Making a case for using electronic performance support systems in academic libraries

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97580
Title:
Making a case for using electronic performance support systems in academic libraries
Authors:
van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 ) ; Barker, P. (Philip); Famakinwa, O. (Oladeji)
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
van Schaik, P., Barker, P. and Famakinwa, O. (2007) 'Making a case for using electronic performance support systems in academic libraries', Journal of Interactive Learning Research; 18(3), pp.411-428.
Publisher:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Journal:
Journal of Interactive Learning Research
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97580
Additional Links:
http://www.editlib.org/p/21018.
Abstract:
Electronic performance support system (EPSS) technology provides a powerful mechanism for helping end-users operate complex systems. This article describes and discusses some research we have undertaken to explore their potential within academic library systems. Based on a needs analysis, an EPSS for supporting library users was designed and implemented. An evaluation of the system showed that an experimental group of EPSS users was more successful than a control group in performing library tasks, showing that aided task performance was better than unaided. Implications of the results and future work are discussed.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
software; computers; library; evaluation; Training
ISSN:
1093-023X
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 28/04/10]
Citation Count:
2 [Scopus, 28/04/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorBarker, P. (Philip)en
dc.contributor.authorFamakinwa, O. (Oladeji)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-28T15:16:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-28T15:16:40Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Interactive Learning Research; 18(3):411-428en
dc.identifier.issn1093-023X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97580-
dc.description.abstractElectronic performance support system (EPSS) technology provides a powerful mechanism for helping end-users operate complex systems. This article describes and discusses some research we have undertaken to explore their potential within academic library systems. Based on a needs analysis, an EPSS for supporting library users was designed and implemented. An evaluation of the system showed that an experimental group of EPSS users was more successful than a control group in performing library tasks, showing that aided task performance was better than unaided. Implications of the results and future work are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.editlib.org/p/21018.en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 28/04/10]en
dc.subjectsoftwareen
dc.subjectcomputersen
dc.subjectlibraryen
dc.subjectevaluationen
dc.subjectTrainingen
dc.titleMaking a case for using electronic performance support systems in academic librariesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Interactive Learning Researchen
ref.citationcount2 [Scopus, 28/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardvan Schaik, P., Barker, P. and Famakinwa, O. (2007) 'Making a case for using electronic performance support systems in academic libraries', Journal of Interactive Learning Research; 18(3), pp.411-428.en
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