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

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.
Date: January 2006
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy

Preparing School Library Media Specialists for Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Description: This presentation discusses preparing school library media specialists for resource description and access (RDA). In particular, the authors present the basic Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) concepts and discuss them in the context of RDA implementation. The authors provide the correlation between AACR2 and RDA, including specific examples of a variety of formats: monograph, electronic resource, AV, etc. Lastly, the authors discuss implementation options and vendor(s) interaction.
Date: November 7, 2009
Creator: Schultz-Jones, Barbara & Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-

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.

Professional Learning Communities & Personal Learning Networks in Information Science

Description: This presentation is part of a Doctoral Student Special Interest Group (SIG) panel discussion group from the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). Doctoral students discuss various ways to keep up with changes in information science and technology through developing professional learning communities.
Date: January 2012
Creator: Hill, Valerie; Bartoletti, Robin; Helge, Kris & Brannon, Sian

Quality Health Information on the Internet: Developing a Diabetes Pathfinder for the Chinese Population

Description: A Web-based bilingual diabetes information pathfinder was created to help the Chinese population access quality health information on the Internet as part of a collaborative outreach project in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Date: October 1, 2009
Creator: Cleveland, Ana D.; Philbrick, Jodi; Pan, Xuequn (Della); Yu, Xinyu; Chen, Jiangping; O'Neill, Marty et al.

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.

RDA: What Cataloging Managers Need to Know

Description: This presentation discusses what cataloging managers need to know about Resource Description and Access (RDA). It describes issues related to how RDA is affecting cataloging, what is changing and what is not, where we are and how we got here, the intention of RDA, objectives and principles, its relation to AACR2, and other RDA information.
Date: June 28, 2010
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-

Resource and Resource Sharing in Intelligent Information Access

Description: This presentation discusses an exploratory study on resources and resource sharing among researchers in Intelligent Information Access (IIA). The investigation consists of two stages. In Stage One, the authors conducted a content analysis to identify resources used in 145 research papers and reports in two subfields of IIA; and in Stage Two, the authors carried out an online survey of IIA researchers to understand resource-sharing channels and the researchers' perspectives on resource sharing.
Date: October 23, 2008
Creator: Chen, Jiangping

Resource Discovery Using Z39.50: Promise and Reality

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.
Date: November 2000
Creator: Moen, William E.

[Review] Intellectual Freedom Manual

Description: This article reviews the book "Intellectual Freedom Manual," compiled by the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) of the American Library Association. The manual is designed to answer practical questions that confront librarians in applying the principles of intellectual freedom to library service.
Date: 2007
Creator: Cleveland, Ana D.

Review of the Tools and Software to Support Interoperability

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

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

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.
Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana