Keegan, Te Taka, Cunningham, S.J.(2005). Language Preference in a Bi-language Digital Library. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, Colorado, USA, 7-11 June (pp. 174-175). New York, USA: ACM.
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This paper examines user choice of interface language in a bi-language digital library(English and Maori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand)/ the majority of collection documents are in Maori, and the interface is available in both Maori and English. Log analysis shows three categories of preference for interface language: primarily English, primarily Maori and bilingual(switching back and forth between the two).
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