Community Info

# Situation Name Situation Description Objective Orbis? # Notes
1 Metadata Search and Extraction Demonstrate systems ability to search non-MARC records. Demonstrate searching records in multiple metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, VRA, EAD. Demonstrate ability to locate records regardless of record format. Demonstrate ability to qualify search to records in just using a specific scheme. Demonstrate searching the local non-MARC database. Demonstrate searching remote non-MARC databases. To determine the ability to communicate and integrate with non-MARC21 data inside and outside the LMS; to test the ability to search across databases using different metadata schemes, such as Dublin Core, EAD and VRA. N 1  
  Metadata Extraction and Conversion   To determine the ability to extract and convert metadata into MARC21 tagged data and the ability to convert MARC21 tagged data into other forms of metadata. For instance, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA etc.      
2 Converting records Demonstrate converting records from one metadata scheme to another. For example, demonstrate converting a Dublin Core record into MARC21. Save the record as MARC21. Describe supported "cross-walks".   N 2  
3 Converting batches of records Demonstrate converting a batch of records from one metadata scheme to another, e.g., from MARC21 to Dublin Core.   N 3  
Metadata Creation and Editing   To determine the ability to generate and manipulate metadata within the LMS or from a different system that interfaces seamlessly with the LMS .    
4 Dublin Core Demonstrate manual entry of records in non-MARC21 records. Demonstrate supported non-MARC21 templates (e.g., templates for Dublin Core, VRA Core, Ead, etc). Which metadata schemes are supported?   N 4  
5   Demonstrate editing non-MARC21 records. Demonstrate editing more than one record type.     5  
6 Searching Generic XML Tagged Records Search XML tagged records across remote databases; display a retrieved record; import the records into the system To determine the ability to support the creation of, communication among, and exchange of generic XML records, without the specific DTDs N 6  
5 XML/MARC21 Tagged Catalog Data Conversion   To determine the ability to communicate with XML tagged catalog data in other databases; to determine the ability to transfer and use catalog data coded in XML tags   5  
7 XML to MARC21 Retrieve and import a single XML tagged catalog record from a remote database, removing all the XML tags; display the resulting record; save the record in the MARC21 database   N 7  
8   Batch import and convert multiple XML tagged catalog records from a remote database, removing all the XML tags; displaying the resulting records; save the records into the MARC21 database   N 8  
9 MARC21 to XML Convert a single MARC21 tagged record into an XML tagged record   N 9  
10   Batch convert multiple MARC21 records to XML tagged records; exchange these XML tagged records with other systems using the XML standard     10  
11 Linking from XLINKs Demonstrate navigating from the hypertext in the XLINK tags of an XML record to the targeted URLs (May use third party software for this demo) To determine the ability to recognize and parse the hyperlinks embedded in XML tagged records N 11  
12 XML Record Creation and Editing   To determine the ability to create an XML record from within the LMS and how easy and flexible this function is N 12  
13   Create an XML record using a template or a wizard program   N 13  
14   Create an XML record by hard coding all tags   N 14  
15   Edit an XML record by changing some existing tags and by adding new tags   N 15  
  EAD Record Management   To determine the ability to search, extract, create and manipulate EAD metadata records      
16 Searching and Extracting Search EAD records residing in a remote metadata database; display a single record; extract the record into the system   N 16  
17   Batch search and extract EAD records from remote metadata databases into the system   N 17  
18   Search EAD records within the system; display a single EAD record   N 18  
19 Extracting and Converting Extract an EAD record from a remote database, translating all EAD tagged fields into MARC21 tagged fields; display the resulting record; save the record in the MARC21 database   N 19  
20   Batch extract multiple EAD records from a remote database, translating all EAD tagged fields into MARC21 fields; display the resulting records; save the records in the MARC21 database     20  
21 Creating and Editing Create an EAD record using a template or a wizard program   N 21  
22   Create an EAD record by tagging individual fields manually   N 22  
23   Edit an EAD record by changing certain existing tags and by adding new tags   N 23  
# Situation Name Situation Description Objective Orbis? # Notes
1 Importing A list of Z39.50-compliant databases of MARC community information records is provided at the SOLINET Community Planet project site <http://commplanet.solinet.net>. Search one of these databases and import a community information record. Determine whether MARC community information records can be imported from Z39.50 sites in real time without using third-party software. N 1  
2   Question: Are the same importing capabilities and customization options that are available for other MARC formats also available for the community information format? Demonstrate any importing options that are unique to the community information format. Determine whether the same importing capabilities and customization options that are available for other MARC formats are also available for the community information format. N 2  
3 Workforms Call up a blank workform for a new MARC community information format record. Determine whether a blank workform is available. N 3  
4   Question: Are the same workform customization options that are available for other MARC formats also available for the community information format? Demonstrate any workform customization options that are unique to the community information format. Determine whether the same workform customization options that are available for other MARC formats are also available for the community information format. N 4  
5 Inputting Using a blank community information format workform, create the following new record; copy and paste the 520 from the organization's website. #06 q #07 o 008 [yymmdd]bbuabueng 040:##: $a CtY $c CtY 041:0#: $a eng 110:2#: $a Dwight Hall Center for Public Service and Social Justice. 270:10: $a P.O. Box 209008 $b New Haven $c CT $e 06520 $k 203-432-2420 $1 203-432-2425 $m dwighthall@yale.edu 520:##: $a Founded by undergraduates in 1886 as the Young Menís Christian Association at Yale, Dwight Hall has evolved into a nonsectarian, independent, non-profit umbrella organization with a strong history of social justice work in New Haven and beyond. 571:0#: $a Volunteers accepted. 650:#0: $a Nonprofit organizations. 650:#0: $a Social justice. 650:#0: $a Social service. 650:#0: $a Student service. 856:7#: $u http://www.yale.edu/dwight/ Determine whether staff can input new MARC com. info records. N 5  
6   Question: Are the same inputting options that are available for other MARC formats also available for the community information format? Demonstrate any inputting options that are unique to the community information format. Determine whether the same inputting options that are available for other MARC formats are also available for the community information format. N 6  
7 URL Display the newly created record and click on the URL; show whether the system opens up the correct file in an Internet browser. Determine whether URLs in MARC community information records can be easily validated by staff after input. N 7  
8 Indexing Search for the newly created record in staff mode by main entry, by subject, and by keyword; show whether the MARC community information record is indexed together with other MARC records; if so, show how the community information record is distinguished from other MARC records in the index display. Determine whether MARC community information records are indexed together with other MARC records; if so, determine how they are distinguished in the index display. N 8  
9 Display Question: Are the same displays and customization options that are available for other MARC formats also available for the community information format? Demonstrate any displays that are unique to the community information format. Determine whether the same display options that are available for other MARC formats are also available for the community information format. N 9  
10 Navigation Question: Are the same navigation capabilities that are available for other MARC formats also available for the community information format? Demonstrate any navigation capabilities that are unique to the community information format. Determine whether the same navigation options that are available for other MARC formats are also available for the community information format. N 10  
11 Editing Question: Are the same editing features and customization options that are available for other MARC formats also available for the community information format? Demonstrate any editing capabilities that are unique to the community information format. Determine whether the same editing options that are available for other MARC formats are also available for the community information format. N 11  
12 Help Question: Are the same help features and customization options that are available for other MARC formats also available for the community information format? Demonstrate any help features that are unique to the community information format. Determine whether the same help options that are available for other MARC formats are also available for the community information format. N 12  

Last Updated on 1/12/01
By Audrey Novak