Here's the set that I generated a while ago - it's quite big as it
covers the full Marc21 field and subfield set for bibliographic records.
I'm releasing these under the terms of our Talis Community License.
Would people be interested in a write-up of how we've used
RadioactiveMarc and automated tests to validate Bath and US National
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Binkley, Peter
> Sent: 08 February 2007 21:13
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Radioactive records for Solr
> In hunting for data to help model subject faceting for MARC records,
> I've just been looking at Bill Moen's Zinterop report
> m4Dec2005.pdf). It occurs to me that with all our various projects
> working on indexing MARC records in Solr, we should set up and
> distribute a set of "radioactive records" to use in each project to
> diagnose and compare indexing and querying behaviour. Probably we
> just use the Zinterop records (which are described in detail in that
> but aren't available for download anywhere I could find); but we might
> want to enhance them with data suitable for testing our faceting
> systems. Not sure what that would mean but I thought I'd throw it out.
> If you were at Access '05, you heard Bill describe the Z39.50 testing
> was doing with radioactive records: records with known unique values
> all indexed fields, that could be used for automated testing of Z39.50
> search functionality. The same approach might be very useful as we
> our way towards a Solr MARC indexing system.
> Has anyone already done something like this?
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