Messaging services are the go-to platform for sharing links with others. But with over 205 billion messages sent daily, these links get quickly lost in our messaging history. The Lynx web-app offers a solution for users to archive and find links they send and receive. By integrating with a user’s Gmail, Slack and Facebook, Lynx automatically saves links sent and received over these services. The user can then browse recently sent links, tag links for easy searching, and search saved links. Lynx recognizes that sent links have inherent value to the user, and should not get lost in message history.
For my MLIS Capstone project, I examined each item in Scarecrow Video's silent film collection to correctly represent each film title, according to the rules of the Fundamental Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR). Many of the titles reflected only the title of the DVD or VHS, not the titles of the films themselves. Cleaned-up records provide a more accurate reflection of Scarecrow's inventory and rental statistics, and they allow customers to more easily search the in-store database.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) offers free continuing education and training opportunities related to consumer health. Unfortunately, the demands of the modern work environment make it difficult for library staff to dedicate time to these opportunities. This has left many libraries unaware of, or untrained in, numerous free high quality health resources that can be passed on to the public. To address the problem of time, this project reconfigured the information session for the NIH Senior Health Website. The session was transformed into a “microlearning” module, with 6 short video tutorials that have small amounts of content.
Everyday millions of frequent flyer miles expire. Miles have been proven to be a valuable currency - there are endless possibilities when it comes to earning and redeeming. However, most miles expire and the airlines usually won’t notify the customer. MileageTracker manages miles across all airlines in one place. Our solution syncs all of the user’s miles and displays the balances with expiration dates in their online dashboard. The user is able to glance at all of their miles in one place, including information on when they expire. Custom alerts can be set to notify when miles expire by email.
People often fondly talk about their unique experiences at college but more often than not they also speak of the missed opportunities and things they should have done. Universities however big or small are complex entities bustling with life and activity and it seems fairly impossible to be able to make the most of these opportunities. We at Team Milo decided to create a University wide personalized social media platform to help students, faculty and employees to meet new people, make plans and mobilize!! Our team name and motto is ‘Milo’, a Hindi word which does not simply mean ‘to meet’ but adds the much needed dimension of ‘willingness’ to its meaning. In this age, where our virtual presence is taking over our social presence, we felt it was time to take advantage of the very fact and promote interaction & collaboration on campus and to simply make some new friends and have some fun!
Movie Prophet is a predictive engine that forecasts the box office revenue given a movie proposal. The project, done in partnership with Boston Consulting Group - Digital Ventures (BCG-DV), will enable the stakeholders to have a competitive edge by investing in successful movie ventures. The project encompasses end-to-end spectrum of data science - web scraping, data wrangling, feature engineering (30+ novel features), building Machine Learning models and data visualization. The outcome of our research is an integrated platform that serves as a movie investor assurance system. Do you have a cool movie proposal? Find out how it fares at www.movie-prophet.com.
The Swedish Medical Center Library will be moving to a new and smaller location, due to the demolition of a portion of the 747 Broadway Building. The goal of this Capstone project was to drastically downsize the library’s physical collections, as the new library space will be decreasing by 75%. Determinations were made to either keep or discard journals, textbooks, and microfiche based on the needs of the medical community.
STEM education in the 21st century continues to grow. Few online resources focus on teaching K-12 students and often circumvent instructors. MSR, a leading innovator and manufacturer of field-proven technologies, is working to create an extensive curriculum that will help both students and teachers. There are two parts to our project; teaching students with our online platform and aiding teachers by providing them with the curriculum and documents used for the platform. Students can learn on their own using the platform while instructors can create more interactive lessons and activities with the documents provided.
Pitchbook enables client decision making by tapping into the power of data, available technology and market research, Pitchbook provides its clients with a News Feed section to provide current and consolidated news. However, the Company wanted to go a step further and provide customized news as opposed to several irrelevant articles that are surfaced in the News Feed. Our News recommendation engine allows us to affect more than 25,000 interactions a day on the Pitchbook platform by surfacing customized and relevant news articles using a combination of data science and topic modelling techniques
No Address, No Problem: Recommending Policy Changes to Improve Access for Patrons Without Residential Addresses
Researching and recommending options for policies and procedures that work better for patrons that do not have residential addresses. Areas of concern include showing identification, recording a mailing address, computer access, and materials checkout.