> ... the Zinterop records (which are described
> in detail in that pdf but aren't available for
> download anywhere I could find ...
I sent Bill Moen an email asking if the records described in the report were available for download, and if not, could they be made available.
# Michael Doran, Systems Librarian
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Binkley, Peter
> Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 3:13 PM
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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
> 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 could just use the Zinterop records
> (which are described in detail in that pdf 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 he was doing with radioactive records: records with
> known unique values in all indexed fields, that could be used
> for automated testing of Z39.50 search functionality. The
> same approach might be very useful as we feel our way towards
> a Solr MARC indexing system.
> Has anyone already done something like this?
> Peter Binkley
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