Posts on October 2014

Happy Halloween

Freddy emerges from desk

Part of the Special Collections Library's Film, Theatre and Television Archives, the Robert Shaye-New Line Cinema Papers contains material on Robert Shaye’s career as a founder of New Line Cinema, producer, director, distributor and actor in Hollywood. New Line Cinema’s famous productions include the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Austin Powers and the Lord of the Rings movies.

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.

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