Leveraging Student Data to Personalize Your Library Web Site


By leveraging student data to incorporate personalization and generate intelligence within their web sites, libraries can emulate the successful user experiences found on Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix.


  • Integrate course enrollment data within its web site to provide students with a better, targeted research experience
  • Generate a customized user profile using a student's classes.
  • Use a subject-specific taxonomy to are dynamically cross-reference  course selections  to relevant Library resources
  • Provide tailored resource recommendations based on a student's research needs, such as library research guides and subject librarians
  • For faculty, generate subject-specific library resource widgets for use within the university's learning management system


  • Use the course selections for each student to automatically associate relevant reserve materials