Recordings of Johan Bollen's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Mobilizing Usage Data: Scholarly Metrics and Recommender Systems," Now Available

Johan Bollen, Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, and Principal Investigator of the MESUR project, spoke at OCLC on 22 October 2010.

Bollen began his presentation by sharing how he was recently interviewed by CNBC, CNN International and Bloomberg TV about his research that shows how Twitter can predict the stock market. He then discussed the possibility of novel services to support digital scholarship on the basis of large-scale, near real-time usage data. He also described the basic principles underlying usage-based recommender services and explores the tremendous potential that resides in such systems to accelerate the pace of scholarly discovery.

A recording of this presentation and the discussion that followed, including video and slides, is now available as a streaming webcast. Individual files of the audio and slides are also available.

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Discussion After the Presentation

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Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President and Chief Strategist
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