Recommender systems: Activity data to Enhance and Increase Open-access Usage (AEIOU)

  • When working with multiple repositories identify the repository each recommended item is from - NB this should be included in the results.
  • Consider appropriate weightings for views and downloads. You may wish to consider downloads as having a higher weighting.
  • Think about the number of recommendations. There are differences of opinion on this, but 5 or 6 seem about right.
  • Think about the location of recommendations on item page - above or below? Maybe useful to have a link at the top of the record to take you to the recommendations at the bottom of the record.
  • What makes a session where it is likely that the user is looking for related items? Consensus is that 30 minutes is about right.