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.

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Presented at the Collaborative and co-operative information seeking in digital information environments Workshop at CSCW'98, Seattle, WA.
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04 Apr 2012 11:35
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