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Markey, Karen

Works: 99 works in 295 publications in 2 languages and 3,616 library holdings
Genres: Use studies  Bibliography  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Classification  Art  Programmed instructional materials 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: Z695, 025.302854
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karen Markey
Subject searching in library catalogs : before and after the introduction of online catalogs by Karen Markey( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using subject headings for online retrieval : theory, practice, and potential by Karen Markey( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using Subject Headings for Online Retrieval is an indispensable tool for online system designers who are developing new systems or refining existing ones. The book describes subject analysis and subject searching in online catalogs, including the limitations of retrieval, and demonstrates how such limitations can be overcome through system design and programming. The book describes the Library of Congress Subject Headings system and system characteristics, shows how information is stored in machine-readable files, and offers examples of and recommendations for successful retrieval methods. Tables are included to support these recommendations, and diagrams, graphs, and bar charts are used to provide results of data analysis." "Practitioners in institutions using or considering the installation of an online catalog will refer to this book often to generate specifications. Researchers in library systems, information retrieval, and user behavior will appreciate the book's detailing of the results of an extensive, empirical study of the subject terms entered into online systems by end users. Using Subject Headings for Online Retrieval also addresses the needs of advanced students in library schools and instructors in library automation, information retrieval, cataloging, indexing, and user behavior."--Jacket
Analytical review of the library of the future by Karen Markey( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document presents an analytical bibliography of literature on the library of the future that was published between the years 1983 and 1994. This project had four objectives: (1) to identify and retrieve published literature on the library of the future; (2) to formulate document surrogates for this literature and add them to a computerized database; (3) to generate an analytical bibliography of published library of the future literature; and (4) to synthesize literature in the bibliography with a thinkpiece on the topic. The introduction provides background information and describes the project methodology, coverage, and key early works. The key findings, claims, or recommendations are then presented with author commentary in the following areas: digital libraries; phases in the application of information technology to libraries; print-based technology; tools for accessing digital libraries; digital library models; stakeholder motivations and concerns; digital library projects; libraries of the future; and harnessing the true potential of information technology. Two essays conclude the report: "Whither Libraries?" And "a Sense of Urgency." Contains 220 references. A combined author subject index is included. (Jlb)
Subject access to visual resources collections : a model for computer construction of thematic catalogs by Karen Markey( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Online searching : a guide to finding quality information efficiently and effectively by Karen Markey( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Online Searching puts aspiring librarians on the fast track to becoming expert searchers who unite library users with trusted sources of information to answer their questions - ushering them through this seven-step process: 1. Determining what the user really wants in the reference interview. 2. Identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user's query. 3. Dividing the query into big ideas and combining them logically. 4. Determining whether a known item or a subject search will satisfy the query. 5. Representing the query as input to the search system. 6. Conducting the search and responding strategically. 7. Displaying retrievals, assessing them, and responding tactically. Online Searching contains numerous figures to illustrate complex concepts, and the e-book features enhanced video content. Also included are specific recommendations to quickly and efficiently orient yourself to new databases and search systems. This is your go-to guidebook for becoming an expert searcher. -- from back cover
Designing online information literacy games students want to play by Karen Markey( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play sets the record straight with regard to the promise of games for motivating and teaching students in educational environments. Drawing from their own first-hand experience, research, and networking, the authors feature best practices that educators and game designers in LIS specifically and other educational fields generally need to know so that they build classroom games that students want to play
ONTAP : online training and practice manual for ERIC data base searchers by Karen Markey( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This self-improvement manual developed for experienced online searchers presents and discusses several alternative search strategies and their appropriate use to achieve the desired outcome. The manual is divided into two parts: (1) an eight step model of the total search process emphasizing how the decision of the information professional affects retrieval results and search objectives at each step of the search process; and (2) introduction to DIALOG's ontap file and self-improvement exercises with search formulations and explanations selected from the questions stored in the ontap file. Each exercise falls within the scope of interest of one of the 16 eric Clearinghouses. The ontap file is a subset of the eric data base consisting of rie and cije citations for the 1975 eric file and 29 simple, moderate, or difficult search questions with answer sets. It was developed to allow searchers to evaluate their output by computing recall and precision scores of their results with the results of a "perfect search" or answer set. The appendices include 13 search save formulations of common search facets for "population level" and "tools" which can be accessed and exchanged between dialog workspaces by using the procedures that are outlined, and a comprehensive guide to DIALOG's eric data bases. (Jpf)
Online training and practice manual for ERIC data base searchers by Karen Markey( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dewey decimal classification online project : evaluation of a library schedule and index integrated into the subject searching capabilities of an online catalog by Karen Markey( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public access online catalogs( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer-assisted construction of a guide to themes and concepts in medieval art and their essential attributes by Karen Markey( )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhancing a new design for subject access to online catalogs by Karen Markey( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testing a new design for subject access to online catalogs by Karen Markey( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last decade, studies of online catalogs have revealed that they frequently discourage users. Subject queries often fail to produce retrievals or produce retrieval sets that are too large and unwieldy to be easily scanned. Research shows that users are seeking alternative approaches to those that manipulate the subject headings in catalog records. This document reports on the development and evaluation of the astute experimental online catalog, which makes use of search trees to enhance subject access. The project investigated whether search trees actually improved the search performance of subject searchers at the terminal and whether users liked the concept of controlled system responses; they also were designed to assemble a list of characteristics of the types of queries that astute failed to answer. Chapter 1 describes circumstances and factors that gave rise to the astute project. Chapter 2 reviews previous research on subject queries and search trees. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 describe the development of the experimental catalog. Chapter 6 discusses transaction logs and related methodologies that were used in testing the system's retrieval. Chapters 7 through 12 present analysis of the online retrieval test data, including user behavior, precision and recall, and failure analysis. They also explore resulting ideas for redesigning the search trees. Chapter 13 is a summary of project activities, findings, and recommendations. Some specifics on search trees, sample questionnaires and consent forms, and transaction log records are appended. (Contains 99 tables and 113 figures.) (Bew)
Understanding subject headings in library catalogs by Karen Markey( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Census of institutional repositories in the United States : MIRACLE Project research findings( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this resport, the authors describe results of a nationwide census of institutuional repositories in U.S. academic institutuions. The census is one of several activities of the MIRACLE Project [Making Institutional Repositories a Collaborative Learning Environment Project], an IMLS-funded research program based at the University of Michigan"--Abstract webpage, viewed Nov. 19, 2008
Online catalog use : results of surveys and focus group interviews in several libraries by Karen Markey( Book )

