How Kindred Works . . . Works
by: OCLC Research
There are many ways to find a new book to read or movie to view. For example, you can ask a librarian, consult websites that provide suggestions based on consumer purchasing behavior, or rely on the recommendations of other users. OCLC Research has developed an experimental service that provides a list of items similar to an item of interest. The prototype service uses various characteristics of a sample work, such as classification numbers, subject headings and genre terms, to retrieve related resources from WorldCat. This approach is called content-based recommendation.