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'Everything goes into or out of the iPad' - the iPad, information scraps and personal information management


Buttfield-Addison, P and Lueg, C and Ellis, L and Manning, J, 'Everything goes into or out of the iPad' - the iPad, information scraps and personal information management, Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012), 26-30 November 2012, Melbourne, pp. 61-67. ISBN 978-1-4503-1438-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2012 ACM

DOI: doi:10.1145/2414536.2414546


Personal information management (PIM) is of considerable interest to the information science community. Traditionally the domain of paper, desktop computers and laptops, we have seen the widespread introduction of tablet computers in PIM. In this paper we discuss the findings of the first stage of a multi year study into the emergent role of tablets in PIM with a particular focus on information and knowledge workers. We discuss a set of observations on how the use of tablet computers affects PIM and how it fits into the process of collecting and managing information. In particular, heavy tablet users appear to be supplanting paper with tablets for the purposes of micronote taking. A major finding detailed in the paper is an unexpected increase in the use of paper by heavy tablet users.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:information management, personal information management, information behaviour
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information services
Objective Field:Information services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Buttfield-Addison, P (Dr Paris Buttfield-Addison)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
UTAS Author:Ellis, L (Associate Professor Leonie Ellis)
UTAS Author:Manning, J (Dr Jonathon Manning)
ID Code:81685
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-12-21
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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