Category Archives: Update

RISE project blog in Internet Archive

The RISE project blog is archived in the Internet Archive and can be found via the Wayback Machine at

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New case study on RISE and forthcoming changes to Google Code

A case study “The potential of data to inform personalized recommendations at the Open University Library” is included in a new book from Facet due to be published in April 2015. Showers, B. Library Analytics and Metrics: Using Data to Drive … Continue reading

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RISE references in JISC Activity Data and JISC CETIS Learning Analytics reports

JISC and JISC CETIS have recently published several Activity Data and Learning Analytics papers with references to the RISE project. JISC Activity Data – delivering benefits from the data deluge This report covering the potential of activity data includes a … Continue reading

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RISE celebration event

As a final wrap-up for the RISE project we ran a short lunchtime seminar this week for OU staff from the Library and across the University.  It was a chance to say thanks to the people who were involved in … Continue reading

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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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Activity Data from Proxy logfiles

As we reach the end of the RISE project we are trying to summarise a lot of the things that we have learnt about the data and systems that we are using to help others who might look at emulating … Continue reading

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June update

Activities during June and early July A bit later than expected owing to a week spent largely talking to people about RISE, Activity Data and Shared Services. June and early July has been spent mainly in finishing off the evaluation … Continue reading

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May update

After the flurry of technical activity earlier in the project May has been a quieter month that we’ve spent mainly arranging the evaluation work that starts in June, and looking at some of the early feedback from the on-going user … Continue reading

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Google Gadget and Search Interfaces page

The RISE prototype Google Gadget is now available for use.  This is a Google Gadget version of the main RISE interface that allows you to search our One-Stop e-resources service and see recommendations provided by RISE. It can be downloaded … Continue reading

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Project update April

RISE search interface April was the month that saw a lot of the technical developments come together.  The RISE search interface went ‘live’ at in the middle of the month just before Easter.  We’ve managed to pick a fairly … Continue reading

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