Inkyung Choi

Teaching Assistant Professor

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research focus

Knowledge organization, library classification, classification on the web, user-oriented approach, comparative cultural studies, and intercultural communication.

Honors and Awards

Honorable Mention at ALISE/Jean-Tague Sutecliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition 2018


Choi earned her PhD in library and information science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MLIS from Syracuse University. Her research interests stem from her intellectual curiosity about social and cultural pluralistic perspectives, which influence ways of organizing knowledge. At the undergraduate level, Choi has taught courses in information science and technology as well as organization of knowledge. At the graduate level, she has taught a course in organization of information. 

Courses currently teaching

Office hours

By appointment, please contact professor

Publications & Papers

Joo, S., Choi, I., & Choi, N. Topic Analysis of the Research Domain in Knowledge Organization: A Latent Dirichlet Approach. (2018), Knowledge Organization, 45(2), 170-183. 

Kipp, M. E. I., Beak, J. and Choi, I. (2017), Motivations and intentions of flickr users in enriching flick records for library of congress photos. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 68(10), 2364-2379.

Choi, I. (2017). Visualizations of cross-cultural bibliographic classification: comparative studies of the Korean Decimal Classification and the Dewey Decimal Classification. Proceedings of the 2017 North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization. June 15-16, Champaign, Illinois. 17p.

Choi, I. & Lee, H. (2016). A Keyword Analysis of User Studies in Knowledge Organization: The Emerging Framework. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International ISKO Conference. Sep. 27-29, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 116-124p.

Choi, I. (2015). Is User Studies User-oriented? Domain analytic approach to User Studies in Information Organization. iConference 2015 Proceedings. Mar. 24-27, New Port Beach, CA. 4p.

Kipp, M. E., Choi, I., Beak, J., Buchel, O., & Rasmussen, D. (2014). User Motivations for Contributing Tags and Local Knowledge to the Library of Congress Flickr Collection. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS/Actes du congrès annuel de l'ACSI. May. 28-30, Ontario, Canada. 5p. 

Kipp, M., Joo, S. & Choi, I. (2013). Classification of Online Resources using User Generated Terms. In Proceedings of IFLA 2013 Classification and Indexing Section, Aug. 17-23, Singapore. 8p.

Beak, J., Choi, I., Lee, S., Park, H., Ridenour, L., & Smiraglia, R.P. (2014). Knowledge Organization and the 2013 UDC Seminar: An Editorial. Knowledge Organization. 42(3), 191-194.

Olson, H. A., Beak, J., and Choi, I. (2013). The Natural is Artificial: Legacy of The Scientia Scientiarum.  Hermès la revue.


Choi, I. (Invited, 2017). "Map of cross-cultural bibliographic classifications: the adaptation of the DDC into the KDC” Invited to present at Observatory for Knowledge Organisation Systems by KNOWeSCAPE, Feb. 1-3, University of Malta, Malta.

Choi, I. & Park, M. (2018). "A Cross-cultural Comparison of Medical Science Subject Classification in the KDC and the DDC." Presented at ASIS&T SIG/CR Workshop 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Choi, I. (2017). "Comparative analysis of universal library classification: The Dewey Decimal Classification and the Korean Decimal Classification (Poster)" Presented at International UDC 2017, London, UK. 

Choi, I. (2017). "Toward cross-cultural bibliographic classifications: the adaptation of the DDC into the KDC." Presented at ALISE 2017, Atlanta, GA. 

Lee, T., Park, H., Lee, S., & Choi, I. (2017). "Public Libraries' Multilingual supports: A preliminary framework in 19 public libraries in United States." Presented at ALISE 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Choi, I. & Ridenour, L.E. (2016). "Cross-lingual analysis of English-tagged literature written in English and Korean." Presented at WAAL Annual Conferences, Green Lake, WI. 

Beak, J., Choi, I., & Lee, T. (2015). "Research Methods in KO Domain: Pilot Study." Presented at 3rd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics on Knowledge Organization, May 2015, Milwaukee, WI.

Choi, I., Joo, S. and Kipp, M. E. (2013). "Web Resource Clustering Based on Social Tag Information: A Pilot Study." Presented at 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Rome, Italy.

Joo, S. and Choi, I. (2013). "Estimation of User Satisfaction in Academic Libraries: A Multi-dimensional Evaluation Model." Presented at 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Rome, Italy.

Choi, I., Joo, S. and Kipp, M. E. (2013). "Web Resource Organization based on Consumer Vocabulary in the Domain of Consumer Health Information." Presented at American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kipp, M. E., Buchel, O., Neal, D. R., Beak, J. and Choi, I. (2012). "Exploring Digital Information Using Tags and Local Knowledge." Presented at ASIS&T 75th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.