Student Readers’ Use of Library Documents:Implications for Library Technologies
Kenton Ohara, Fiona Smith, William Newman, Abi Sellen
We report on a study of graduate students conducting research in libraries, focusing on how they extract and
record information as they read. By examining their information recording activities within the context of their
work as a whole, it is possible to highlight why students choose particular strategies and styles of recording
for what these activities provide both at the time of reading and at subsequent points in time. The implications
of these findings for digital library technologies are discussed.
Proc. Of CHI'98, Human Factors in Computing, 18-23 April 1998, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A pp 233-240.
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