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Virtually Usable: a Test of the Information Gardens

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Megan Johnson, Assist. Professor & Public Rel. and Res. Librarian (Creator)
Louise Ochoa, Distance Learning Librarian (Creator)
Geraldine Purpur, Distance Learning Librarian (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a usability study conducted to determine the functionality of a desktop, three-dimensional virtual library designed and supported by the Appalachian State University Distance Learning Library Services team. Formative evaluations were performed with representative students utilizing Morae software. Results influenced the final design of the library.

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Publication
Johnson, Megan, Louise Ochoa, and Geraldine Purpur. “Virtually Usable: a Test of the Information Gardens.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship. 33:5 (September 2007). p. 593-601. Elsevier
Language: English
Date: 2007
Subjects
Digital libraries
Three-manifolds (Topology)
Electronic publishing
Library service agencies
Utilities (Computer programs)
Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems)
Information commons