Karen M. Prieto - Selected Coursework

Why a tech writer chose Library & Information Science for post-graduate work... (Drexel admissions essay.)

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Access 2010: The Missing Manual

MacDonald, M. (2010). O'Reilly.
Self Study, May 2017

Access Database Small database created for tutorial purposes with 4 tables, 1 query, 3 forms, 1 navigation, and 1 report.
Design for Access Database Whiteboard ERD / relational schema and form mockups.

INFO660 - Cataloging and Classification

Drexel Spring 2012

Fundamentals of information organization; Interpretation & use of professional standards for creation of bibliographic records; Intensive practice in library cataloging & classification; Governance through detailed standards; Controlled vocabularies.

Final Project Catalog entries for five books following AACR2 and MARC standards.
Supplement Cataloged books for final project.

INFO658 - Information Architecture

Drexel Winter 2012

Concepts, methods & theories in Information Architecture for virtual, physical, & hybrid worlds; Organization, representation, & navigation of conceptual space; User-Centered Design & UX; Techniques for practicing and advocating IA in an organization.

Evaluation of Academic Library Websites Analysis of information architecture of websites that provide online library services for faculty, students, and alumni of a United States university.
Van Houten Library Mobile Website Group project: Analysis and design for a mobile-friendly website.

INFO605 - Intro to Database Management

Drexel Summer 2011

Database design, data manipulation, and data-base integrity; Analysis of data management problems; Entity-relationship model & relational database systems; Commercial query languages; Normalization.

Fantasy Glassworks Database System Business requirements, design (ER model, relational schema, data dictionary), and resulting DDL implementation for a fictitious website.

INFO612 - Knowledge Base Systems

Drexel Fall 2010

Concepts, principles, & techniques of knowledge base systems; Ontologies; Expert systems & case-based reasoning; Data analysis: Categorization, Classification, Clustering; Decision trees; Data Mining.

INFO530 - Foundations of Information Systems

Drexel Winter 2009

Structure of information systems; Hardware & software concepts; Principles of systems analysis & design, such as data and process modeling; Contemporary application in organizational environments, such as decision systems.

INFO515 - Action Research and Statistics

Drexel Fall 2008

Quantitative & qualitative research methods; Sampling strategies; Data collection; Descriptive statistics & surveys; Data manipulation; T-tests; F-tests; Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); Correlation, Regression, & Scatterplots; Data Manipulation; Crosstabs; Hands-on work with SPSS.

PTC632 - Content Management & Information Architecture

NJIT Fall 2007

Information Architecture methodologies (such as DITA and DocBook) and techniques (such as card-sorting); Usability concepts; Design and implementation of Content Management Systems and single source repositories.

Information Architecture Methodologies Overview of DocBook and MIL-PRF-49506 IA methodologies.
Results of Card Sorting Exercise Results of a card sort for system administration topics, in order to research how different NSS system administrators perceived information stored in the team website.
Audience / Environment / Task Analysis for Portfolio Website desc

PTC606 - Advanced Online Design

NJIT Spring 2006

Information architecture, navigation theory, contiguity; Typography & visual design elements for web communication; Usability heuristics & user-centered design practices.

Examining Web Navigation Comparison of navigation systems on two web sites.
Proposal for Web Site Production: Fantasy Glassworks Business case, architecture, and design (navigation, layout, styles) for a fictitious website.
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