PluggedIn:"Recommendation engines" lead fans to music


Anonymous Patron writes "Interesting Reuters Report on "recommendation engines" that aim to duplicate the experience of a trusted friend saying, "Hey, check these guys out."
The question for librarians becomes how do we integrate this with our servives?"


With archaic library standards and methodologies such as MARC and AACR2 that are two-dimensional and too rigid, the general reluctance for libraries to adopt "non-library" standards and methodologies, and the tendancy for libraries to be more process-oriented than content-oriented, it is difficult for libraries to do anything sophisticated that requires lateral/flexible thinking and imagination. Therefore, I think a "recommendation engine" is beyond contemplation, let alone ability or capability, for libraries.

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