CLAREMONT COLLEGES LIBRARY John McDonald January 8, 2011
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 Item : recommend things based on the item itself Personalized : recommend thing...
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 <ul><li>Why Claremont?  Why bX? </li></ul><ul><li>Small size  = Agile & flexibl...
 
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 <ul><li>Copy the bx javascript file* to your test web server's script directory...
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 Days Requests Matches %% Click throughs %% 252 Total 94,033 45,842 49% 11,967 2...
Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 “ I noticed the recommendations on the journal window.” “ Very cool, I hadn’t t...
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  • Story of me in boston for SFX training – just a humorous anecdote about how researchers view what we do as libraries.
  • More about the boston story – basically after describing what SFX was, my buddy Jeff, a medical researcher, said, “Hmm, glad you guys figured *that* out finally.” Sort of the user view of what we do in libraries – not a big deal but important for us to “finally figure it out”. Pertains to ‘figuring out recommendations’
  • About recommender systems – very tertiary glance at some ways to build them.
  • The evolution of the recommender system (SFX-style)
  • What my friend Jeff would say about the development of bX
  • bX at Claremont

    1. 1. CLAREMONT COLLEGES LIBRARY John McDonald January 8, 2011
    2. 2. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
    3. 3. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
    4. 4. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 Item : recommend things based on the item itself Personalized : recommend things based on the individual's past behavior Social : recommend things based on the past behavior of similar users Text: The Art, Science and Business of Recommendation Engines / Alex Iskold / 2007 Image: “Social Network” SaltLux Recommendation Systems
    5. 5. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
    6. 6. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010
    7. 7. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 <ul><li>Why Claremont? Why bX? </li></ul><ul><li>Small size = Agile & flexible to do stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>Low on bureaucracy = New initiatives swim freely and blossom </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively wealthy = Resources to try new things </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental style = Comfortable beta testing </li></ul><ul><li>Not afraid of failure = Rather try & fail than never try </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage technology = Shift focus from collections to services </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery is the grail = Undiscovered Content remains unused </li></ul>
    8. 9. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 <ul><li>Copy the bx javascript file* to your test web server's script directory. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Serial Solutions Client Center, 360 Link Administration Console add the following line to the footer section: <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot; src=&quot;http://URL to your scripts directory/BX script filename.js”></script> </li></ul><ul><li>Wait overnight for changes to roll out. </li></ul>Sam Kome System Integrator Sam says it’s easy!
    9. 10. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 Days Requests Matches %% Click throughs %% 252 Total 94,033 45,842 49% 11,967 26%   mean 743 362 49% 95 26%   median 562.5 237 42% 42.5 18%   mode 233 62 26% n/a n/a @Claremont: bX Results
    10. 11. Claremont Colleges Library January 8, 2010 “ I noticed the recommendations on the journal window.” “ Very cool, I hadn’t thought to have recommendations there, but I found things I needed!” Cecilia Conrad Dean of Faculty & Professor of Economics Pomona College
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