On the remediation of Wikipedia to the iPod

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On the remediation of Wikipedia to the iPod
Authors: Jim Hahn [edit item]
Citation: Reference Services Review 37 (3): 272-85. 2009.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1108/00907320910982767.
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On the remediation of Wikipedia to the iPod is a publication by Jim Hahn.


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The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a usability study of information search on mobile devices, seeking to understand mobile computing best practice in the design of library services. Three second-year undergraduate students took part in this semester long study. They are loaned {iPods} with a Wikipedia copy to use as desired. Usability data are drawn from search logs recording titles of the articles searched and an Internet-based survey completed by students. Students characterize the nature of information searched for on the Wikipedia {iPods} as recreational. Students did not utilize the {iPods} for academic research. Search logs show students viewed articles primarily about objects. The results of this paper do not show generalized principles of mobile search. More data collected from additional sets of users are needed in order to articulate principles of mobile search. If it is the case that students will primarily make use of mobile computing for recreational or leisurely purposes then library services on mobile computing platforms must be designed accordingly. The paper presents methods for the study of information search though mobile computing and poses questions resulting from this paper that require further study.

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"This paper presents the results of a usability study on undergraduate student information seeking using mobile devices. Researching how students use Wikipedia on a dedicated mobile device such as the iPod may help librarians better understand efficiencies for undergraduate student research. This project seeks to understand mobile learning best practice in the design and provisioning of library services on mobile devices and investigates computing work-flows necessary for mobile learning in academic research libraries. Three second-year undergraduate students took part in this semester long usability study. They were loaned iPods with a Wikipedia copy to use as desired and asked to visit the library once a month for data collection."

Research details

Topics: Technical infrastructure, Cross-domain student readership [edit item]
Domains: Library science [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Case [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Conceptual [edit item]
Data source: Computer usage logs, Survey responses [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Longitudinal [edit item]
Unit of analysis: User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Dump [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: Not specified [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"Students characterize the nature of information searched for on the Wikipedia iPods as recreational. Students did not utilize the iPods for academic research. Search logs show students viewed articles primarily about objects. The results of this paper do not show generalized principles of mobile search. More data collected from additional sets of users are needed in order to articulate principles of mobile search. Practical implications – If it is the case that students will primarily make use of mobile computing for recreational or leisurely purposes then library services on mobile computing platforms must be designed accordingly."

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AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to present thThe purpose of this paper is to present the results of a usability study of information search on mobile devices, seeking to understand mobile computing best practice in the design of library services. Three second-year undergraduate students took part in this semester long study. They are loaned {iPods} with a Wikipedia copy to use as desired. Usability data are drawn from search logs recording titles of the articles searched and an Internet-based survey completed by students. Students characterize the nature of information searched for on the Wikipedia {iPods} as recreational. Students did not utilize the {iPods} for academic research. Search logs show students viewed articles primarily about objects. The results of this paper do not show generalized principles of mobile search. More data collected from additional sets of users are needed in order to articulate principles of mobile search. If it is the case that students will primarily make use of mobile computing for recreational or leisurely purposes then library services on mobile computing platforms must be designed accordingly. The paper presents methods for the study of information search though mobile computing and poses questions resulting from this paper that require further study.rom this paper that require further study.
Added by wikilit teamAdded on initial load +
Collected data time dimensionLongitudinal +
ConclusionStudents characterize the nature of informStudents characterize the nature of information searched for on the Wikipedia iPods as

recreational. Students did not utilize the iPods for academic research. Search logs show students viewed articles primarily about objects. The results of this paper do not show generalized principles of mobile search. More data collected from additional sets of users are needed in order to articulate principles of mobile search. Practical implications – If it is the case that students will primarily make use of mobile computing for recreational or leisurely purposes then library services on mobile computing platforms must be designed accordingly.ng platforms must be

designed accordingly.
Data sourceComputer usage logs + and Survey responses +
Doi10.1108/00907320910982767 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22On%2Bthe%2Bremediation%2Bof%2BWikipedia%2Bto%2Bthe%2BiPod%22 +
Has authorJim Hahn +
Has domainLibrary science +
Has topicTechnical infrastructure + and Cross-domain student readership +
Issue3 +
Pages272-85 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inReference Services Review +
Research designConceptual +
Research questionsThis paper presents the results of a usabiThis paper presents the results of a usability study on undergraduate student

information seeking using mobile devices. Researching how students use Wikipedia on a dedicated mobile device such as the iPod may help librarians better understand efficiencies for undergraduate student research. This project seeks to understand mobile learning best practice in the design and provisioning of library services on mobile devices and investigates computing work-flows necessary for mobile learning in academic research libraries. Three second-year undergraduate students took part in this semester long usability study. They were loaned iPods with a Wikipedia copy to

use as desired and asked to visit the library once a month for data collection.
library once a month for data collection.
Revid10,892 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleOn the remediation of Wikipedia to the iPod
Unit of analysisUser +
Urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00907320910982767 +
Volume37 +
Wikipedia coverageCase +
Wikipedia data extractionDump +
Wikipedia languageNot specified +
Wikipedia page typeN/A +
Year2009 +