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An Alternative Approach to Interoperability Testing

Description: 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.
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: Moen, William E. & Yoon, JungWon
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Apiary Project: High-Throughput Workflow for Computer-Assisted Human Parsing of Biological Specimen Label Data

Description: 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.
Date: July 2009
Creator: Best, Jason H.; Neill, Amanda K. & Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

An Application Profile Using Darwin Core Rendered in the New Dublin Core Application Profile Framework

Description: 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.
Date: November 2009
Creator: Moen, William E.; Huang, Jane Q.; McCotter, Melody; Best, Jason H. & Neill, Amanda K.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Creating Radioactive MARC Records and Z Queries Using the MARCdocs Database

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.
Date: December 2, 2004
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Data Normalization Procedures on Decomposed MARC 21 Records

Description: 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.
Date: October 25, 2001
Creator: Kim, Ed & Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis

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.
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

A DSpace Foundation for a Teaching and Research Commons: The Metadata Education and Research Information Commons

Description: 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.
Date: January 2007
Creator: Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid; Moen, William E.; Vellucci, Sherry L. & Benton, Bryce
Partner: UNT College of Information

An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML [Poster]

Description: 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.
Date: 2010
Creator: Moen, William E.; Neill, Amanda K.; Best, Jason H.; McCotter, Melody; Xu, Hong & Huang, Jane Q.
Partner: UNT College of Information

An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML Poster Abstract

Description: 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
Date: 2010
Creator: Moen, William E.; Neill, Amanda K.; Best, Jason H.; McCotter, Melody; Xu, Hong & Huang, Jane Q.
Partner: UNT College of Information

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

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.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Moen, William E.; Huang, Jane Q.; McCotter, Melody; Neill, Amanda K. & Best, Jason H.
Partner: UNT College of Information

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

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.
Date: 2008
Creator: Moen, William E.; Best, Jason H. & Neill, Amanda K.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Illinois Library Resources and Automation in the Networked Environment: An Analysis and Recommended Strategies Final Report

Description: This study identifies strategies for enhancing access to Illinois libraries' holdings, where the strategies ensure the best stewardship possible for state and federal grant dollars for library automation and resources.
Date: October 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.; Enoch, Larry & Greenway-Hayes, Debra
Partner: UNT College of Information

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

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.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Indexing Guidelines to Support Z39.50 Profile Searches

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.
Date: February 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information