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Title:Smartphone Use on an Academic Library Website Featuring Responsive Web Design
Author(s):Rennick, Brian; Wang, Xin; Zaugg, Holt; Terekhova, Vera
Subject(s):human-computer interaction
information systems
Abstract:Responsive web design (RWD) allows a single website to support multiple screen sizes. By using a single-site approach instead of maintaining separate full-size and mobile websites, smartphones can access all website features instead of a subset. This study examined smartphone use of a new academic RWD library website to find out which features are used on small devices. An intriguing finding was that five of the top smartphone features (search bar, library hours, my account, room reservation, and floor maps) are all custom web applications that were written in-house and are fully integrated into the RWD. Conversely, several of the least used smartphone features (WorldCat, chat, and eReserve) are third-party applications. In addition, this study found that undergraduate students demonstrated more frequent use and interest in certain website features (e.g., renewal, room reservation, floor maps) than graduate students and faculty members.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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