Medical Library Association
April 20, 2001
Stephen E. Arnold
What We’ll Examine
Metrics to demonstrate value
Increasing emphasis upon planning
Time to Analyze: Reduced
Example of a predictor and recommending engine
Firefly -- now part of Microsoft
Net Perceptions -- used at Amazon to say “Welcome, Stephen” and “Now that you have chosen Mean Genes you may also like ...”
Log to database to clustering to token for what others have bought
Cost: $10,000 and up, depending on modules
A Result of Survey
Canada’s Map.net -1
Canada’s Map.net -2
Canada’s Map.net -3
Convert data to a “shape”
Use color to make trends jump out
Example: IBM’s Quest
IBM’s Data Explorer ...
Visual Insight (Lucent)
Opportunity Timeline: A Three-Year Run
What problem do we have to solve?
Does this fit with our culture, budget, and technological savvy?
Do we have the systems staff and infrastructure?
Do we have realistic expectations?
Have we visited sites where the system is in use and actually used these “solutions”?