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Mobile Usability: Tips, Research, & Practices

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April 1, 2009 7:30 AM

Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway • Arlington, VA

Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway • Arlington, VA

This session begins with a look at the top considerations for libraries when using mobile devices for their clients. It then focuses on a mobile usability research project which investigated mobile search and analyzed search log data by semester loans of iPods loaded with an image of Wikipedia. The search log data records search queries and articles clicked on and the times these articles are searched and viewed. In addition, qualitative results regarding students’ search satisfaction using these Wikipedia iPods is shared. Librarians and educators will be better able to develop services for mobile search once a clearer picture of what information is sought and accessed through mobile devices emerges.

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