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Posts on December 2014
Wishing you the happiest of Holidays and all the best in the New Year!
Early 20th century advertising materials for Jell-O contain striking representations of age, race, class, gender, nationality, regionality, and other vectors of identity; whether self-defined or other-imposed. In January, we’ll unveil a digital exhibit, guest curated by Dr. Nicole Tarulevicz, on depictions of the exotic in early 20th century Jell-O advertising. There will be an exhibit opening and reception, with a talk by Dr. Tarulevicz, January 12th, 4:30-6pm, in the Hatcher Gallery
The Browsing Collection is the library's leisure reading collection. Check out the Browsing Collection's top 10 books of the fall semester.
This Wednesday's watermarks feature: angel motifs in one of the papers of a 16th century Turkish manuscript from the Islamic Manuscripts Collection.
Items left in the Library's drop box located in the Towsley Triangle after December 23rd will not be picked up until January 5th. Regular service will resume on that date.
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. This post is the third in a series by Tom Burton-West, one of the HathiTrust developers, who has been working on practical relevance ranking for all the volumes in HathiTrust for a number of years.
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