curriculum

Date: February 2012
Creator: Moen, William E.; Kim, Jeonghyun; Warga, Edward; Wakefield, Jenny S. & Halbert, Martin
Description: Paper for the 2012 International iConference. This paper discusses the iCAMP (Information: Curate, Archive, Manage, and Preserve) project and building digital information curation curriculum.
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Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

Date: September 2008
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S. & Han, Myung-Ja
Description: This paper discusses assessing descriptive substance in free-text collection-level metadata. This paper reports on a content analysis of collection records in an aggregation of cultural heritage collections.
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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 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.
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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: Paper for the 2010 International iConference. This paper discusses extraction and parsing of herbarium specimen data to make the critical information available in digital form.
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Findings Pertaining to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections

Findings Pertaining to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections

Date: October 2006
Creator: Cole, Timothy W.; Jackson, Amy S.; Palmer, Carole L.; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Twidale, Michael B. & Zavalina, Oksana
Description: This paper discusses the findings pertaining to the framework for building good digital collections. This paper is part of the three-year interim project report for the IMLS Digital Collections & Content Project, summarizing major findings October 2002 through September 2005.
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Beyond Size and Search: Building Contextual Mass in Digital Aggregations for Scholarly Use

Beyond Size and Search: Building Contextual Mass in Digital Aggregations for Scholarly Use

Date: October 2010
Creator: Palmer, Carole L.; Zavalina, Oksana & Fenlon, Katrina
Description: This paper discusses building contextual mass in digital aggregations for scholarly use.
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Unremarkable on the Face of It

Unremarkable on the Face of It

Date: December 3, 2009
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark
Description: This paper was part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative 'Click! Photography Changes Everything'. This paper discusses family photographs and how sometimes seemingly unremarkable snapshots can be truly remarkable.
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The Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations

The Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations

Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: This paper presents a new area of research in library and information sciences - investigation into collection-level subject metadata that describes entire digital collections as integral wholes - and reports results of the multi-method exploratory study combining comparative content analysis of collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale aggregations of digital collections in the USA and Europe, transaction log analysis of user interactions with one of these portals, as well as interviews and observations of aggregation users.
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Free-Text Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Large-Scale Digital Libraries: A Comparative Content Analysis

Free-Text Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Large-Scale Digital Libraries: A Comparative Content Analysis

Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: This paper reports results of the study that used an in-depth comparative content analysis to assess free-text collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale digital cultural heritage aggregations in the United States and Europe.
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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.
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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 Role of Content Analysis in Evaluating Metadata for the U.S. Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Results from an Exploratory Study

The Role of Content Analysis in Evaluating Metadata for the U.S. Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Results from an Exploratory Study

Date: 1997
Creator: Moen, William E.; Stewart, Erin L. & McClure, Charles R.
Description: This paper discusses application of qualitative and quantitative content analysis techniques to assess metadata records from 42 Federal agencies' implementation of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS).
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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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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: 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.
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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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CIMI's Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Search and Retrieval of Distributed Cultural Heritage Information

CIMI's Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Search and Retrieval of Distributed Cultural Heritage Information

Date: January 2, 1998
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This paper discusses the Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI)'s international effort to provide distributed search and retrieval of cultural heritage information. A primary aspect of CIMI's work utilizes ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995, and American National Standard protocol for information retrieval. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently approved Z39.50 as ISO 23950. CIMI chose Z39.50 to enable uniform access to existing and emerging digital collections and the vast repositories of cultural heritage information resources. These resources include a variety of physical and digital objects--physical artifacts and digital derivatives of those artifacts, descriptive records designed for collection management, bibliographic records, full-text documents, online tools such as thesauri and authoritative lists of artists' names, and more. CIMI's application Z39.50 in the networked cultural heritage information environment is breaking new ground in distributed and integrated access to textual and non-textual digital collections.
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Resource Discovery Using Z39.50: Promise and Reality

Resource Discovery Using Z39.50: Promise and Reality

Date: November 2000
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This paper discusses the Z39.50 protocol. The ANSI/NISO Z39.50 protocol for information retrieval addresses the complex challenges of intersystem communication. Original uses envisioned for the protocol look very little like current implementations and uses. In the 1980s, users on one library catalog system would search and retrieve bibliographic records on a remote system. By the late 1990s, there was a need for discovering networked resources and integrating access to them. Yet, the Z39.50 protocol has addressed both these scenarios. This paper provides a portrayal of Z39.50 that explains its flexibility in response to a variety of information retrieval requirements in the networked environment.
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The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries

The Semantics of Semantic Interoperability: A Two-Dimensional Approach for Investigating Issues of Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries

Date: 2007
Creator: Chung, EunKyung & Moen, William E.
Description: Paper discussing a two-dimensional approach for investigating issues of semantic interoperability in digital libraries.
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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: 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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Assessing Metadata Utilization: An Analysis of MARC Content Designation Use

Assessing Metadata Utilization: An Analysis of MARC Content Designation Use

Date: 2003
Creator: Moen, William E. & Benardino, Penelope
Description: This paper discusses metadata utilization. This paper reports results of an analysis of a large sample of MARC 21 bibliographic records.
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Open Access: A New Paradigm for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Access

Open Access: A New Paradigm for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Access

Date: April 28, 2009
Creator: Moen, William E. & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: 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.
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Review of the Tools and Software to Support Interoperability

Review of the Tools and Software to Support Interoperability

Date: July 15, 2006
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy; Moen, William E. & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: 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.
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