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Final blog post

What has RISE produced? A database based on EZProxy activity data, enhanced with bibliographic data from Crossref,  and containing terms used to search via the RISE interface. A web search interface to show recommendations to users searching the Ebsco Discovery … Continue reading

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“A user focused post talking about the use case (user requirements) for the project work, how the project affects your users and how users are being engaged and reacting to the project” The user requirements The evidence from library users … Continue reading

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Presentation from JISC Activity Data Online event 2 June 2011

Rise presentation for jisc online mtg 2011 06-02 View more presentations from Richard Nurse.

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Open Recommender data

One of the aspirations of the RISE project is to be able to release the data in our recommendations database openly.  So we’ve been thinking recently about how we might go about that.  A critical step will be for us … Continue reading

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MyRecommendations tool goes live today

The MyRecommendations tool is now live, at To use MyRecommendations you will need to have an Open University Computer User login [If you aren’t an OU student or staff member you can create a login to test the system. … Continue reading

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The first RISE Project Board meeting

The first RISE Project Board met on Friday 1st April at the OU Library. Chaired by Project Sponsor Gill Needham, Associate Director of Library Services, the meeting was attended by Judith Pickering representing the DOULS project; Richard Nurse – RISE … Continue reading

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Welcome to the RISE project

Welcome to the first blog post for the new JISC-funded RISE project at the Open University Library.  RISE (Recommendations Improve the Search Experience) will be investigating activity data from use of electronic resources provided by the Open University Library. The … Continue reading

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