Author Archives: nooxstudy

Update: Sharing our research paper on ‘localising information practices’

We are very excited to share the first detailed look at our research results. Yesterday, our paper, Neighbourhood Book Exchanges: Localising Information Practices, was published in Information Research, an open access information studies journal. This paper discusses and contrasts some of the major themes observed in our study. We hope you’ll take a look.   […]
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Book exchange miscellany: Discerning NooX from its kin

Neighborhood book exchanges are only one flavor of book exchange in what seems to be an ever more popular alternative book economy. As a follow-up to our post where we explain how we define a neighborhood book exchange, this post explores some other book exchange flavors, and considers how neighborhood book exchanges are different.   […]
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Research methods: How we are investigating NooX

Since the spring of 2012, we have been designing and executing a study of neighborhood book exchanges. In this post, we describe the research methods used to investigate our motivating research question: “In the age of ubiquitous, mobile computing why are these decidedly offline, stationary boxes of print material generating so much interest?”     […]
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NooX definition: What is a neighborhood book exchange?

When we began our study, we were faced with the challenge of defining a ‘neighborhood book exchange’. A definition would establish the types of book exchanges we would include in our study. After considerable research and reflection, we developed a definition that captures the key features and factors that distinguish NooX from other book exchanges. […]
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