Digital Library Information Appliances

Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 17:30
TH 331
Gene Golovchinsky FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Documents created, stored, and retrieved digitally are often printed on paper to be read for the purposes of producing new documents. The cycle of electronic document "consumption" and production is often broken in the middle by printing. Our research in XLibris has examined these transitions between the digital and paper worlds. Starting with interfaces for analytic reading, we have focused on annotation, on retrieval and re-retrieval, and on shared annotation. In this talk, I will describe the interfaces and the empirical evaluations we have conducted, and will discuss the potential of this technology in digital - and in physical - libraries.

Gene Golovchinsky is a Senior Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL). His research interests include user interface design and human-computer interaction, with emphasis on information retrieval, information exploration, hypertext, and pen-based computing. He completed his PhD in Human Factors at the University of Toronto in 1996. He has worked at IBM and Kaiser Electronics.