Bringing Library Content to the Users with EEXCESS-Extensions and Plugins. Open Source Solutions to distribute Cultural and Scientific Content

Tamara Pianos, Christin Seifert

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    Abstract

    The EC-funded project EEXCESS developed a number of tools that help to inject relevant content in a privacy preserving manner into platforms that readers, students and researchers use in their daily work. One prototype is a Google Chrome Extension that can be used to get recommendations for related content from quality sources. A visualization dashboard with many different options can be used to filter the results. Users who are searching a specific topic e.g. in Wikipedia can find more related quality content on their topic through the Chrome Extension. Users who write a text in Google Docs can use the plugin to get references etc. All EEXCESS developments are open source and can be used and adapted freely. Libraries or cultural institutions like museums etc. who own repositories can submit their content for inclusion into EEXCESS. Among the content providers so far are Europeana, Mendeley, The Digital Public Library of America , The National Archives UK, Swissbib, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Rijksmuseum – The Museum of the Netherlands, and Core.ac.uk, so that more than 150 Mio items are potentially recommended through EEXCESS. New content can be easily submitted through an Application Program Interface (API) supporting search functionalities. A number of prototypes were developed in the project that are now available for public use. The benefit of the prototypes so far still depends on the focus of the search. As more content partners are included the recommendations cover more and more subject areas. Privacy preservation is one of the key objectives of the project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
    EventLibrary 2.016 : Libraries of the Future 2016 -
    Duration: 6 Oct 20166 Oct 2016
    http://www.library20.com/future

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    ConferenceLibrary 2.016 : Libraries of the Future 2016
    Period6/10/166/10/16
    OtherOnline Conference
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