Preparing, Creating, and Managing a Large Dataset of MARC 21 Records for Research and Analysis

Preparing, Creating, and Managing a Large Dataset of MARC 21 Records for Research and Analysis

Date: January 2006
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: This poster discusses preparing, creating, and managing a large dataset of MARC 21 records. The MARC Content Designation Utilization (MCDU) Project is examining catalogers' utilization of available MARC 21 content designation (e.g., fields/subfields). A critical component of this project is the development of methods, procedures, and software tools for reliable and valid analyses of the complete WorldCat database of more than 56 million MARC 21 records.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
XML to Lucene to SRW

XML to Lucene to SRW

Date: February 15, 2007
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report documents procedures of parsing XML records into Lucene index and making those records available via SRW.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Enhancing User Search Experience in Digital Libraries with Rotated Latent Semantic Indexing

Enhancing User Search Experience in Digital Libraries with Rotated Latent Semantic Indexing

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Date: August 2015
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: This study investigates a semi-automatic method for creation of topical labels representing the topical concepts in information objects. The method is called rotated latent semantic indexing (rLSI). rLSI has found application in text mining but has not been used for topical labels generation in digital libraries (DLs). The present study proposes a theoretical model and an evaluation framework which are based on the LSA theory of meaning and investigates rLSI in a DL environment. The proposed evaluation framework for rLSI topical labels is focused on human-information search behavior and satisfaction measures. The experimental systems that utilize those topical labels were built for the purposes of evaluating user satisfaction with the search process. A new instrument was developed for this study and the experiment showed high reliability of the measurement scales and confirmed the construct validity. Data was collected through the information search tasks performed by 122 participants using two experimental systems. A quantitative method of analysis, partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM), was used to test a set of research hypotheses and to answer research questions. The results showed a not significant, indirect effect of topical label type on both guidance and satisfaction. The conclusion of the study is ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Status Report Period: Fall Semester 2006 (Updated February 15)

Status Report Period: Fall Semester 2006 (Updated February 15)

Date: February 15, 2006
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report details the status of the project and covers encountered problems and activities.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Comparison of Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Comparison of Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Date: March 21, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: Paper for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This paper describes examinations of various digital asset management systems' (DAMS) capabilities and functions. Evaluation is based on the documentation relating to each package.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Installation and Testing of Selected Digital Asset Management Systems (work area E)

Date: April 3, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report contains installation procedures for the Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) identified as the most suitable candidates for the deployment by the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI) partners.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
OAI Static Repositories

OAI Static Repositories

Date: May 31, 2007
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This report gives an overview of the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) static repositories' and their restrictions and conformation rules. Also, intermediation with a Static Repository Gateway, workflows and best practices, and interfaces for the creation of metadata for OAI static repositories
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Metadata: Batch Editing of MARC Records (work area D)

Metadata: Batch Editing of MARC Records (work area D)

Date: May 2, 2007
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. This reports workflows developed for the conversion of two sets of metadata records and serves the following objectives: research different avenues for the batch import and export of MARC records from popular integrated library systems, identify tools/software which aids in batch editing of MARC records, and document workflow for batch editing MARC records.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Adding a User Developed Vocabulary in DSpace

Adding a User Developed Vocabulary in DSpace

Date: January 2008
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy; Xu, Hong & Moen, William E.
Description: Poster presented at the 2008 ALISE Annual Conference. This poster discusses adding a user developed vocabulary in DSpace.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Parsing Records from TSLAC ARIS Database into XML: Notes (Work Area B.2 - B.4)

Parsing Records from TSLAC ARIS Database into XML: Notes (Work Area B.2 - B.4)

Date: December 15, 2006
Creator: Plumer, Danielle; Phillips, Mark Edward & Polyakov, Serhiy
Description: Report for an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Grant Partner Uplift Project. The report describes parsing records from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Archives and Information Services (ARIS) database into XML files, creating XML schemas, and mapping elements to simple Dublin core schema.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information