Assessing Interoperability in the Networked Environment: Standards, Evaluation, and Testbeds in the Context of Z39.50

Assessing Interoperability in the Networked Environment: Standards, Evaluation, and Testbeds in the Context of Z39.50

Date: 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This book chapter discusses interoperability in the networked environment.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Examining MARC Records as Artifacts That Reflect Metadata Utilization Decisions

Examining MARC Records as Artifacts That Reflect Metadata Utilization Decisions

Date: August 2006
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: Article examining MARC records as artifacts that reflect metadata utilization decisions.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Metadata: A Networked Information Strategy to Improve Access to and Management of Government Information

Metadata: A Networked Information Strategy to Improve Access to and Management of Government Information

Date: 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Libraries and the Research Enterprise: A View from a LIS Educator/Researcher

Libraries and the Research Enterprise: A View from a LIS Educator/Researcher

Date: January 21, 2012
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This presentation is part of a panel discussion titled "Academic Libraries as Partners in Research." This presentation discusses libraries, research, and collaboration, with examples and strategies from the point-of-view of a Library and Information Science (LIS) educator and researcher.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
The 21st Century Library: Collaborative Services, Standards, and Interoperability

The 21st Century Library: Collaborative Services, Standards, and Interoperability

Date: October 26, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: Presentation for the 2002 Netspeed Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the collaborative services, standards and interoperability of libraries in the 21st century.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library

No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library

Date: December 3, 2003
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This lecture script examines the nature and role of standards for the emerging 21st century library. Given the dynamic character of the networked environment, when are standards appropriate and how can they be developed in a manner consistent with the volatility of information technologies and changing library services? What are the roles and responsibilities of standards developing organizations, technology vendors, content creators, and librarians for standards? Do local practices of libraries threaten standards-based resource sharing and resource access technologies? Can local needs be balanced with broader library community responsibilities, and how do standards affect this balance? The speaker's assumption is that adherence to standards has never been more critical, yet his implementation experience with Z39.50 and MARC suggests that the commitment to national and international standards by librarians, technology vendors, and content creators are often an example of good intentions rather than actual practice. This standards disconnect threatens the emerging 21st century library's ability to deliver fundamental services in appropriate ways to their users.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Examining MARC Records as Artifacts Reflecting Metadata Utilization Decisions

Examining MARC Records as Artifacts Reflecting Metadata Utilization Decisions

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis

Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis

Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2002

Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2002

Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Ten Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002

Ten Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002

Date: March 31, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Project Work Plan Draft

Project Work Plan Draft

Date: June 2004
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This document details a work plan to guide the planning and execution of a new phase of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
ZDoctor Report of SIRSI Indexing Policies for Interoperability Testing: Phase 1 Testing

ZDoctor Report of SIRSI Indexing Policies for Interoperability Testing: Phase 1 Testing

Date: November 1, 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This document discusses phase 1 of interoperability testing as part of the Z-Interop project.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Interim Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2004

Interim Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2004

Date: January 1, 2005
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services January 1 through June 30, 2003

Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services January 1 through June 30, 2003

Date: July 1, 2003
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Creating Radioactive MARC Records and Z Queries Using the MARCdocs Database

Creating Radioactive MARC Records and Z Queries Using the MARCdocs Database

Date: December 2, 2004
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Indexing Guidelines to Support Z39.50 Profile Searches

Indexing Guidelines to Support Z39.50 Profile Searches

Date: February 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Z-Interop Interoperability Testing Policies and Procedures: Phase 1 Testing

Z-Interop Interoperability Testing Policies and Procedures: Phase 1 Testing

Date: February 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Interim Report for the Z-Interop Project The Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed

Interim Report for the Z-Interop Project The Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed

Date: December 31, 2003
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This report discusses the Z39.50 interoperability testbed and serves as an interim report for the Z-Interop Project as of December 31, 2003.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Radioactive MARC Records Specifications

Radioactive MARC Records Specifications

Date: January 1, 2005
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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