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International Journal on Digital Libraries

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 339–365 | Cite as

Location-triggered mobile access to a digital library of audio books using Tipple

  • Annika Hinze
  • David Bainbridge
Article

Abstract

This paper explores the role of audio as a means to access books while being at locations referred to within the books, through a mobile app, called Tipple. The books are sourced from a digital library—either self-contained on the mobile phone, or else over the network—and can either be accompanied by pre-recorded audio or synthesized using text-to-speech. The paper details the functional requirements, design and implementation of Tipple. The developed concept was explored and evaluated through three field studies.

Keywords

Audio access Location-based system  Mobile Digital Library 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank the participants of our user studies and the people who provided content for our user studies: the event managers for the Stations event as well as the volunteers from the Friends of the Hamilton Gardens. We also would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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