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CIRSS Seminar - The Basic Representation Model for Digital Preservation and Information Organization


Friday, November 2, 2018
4pm - 5pm

126 IS

Event Details

Session leaders: Karen Wickett, iSchool Assistant Professor
Description: Information models to handle preservation and information organization have been challenging to apply to digital objects. The Basic Representation Model is designed to be a general framework to account for the multiple and varied levels of representation that occur in the creation, management, and preservation of digital objects. This model was developed in the context of a project focused on the preservation of scientific data, and has the additional potential to support fine-grained information modeling in bibliographic, scientific, and cultural heritage domains. In particular, the model can support clear and explicit connections between information organization, information management, and digital preservation.

* Biosketch:
Karen M. Wickett is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois. Her research areas include 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, databases, digital objects, metadata records, and collections. Before joining the faculty at the iSchool at Illinois, Wickett was on the faculty of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, where she taught courses and conducted research on information modeling and conceptual modeling in data curation. Prior to her faculty appointment at UT Austin, Wickett was a postdoctoral research associate for the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at the iSchool.

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