Decision support in library book acquisition: A social computing-based approach

Fan Wu, Ya Han Hu, Ping Rong Wang, Feng I. Chung, Chia Lun Lo

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Abstract

Due to the explosion of knowledge in the library, the librarians need to make effective decisions in book acquisition under the limited budget. Since librarians can not fully realize the needs of readers, many libraries provide the book recommendation service such that the readers can recommend the books to the libraries. However, the readers may only recommend the books in accordance with their own interest, resulting in the recommended books not meeting the needs of other readers. To facilitate decision-making in book acquisition, this paper used the social network to establish the relationships between the recommender and his/her related readers via the historical circulation records. Upon the social network, this paper uses social computing to evaluate the representative degree of the recommender, and then rank the recommended books. The retrospective and empirical studies are performed to show the effectiveness of the proposed ranking system by the spearman's rank correlation coefficient. That is, the ranking of the recommended books by the proposed system is very like the two rankings of these books from the analysis of the historical circulation records and the librarian.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 8th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, ICEBE 2011
Pages364-369
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 8th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, ICEBE 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Oct 201121 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 8th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, ICEBE 2011

Conference

Conference2011 8th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, ICEBE 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period19/10/1121/10/11

Keywords

  • book acquisition
  • library science
  • recommendation
  • social computing
  • social network

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