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Using a task-based approach in evaluating the usability of BoBIs in an e-book environment

Abdullah, N. and Gibb, F. (2008) Using a task-based approach in evaluating the usability of BoBIs in an e-book environment. [Proceedings Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a usability evaluation of BoBIs (Back-of-the-book Indexes) as searching and browsing tools in an e-book environment. This study employed a task-based approach and within-subject design. The retrieval performance of a BoBI was compared with a ToC and Full-Text Search tool in terms of their respective effectiveness and efficiency for finding information in e-books. The results demonstrated that a BoBI was significantly more efficient (faster) and useful compared to a ToC or Full-Text Search tool for finding information in an e-book environment.

    Item type: Proceedings Paper
    ID code: 28184
    Keywords: E-book, task-based, BoBI, book index, usability evaluation, back of book index, electronic books, Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources, Library Science. Information Science
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
    Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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      Depositing user: Prof Forbes Gibb
      Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2010 14:50
      Last modified: 20 Mar 2014 11:05
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/28184

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