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Recommendations Improve the Search ExperienceProject OutlineRichard Nursehttp://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/rise
Why?      “The search      engine on the      library is not very      user friendly. I      had to find a      specific a...
New search system                                                                            New generation               ...
Could we do more?http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepattern/5808712333/sizes/z/in/photostream/
Recommendations Improve theSearch Experience? “That recommender systems   can enhance the student experience in new genera...
Recommendations Improve the            Search Experience?      Can you use search data to      make recommendations?      ...
JISC Activity Data Programme JISC funded project February – July 2011 One of eight projects [list at http://bit.ly/gwCmNS]...
Why activity data?          "Every day I wake up and ask,            how can I flow data better,            manage data be...
Library activity data                                           Computer          Loans                    Holds          ...
Library activity data                             Computer   Loans         Holds                             bookings     ...
Library systems environment Athens DA authentication built into local (SAMS) login system              EZProxy remote reso...
Scope of the project                          Algorithms &Activity data             recommender    Search                 ...
What data is RISE using?bookmarklet
So what is in the EZProxy logs?• Remote host• Date/Time• Oucu• Request• Status• Size of response• Referrer• User agent• Se...
So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/...
So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/...
So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/...
So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/...
RISE database
RISE databaseRemote host | Date/Time | Oucu |        EZProxyrequest | status | size of response |referrer | user agent | s...
RISE database
What can the data tell us?                                               People who looked at resource ‘C’ alsoPeople on c...
But what isn’t there?                                            ISSNs                          DOI                       ...
So how do you improve your data?Remote host | Date/Time | Oucu | request | status      EZProxy| size of response | referre...
So what about collecting more      data? http://library.open.ac.uk/rise www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/rise/http://www.ope...
http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=gadgets&url=library.open.ac.uk/rise/google_gadget/risesearch.xml
So how do you improve your data?Remote host | Date/Time | Oucu | request | status | size of   EZProxyresponse | referrer |...
RISE database
What can the data tell us?  People on course ‘A’ viewed   People who looked at resource     People who searched for subjec...
Getting a recommendation
Getting a recommendation  User A         Views            Resource B   Views +1   Resource B  Module A123                 ...
Data Protection and privacy        Added a privacy policy to RISE,           EDS and SFX interfaces                       ...
Open Datahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/okfn/6262973028/sizes/z/in/photostream/
What next?   • Google Gadget search tool   • Recommendations database   • MACON   • Learning Analyticshttp://www.flickr.co...
What next?
Findings and lessons learnt• EZProxy data• Use other data sources• Search terms• Need more data• License restrictions on m...
Resources                                             Blog: www.open.ac.uk/blogs/RISE                                     ...
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  1. 1. Recommendations Improve the Search ExperienceProject OutlineRichard Nursehttp://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/rise
  2. 2. Why? “The search engine on the library is not very user friendly. I had to find a specific article recommended in the text and it “The search took several facility is poor attempts to and doesn’t locate it.” find stuff that is supposed tohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/james_lumb/3921968993/sizes/z/in/photostream be there”
  3. 3. New search system New generation Discovery System from EBSCOhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscimages/435135071/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  4. 4. Could we do more?http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepattern/5808712333/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  5. 5. Recommendations Improve theSearch Experience? “That recommender systems can enhance the student experience in new generatione-resource discovery services”
  6. 6. Recommendations Improve the Search Experience? Can you use search data to make recommendations? Are recommendations useful in Discovery systems?http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepattern/3473326634/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  7. 7. JISC Activity Data Programme JISC funded project February – July 2011 One of eight projects [list at http://bit.ly/gwCmNS]http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/rise
  8. 8. Why activity data? "Every day I wake up and ask, how can I flow data better, manage data better, analyse data better?" Rollin Ford, the CIO of Wal-Marthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/zerimski/5215633183/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  9. 9. Library activity data Computer Loans Holds bookings Library e- access resourceshttp://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/rise
