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Karen Wickett

Assistant Professor

Specialization(s)

Conceptual Foundations of Information Science, Digital Libraries, Metadata, Information Organization

Bio

Karen does research on the conceptual and logical foundations of information organization systems and artifacts. She is most interested in the analysis of common concepts in information systems, such as documents, datasets, digital objects, metadata records, and collections. The need for logically consistent accounts is a pressing issue in digital environments, especially as semantic technologies (computer-processable knowledge representation languages such as RDF, OWL, and SWRL) become more commonplace for digital library and curation systems.

Before coming to Texas, Karen was a postdoctoral research and instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before pursuing graduate work, she worked in library technical services in California and Ohio.

PhD and MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS in Mathematics from the Ohio State University


Year Semester Course Number Course Title
2017 Fall INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2017 Fall INF 388L Professional Experience and Project
2016 Fall INF 391E Advanced Topics in Information Studies - RESTRICTED: Information Organization Research
2016 Fall INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Information Modeling
2016 Spring INF 384C Organizing Information
2016 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2015 Fall INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2015 Fall INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Information Modeling
2015 Spring INF 385M Database Management
2015 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2014 Fall INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2014 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Information Modelling
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