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Lark show&tell 23 june 2016 coe

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ALIA LARK Show & Tell 23 June 2016

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Lark show&tell 23 june 2016 coe

  1. 1. How do people use search tools in ebooks compared to print books? Mary Coe PhD candidate (Information Studies) Charles Sturt University mcoe@csu.edu.au
  2. 2. Setting the stage Medieval Help Desk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
  3. 3. Research questions • How do users find information in print books compared to ebooks? • Which search tools do users prefer to use in print books compared to ebooks and why? (Search tools include the table of contents, indexes, and full- text search boxes.) • Are the search tools that users prefer able to help them find information successfully?
  4. 4. Assumptions • There is a paradigm shift occurring as users shift between print books and ebooks. • This shift does not include all elements of a print book (in particular, indexes). • Theories of information behaviour can be applied to the ebook environment.
  5. 5. Methods • How do I define an ebook? • Who will be my research participants? • What is their purpose for reading? • Use books that they are familiar with or not? • What is a successful search? • How to combine usability lab study with “real life” experience?

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