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Young, Jeffrey A.

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Works: 15 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 20 library holdings
Genres: Dissertations, Academic 
Roles: Research team member
Classifications: Z666.5, 025.3
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey A Young
Using the OAI-PMH--differently by Herbert van de Sompel ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) was created to facilitate discovery of distributed resources. The OAI-PMH achieves this by providing a simple, yet powerful framework for metadata harvesting. Harvesters can incrementally gather records contained in OAI-PMH repositories and use them to create services covering the content of several repositories. The OAI-PMH has been widely accepted, and until recently, it has mainly been applied to make Dublin Core metadata about scholarly objects contained in distributed repositories searchable through a single user interface. This article describes innovative applications of the OAI-PMH that we have introduced in recent projects. In these projects, OAI-PMH concepts such as resource and metadata format have been interpreted in novel ways. The result of doing so illustrates the usefulness of the OAI-PMH beyond the typical resource discovery using Dublin Core metadata. Also, through the inclusion of XSL1 stylesheets in protocol responses, OAI-PMH repositories have been directly overlaid with an interface that allows users to navigate the contained metadata by means of a Web browser. In addition, through the introduction of PURL2 partial redirects, complex OAI-PMH protocol requests have been turned into simple URIs that can more easily be published and used in downstream applications
The impact of collection weeding on the accuracy of WorldCat holdings by Jeffrey A Young ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
OCLC's WorldCat database contains 849 million holdings listings for the purpose of associating WorldCat's 48 million bibliographic records with the 41,000 participating libraries in 82 countries that possess those items. In 2001, OCLC celebrated the 30th anniversary of WorldCat. If libraries haven't been diligent about removing holdings of weeded and lost materials, 30 years is a long time for obsolete holdings to accumulate. As OCLC develops new plans to extend the resource sharing capabilities of WorldCat, the reliability of these holdings becomes increasingly important. To the extent that problems exist, these findings can be used to encourage libraries to be more diligent in removing obsolete holdings or perhaps to justify efforts to develop solutions to keep them current. Because this was a pilot study, the sample was limited to books held by members of the OhioLINK consortium. This allowed the author to compare OCLC's holdings against the consolidated catalog for the consortium. While OhioLINK institutions may not perfectly reflect OCLC's current library membership, most of them can claim a long history with OCLC dating back to its origin as the Ohio College Library Center in 1967. This study finds that overall, 7.69% of OCLC's holdings are obsolete compared to the OhioLINK catalog. Little difference was found between ARL and non-ARL institutions. Non-fiction materials made up the bulk of materials sampled and the error rate of 7% for them was in line with the overall rate. The few fiction items in the sample, however, did show an elevated error rate of 20%. Likewise, sampled materials published prior to 1900 were small in number, but exhibited a high error rate of 27%
Metadata harvesting using the Open Archives Initiative protocol to expose the deep Web ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting that utilizes Dublin Core and XML
A repository of metadata crosswalks by Carol Jean Godby ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper proposes a model for metadata crosswalks that associates three pieces of information: the crosswalk, the source metadata standard, and the target metadata standard, each of which may have a machine-readable encoding and human-readable description. The crosswalks are encoded as METS records that are made available to a repository for processing by search engines, OAI harvesters, and custom-designed Web services. The METS object brings together all of the information required to access and interpret crosswalks and represents a significant improvement over previously available formats. But it raises questions about how best to describe these complex objects and exposes gaps that must eventually be filled in by the digital library community
Uninsured and underinsured motorist law in Delaware ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metadata switch : thinking about some metadata management and knowledge organization issues in the changing research and learning landscape by Lorcan Dempsey ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The academic library is not an end in itself. It supports research, learning and scholarship, and it must adapt as research and learning behaviors change in a network environment. The papers in this volume give a good sense of the challenges posed by such developments and the manifold library response. This paper briefly considers some of these issues, and takes them as its context, but quickly moves to a very specific emphasis. It considers how such library responses create new metadata management and knowledge organization questions, and it then outlines some of the work in OCLC Research which responds to these issues
