Validation of the visitor and resident framework in an e-book setting

Hazel Engelsmann, Nikoline Dohm Lauridsen, Anja G. Nielsen, Elke Greifeneder

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Introduction. By applying the visitor and resident framework on e-book usage, the article explores whether the concepts of a resident and a visitor can help to explain e-book use, and can help to gain a better insight into users' motivations for e-book use. Method. A questionnaire and semi-structured interviews were conducted with users of the Social Science Faculty Library, at the University of Copenhagen. Analysis. The empirical data were discussed on the basis of a modified e-book visitor and resident framework. Conclusion. The results showed that the framework can be applied to an e-book context and that it helped to investigate users' behaviour in a new light and to understand better some of the difficulties users meet when they interact with e-books. It is unclear how much the framework can be used to predict user's behaviour in relation to e-books and can ultimately prognoses usage trends.
Original languageDanish
JournalInformation Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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