User behavior during the book selection process

Nina Wacholder, Lu Liu, Ying-Hsang Liu

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Abstract

We study user behavior during the stage of the book selection process when people study the content of a book to decide whether it will be useful for their intended purpose. 24 undergraduates participated in a balanced study in which they were given a topic-book pair and asked to decide whether the book was useful for the topic; half of the book-topic pairs were presented to participants in print and half electronically. We report on the impact of the medium on the book selection process and the outcome. This research contributes to our understanding of factors that influence the book selection process and has implications for the design of electronic books.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASIST06
Subtitle of host publicationInformation realities: Shaping the digital future for all
EditorsAndrew Grove
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherRichard B Hill
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAmerican Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Hilton Austin, Austin, United States
Duration: 03 Nov 200608 Nov 2006
https://www.asist.org/publications/annual-meeting-proceedings/ (Conference proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleInformation Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All 
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period03/11/0608/11/06
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    Wacholder, N., Liu, L., & Liu, Y-H. (2006). User behavior during the book selection process. In A. Grove (Ed.), ASIST06: Information realities: Shaping the digital future for all (Vol. 43, pp. 1-16). Richard B Hill. https://doi.org/10.1002/meet.14504301173