MyLibrary: personalized electronic services in the Cornell University Library
Cohen, Suzanne~Fereira, John~Horne, Angela~Kibbee, Bob~Mistlebauer, Holly~Smith, Adam
Copyright (c) 2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Abstract: Library users who are Web users expect customization and interactivity. MyLibrary is a Cornell University Library initiative to provide numerous personalized library services to Cornell University students, faculty, and staff. Currently, it consists of MyLinks, a tool for collecting and organizing resources for private use by a patron, and MyUpdates, a tool to help scholars stay informed of new resources provided by the library. This article provides an overview of the MyLibrary project, explains the rationale for the development of the service in the library, briefly discusses the hardware and software used for the service, and suggests some of the directions for future developments of the MyLibrary system.