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LG-06-07-0105-07

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Fiscal Year: 
2007
Award: 
$964,887.00
City: 
New Brunswick
State: 
NJ
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
Research and Demonstration

Researchers at the Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies will investigate ways to improve the ability of people to find information they need in digital libraries. By examining the interaction of factors such as the searcher’s location, individual characteristics, the nature of his or her task, and similar data, the team will create a “personalization assistant” that will help searchers use digital libraries more effectively. The open source tool based on this research will reside on the user’s own computer to enhance the user’s interactions with digital libraries while protecting the user’s privacy.