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Karen Wickett
Assistant Professor

Karen Wickett
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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CIRSS Publications

Wickett, K. M., Isaac, A., Doerr, M., Fenlon, K., Palmer, C., & Meghini, C. (2014). Representing Cultural Collections in Digital Aggregation and Exchange Environments. D-Lib Magazine, 20(5/6). doi:10.1045/may2014-wickett Read more

Palmer, C. L., Wickett, K. M., & Isaac, A. (2014, March). Digital Collection Contexts: Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale. Workshop presented at iConference 2014, Berlin, Germany. Read more

Thomer, A. K., Palmer, C. L., Wickett, K. M., Baker, K. S., Jett, J. G., DiLauro, T., Fouke, B. W., Asangba, A. E., Rodman, A., & Choudhury, G. S. (2014). Data Curation for Geobiology at Yellowstone National Park. (CIRSS Technical Report). Champaign, IL: Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

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February 9, 2011
CIRSS researchers present at iConference 2011
  CIRSS researchers present at iConference 2011: Data Practices across Disciplines: Informing Collections & Curation Data Curation Education in Research Centers: Carole L. Palmer (UIUC), Suzie Allard (Tennessee), Mary Marlino (NCAR Library) …

Past CIRSS Events

January 25, 2019
What are databases, really?
Though databases have been well-defined and amply discussed in the computer science literature, the actual users of databases often have varying -- and sometimes, conflicting -- conceptions and expect…

November 2, 2018
The Basic Representation Model for Digital Preservation and Information Organization
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 accoun…

April 2, 2014
Digital Collection Contexts: Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale
Recent trends in interoperable content and open data have raised a set of issues arising from the representation of context and complex digital objects.  CIRSS, together with collaborators from the E…

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