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Children in the Physical Collection: Implications for the Digital Library

Sally Jo Cunningham

ASIST 2011 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA, October 9-12, 2011


Finding a good book can be difficult, particularly for young readers. This paper adds to our understanding of how children select books for recreational reading by exploring the 'native' strategies (both successful and ineffective) that children employ in physical bookstores and libraries. The insights gained from how children find and select books in the physical environment are applied to suggest design guidelines for a children's digital library.

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