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Dr. Moen's research activities include a range of studies and projects. Current and recent research studies are listed below.  

MARC Content Designation Utilization (MCDU). (2005-2007)

Analyzing MARC Content Designation Utilization (2003-)

As part of the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed, we did an initial analysis of the frequency of use of MARC 21 content designation in a set of 400,000 MARC records from OCLC's WorldCat database. This work has become the basis for a request for funding form the U.S. Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant for Libraries Program (submitted Feb. 1, 2004). The initial results were presented in a paper at the 2003 Dublin Core Conference

The Bath Profile
A Z39.50 Specification for Library Applications and Resource Discovery.   Information on the international effort to develop a Z39.50 profile that addresses the needs of libraries and other cross-domain searching environments.

The Texas Z39.50 Implementors Group (TZIG) and the Z Texas Initiative This project brings together librarians from across Texas to identify requirements and agree on specification for using Z39.50. The result of this effort will be a Z39.50 profile. Implementations supporting this profile will provide users with better distributed access to Texas library catalogs and other resources. Moen developed a discussion paper for the participants of the organizational meeting (August 18, 1998 in Austin) of the Texas Z39.50 Implementors Group (TZIG). The Texas State Library is hosting the TZIG website < >.

National Information Standards Organization's Study of State Library Agencies' Information Technology Standards Policies and Procedures (1998-2000)

NISO sponsored this nine-month study (June 1998 - February 1999). For information see the Project Description. Moen was Principal Investigator for this study, assisted by NISO Research Assistant and graduate student in the School of Library and Information Sciences Gloria Shobowale.

Full text of the final report (August 2000) is available online.

CIMI: The Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information

An Evaluation of the Federal Government's Implementation of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Final Report (1997)

Click here for a brief description of the project. 



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Last Update:  February 06, 2007