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Kathryn La Barre
Associate Professor

Kathryn La Barre researches the integration of facets into search and discovery systems. She is currently developing the Folktales, Facets and FRBR project.

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Phone: 217-244-4449
Fax: 217-244-3302

CIRSS Publications

Williams, R., & La Barre, K. (2011, October). The Janus Panels: Looking Back in Order to Look Forward. Panel presented at ASIST 2011 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Read more

Tilley, C., & La Barre, K. (2010). New Models from Old Tools: Leveraging an Understanding of Information Tasks and Subject Domain to Support Enhanced Discovery and Access to Folktales. In C. Gnoli, & F. Mazzocci (Eds.) Paradigms and Conceptual Systems in Knowledge Organization, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (Vol. 12, pp. 269-275). Würzburg: Ergon Verlag. Read more

La Barre, K., & Tilley, K. (2010). Folktales and Facets: Final project report to OCLC/ALISE for grant via OCLC/ALISE LISRG program. Retrieved Read more

More CIRSS publications


February 28, 2011
La Barre and Tilley work to enhance full-text search
  Through their OCLC/ALISE grant-funded project, Folktales and Facets, Kathryn La Barre and Carol Tilley are working to create a task-focused model for search and discovery systems that gives special consideration to the shared and unique informa…

Past CIRSS Events

September 2, 2011
But I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Seartching for Folktakes and Films in Cultural Heritage Repositories
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for” is the title of the1987 smash hit by the rock band U-2. This plaintive refrain is commonly voiced by subjects in two ongoing research projects…

January 19, 2011
Briefings from the Front: RDA testing at GSLIS
MJ Han and Kathryn La Barre will be discussing preliminary results of the recently concluded RDA test practicum, and the experiences of the 3 instructors, 5 library faculty and 8 students who particip…