Tag Archives: Ebsco Discovery Solution

Search focus groups

In parallel with the RISE project OU Library Services have been running an evaluation of the One-Stop search system now it has been in place for a few months.  So we’ve had a survey running and Duncan from our Learning and … 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 http://library.open.ac.uk/rise/ in the middle of the month just before Easter.  We’ve managed to pick a fairly … Continue reading

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Recommendation types

RISE – Recommendation Types The RISE MyRecommendations search system is going to provide three types of recommendations: 1. Course-Based “People on your course(s) viewed” This type of recommendation is designed to show the user what people studying their module have viewed … Continue reading

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Project update March

MyRecommendations The key achievement for March has been that we now have our RISE MyRecommendations website up and running on the ‘live’ server.  It’s a major step for the project as although there is stuff going on in the background … Continue reading

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Project update February

Project startup The project is now into the second month and we’ve covered quite a lot of ground already.  Apart from setting up the usual project processes, blogs and getting everything running we’ve pushed on with starting the technical build … Continue reading

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The hypothesis Each of the projects in the Activity Data programme strand were asked to establish a hypothesis that we would test throughout the project.  For RISE the hypothesis we chose is: “That recommender systems can enhance the student experience … 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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