Four-figure cutter tables by Edward T O'Neill ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The resolution power of the cutter tables has diminished due to growth in library collections and the increasing incidence of corporate name and title main entries. Heavily used cutter numbers routinely require adjustment to prevent shelflist conflicts and to establish unique call numbers. OCLC's expanded cutter tables balance the distribution of main entries over the cutter table entries and eliminate some of the manual processing required to complete call numbers in Dewey classes with extensive holdings. The expanded cutter tables are compatible with existing two-figure or three-figure schemes, but also include new features that enhance their versatility and facilitate algorithmic cuttering
OCLC Research Publications Repository by Shirley Hyatt ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Describes the creation of a respository for OCLC's Office of Research staff publications
Graduate composition recital the role of intervallic relationships in music form by Jeffrey A Young ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Current developments and future trends for the OAI protocol for metadata harvesting ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) has been widely adopted since its initial release in 2001. Initially developed as a means to federate access to diverse e-print archives through metadata harvesting and aggregation, the protocol has demonstrated its potential usefulness to a broad range of communities. Two years out from the release of the stable production version of the protocol (2.0), there are many interesting developments within the OAI community. Communities of interest have begun to use the protocol to aggregate metadata relative to their needs. The development of a registry of OAI data providers with browsing and searching capabilities as well as accessibility to machine processing is helping to provide a scalable solution to the question of who is providing what via the OAI protocol. Work is progressing on the technical infrastructure for extending the OAI protocol beyond the traditional harvesting structure. However, serious challenges, particularly for service providers, still exist. This paper provides an overview of the current OAI environment and speculates on future directions for the protocol and OAI community
The Bosnian National Library building a virtual collection by Edward T O'Neill ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Artillery attacks during the siege of Sarajevo in August 1992 destroyed the collection and catalog of the Bosnian National and University Library. The effort to rebuild the library depends, at least in part, on the reconstruction of its catalog. We examined WorldCat, the OCLC Online Union Catalog, to determine the criteria that would be most effective in selecting records appropriate for rebuilding a Bosnian catalog. For the first cut extraction, we applied the following seven criteria to WorldCat: (1) works of Bosnian authorship, (2) works in Serbo-Croatian languages, (3) works about Bosnia or Yugoslavia, (4) works classified by LC or Dewey as Bosnian, (5) titles with Bosnian keywords, (6) works published in Bosnia, and (7) works with Bosnian-related subjects. Examination of the results suggests that adding selected geographic subject headings and personal name subject headings will result in better recall
Cutter by Forest Press ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
OCLC's expanded cutter tables balance the distribution of main entries over the cutter table entries and eliminate some of the manual processing required to complete call numbers in Dewey classes with extensive holdings. The expanded cutter tables are compatible with existing two-figure or three-figure schemes, but also include new features that enhance their versatility and facilitate algorithmic cuttering
SRW/U with OAI expected and unexpected synergies by Robert Sanderson ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
SRW/U (the Search/Retrieve Webservice) and OAI (Open Archives Initiative) are both modern information retrieval protocols developed by distinct groups from different backgrounds at around the same time. This article sets out to briefly contrast the two protocols' aims and approaches, and then to look at some novel ways in which they have been or may be usefully co-implemented. While using SRW as a search service to an OAI repository or aggregated data set is an obvious synergy, there are also many other useful architectures that can be constructed without bending the protocols' semantics
WikiD an OpenURL 1.0 application by Jeffrey A Young ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the potential of registries by Eric Childress ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes OCLC's Registry Framework Architecture (RFA) and briefly describes four OCLC-related registries: DLF/OCLC Registry of Digital Masters, OCLC OpenURL Resolver Registry, Registry of Copyright Evidence, WorldCat Registry
 
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