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Title: Evaluation of a personalized digital library based on cognitive styles: Adaptivity vs. adaptability
Authors: Frias-Martinez, E
Chen, SY
Liu, X
Keywords: Digital Libraries;Cognitive Styles;Individual Differences;Personalization
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: International Journal of Information Management. 29(1): 48-56
Abstract: Personalization can be addressed by adaptability and adaptivity, which have different advantages and disadvantages. This study investigates how digital library users react to these two techniques. More specifically, we develop a personalized digital library to suit the needs of different cognitive styles based on the findings of our previous work (Frias-Martinez, et al., in press). The personalized digital library includes two versions: adaptive version and adaptable version. The results showed that users not only performed better in the adaptive version, but also they perceived more positively to the adaptive version. In addition, cognitive styles have great effects on users’ responses to adaptability and adaptivity. These results provide guidance for designers to select suitable techniques to develop personalized digital libraries.
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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