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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Description: This report discusses the Z39.50 interoperability testbed and provides an interim report of the Z-Interop Project 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 interim report on January 1, 2004. Given the date of approval for the extension, this report primarily reflects activities during the latter half of June 2004.
Date: July 1, 2004
Creator: Moen, William E.

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

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.
Date: January 1, 2005
Creator: Moen, William E.

Procedures for Issuing Test Searches from Z-Interop Testbed Participant's Z-Client: Phase 1

Description: This document describes the procedures that participants in the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed (Z-Interop Participant) are to use when testing Z39.50 client (Z-client) applications. The testing of a Z-Interop reference implementation Z39.50 server. Specifically, the attribute combination and other query components (e.g., Boolean operators) are reviewed, and a report of the results will be prepared for each Z-Interop participant.
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.

Radioactive MARC Records Specifications

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.
Date: January 1, 2005
Creator: Moen, William E.

SQL Data Analysis Procedures to Create Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups on Sample of Decomposed MARC Records Phase 1 Testing

Description: This document describes the data analysis procedures developed to create the Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups using SQL statements. This is the preliminary version of these procedures tested and validated on a sample of decomposed MARC records. (For a description of how the MARC records were decomposed see the Z-Interop document, Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis. A subsequent version may be necessary as the authors move to the procedures for the entire file of decomposed records.
Date: October 14, 2001
Creator: Yoon, JungWon & Moen, William E.

Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services April 1 through June 30, 2002

Description: This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of April 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002. The previous status report covered a ten-month period from May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002. The Principal Investigator (PI) requested a no-cost extension for this project, which the Institute of Museum and Library Services approved. With the letter of approval, IMLS set a revised schedule for project status reports. Beginning July 1, 2002, status reports are due every six months. To respond to the revised schedule of status reports, this document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report.
Date: July 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.

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

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.
Date: July 1, 2003
Creator: Moen, William E.

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

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.
Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: Moen, William E.

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

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.
Date: March 31, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.

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

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.
Date: February 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.