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An Interview with the University of Minnesota's Joseph Konstan about GroupLens

In this 20 minute recording, I sit down with Joseph Konstan, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota and get his thoughts on the GroupLens project, open source software, ethical considerations in recommender systems, and the prospects of deploying recommender systems in a library setting.  IEarlier in the year, I wanted to sit in on his session at Microsoft's Social Computing Symposium, but I didn't get the chance, so I really enjoyed the opportunity to watch his presentation at CNI.

Related materials might include his recent article in ACM's Ubiquity and Lorcan Dempsey's recent blog entry entitled Circulating intentional data.

This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was recorded at their 2005 Fall Task Force Meeting.  The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.  You can learn more about CNI at their web site,


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