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At Their Fingertips: Customized Library Resources in Course Management Systems and Student Portals
Portals and Course Management Systems such as Moodle bring together resources students need. Why not also include library resources to increase library-student communication? York University librarians have capitalized ...
Behind the Scenes at a Search Engine
An introduction to how search engines work and how they decide what to show on their results pages. Power Point slides for a talk given in York University Libraries' Research Frontiers series.
FRBR and the History of Cataloging
(Libraries Unlimited, 2007-11-30)
An explanation of where FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) comes from, given by a look at the work of librarians such as Panizzi, Cutter, Ranganathan, and Lubetzky, and an examination of four themes ...
SPLURGE: Scholars Portal Library Usage-Based Recommendation Generation Engine
We will outline the birth and delivery of SPLURGE (Scholars Portal Library Usage-based Recommendation Generation Engine). SPLURGE came about as an idea to build up a book title recommendation service by pooling circulation ...
A Modest Proposal for a More Efficient Organizational Decision-Making Effectiveness Structure at York University Libraries
I propose a new committee to speed up decision-making and increase organizational effectiveness. I realize there will be objections to the creation of yet another committee, but please read on: this committee obviates the ...
One Big Library
As Wendy Newman says, it looks like there are many different kinds of libraries (public, academic, school, national, medical, special) but really there's just One Big Library with branches all over the world. We cover the ...
The One Big Library Unconference
(Ontario Library Association, 2008)
A summary of what happened at the One Big Library Unconference held in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 June 2008.
What We Talk About When We Talk About FRBR
When vendors talk about FRBRization they usually mean grouping manifestations into works. When we talk about FRBR, we mean something far richer and rewarding. What FRBRization algorithms are available and in use now, how ...
Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World
(ALA TechSource, 2014-05)