The human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105406
Title:
The human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; Richardson, John; McKnight, Cliff
Citation:
The human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text 1989, 1(2):183-189 Interacting with Computers
Journal:
Interacting with Computers
Issue Date:
1989
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105406
Submitted date:
2006-06-13
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A., Richardson, J. and McKnight, C. (1989) The human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text. Interacting with Computers, 1(2), 183- 189. Abstract: The present paper reports on a study of journal usage amongst human factors researchers. The aim of the study was to shed light on how journals are used with a view to making recommendations about the development of a full-text, searchable database that would support such usage. The results indicate that levels of usage vary over time, the range of journals covered is small and readers overlook a large proportion of the contents of articles. Furthermore, three reading strategies are observed which indicate that the presentation of journal articles is not ideally suited to their uses. The implications of these findings for developing suitable computer-based applications are discussed.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
World Wide Web; Scholarly Communication; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies
Local subject classification:
electronic text; journal usage; hypertext; reading from screens and paper; text manipulation; reading strategies

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Cliffen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-13T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:24:55Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-06-13en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text 1989, 1(2):183-189 Interacting with Computersen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105406-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A., Richardson, J. and McKnight, C. (1989) The human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text. Interacting with Computers, 1(2), 183- 189. Abstract: The present paper reports on a study of journal usage amongst human factors researchers. The aim of the study was to shed light on how journals are used with a view to making recommendations about the development of a full-text, searchable database that would support such usage. The results indicate that levels of usage vary over time, the range of journals covered is small and readers overlook a large proportion of the contents of articles. Furthermore, three reading strategies are observed which indicate that the presentation of journal articles is not ideally suited to their uses. The implications of these findings for developing suitable computer-based applications are discussed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherelectronic texten_US
dc.subject.otherjournal usageen_US
dc.subject.otherhypertexten_US
dc.subject.otherreading from screens and paperen_US
dc.subject.othertext manipulationen_US
dc.subject.otherreading strategiesen_US
dc.titleThe human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic texten_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalInteracting with Computersen_US
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