Browsing and book selection in the physical library shelves
Cunningham, S.J., Alqurashi, H., Hinze, A., Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C. & Heese, R. (2013). Browsing and book selection in the physical library shelves. (Working paper 02/2013). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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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 of browsing and book selection in digital collections, the corresponding literature on behaviour in the physical stacks is surprisingly sparse. We add to this literature in this paper, by conducting observations of patrons in a university library as they selected books from the shelves. Our aim is to further our understanding of patterns of behaviour in browsing and selection in physical collections.
University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science
© 2013 Sally Jo Cunningham, Hayat Alqurashi, Annika Hinze, Nicholas Vanderschantz, Claire Timpany, Ralf Heese
- 2013 Working Papers