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Personalisation and recommender systems in digital libraries

Smeaton, Alan F. and Callan, Jamie (2005) Personalisation and recommender systems in digital libraries. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 57 (4). pp. 299-308. ISSN 1432-1300

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Abstract

Widespread use of the Internet has resulted in digital libraries that are increasingly used by diverse communities of users for diverse purposes and in which sharing and collaboration have become important social elements. As such libraries become commonplace, as their contents and services become more varied, and as their patrons become more experienced with computer technology, users will expect more sophisticated services from these libraries. A simple search function, normally an integral part of any digital library, increasingly leads to user frustration as user needs become more complex and as the volume of managed information increases. Proactive digital libraries, where the library evolves from being passive and untailored, are seen as offering great potential for addressing and overcoming these issues and include techniques such as personalisation and recommender systems. In this paper, following on from the DELOS/NSF Working Group on Personalisation and Recommender Systems for Digital Libraries, which met and reported during 2003, we present some background material on the scope of personalisation and recommender systems in digital libraries. We then outline the working group’s vision for the evolution of digital libraries and the role that personalisation and recommender systems will play, and we present a series of research challenges and specific recommendations and research priorities for the field.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital libraries; User interaction; Personalisation; Recommender systems;
Subjects:Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Publisher:Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00799-004-0100-1
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 03/IN.3/I361
ID Code:205
Deposited On:04 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 05 May 2010 16:25

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