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Tyranny of Distance: Understanding Academic Library Browsing by Refining the Neighbour Effect

McKay, D., Buchanan, G. and Chang, S. H. (2015). Tyranny of Distance: Understanding Academic Library Browsing by Refining the Neighbour Effect. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, 14-09-2015 - 18-09-2015, Poznan, Poland.

Abstract

Browsing is a part of book seeking that is important to readers, poorly understood, and ill supported in digital libraries. In earlier work, we attempted to understand the impact of browsing on book borrowing by examining whether books near other loaned books were more likely to be loaned themselves, a phenomenon we termed the neighbour effect. In this paper we further examine the neighbour effect, looking specifically at size, interaction with search and topic boundaries, increasing our understanding of browsing behaviour.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24592-8_21 on publication
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12536
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