The bX™ Recommender service has been added to our Primo Central trial. The bX™ Recommender provides article recommendations based on usage information.
Similar to how Amazon makes book recommendations, the bX™ Recommender tells you what articles other users have accessed in relation to the ones you are interested in. The driving force behind the service is to connect researchers with material that is relevant, timely, and easily accessible, while also making use of user-driven information.
If recommendations exist for an article retrieved in a Primo Central search, a recommendations tab will appear in the search results:
Click on the Recommendations tab to see the list of article recommendations:
According to the bX™ Recommender vendor, ExLibris, “These recommendations are created through the structural analysis of logs generated from SFX linking activity by users at research institutions around the world. Tens of millions of such logs have already been collected in the bX™database.”
The bX™ Recommender is an article recommendation service and recommendations are not available for books or other resources that might appear in Primo Central search results. Also, not all articles will have recommendations.
For more information, contact:
Chair, Discovery and Access Committee