11 editions published between 1198 and 1985 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research report on analytical review of catalog use studies by Karen Markey( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This review takes a critical approach in summarizing and evaluating the methodology and scope of catalog use studies, with emphasis on the subject approach to card catalog searching. Subject access is defined in this report; however, the process of subject searching, described repeatedly in library literature, has been based upon common sense understanding rather than systematic observation. The findings of catalog use studies are classified into: (1) generalizations on the physical format of the catalog, information found on the cards, catalog searchers' educational level or area of expertise, and reference assistance; (2) generalizations specific to subject searches, user characteristics, and the physical structure of the catalog; and (3) generalizations specific to known-item searches and nonstandard information, failure at the catalog, and author-title information. The major reviews of catalog use studies and their methods are also covered. A bibliography of catalog use studies and a cited author index are provided. (Author/RAA)
Research report on the process of subject searching in the library catalog : final report of the subject access research project by Karen Markey( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characteristics of Subject authority records in the machine-readable Library of Congress subject headings by Karen Markey( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Associated Subjects
Art, Medieval Art, Medieval--Themes, motives Audio-visual library service Audio-visual library service--Data processing Automatic classification Card catalogs Cataloging--Data processing Cataloging of art Cataloging of audio-visual materials--Data processing Cataloging of graphic materials--Data processing Cataloging of nonbook materials Cataloging of nonbook materials--Data processing Cataloging of pictures Cataloging of pictures--Data processing Classification, Dewey decimal Database searching Educational games Educational games--Design and construction Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.) Education--Information services Electronic information resource searching Information literacy--Study and teaching Information retrieval Information retrieval--Technological innovations Information storage and retrieval systems Information storage and retrieval systems--Education Institutional repositories Libraries and electronic publishing Libraries--Automation Library catalogs Library catalogs and users Library science--Research Library surveys Library use studies Machine-readable bibliographic data MIRACLE Project Online bibliographic searching Online data processing Online library catalogs Online library catalogs--Subject access Online library catalogs--User education Scholarly electronic publishing Searching, Bibliographical Subject cataloging Subject cataloging--Data processing Subject catalogs Subject headings Subject headings, Library of Congress United States Universities and colleges
Using subject headings for online retrieval : theory, practice, and potential
Alternative Names
Drabenstott, Karen

Drabenstott, Karen M.

Drabenstott, Karen M. 1953-

Drabenstott, Karen Markey

Markey Drabenstott, Karen

Markey-Drabenstott, Karen 1953-

Markey, Karen

Markey, Karen Drabenstott

English (171)

French (1)

Subject access to visual resources collections : a model for computer construction of thematic catalogs