10 November 2009

data mining for fun and…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 10:23 am by Andromeda

That slideset yesterday was funny, so I’ve RSSed the guy’s blog. Liked this recent post about data-mining your circ records. His university now has a recommender system (both “people who liked this book also liked” and “people in this course of study tend to like”) and a course-of-study-specific search functionality (nursing and law students want different books when they search for “ethics”). Turns out the recommender service is very popular and noticeably increases how much of their collection circulates (which my little ROI neurons like). Also provides suggestions for refining large searches based on search data. And keep an eye out for the very clever acronym which will warm your heart if you, like me, were online in the early ’90s.

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9 November 2009

lipstick, cowbells, and serendipity!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 3:14 pm by Andromeda

Hilarious slideset on library 2.0 OPAC features with a great subtitle — “Utilising Web 2.0 in the OPAC: lipstick, cowbells and serendipity.”.

3 October 2009

“why google and apple win and you don’t”

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 1:21 pm by Andromeda

This cartoon doesn’t realize that it’s making the same claim as discovery interfaces and other current OPAC design thinking, but it is.