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Dream Away the Cold with a Good Book

Post by Krista Biggs
Posted October 23, 2014 in Readers' Advisory News

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As we head towards winter ourselves, many of us will be spending a lot more time indoors. On days where you yourselves can’t head couch-wards, at least you can recommend reading options to your readers.

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Missed Opportunities

Post by Duncan Smith
Posted October 07, 2014 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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On a recent flight, I chatted with my seatmate, and she asked the usual 'what do you do' question. I told her that I helped librarians answer the "What’s a good book to read?" question.

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The How and Why of Recommendations

Post by Duncan Smith
Posted September 10, 2014 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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Over the last few months, we’ve explained how NoveList creates recommendations. It starts by describing the ‘who, what, where and when’ of a book...

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Good Recommendations: Are People Better Than Algorithms?

Post by Amie Reno
Posted August 12, 2014 in Readers' Advisory News

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In our continuing series on good recommendations, we've explained how genres, appeals, and subjects feed into our recommendations at NoveList. And Shauna Griffin shed light on our process for creating hand-written recommendations. But NoveList has another type of recommendation too, and in this post, I hope to demystify our recommendation algorithm.

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