September 2, 2014

BookScout: A New Book Recommendation App From Random House Launching Tuesday on Facebook

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UPDATE: The BookScout app for Facebook is now live. (Monday, January 21, 2012). From The NY Times: On Tuesday, the [Random House] digital unit will release an app called BookScout that lets users share favorite books with friends and then receive reading recommendations based on their own preferences. (It was released to Random House employees […]

Video Presentation: Goodreads VP on “The Mechanics of Book Recommendation Engines”

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A presentation by Kyusik Chung from Goodreads at the Booknet Canada Technology Forum that took place in Toronto a little over a month ago From the Program: Kyusik Chung, VP of Business Development at Goodreads and co-founder of Discovereads, takes us behind the scenes and explains how book recommendation engines work. Learn about the different […]

The Book Recommendation Service BookLamp.org is Now Live

Last week we reported that BookLamp.org was expected to go live on Tuesday. Well, it’s now Tuesday AM in the U.S. and the service, the result of an  “exploratory project” at the U. of Utah is live. Direct to BookLamp.org Our post from last week has background you might want to have before using BookLamp. […]

"Seattle Public Library Launches 'Next 5 Books' Program, Creating Personalized Reading List for You"

From the Queen Anne View: The Seattle Public Library has launched a new service called “Next 5 Books,” designed to provide personalized reading lists for patrons. All you have to do is fill out a short form (which takes five to ten minutes to complete), and a few days later the SPL staff will send […]