Hugo Manguinhas and José Borbinha
A set of tools, named MANGAS, were developed to monitor and enforce quality over UNIMARC bibliographic records on a bibliographic catalog. Among other quality control processes, these tools support the validation, reporting, filtering and correction of UNIMARC metadata records, using for the purpose XML based technology.
These applications were developed essentially based on the end user profile (which can be a human or a another system). Common users, professionals or systems can use specific applications to perform their work. Nevertheless all these tools use the same core infrastructure to perform the available functionality.
The application MANGAS Diag is a standalone tool developed to produce reports that gather the collected information (validation information or other record related information). It is suited for common users who aren't familiar with the UNIMARC format and only require a way to build knowledge about their personal catalogues. The application entitled MANGAS Workstation is a tool for skilled professionals who are familiar with the UNIMARC format and require more complex functionality for their work. It is suited for professionals responsible for quality control procedures that require the ability to detect errors and act upon them. Finally, the application MANGAS Batch was developed in order to enable third party applications to use the MANGAS functionality to produce additional value, using for the purpose a standalone tool that can be called by a prompt in the local operating system, or be embedded as a library in a Java based application.
All these tools will be available shortly for download (at http://www.porbase.org/plataforma-tecnologica/mangas.html).
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