Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

Bookmark and Share   Feed

Wednesday, 24th January 2007

New Ask.com Smart Answer for International Children's Digital Library & Children's Interests and Concerns when using the International Children's Digital Library: A Four Country Case Study

Children's Interests and Concerns when using the International Children's Digital Library: A Four Country Case Study
by A Druin, A Weeks, S. Massey, B. Bederson (January 2007)
From the abstract:

This paper presents a case study of 12 children who used the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) over four years and live in one of four countries: Germany, Honduras, New Zealand, and the United States. By conducting interviews and classroom observations, along with collecting drawings, book reviews, and work samples, this study describes how these children were interested in books, libraries, technology and the world around them. Findings from this study include: these young people increased the variety of books they read online; still preferred physical interactions with books for reading, but appreciated the searching tools online; still valued their physical libraries as spaces for social interaction and reading; showed increased reading motivation; and showed interest in exploring different cultures.

Source: HCIL (Univ. of Maryland)

and on a related note from Gary:
We're big fans of what they're building at the International Children's Digital Library and the work they do. The scanning and presentation is beautiful and the search UI is fun, useful, and very kid-friendly. The ICDL is truly a site for everyone and is deserving of all the attention it can get.

That’s why I was happy to help the Ask.com Smart Answer team create a Smart Answer just for the ICDL. It's visible at the top of various results pages (based on your query). The Smart Answer offers a bit of background about the digital library but more importantly provides direct links to the UI, account registration, and more. Here's another search that triggered the ICDL Smart Answer.

Gary is Director of Online Information Resources at Ask.com


Category:

Views: 1169




« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Changing Compliance Culture in the Financial Sector
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    In a speech at the annual Thomson Reuters Compliance & Risk Summit Tracey McDermott of the UK Financial Conduct Authority spoke about the change in focus of the regulator towards corporate culture and the enforcement of personal liability by management. The shift from rules-based regulation to the harder to measure compliance culture may require information managers to review the compliance information in their organisation and who receives it.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Reg-Track (Sources - Content & Coverage)
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    In the second part of his review, Chris Porter looks at content coverage in Reg-Track, a regulatory tracking service aimed at compliance professionals focused on the financial services industry. With a focus on the largest financial markets, such as those within North America, the European Union and Asia-Pacific, Reg-Track is also expanding its coverage to additional regulators.

  • Click to view the article Are We Becoming Too Scared of Security to Benefit from Big Data?
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    Information assets are in the hands of the right people to safeguard them but the wrong people to manage their exploitation concludes an influential new study. As reports continue to emerge of apparent corporate paralysis in the face of cyber security threats, Tim Buckley Owen wonders whether the emphasis hasn't swung too far in that direction, and sees opportunities for information professionals in helping to strike a balance between security in the cloud and effective data analysis for competitive advantage.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"It was really useful to get so much input from customers and hear their perspective - I have come into the office this morning full of things ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »






 

 
 
 

Register

Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Archive

All Archives »