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My office has moved, but I'm still here to help

As you have probably heard, my office has moved to room 2390 of the Duderstadt Center, on the second floor right next to Imageworks. Please feel free to stop by when you are around. You will still see me in the Art & Architecture building when I pass through, visit classes, or As you have probably heard, my office has moved to room 2390 of the Duderstadt Center, on the second floor right next to Imageworks. Please feel free to stop by when you are around. You will still see me in the Art...

Practical Relevance Ranking for 11 Million Books

Relevance weight vs. term occurrences

Relevance is a complex concept which reflects aspects of a query, a document, and the user as well as contextual factors. Relevance involves many factors such as the user's preferences, task, stage in their information-seeking, domain knowledge, intent, and the context of a particular search. Tom Burton-West, one of the HathiTrust developers, has been working on practical relevance ranking for all the volumes in HathiTrust for a number of years.

Material Conversations

Materials Library

Please join us for the inaugural event in a new series we're calling "Material Conversations." The event will begin with a presentation on selecting the newest and coolest materials by a curator from Material ConneXion, an international library of advanced and innovative materials. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about materials at Michigan featuring professors from art, architecture and engineering fields. All to be followed by a reception.

Imageworks database of visual media

Check out the Imageworks online database of visual media. All of the CD-Roms, Stock Image CDs, DVDs, and video tapes in the collection are listed here to make searching and browsing items more convenient. The collection includes documentaries about artists, performances, art technique demos and more.

Exhibition Opening: "Pearls of Wisdom"

Pearls of Wisdom : The Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan

Don't miss "Pearls of Wisdom : The Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan," on display October 15th - December 21st at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology! This exhibition features a number of items from the Special Collections Library, including manuscripts from our Islamic Manuscripts Collection and a couple of magic bowls from our Historic Scientific Instrument Collection.

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