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Utilization of an Externally Directed Microcomputer System

William C. Gartner, David Verbyla


Microcomputer usage by park and recreation agencies continues to grow. However, most uses are internally (management) directed. This study reports results of visitor usage of a microcomputer program developed as a means of providing better service to information center visitors. Observation and personal interview research revealed that differences existed between users and nonusers of the system. Differences were primarily age-related. Methods for improving usage of interactive information dissemination systems are discussed.?


Information centers, interactive computer systems, recreation and parks, computer usage.

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