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  • Design exploration of ebook interfaces for personal ebook libraries on tablet devices

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Hinze, Annika (ACM, 2015)
    Mobile eBook readers and reader applications are readily available and are marketed as convenient for accessing personal eBook collections. Different brands of readers and apps are frequently evaluated and compared in ...
  • Family visits to libraries and bookshops: observations and implications for digital libraries

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Hinze, Annika; Cunningham, Sally Jo (Springer, 2014)
    This paper explores how families select books for leisure reading. We recruited 17 families (adults and children) for this study, and spent time with each in both bookshops and public libraries. Our research aims to add ...
  • Shared reading of children's interactive picture books

    Timpany, Claire; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Hinze, Annika; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Wright, Kristy (Springer, 2014)
    We report on a study of children and parents shared reading of interactive printed books. We investigated the differences between books with interactive features and books with expressive typography in order to evaluate ...
  • A log analysis study of 10 years of ebook consumption in academic library collections

    Littlewood, Haley; Hinze, Annika; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Cunningham, Sally Jo (Springer, 2014)
    Even though libraries have been offering eBooks for more than a decade, very little is known about eBook access and consumption in academic library collections. This paper addresses this gap with a log analysis study of ...
  • Personal digital libraries: Keeping track of academic reading material

    Al-Anazi, Mohammed; Hinze, Annika; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Cunningham, Sally Jo (Springer, 2014)
    This paper discusses optionsfor tracking academic reading material and introduces a personal digital library solution. We combined and extended the open source projects Zotero and Greenstone such that material can be easily ...
  • Browsing and book selection in the physical library shelves

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Alqurashi, Hayat; Hinze, Annika; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Heese, Ralf (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2013-02)
    Library users should be conveniently interact with collections and be able to easily choose books of interest as they explore and browse a physical book collection. While there exists a growing body of naturalistic studies ...
  • Using a categorisation structure to understand interaction in children’s books

    Timpany, Claire; Vanderschantz, Nicholas (Common Ground, 2013)
    Children’s books can vary greatly in the type of and depth of interaction that is required from the reader. The types of interaction demanded by different types of books can be explored using contrasting paradigms. Previously ...
  • Interacting with info-graphics in a print-based environment

    Timpany, Claire; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Hallahan, Ben (ACM, 2012)
    Technology and our experiences with it are constantly evolving, therefore our views of how media can enhance our experiences with the in formation it presents to us must also evolve. Designers are able to learn from these ...
  • Analysing interaction in children's digital books

    Timpany, Claire; Vanderschantz, Nicholas (Common Ground Publishing, 2012)
    Pedagogical practices in formal educational settings, together with the nature of communication technologies in a variety of digital media, mean that children will encounter screen-based learning opportunities in both ...
  • A categorisation structure for interactive children's books: Levels of interactivity in children's printed books

    Timpany, Claire; Vanderschantz, Nicholas (Common Ground Publishing, 2012)
    A child, the act of reading can be a very interactive process. There are many books published that encourage the young reader to interact with the printed book and to experience and explore the narrative of media in a ...
  • Children's reading of text on interactive whiteboards

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Hill, Ana (ACM, 2012)
    The development and adoption of technology for the classroom is changing the way education is delivered and perceived by students. The availability of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) technology in New Zealand classrooms is ...
  • Judging a book by its cover: interface elements that affect reader selection of ebooks

    McKay, Dana; Buchanan, George; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Hinze, Annika (ACM, 2012)
    Digital library research has demonstrated the impact of content presentation on both search and reading behaviours. In this paper, we scrutinise the influence of ebook presentation on user behaviour, focussing on document ...
  • Designing the printed book as an interactive environment

    Timpany, Claire (Common Ground, 2012)
    Reading a book demands a certain level of interaction from the reader. The cover must be opened and pages turned to navigate the information inside. Conventions have been developed over the life of the book to assist the ...
  • An exploration of ebook selection behavior in academic library collections

    McKay, Dana; Hinze, Annika; Heese, Ralf; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Cunningham, Sally Jo (Springer-Verlag, 2012)
    Academic libraries have offered ebooks for some time, however little is known about how readers interact with them while making relevance decisions. In this paper we seek to address that gap by analyzing ebook transaction ...
  • Book selection behavior in the physical library: implications for ebook collections

    Hinze, Annika; McKay, Dana; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Cunningham, Sally Jo (ACM, 2012)
    Little is known about how readers select books, whether they be print books or ebooks. In this paper we present a study of how people select physical books from academic library shelves. We use the insights gained into ...
  • Learning outcome dependency on contemporary ICT in the New Zealand middle school classroom

    Timpany, Claire; Vanderschantz, Nicholas (ACM, 2011)
    Often studies of children's technology use in the classroom is internally focused and small scale. This study attempts a globalised exploratory overview of an entire New Zealand middle school to understand the technology ...
  • How to take a book off the shelf: Learning about ebooks from using a physical library

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Hinze, Annika; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Timpany, Claire; McKay, Dana (CHISIG, 2011)
    Little is known about how people select ebooks or books. This paper reports initial results of a study in which we observe patrons of two libraries when selecting books. From the results of the study we aim to gain insights ...
  • A small scale study into the effect that text & background colour has on processing and self-correction rates for childrens’ on-screen reading

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Whitehead, David; Carss, Wendy Diane (Common Ground, 2010)
    Pedagogical practices in formal educational settings together with the nature of communication technologies in the media and elsewhere mean that children will encounter on-screen typography and screen-based learning ...
  • Developing key concepts for the design of hypertext for printed books

    Timpany, Claire (Common Ground, 2009)
    In the modern world, computers and interactivity are becoming an ever-increasing phenomenon, but this means that the tactile appeal of the printed book is giving way to the increasing popularity of digital interactivity. ...

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