Enhancing Digital Libraries with Social Navigation: The Case of Ensemble

  • Peter Brusilovsky
  • Lillian Cassel
  • Lois Delcambre
  • Edward Fox
  • Richard Furuta
  • Daniel D. Garcia
  • Frank M. ShipmanIII
  • Paul Bogen
  • Michael Yudelson
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15464-5_13

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6273)
Cite this paper as:
Brusilovsky P. et al. (2010) Enhancing Digital Libraries with Social Navigation: The Case of Ensemble. In: Lalmas M., Jose J., Rauber A., Sebastiani F., Frommholz I. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. ECDL 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6273. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

A traditional library is a social place, however the social nature of the library is typically lost when the library goes digital. This paper argues social navigation, an important group of social information access techniques, could be used to replicate some social features of traditional libraries and to enhance the user experience. Using the case of Ensemble, a major educational digital library, the paper describes how social navigation could be used to extend digital library portals, how social wisdom can be collected, and how it can be used to guide portal users to valuable resources.

Keywords

social navigation digital library portal navigation support 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Brusilovsky
    • 1
  • Lillian Cassel
    • 3
  • Lois Delcambre
    • 2
  • Edward Fox
    • 4
  • Richard Furuta
    • 5
  • Daniel D. Garcia
    • 6
  • Frank M. ShipmanIII
    • 5
  • Paul Bogen
    • 5
  • Michael Yudelson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh
  2. 2.Portland State UniversityPortland
  3. 3.Villanova UniversityVillanova
  4. 4.Virginia TechBlacksburg
  5. 5.Texas A&M University
  6. 6.University of CaliforniaBerkeley

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