Keegan, T. T., Cunningham, S. J. & Don, K. (2004). Language switching in a digital library; does it make a difference if the default language is set to Maori?. (Working paper series. University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science. No. 13/2004). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
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In this paper we investigate the effect of default interface language on usage patterns of the Niupepa digital library (a collection of historic Māori language newspapers), by switching the default interface language between Māori and English in alternate weeks. Transaction analysis of the Niupepa collection logs indicates that changing default language affects the length of user sessions and the number of actions within sessions, and that the English language interface was used most frequently.