The rise of recommendation and review: a place in online library environments?

K Jones, K M Robinson

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Abstract

This paper is an exploration into the issues surrounding the rise of recommendation and review services and whether they're of benefit to library users in online academic environments. Should we be taking advantage of this opportunity to build communities and conversations, or should this remain the domain of online trade and commerce? Does user generated content add value to our resources, or does it weaken its integrity? We take a look at the review and recommendation services currently available in academic library online environments, and explore the issues involved in adding user generated content to our resources, using research undertaken for our own pilot project entitled ‘Around the world in 80+ books’.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2007
EventLibraries Without Walls: Exploring 'anytime, anywhere' delivery of library services. - Molyvos, Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece
Duration: 14 Sep 200718 Sep 2007

Conference

ConferenceLibraries Without Walls: Exploring 'anytime, anywhere' delivery of library services.
CountryGreece
CityMolyvos, Aegean Island of Lesvos
Period14/09/0718/09/07

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Keywords

  • user generated content
  • libraries
  • catalogue
  • recommendation
  • international students
  • review

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Jones, K., & Robinson, K. M. (2007). The rise of recommendation and review: a place in online library environments?. Paper presented at Libraries Without Walls: Exploring 'anytime, anywhere' delivery of library services., Molyvos, Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece.