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On the remediation of Wikipedia to the iPod
Abstract The 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 team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Conclusion Students 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 source Computer usage logs  + , Survey responses  +
Doi 10.1108/00907320910982767 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22On%2Bthe%2Bremediation%2Bof%2BWikipedia%2Bto%2Bthe%2BiPod%22  +
Has author Jim Hahn +
Has domain Library science +
Has topic Technical infrastructure + , Cross-domain student readership +
Issue 3  +
Pages 272-85  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Reference Services Review +
Research design Conceptual  +
Research questions This 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.
Revid 10,892  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title On the remediation of Wikipedia to the iPod
Unit of analysis User  +
Url http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00907320910982767  +
Volume 37  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language Not specified  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:29:56  +
Categories Technical infrastructure  + , Cross-domain student readership  + , Library science  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:30:13  +
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