  10. 10. Library activity data Computer Loans Holds bookings Library e- access resources
  11. 11. Library systems environment Athens DA authentication built into local (SAMS) login system EZProxy remote resource access SFX knowledge base and OpenURL link resolver Ebsco Discovery Solution
  12. 12. Scope of the project Algorithms &Activity data recommender Search code interface
  13. 13. What data is RISE using?bookmarklet
  14. 14. So what is in the EZProxy logs?• Remote host• Date/Time• Oucu• Request• Status• Size of response• Referrer• User agent• Session http://www.flickr.com/photos/vixon/116447718/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  15. 15. So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/connect?Session=st3ShtizgtrS7tU5&url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=edslive&scope=site&type=0&cli0=FT&clv0=Y&cli1=FT1&clv1=Y&authtype=ip&group=VCStud&bquery=War%20Against%20the%20PanthersHTTP/1.1“|||302|||0|||http://library.open.ac.uk/|||"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US;rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 Ubuntu/10.10(maverick) Firefox/3.6.13"|||"t3ShtizgtrS7tU5"
  16. 16. So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/connect? date and timeSession=st3ShtizgtrS7tU5&url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=edslive&scope=site&type=0&cli0=FT&clv0=Y&cli1=FT1&clv1=Y&authtype=ip&group=VCStud&bquery=War%20Against%20the%20PanthersHTTP/1.1“|||302|||0|||http://library.open.ac.uk/|||"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US;rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 Ubuntu/10.10(maverick) Firefox/3.6.13"|||"t3ShtizgtrS7tU5"
  17. 17. So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/connect? UserSession=st3ShtizgtrS7tU5&url= namehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=edslive&scope=site&type=0&cli0=FT&clv0=Y&cli1=FT1&clv1=Y&authtype=ip&group=VCStud&bquery=War%20Against%20the%20PanthersHTTP/1.1“|||302|||0|||http://library.open.ac.uk/|||"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US;rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 Ubuntu/10.10(maverick) Firefox/3.6.13"|||"t3ShtizgtrS7tU5"
  18. 18. So what is in the EZProxy logs?"0"|||"137.108.143.168"|||20110115235421|||“nn1234"|||"GET http://libezproxy.open.ac.uk:80/connect?Session=st3ShtizgtrS7tU5&url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=edslive&scope=site&type=0&cli0=FT&clv0=Y&cli1=FT1&clv1=Y&authtype=ip&group=VCStud&bquery=War%20Against%20the%20PanthersHTTP/1.1“|||302|||0|||http://library.open.ac.uk/|||"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Request U; Linux i686; en-US;rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 Ubuntu/10.10(maverick) Firefox/3.6.13"|||"t3ShtizgtrS7tU5"
  19. 19. RISE database
  20. 20. RISE databaseRemote host | Date/Time | Oucu | EZProxyrequest | status | size of response |referrer | user agent | sessionCIRCE user type | course code(s)
  21. 21. RISE database
  22. 22. What can the data tell us? People who looked at resource ‘C’ alsoPeople on course ‘A’ viewed resource ‘B’ looked at resource ‘D’Which are the most popular resourcesThis resource is being used by people studying this course
  23. 23. But what isn’t there? ISSNs DOI Article Subject information termshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kevharb/5466661946/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  24. 24. So how do you improve your data?Remote host | Date/Time | Oucu | request | status EZProxy| size of response | referrer | user agent | session user type | course code(s) CIRCEEDS Bibliographic data matchingCrossref
  25. 25. So what about collecting more data? http://library.open.ac.uk/rise www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/rise/http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/rise
  26. 26. http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=gadgets&url=library.open.ac.uk/rise/google_gadget/risesearch.xml
  27. 27. So how do you improve your data?Remote host | Date/Time | Oucu | request | status | size of EZProxyresponse | referrer | user agent | session user type | course code(s) CIRCEEDS Bibliographic data matchingCrossrefRISE Searches in RISE
  28. 28. RISE database
  29. 29. What can the data tell us? People on course ‘A’ viewed People who looked at resource People who searched for subject resource ‘B’ ‘C’ also looked at resource ‘D’ ‘E’ looked at resource ‘F’People are looking at resources on this subjectThis resource is being used by people studying this course
  30. 30. Getting a recommendation
  31. 31. Getting a recommendation User A Views Resource B Views +1 Resource B Module A123 RV=14 RV=15 User C Recommended Resource B Views +1 Resource B Module A123 RV=15 RV=16 User C Rate Useful +1 Resource B Module A123 RV=17 User C Rate Not Useful Resource B Module A123 -2 RV=14
  32. 32. Data Protection and privacy Added a privacy policy to RISE, EDS and SFX interfaces Provided an opt-out featurePrivacy and opt-out URLhttp://library.open.ac.uk/rise/?page=privacy
  33. 33. Open Datahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/okfn/6262973028/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  34. 34. What next? • Google Gadget search tool • Recommendations database • MACON • Learning Analyticshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/shandrew/2102808886/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  35. 35. What next?
  36. 36. Findings and lessons learnt• EZProxy data• Use other data sources• Search terms• Need more data• License restrictions on metadata
  37. 37. Resources Blog: www.open.ac.uk/blogs/RISE Code: http://code.google.com/p/rise -project/source/browse/trunk/rise/http://www.flickr.com/photos/madeleinerobertson/5612180756/sizes/z/in/photostream/

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