2015 04-21-eexcess emtacl

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2015 04-21-eexcess emtacl

  1. 1. EEXCESS - Toolbox for managing and disseminating digital library content emtacl15 Timo Borst, Tamara Pianos and Christin Seifert Trondheim, 21st April 2015
  2. 2. Agenda • Why • Vision • How • Who • What is in it for you? 2
  3. 3. Why? – The Current Situation • A lot of high quality content is freely available on the internet • However, users usually do not access all of the relevant content, because – they do not know it exists, or – do not know the specialized search engines or databases they need to access, or – do not have the domain knowledge to formulate appropriate search queries. 3
  4. 4. Why? – The Current Situation • Content provider strategies: – Dedicated portals – Search engine optimization – Social Network Marketing • User strategies: – Use major search engines – Use Wikipedia… 4
  5. 5. Why? • The project offers a solution for the so called hidden “long tail” of the internet: 5 Special interest: e.g. image of a specific coin in museum database … Madonna Michael Jackson …
  6. 6. In other words 6 Usage Some quality content In order to: • Discover new information • Verify facts • Enrich existing information
  7. 7. What it would look like in a bookstore: The most relevant book for you 7
  8. 8. EEXCESS Vision 8
  9. 9. Vision: take the content to the user 9
  10. 10. How? • EEXCESS injects both related and - according to a user’s profile - relevant content into existing and regularly visited web channels using personalized recommendation strategies. More interesting stuff on this topic and related fields from museums, libraries, portals…
  11. 11. How: Suggest relevant and personalized content to users – wherever they are 11
  12. 12. 12 How: Suggest relevant content to users – wherever they are
  13. 13. EEXCESS Chrome Browser Extension: Right now optimized for wikipedia 13
  14. 14. …but works on other websites as well 14
  15. 15. Behind the Scenes: Toolbox - Components • user profile component: observes user behavior and generates a personalized user profile • federated recommender: retrieves related resources from distributed (library) content exposed and accessed via content APIs. • user interface components: collect relevant information according to the user profile and present retrieved resources to the user in a smooth, non-disruptive manner. • data integration component: harmonizes the meta-data of the content-providers to allow the federated recommender unified access to all resources independent of their origin. • privacy preservation component: ensures EEXCESS users privacy with respect to collection of personal data and possible attacks of user identification. 15
  16. 16. Some Current Features 16 Explore the results display the results in a timeline edit your profile - privacy
  17. 17. Privacy 17
  18. 18. Status Quo - Prototypes • Browser Extension for Google Chrome • WordPress Plugin • Google Docs Plugin 18 = proof-of-concept = prototype with most features = proof-of-concept More information code on Github
  19. 19. Plans for the Future • Improve recommendations • Improve prototypes, more visualization etc. • Interactive personalized ranking options • Moodle plugin • More test-bed and content partners • … 19
  20. 20. Who? - Partners 20
  21. 21. 21 Banquet of the Amsterdam Civic Guard by Bartholomeus van der Helst vangod-by-eexcess-team
  22. 22. What is in it for you? • Make your content visible through eexcess • Use eexcess-tools in your libraries 22
  23. 23. Take home messages • EEXCESS wants to bring the content to the user, not the user to the content • Prototypes are available but project and tools are not finished yet • Participate if you like! 23
  24. 24. Take home questions: „A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush“ 24 h Is it?
  25. 25. Interested in becoming content/test partner? OR 25 Contact me during emtacl Go to eexcess.eu Content Providers
  26. 26. Questions and Contact TAMARA PIANOS t.pianos@zbw.eu www.zbw.eu Slideshare Mendeley ResearchGate www.eexcess.eu Find me here: Twitter: @taps69

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