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Presented by Kara Jones and Kate Robinson at the LWW7 Conferences, Molyvos, Greece, 15 September 2007.

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  • 1. The rise of recommendation and review: A place in online library environments? Libraries Without Walls LWW7 14 - 18 September 2007 Delphinia Hotel, Molyvos, Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece Kara Jones Kate Robinson Research Publications Librarian Head of Reader Services Library & Learning Centre University of Bath, UK.
  • 2.
  • 3. Review and Recommendation
    • User generated content
    • Social
    • Community focused
    • Social technologies
    • Familiar processes
  • 4. Library Catalogue
    • Authoritative
    • No risk
    • Quality controlled/assured
    • Stand-alone/static
    • Top-down
  • 5. Bringing the two together
    • User generated content
    • reviews
    • recommendations
    • comments
    • +
    • the library catalogue?
  • 6. Academic perspective?
    • How can an undergraduate possibly constructively comment on MY reading list?
  • 7. Librarian perspective?
    • What is the future for the library catalogue if we don't do this?
  • 8. Library user perspective?
    • How are you going to encourage me to add my reviews?
  • 9. What have we done at Bath?
    • Experimented on a safe collection
      • Around the World in 80+ Books
      • Recommended by international students and staff as a taster of their home countries
      • Seeded conversation by encouraging international students to visit the collection site
  • 10. Moderated reviews
    • Attached a wiki space page to each catalogue record to record comments
    • Login to comment, moderation in place
    • Ratings function to be added
    • Use this safe environment as a small scale pilot project
    • See what happens!
  • 11. Questions?
    • Kate Robinson
    • Head of Reader Services
    • Library & Learning Centre
    • University of Bath
    • Em: [email_address]
    • Kara Jones
    • Research Publications Librarian
    • Library & Learning Centre
    • University of Bath
    • Em: [email_address]
    • 15 September 2007