Where My Books Go: Choice and Place in Digital Reading

Buchanan, G., McKay, D. & Levitt, J. (2015). Where My Books Go: Choice and Place in Digital Reading. In: JCDL '15 Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. (pp. 17-26). NY, USA: ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-3594-2

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Abstract

Digital reading is a topic of rising interest in digital libraries, particularly in terms of optimizing the reading experience. However, there is relatively little data on the patterns of digital reading, including issues of where and what users read, and how they organize, plan and conduct their reading sessions. This paper reports the first data on mobile reading, combining insights from three different studies of users, including diary studies, interviews and ethnomethodological work. The data reveals that reading often depends on highly developed and rehearsed practices, especially when the reading is related to study or research. From this, we are able to identify a number of opportunities for further digital library research to better support the needs of users.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © Buchanan| ACM 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in JCDL '15 Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2756406.2756917
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital reading, digital libraries, tablet PCs
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12089

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