Redefining Discovery through Search, Browse, and Recommendation

Temple University Libraries have begun a multi-year effort to reorganize the abundance of gateways to books, articles, news, events, research support, and other services and resources. In our work we do not define “Discovery” in association with a particular product, but as the connective tissue unifying our various systems as an environment that provides 3 critical affordances: Search, Browse, and Recommendation.

This presentation will discuss a recent history of library search, and cross-system browsing conventions. The core focus of the lecture will be on the importance of Recommendation, and will include examples incorporating multiple internal/external data points, query analysis, adwords-like techniques, and will feature a discussion on advancements in natural language processing (NLP) based recommenders.

Beginner UX & Discovery
Location: Room 1 Date: November 11, 2017 Time: 10:45 am - 11:05 am photo of David Lacy David Lacy