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Using studies of collaborative activity in physical environments to inform the design of digital libraries:Technical Report CSEG/11/1998

Twidale, Michael and Nichols, David (1998) Using studies of collaborative activity in physical environments to inform the design of digital libraries:Technical Report CSEG/11/1998. Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    This paper considers how studies of collaborative activities in the real world can be used to aid in the design of digital libraries. We describe two studies of collaboration in physical environments. The first study examines behaviour at the enquiry desk in an academic library. The second study examines collaboration in an office environment - concentrating on 'over the shoulder learning'. The natural characteristics, or affordances, of these physical environments suggest that digital libraries should be designed to utilise the specific characteristics of digital environments.

    Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
    Additional Information: Presented at the Collaborative and co-operative information seeking in digital information environments Workshop at CSCW'98, Seattle, WA.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: digial libraries
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 53454
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 04 Apr 2012 12:35
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 02:22
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53454

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